Wise/Appropriate Speech: Sexual Abuse / #MeToo

To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself, value yourself. And that's political in its most profound way.   --- June Jordan

 

Tonight, as a sangha, we'll create a space to engage with this heart-wrenching and layered subject and lived experiences.  Here are links to the 2 main texts for tonight:

The Common Elements of Oppression  (This chapter from Suzanne Pharr's book Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism. Now free to read on her website! Thank you, SP!)

Lupita Nyong'o: Speaking Out About Harvey Weinstein from NY Times

Read to yourself or listen to our reading on these below. Powerful to hear our voices:

And this is the discussion after:

Please take good care of yourselves... And, may we all bring care to/with each other.

Some resources as a start: