WHITE GUILT! Three all-star members of WOCSHN (Women of Color Sexual Health Network) break down what racial justice is and what the heck race has to do with sex. TOPICS: Diverse sex educators, community, black men in swinging, stereotypes, objectification, assumptions based on what people think you are, micro aggressions, sexualization and academia, defining racial justice, invalidating Grace Jones, all lives matter vs black lives matter, not seeing color, “embedded, systematic white supremacy,” light skinned privilege, invisible lab coat, fetishization, home ownership, intersections of privilege, anti-racist storytelling, shame & guilt, the spicy Latina, lingerie and toy colors, interracial dating, Pokemon, learning your history, messed up medical studies, internalized self hate, and how we step into the world.
The Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WOCSHN) is a group of women, both domestic and international, with a focus on the sexual and reproductive health needs of women of color.
WOCSHN creates opportunities for the inclusion of women of color in the field of sexuality, sexology, and sexual health; challenges the White supremacy these fields were built upon. We task our colleagues to recognize we exist as thriving experts and support our legacy in the field.
This working group began at the 41st Annual AASECT Conference by 18 women of color attendees from various backgrounds but similar passions.
A big thanks to Aida Manduley, Anaîn Bjorkquist and Cindy Lee Alves for taking the time to talk. Enjoy their links. Follow them on all the social medias.