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    A segment created for inclusion, resilience, and catharsis, "Our Stories" is where we can come to share stories and relate to the experiences that are within us all. We aim for this space to remain a venue of healing for both the storytellers and their audience.

    Transcending Time — Vol. III

    Ancestor in Training 101

    Veronica Agard

    An educational framework that bridges the teachings of Indigenous peoples of the Americas with African Traditional Religions (ATRs).

    Transcending Time — Vol. II

    BGM

    Temi Oni

    After an uncomfortable encounter, a young girl seeks refuge in the girl’s bathroom and is transported to an underworld of Black Girl Magic.

    Transcending Time — Vol. I

    Daddy, baby, ghost

    Arit Emmanuela Etukudo

    A collection of self-portraits that illustrate the possibility of the black female body being placed in positions of divinity and power without backlash.

    Reclaiming Pleasure — Vol. II

    How I Used Food to Reclaim Pleasure

    Ellesse Garvin

    Food now serves as a recovery tool for me to address and release my feminine shame, insecurities, sexual trauma, and guilt.

    Reclaiming Pleasure — Vol. II

    It Begins From Within

    Jakia Fuller

    As black women, our sexual power and sensuality is narrated as not belonging to us, that others are responsible for our pleasure and it is taboo for us to embrace it.

    Reclaiming Pleasure — Vol. II

    Smut

    Zenobia

    Selection from “smut: A Collection of Erotic Notes.”

    Reclaiming Pleasure — Vol. I

    Natural in Nature

    Nora Rosenberg

    It is one thing to learn love for your body with disregard for other’s opinions, but to also feel that confidence in a sexual context, when you want to be desired by another, can be extremely difficult and a lifelong process.

    Reclaiming Pleasure — Vol. I

    Reclaiming Your Softness and Strength Through Discussing Pleasure, Desire and Sex

    Doriana Diaz

    A discussion about sexual pleasure and embracing strength and softness simultaneously within our sexual lives.

    Reclaiming Pleasure — Vol. I

    Big Dick Energy: Black Femme Straps the Binary

    nicole shanté

    Exploring the politics of cultivating a silicone dick persona as a black cis queer femme and sexual assault survivor.

    Reclaiming Pleasure — Vol. I

    Safe Haven

    Ntombi Moyo

    A yearning for healing within our physical and emotional capacities.

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    Transcending Time

    “Transcending Time” is a voyage into a future where Black identity is unfettered by a predetermined architecture. It is a visualization exercise exploring the texture, pattern, sound and rhythm of Black possibility. Who do we become when healing from trauma is decentralized? We are creating a ceremony of self-authorization. We are giving ourselves permission to reimagine what was, what is and what can be.

    Our Stories(3)

    Conversations (1)

    Events (2)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Sunny Cheeba

    vol. i — Celestial Hues

    Resident DJ: Sunny Cheeba

    vol. ii — Phoenix Rising

    All Themes

    Transcending Time
    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home

    Reclaiming Pleasure

    "Reclaiming Pleasure" is the assertion of sexual power, alongside a period of recovery. It is a Black woman finding strength in her sensuality and grounding autonomy in the realms of pleasure and desire. It is the rejection of standards set on our ancestors and the distinction between agency and objectification.

    Our Stories (2)

    Conversations (1)

    Events (1)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Alfafa Brown

    vol. i — Trunode

    Resident DJ: ON MOMMAS

    vol. ii — In Practice of Being

    All Themes

    Transcending Time
    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home

    Returning Home

    “Returning Home” is an exploration back to lands, rituals and traditions that we have always known. It is voyaging and feeling at home as soon as you step foot on the ground. It is hearing music and your soul perceiving the frequencies. It is seeing a familiar face and knowing that somehow you have met before. “Returning Home” is a return to self.

    Our Stories(3)

    Conversations (1)

    Events (7)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Poetic

    vol. i — Coming Home

    Resident DJ: Diva

    vol. ii — Congo Calypso

    All Themes

    Transcending Time
    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home