Please join us on March 1, 2020 for the Tool Shed Book Club discussion of Pleasure Activism.
Each month the Tool Shed book club meets to discuss a book that sheds light on sexuality today. Book club meetings are hosted by the Tool Shed staff-- participants are welcome on a drop-in basis. Admission to the Book Club is FREE!
Book club selections are available for 20% off the cover price at the Tool Shed. Please help support us by purchasing your book club books at the Tool Shed.
The Politics of Feeling Good
By adrienne maree brown
How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life? Author and editor adrienne maree brown finds the answer in something she calls "pleasure activism," a politics of healing and happiness that explodes the dour myth that changing the world is just another form of work. Drawing on black feminist tradition, she challenges us to rethink the ground rules of activism. Her mindset-altering essays are interwoven with conversations and insights from other feminist thinkers, including Audre Lorde, Joan Morgan, Cara Page, Sonya Renee Taylor, and Alexis Pauline Gumbs. Together they cover a wide array of subjects-- from sex work to climate change, from race and gender to sex and drugs-- building new narratives about how politics can feel good and how what feels good always has a complex politics of its own.
Building on the success of her popular Emergent Strategy, brown launches a new series of the same name with this volume, bringing readers books that explore experimental, expansive, and innovative ways to meet the challenges that face our world today.
adrienne maree brown, author of Emergent Strategy and co-editor of Octavia's Brood, is a social justice facilitator focused on black liberation, a doula/healer, and a pleasure activist. She lives in Detroit.