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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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On the necessity of new literacies and supremacies (in the work of deliverance, health, wholeness, salvation, justice, and truthful, unifying intimacies for all humankind) (Jeanine speaks)

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On the necessity of new literacies and supremacies

(In the work of deliverance, health, wholeness, salvation, justice, and truthful, unifying intimacies for all humankind)

The cultivation of a Supreme Lover Identity can interrupt t/Terror. It can cultivate new knowledge of Self. This happens by illuminating (through selves’ voices and stories), our REALITIES and ways of being. It can aid the work of social and emotional justice for all humankind in very specific ways. These ways are Low (through endarkened sensibilities), High (in feminine/ist knowledge), and Literal (in relation to power and speed in cultivations of new literacies practices and events in everyday life). Supreme Lover Identity replaces Main Chick, Side Chick, Bonnie, Bitch, and Victim as ways of being. It supersedes all knowledge. It creates new REALITIES. With its fruition comes: ← 525 | 526 →

    1.   An ability to READ with deeply nuanced wisdom, radical acceptance, generative compassion, and empathetic inquiry everything in the Spectrum of Personhood; an ability to do Literate Witnessing supremely.

    2.   An ability to WRITE and re-author new visions for Self, REALITIES, knowledge, ways of being; these are new ways of authoring; they are barely believable, magnanimous inclusion (yet, they are real); these abilities constructively and appreciably affect interpersonal trajectory; they also similarly affect inter- and intra-personal relating and communal stability.

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