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Black Women, Faith, and Sexuality

A Queer Manifesto for the Black Church

An Assignment Submitted for My Queer Theology Course, Spring 2022, Dr. Peng Yin Out of love for the Black Church and a desire to see it grow and be sustained, the Minister Deirdre Jonese Austin, Master of Divinity student at Candler School of Theology, intends to defend and expound upon the following statements in reflecting… Continue reading A Queer Manifesto for the Black Church

Black Women, Faith, and Sexuality

An Interview with Camille Hernandez

Writer/Theopoet and Interdisciplinary Artist; Author of the forthcoming book The Hero and The Whore Describing the Work I am a writer, specifically a poet, interdisciplinary artist, but I focus mostly on naming violence and healing from violence or healing from trauma and currently working on a project that is specific to sexual trauma and sexual… Continue reading An Interview with Camille Hernandez

Black Women, Faith, and Sexuality

An Interview with Rev. Brooke Scott

PCUSA Pastor Describing the Work The heart of my ministry and personhood is just, I’m a person of curiosity. I’m a person who asks a lot of questions. I have increasingly found that when I look back on my life, there’s been this thread and pattern of someone who’s never satisfied. Someone who always has… Continue reading An Interview with Rev. Brooke Scott

Black Women, Faith, and Sexuality

An Interview with Whitney Bond

PhD Candidate, Studying Black Queer Millennials and Black Church Culture Describing the Work So, I am a current PhD candidate, and my doctorate will be in theology, ethics, and the human sciences, and my dissertation is focusing on Black queer millennials who essentially have discovered that Black Church culture and Western Christianity is no longer… Continue reading An Interview with Whitney Bond

Black Women, Faith, and Sexuality

An Interview with Latishia James-Portis AKA Rev. Pleasure

Womanist, Writer, Sacral Spirituality Coach Describing the Work and The Journey to This Work (Content Warning: Sexual Violence) So, I have been involved in the sexual reproductive justice movement pretty much my entire career, and some would argue, life by nature of who I am by nature of my own personal experiences. In my early… Continue reading An Interview with Latishia James-Portis AKA Rev. Pleasure