Terror and love don't typically go together in the same sentence but for more and more women the pairing has become a harsh reality. This is especially true in a post 9/11 world. In our day and age acts of emotional, psychological, and physical violence play out publicly (in the mainstream media), and privately (in intimate partnerships). In light of this, today's special guest Jeanine Staples asks: How does terror in love impact the way women show up in relationships and how women operate in the world? Can we feel safe, healed, and whole in an age where relational and social terrors against Black women's bodies and souls are common culture?
In Jeanine Staples' debut book, The Revelations of Asher: Toward Supreme Love in Self, these questions are explored. This isn't a lovey-dovey take on relationships or "self-help". It is a raw look at how women heal from deep traumas using the tools of emotional literacy and emotional justice. Jeanine is on a mission to teach women how to turn toward supreme love in self, a concept that goes beyond the limits of self-love. Her extensive research reveals women's fragmented selves and the five ways women live as lovers: Main Chick, Side Chick, Bonnie, Bitch, and Victim.
Jeanine Staples is Associate Professor of Literacy and Language, African American Studies, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. Her teaching has been nationally acclaimed. She is a scholar, educator, and coach and has received numerous awards and honors for her talents and professional contributions to the field of literacy studies. She is a survivor of multiple terrors in love. To learn more visit www.jeaninestaples.com and www.thesupremeloveproject.com.
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