The Stars and The Blackness Between Them
A queer young black love story across the diaspora as well as a book about incarceration astrology, ancestral magic, Whitney Houston and trusting the sacredness of your existence despite oppression and heartbreak.
Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good
“It gives me permission like nothing else to accept myself in all of my own wildness and growth. Nature puts the struggle in perspective and I am filled with my own power. Whether I am sitting coochie directly to the earth or am looking at a waterfall pour from it’s source, abundant, orgasmic and confident of its origins, or I am floating in the ocean letting the rage and grief in my ovaries be rocked out of me with each wave. Nature loves on me and helps me re-align. Being in my wildness has allowed me to know divine consciousness in a real way. I pray to be like nature and unfurl without permission or fear.”
-From Black Woman Wildness: A Spell by Junauda Petrus-Nasah in Pleasure Activism
Reading from Oceano for More Than A Single Story, 2015, Curated by Carolyn Holbrook
This is me reading at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, MN. I read a piece called Oceano inspired by my mama and our oceanic emotions.