Posts in Consciousness
Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity by C. Riley Snorton

Until very recently, much of the Trans community's media visibility erased the dynamic presences of those posited in an the intersectional marginalization of both gender transition and racial 2nd-class citizenship. Riley Snorton considers via expansive cultural research, the ways in which the deliberate obscuring of their existence works to confirm the presence and impact of these maverick individuals.

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Gay Voices of the Harlem Renaissance (Blacks in the Diaspora) by A.B. Christa Schwarz

Tucked away within Harlem's early-twentieth century creative revolution was a burgeoning community of Queer artists, writing, painting, singing, dancing, and living outside of society's strict mores. Here, a location of not only their expressive cultural contributions but a study of the contexts in which those occurred illuminates the ever resilient nature of the artistic spirit. 

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sex, Consciousness, HistoryThe Sex Ed
She Comes First: The Thinking Man's Guide to Pleasuring a Woman by Ian Kerner

Perhaps his reluctance to eat your dish has less to do with his appetite and more to do with his fine dining inexperience; consider that meal presentations can be rather elaborate, cutlery potentially foreign, and serving-sizes run the gamut from modest to generous. Don't 86 the whole shebang: an opportunity to explore Ian Kerner's dinnertime primer—familiarizing himself with some choice recipes for success—will undoubtedly have him ordering up a 2nd and 3rd course.

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sex, health, ConsciousnessThe Sex Ed
Be Here Now by Ram Dass

Having divorced himself from all superficial, identity trappings—professional accolades, social capitol, and (most extremely) physical embodiment itself—Ram Dass (nee Richard Alpert) set forth to embrace his inner luminosity via the pathways of Eastern philosophy. Here he shares how deliberate presence bolsters a yogic lifestyle, commitment to deep breathing, and exploration of spiritual enlightenment.

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