…in YA lit—swing by Chasing Ray for the latest installment in What a Girl Wants. Neesha brings our attention to Audre Lorde’s brilliant use of the erotic:
Lorde dares us to look at the erotic as a powerful force to be channeled, not for purposes of destruction, but for *creation*–as it is meant to be. She suggests that female sexuality has been bound, both literally and figuratively, out of a patriarchal need to control and harness this power. It’s an honest and powerful book full of fascinating, insightful essays. I highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in this topic.