In conjunction with her exhibition, A Dangerous Body, A.I.R. Fellowship artist Naomi Elena Ramirez has invited Kristen Sollee, the author of Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive for a reading and discussion Saturday, July 29th at 4pm.
A Dangerous Body is on view at A.I.R. from June 29th to July 30th.
From the perspective of the witch and her story, Sollee has woven a radical vision of feminism and sexuality. Witch, Slut, Feminist are contested epithets that inform women as they encounter a tortuous history of misogyny and the struggle for empowerment. This innovative primer highlights sexual liberation as it traces the lineage of “witch feminism.” Juxtaposing scholarly research on the demonization of women and female sexuality that has continued since the witch hunts of the early modern era with pop occulture analyses and interviews with activists, artists, scholars, and practitioners of witchcraft, this book greatly enriches our current conversations about reproductive rights, sexual pleasure, queer identity, pornography, sex work, and more.
Kristen J. Sollee teaches gender studies courses at The New School, is founding editor of Slutist, an award-winning sex-positive feminist website, and curates the Legacy of the Witch charity festival in Brooklyn.