Sex......lets talk about it shall we??...& In the context of how it is experienced in society and our daily lives;
I have been modeling for the last five years and it has amazed me the about of internal challenges I would face being a model and woman in the fashion industry while also being a survivor of sexual assault.
We've seen and grown up hearing in America specially, how "sex sells". 💸💸 In a capitalist society I knew, our culture is fueled by sex or sexually-suggestive images to entice buyers and consumers alike.
I 100% believe in expressing love in the act of intimacy and sexual relationships. But through my journey, God has illuminated its truth, its power, and its blessings when done within certain confines. I am convicted to believe sex is an act Of Love to be shared between husband and wife; I strive to keep this promise, no matter What influences are Around me( And That's Just me). Being in a Healthly relationship for me meant gaining agency over ever aspect of my life including the physical part, and it just ain't happening. Keeping the peace, and communicating with my partner has been KEY!🔑🗝
In doing so, i have also been able to express the frustrations Of surviving something such as sexual abuse And NOT being Heard, or validated...
In terms of any abuse related to sex and intimate relationships...often times, heads are turned...and voices are silenced. "No one likes to or wants to talk about the sex-stuff gone bad." No one wants to confront the issues of sex and sexuality when it's non-consensual or questionable. But let me get around some of the girls and start talking about sexually promiscuous things, or invite that type of sexual spirit in conversation/ actions and see how much attention I would receive. 🙄
Seeing women portrayed sexually in The media at such an overwhelming rate is the norm these days. Products we buy things we eat, listen to, and read are tainted within this hyper-sexual society. So why is there so much money going into sex but we aren't protected when sex is taken for granted or abused? Do we blame capitalism, do we blame individuals? Do we blame ourselves?
I have been studying the implications of sex in our culture for the past 4 years (and Still learning!) and I am hoping to unpack its messy agenda in our everyday lives.
I realize that in order to confront the taboo of rape and sexual violence, there needs to be access to better education on how sex influences us as a culture, country and as individual citizens.
Let's continue to be open these upcoming weeks...let's grow together
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