Toward Supreme Love in Self – (This Is an Endarkened, Feminist, New Literacies Event)
How new literacies practices and events support fragmented revelations of the soul (Jeanine speaks)
How new literacies practices and events support fragmented revelations of the soul
Question: What’s something you’ve never done that you would love to do? Response: This sounds really cliché—don’t make fun of me—but I want to fall in love. You can make anything possible, but you can’t make someone love you. Having someone who is going to be there for you regardless….I want it to be real. I never told anyone that before.91 (Respondent: Rashema Melson, age 18 2014 Valedictorian of Anacostia High School Washington, DC)
Narrative, sociocultural studies of sexuality have been conducted in relationship to Black women (see: Chapman, 1995; P. H. Collins, 2005; Dejongh & Cato-Louis, 1999, Lawrence-Webb, Littlefield & Okundye, 2004). However, current discussions of Black women’s stories regarding sexuality and physicality do not consistently include specific attention to the idea of romantic love and relationships, particularly as these things pertain to personal empowerment and revelatory awareness of Self, Other(s), social situations, and relating. Very few studies pertain to emotional literacy or emotional justice.92 Lawrence-Webb ← 419 | 420 → et. al (2004) found, after reviewing the literature on/of Black feminist thought, that “love, a complex yet simple concept, gets lost in the shuffle of discourse on sociopolitical, feminist, and historical” research (p. 633). Such omissions are surprising and ironic because, as Shannon, Giannino, China, and Harris (2008) point out:
Feminist theory seeks to analyze the conditions that shape women’s lives and explore cultural understandings of what it means...