Summer 2022 : Pleasure
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In DepthExplore Section
From the Editors
The Pleasure Issue
This issue is dedicated to exploring pleasure as it connects to our efforts to change the world, and, hopefully, get free in the process.Read more
The Power in Pleasure
Despite what capitalism has taught us, pleasure is neither a commodity nor a reward. It’s a foundational human need.adrienne maree brown
Discovering Accessible Delight
Everyone has the right to pleasure. But without disability justice, pleasure is a privilege.
Luticha André Doucette
Black Joy in Pursuit of Racial Justice
What does it mean to give ourselves permission to experience joy even when grief and rage are present?
Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts
Growing From Labor to Leisure
How mindfulness can help balance the toil of farm life.
Quincy Gray McMichael
These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things
The pursuit of pleasure in our modern capitalist society is inextricably linked to money.
Platonic Matchmaking for Intentional Friendships
Matchmakers aren’t just for romantic relationships. Here’s how you can formally arrange your friendships.
Can Better Policy Help Reduce Overdoses?
A sensible drug policy would address the reasons many of us use drugs in the first place: We enjoy them.
Finding Freedom in Black BDSM
Black kink is about pleasure first and foremost. But it’s also bound up with freedom and empowerment.
Goddess Honey B & Kharyshi Wiginton
How to Build Resilience to Shame
Today’s hustle culture claims “unearned” pleasure is shameful. But there are ways to resist this cultural response.
Joaquín Andrés Selva
Solutions We LoveExplore Section
Medicine of the Tree People
In our modern world, conifers and evergreens are used for a spectrum of staples ranging from homesteads to holiday decor, though we rarely stop to recognize the Tree People who provide us these essentials.
To Burn and Still Grow
On the resilience of forests.
People We Love
Seeking Just Trials
Meet three people working to re-balance the scales of justice.
Culture ShiftExplore Section
For American Labor, the Past Isn’t Past
Can learning labor history give us hope for the future of unions?
Climate Debt and American Dreams
In Bill McKibben‘s new memoir, “The Flag, The Cross and the Station Wagon,” he connects the climate crisis to his suburban American boyhood and wonders “What the hell happened?”
Larry Parks Daloz
Why Not Pass?
“The Vanishing Half” deals with the theme of racial “passing” in the 1950s. Passing is different today, but still presents a choice between safety and authenticity.
Gila K. Berryman