Episode 87

Published on:

31st May 2022

Finding Hope Through the Erotic with Audre Lorde's Help

Grappling with despair this week in the wake of the Uvalde and Buffalo shootings, plus the quotidian stress of my job search. How do you have hope in hell? I turn to Audre Lorde and Mariame Kaba for answers. But if hope is not a feeling, what is it?

Content warning: gun violence, Uvalde, Buffalo, despair, Audre Lorde, Mariame Kaba, hope.


Audre Lorde: "Uses of the Erotic" (printed in Sister Outsider)

Beyond Prisons podcast: Hope Is a Discipline feat. Mariame Kaba (excerpt printed in We Do This 'Til We Free Us)

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