“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
— Audre Lorde
This Week’s Post
Grief and Recovery
Often the sexual self is the most difficult part to grieve, especially if sexually promiscuity was a response to the abuse. Few are unaware of the scapegoating of those stereotyped as slut. To be enculturated into patriarchal societies is to become well-versed in attitudes towards girls and women perceived as sexually promiscuous.