EMPOWER YR SEXY SELF: A WORKBOOK: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, photocopied, 22 pgs.

Mar 04, 2011

On the heels of Ask First, her zine about consent,Cheyenne Neckmonster has returned to the subject of positive sexuality. This one is about sexual identity and gives advice that everyone could use to begin to (or further) think about who they are sexually. It extends beyond sexual orientation, which, contrary to popular belief, is not the only thing that makes up our sexuality. Cheyenne makes the point that our sexuality is “how we perceive ourselves in a sexual sense.” Empower presents five different categories that get with (pun intended) each other to make up our sexual selves, these are: sensuality, intimacy, sexual identity, sexual health and reproduction, and sexualization. Breaking down each of these in a way that asks questions to the reader, it provides the reader with a jumping off point where they can start thinking about their own sexuality and how to own it and express it. It’s non-judgmental and all-inclusive. By asking the reader questions to answer forthemselves, it overcomes the polemic and dogmatic ghettos common in radical sexual thought. Fucking awesome for awesome fucking. –Craven Rock (The Wench Collective, PO Box 2335, Louisville, KY 40201, [email protected])