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The Revelations of Asher

Toward Supreme Love in Self – (This Is an Endarkened, Feminist, New Literacies Event)

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Jeanine M. Staples

The Revelations of Asher: Toward Supreme Love in Self is an endarkened, feminist, new literacies event. It critically and creatively explores Black women’s terror in love. With poetry, prose, and analytic memos, Jeanine Staples shows how a group of Black women’s talk and writings about relationships revealed epistemological and ontological revelations, after 9/11. These revelations are presented in the context of a third wave new literacies framework. They are voiced and storied dynamically by the women’s seven fragmented selves. Through the selves, we learn the five ways the women lived as lovers: Main Chick, Side Chick, Bonnie, Bitch, and Victim. As an alternative-response to these identities in love, the author presents a new way. She introduces the Supreme Lover Identity and illuminates its integral connection to social and emotional justice for and through Black women’s wisdom.
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A conclusion: How fragmented selves are racialized and gendered (And, what Blackness and femininity have to do with love, terror, new literacies and power for all people) (Jeanine speaks)

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A conclusion: How fragmented selves are racialized and gendered

(And, what Blackness and femininity have to do with love, terror, new literacies and power for all people)

Important Note to (my)Self: Write what this all means when regarding deeply the ways the women in the study worked to make sense of themselves as empowered arbiters of love, loving, sex, and sexuality…in solidarity with the Black and Brown women read in post-9/11 popular culture narratives. How does this work speak to the politics of desire, identity, and positionality? How does it speak to the politics of Black women’s REALITIES, knowledges, and ways of being…perhaps transcendence? How do new literacies practices and events enable Black women’s knowledge…help us to make it known? Speak to purpose. Write of darkness. Remember the “particularly feminist” and “feminine” leaning and leading that supported resurrections after all those crucifixions. How do these internal revelations now spark external revolutions for all humankind?

*** Racism and sexism are real; race and gender are not. Race and gender are constructs we make up in our efforts to order society. At most, race and gender are biological markers that can begin to help to describe a person, or ← 493 | 494 → ascribe identit(ies). The terms are often used within sociocultural situations, however, to story normalcy, hierarchy, and individual value from esteemed vantage points. Those vantage points are occupied and prescribed by The Ones With the Most Social, Cultural, Economic, and Political Power:...

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