Bianca Laureano, Founder of The LatiNegrxs Project, Co-Founder of the Women of Color Sexual Health Network, and Director of Education at Scenarios US was interviewed by Raquel Reichard for Latina Magazine:
“Latina Mag: Moving beyond media representations and stereotypes, the bodies of real-life black and brown bodies, especially queer ones, are under constant attack, whether through mass incarceration, police surveillance or death. Does violence against black and brown bodies impact our sexual experiences?
Bianca Laureano: Absolutely. Many times, older white sexologists will say that race doesn’t play a role in sexual responses, but that couldn’t be anymore untrue. If we are incarcerated, paralyzed or killed – as we are in great numbers – then we cannot have that liberatory sexuality; we don’t have the permission or the safety to have pleasure. Or, let’s say we survive these violent experiences, then we are dealing with historical trauma that impacts our relationship with our body, spiritualty and with other people. This has a lot of ramifications, and some manifest in our sex lives….”
Read the rest: Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Bianca Laureano