“Whore.” It’s a word with a big, open sound, a word that could swallow one’s identity. But it's the "Mother" in me that became all-encompassing. I had to fight to get the whore back.
I'm honored to have my essay, Mother Whore, featured in Slutist.com.
I must admit that my eyebrows raised when I heard that "A" was added to the PRIDE agenda. A for Asexual. I've defended asexual orientation in the past for individuals coming to terms with their disinterest in sex, but I didn't fully understand the idea of identifying with that which is not present. Shae Collins, the writer of A Womyn's Worth, writes an honest conviction for an affirmative Asexual identity: How I Confront Sex Positivity and Consent as an Asexual Feminist.
"I WASN’T QUITE SURE HOW MY FEMINISM WAS SUPPOSED TO INCLUDE A SEXUAL ORIENTATION THAT WOULD, WITHOUT HESITATION, CHOOSE A PIECE OF CAKE OVER SEX."
I get it. Put the A up on the Identity Flag. As I've written before, there's always enough room.