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Queer Pleasure, Storytelling, and Sexual Liberation with Dr. Jaime Grant (Interview)

June 22, 2022 Effy Blue and Jacqueline Misla, Dr. Jaime Grant Episode 120
Curious Fox
Queer Pleasure, Storytelling, and Sexual Liberation with Dr. Jaime Grant (Interview)
Show Notes
What does desire have to do with LGBTQ+ liberation? Is there room for eroticism within the fight for equity? 

Often when we tell or hear queer stories, they are stories of trauma, sadness and hardship. Even happy tales tend to be stories of overcoming obstacles, winning against adversity, healing from hurt.  

In this episode, Effy and Jacqueline speak with Dr. Jaime Grant about how stories of pleasure, delight, satisfaction, and discovery are equally effective within the work towards LGBTQ+ justice - and even more so because they keep us focused on the world we are trying to create. 

Dr. Jaime M. Grant is a lesbian feminist activist, coach, and a sober mother of two, who came of age in feminist and racial justice movements in the 80s. Her sexual liberation workshop, Desire Mapping, has been produced on campuses and at LGBTQ rights conferences around the world; and her podcast, Just Sex, captures the stories of Desire Mappers. Grant’s research has appeared in The Harvard LGBTQ Policy Journal and in SIGNS, the Journal of Culture and Society. Her autobiographical writing appears in Leslea Newman’s The Femme Mystique and Rachel Epstein’s Who’s Your Daddy? She currently serves as research director for the National LGBTQ+ Women’s Community Survey.

To find more about Dr. Jaime Grant, check @drjaimegrant on twitter, justsexpodcast and transformationsconsult websites.

Dr. Jaime Grant's books:
Great Sex: Mapping Your Desire
Friendship as Social Justice Activism

To find more about Effy Blue and Jacqueline Misla, follow them at @wearecuriousfoxes, @coacheffyblue, and @jacquelinemisla on Instagram.

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