On November 11, I was fortunate enough to spend the evening with Brook MacBeth in a discussion about one of my favorite pieces ever, Audre Lorde’s “Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power” from 1978. This essay is basically scripture to me. Please enjoy the discussion and feel free to comment. Also, click HERE for my discussion notes.
Audre Lorde: “The Erotic as Power”
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FV Everleigh is a queer preacher’s kid in Los Angeles. After years as an award winning Christian rock star, FV toured the globe producing acclaimed burlesque shows with a world famous stripper. They eventually moved into John Wayne’s favorite New Orleans brothel and adopted the name Everleigh in tribute to sisters who ran an opulent Chicago bordello in 1900. In addition to training at UCLA, FV has a Television Writing Certificate from Writing Pad LA and is a Roadmap Writers TOP TIER writer. His scripts have placed in the ScreenCraft, Roadmap and Inroads Fellowship competitions. He has a collection of short stories and a novel both being published in 2022 and is a guest contributor to DirtySexyHistory.com. Twenty years surrounded by sex-positive women, outré artists and circus misfits has informed FV’s sexually subversive, morally murky, visually yummy stories where marginalized protagonists win...eventually. View all posts by FV Everleigh