herein lies a brownskin beatnik.
i consider myself a queer black womyn at the crossroads between the beat generation, the harlem renaissance, and motown classics.
i'm into polyamory and BDSM that is rooted in anti-oppression and queer brown fat love. queer fat women of color and genderqueer/genderfluid folk. i am always looking to share sexual/emotional/partner space with people who understand what it means to eat and fuck and cuddle and jiggle as we please knowing these are radical acts of self love and celebration as part of a daily struggle.I don't play or partner or sexually engage with people who aren't engaging in a continually process of learning and unlearning, thinking about oppression, and social change outside of normative paradigms. so if you shy away from critical thought because you just want to play and have fun and not think about how we replicate oppressions in kink (whether consensually or nonconsensually) then i'm not the one to message.
my radical liberation praxis includes but is not limited to womanism that aims to dismantle transphobia, faith (i am a practicing Muslim with tibetan buddhist and Yemaya worshiping tendencies), food justice, fat liberation, the liberation of people of color and QTPOC, decolonization, and reclaimation of plant based diets/alternative health lifestyles/religions which evolved out of the global POC diaspora and have been culturally appropriated at the hands of white supremacy.
you can be my friend if your human, animal, liquid, spirit, ghost, or a gaseous star!
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Nine Muslims, in their own words, reveal a creative convergence of Islamic spirituality and American identity that is unfolding, largely unnoticed, in the United States. A lawyer turned playwright, a teacher who’s a lesbian, a retired federal prosecutor — all giving shape to the nature and meaning of Muslim identity, and sharing how tricky it can be to unravel Islamic religious tradition from the many cultural traditions.
Feruze Faison, the lesbian featured in the story, says, “Being Muslim and a lesbian has not been a challenge for me, as most people would have assumed. My faith in Allah as an all-encompassing being keeps me strong, knowing that I am not a separate entity but a wave in his creation gives me peace and joy.
“My family has disowned me for the sole reason that I am a lesbian and therefore a sinner. I forgive them for sinning by judging me and deciding where I belong in the afterlife, considering me as separate from the One. I pray for them even though they said they didn’t want my prayers and didn’t believe my prayers will be answered. I pray that they can see the beauty in the creation and the perfection of it all.”
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Krista takes a narrative, or first-person, approach to religious and philosophical conversation. She draws out the intersection of theology and human experience, of grand religious ideas and real life. A weekly national program since July 2001, Speaking of Faith is not so much about religion per se, but about drawing out compelling and challenging voices of wisdom on the most important subjects of 21st-century life; thereby creating a different kind of in-depth, revealing, illuminating dialogue than can be elicited by traditional journalistic treatments and debates. Topics range from “Einstein and the Mind of God” to “The Spirituality of Parenting” to “Diplomacy and Religion in the 21st Century.”
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