Toward Supreme Love in Self – (This Is an Endarkened, Feminist, New Literacies Event)
When Asher and Soren met (Jeanine speaks)
When Asher and Soren met
When people show you who they are believe them. (Dr. Maya Angelou)
When people show you who they are believe them. And, if it’s safe, keep an eye out for additional demonstrations and embodiments of Self because what you see is not all there is and what they’ve shown is not all they’ve got. (Dr. Jeanine Staples)
There are many things to say about Asher and Soren’s first interaction. I like so many things about their dynamic and find it very curious and interesting to absorb. Compiling the story of An encounter meant re-reading members’ accounts of initial interactions with significant loves and weaving together one that portrayed a description of what it means to connect with someone and experience a visceral, physical, and emotional connection, along with an ideological disconnect. When I read Asher’s voice today, I hear in her tonality and pitch a semblance of confidence that is only partially true. I can tell that she is trying out what she believes; Soren’s curiosity is heightened and her defenses are up as she is only beginning to live out an idea that inspires safety in her world. There is, as she concluded, a base of certainty in herself that is mixed with a degree of uncertainty. She hopes she is right, even as she declares that she knows what is right…absolutely right.
Of course, when we hear and see such insistences we begin to...