Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good
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Building on the success of her popular Emergent Strategy, adrienne launches a new series of the same name with this volume, bringing readers books that explore experimental, expansive, and innovative ways to meet the challenges that face our world today. Books that find the opportunity in every crisis!
“[brown] demonstrates how we can tap into our emotional and erotic desires to organize against oppression.” —Colorlines
“adrienne maree brown…continues to stake her claim as one of our most critical thinkers and strategists by intentionally combining the power of story-telling with practical applications to help readers conjure their own definition of pleasure and how it is inextricably linked to every part of our existence.” —Monica Simpson, SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective
“adrienne marie brown is back, again dropping wisdom about alternative ways to live at this deeply fucked-up moment … Let this book be the best Valentine’s Day gift you’ve ever given yourself.” —Laura Winnick, Vice/Broadly
“adrienne maree brown dives deep, head first, into a fast swirling pool of pleasure-related topics. She swims her way from one end of the pool to the other with some help from her body-wise, experienced, friends. This book is all at once so cool, and so hot, with a rainbow of glorious compleXXXities. Pleasure Activism is bound to make a huge splash!” —Annie Sprinkle, author of Explorer’s Guide to Planet Orgasm—For Every Body
adrienne maree brown, author of Emergent Strategy and co-editor of Octavia’s Brood, is a social justice facilitator focused on black liberation, a doula/healer, and a pleasure activist. She lives in Detroit.
“Engaging with politics and social justice issues, whether it’s climate change, race, or gender, can feel like work (and it is). Adrienne maree brown makes the case that you can feel good while doing so … [Pleasure Activism] will challenge you to rethink your approach to changing the world.” —Victoria Rodriguez, Mashable
“Pleasure Activism is an invitation to know ourselves and be in conversation with the desire of our lustful imaginations… [I]t makes our personal liberation irresistible.” —Jasmine Burnett, activist and anti-oppression consultant
“adrienne maree brown elucidates a philosophy of Pleasure Activism to transform individuals and so the world. Her explicit instructions encourage orgasms of the body, mind and spirit. First, in support of our own authentic lives, then so that we can live in loving community with others. It’s like a wise and juicy black goddess reopened Eden and said, ‘Okay, everybody, let’s try this again.'” —Veronica Vera, author & founder of Miss Vera’s Finishing School For Boys Who Want to Be Girls