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Juneteenth Reflections: The Sexual Exploitation of Black Women During Slavery and Reclaiming Sexuality Today

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As we commemorate Juneteenth and the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, it is essential to acknowledge the ongoing struggle for racial equality and justice. While the end of slavery marked a significant milestone in American history, the impact of this brutal system on Black women and their descendants continues to reverberate through generations. In this blog, we will delve into the sexual exploitation of Black women during slavery and explore ways in which they can reclaim their sexuality and autonomy today. The Sexual Exploitation of Black Women During Slavery The sexual exploitation of enslaved Black women was rampant under the system of slavery. Slave owners routinely raped and sexually abused these women, viewing them as mere property rather than human beings with rights and autonomy. This sexual violence was not only a means of asserting dominance but also a calculated strategy to increase the number of enslaved people and, as a result, the owner's wealth. Enslaved

Embracing Sexuality: Plus-Size Edition

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Let's face it, embracing our sexuality as women is hard enough as is but doing it as PLUS-SIZED women...don't even get me started! I can personally say that sometimes, I do really well but other times, it's really hard for me to show up for myself, sexually.  So, to all my plus-size beauties, this one's for you! Let's explore what having positive sexuality as plus-sized women can look like. Insight: Positive sexuality is a crucial aspect of overall health and well-being, but for plus-sized women, it can be challenging to embrace their sexuality due to societal pressures and stigma. However, it is important to remember that every body type is beautiful and deserving of love, pleasure, and fulfillment, regardless of size or shape. Steps: So, how exactly can we start to embrace our sexuality? Here a few steps you can start today! Challenge Negative Stereotypes Self-Love and Body Acceptance Communication Sexual Exploration One of the first steps towards positive sexuali

It’s PRIDE Month!

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  LGBT Pride Month, which takes place every June, is a time to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, while also raising awareness about the ongoing struggles for equality and acceptance.  The origins of Pride Month can be traced back to the Stonewall riots, which took place in New York City in June 1969. The riots were a series of spontaneous protests by members of the LGBT community against police harassment and discrimination. The riots are widely considered to be the start of the modern LGBT rights movement. Since then, Pride Month has grown into a global celebration of LGBT identity, culture, and community. The rainbow flag, which was first designed by artist Gilbert Baker in 1978, has become a symbol of LGBT pride and is prominently displayed during Pride Month events. Pride Month events include parades, marches, rallies, and festivals, which bring together members of the LGBT community, allies, and support