March 9th, 2011

Recommended Reading #37: Parenting

      “Time for the Big Sex Talk” by Kalynn Huffman Brower (Sex and Youth, Sex and Culture, Sexuality Education) 3/1/11

I seem to find very little more moving and inspiring than the perspective and understanding of a parent that his/her child is that child’s own autonomous being—and the love, awareness, and respect that goes with that perspective. It doesn’t seem to me to be the most common understanding, and when I see it, I feel like I have frequently stopped in my tracks for an instant, overcome by something that seems inarticulable or even unidentifiable along with some of the deepest gratitude I have experienced. Sexuality seems one of the areas in which this may be most recognized or expressed, and the ways I see it demonstrated as such in this piece brought me to tears when I read it. (Thanks to Violet Blue for the link.)


      “Not Vegas” by Alana Noel Voth (Memoir, Non-sex-related) 3/4/11

Yet another instance of Alana, via her writing, blowing me away.


      “nude studies” by Nikki Magennis (Memoir) 2/1/11

It feels like just about anything I say about this interrupts it somehow. So I will just point the way and step aside.


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2 Responses “Recommended Reading #37: Parenting”

  1. Alana says:

    Hey Em,

    Thanks for the mention. XXOO

  2. Emerald says:

    Thank you for sharing your brilliance, Alana. :)

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