How can we create spaces of pleasure for queer and black people? What about dream spaces? Today our guest is Tuere Khanyisa, the founder of Black Femme Brunch. She is an avid lucid dreamer and she has lots to say about the pursuit of pleasure. Tuere shares some of her intense dreams and suggests that we can use awareness of absurdity to become lucid. She defines pleasure and suggests that one of the ways that we learn to feel free is by choosing our own roles in life.
We take a call from Ellen from Soquel who shares a recent dream about her daughter.
BIO: Tuere Khanyisa is a Charlotte native who earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at North Carolina Central University. She works as a writer, editor, and cultural worker, curating celebratory trans and queer spaces as the founder of Black Femme Brunch. Her messianic imperative is to serve the Black queer and trans community with the radical notion that pursuing pleasure is an affirming, powerful, and reclaimed right of Black people’s humanity. She works to demystify understandings of kink, pleasure, spirituality, psychology, and sex positivity by offering people safe containers to explore and encounter them all without judgement. Tuere is a gamer, gardener, pleasure activist, spiritualist, and dream worker. Joy is the central pillar of everything she does.
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Intro music is Water over Stones and outro music is Everything both by Mood Science. Today’s ambient music is created by Rick Kleffel. The audio can be found at Pandemiad.com. Many thanks to Rick Kleffel for also engineering the show, to Tony Russomano for answering the phones and to Ewa Malady for audio editing.
Show aired on September 3, 2022.
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