Being present to polycrisis and taking pleasure in being alive

"The biggest fuck you [anyone] can give to Europatriarchy is to take genuine pleasure in being alive," says Minna Salami. In the second week of Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Course for Everyone, Minna provides us with some imagery and framework to support us in being present to polycrisis surrounding us. How do we feel into joy and sorrow, in a generative way, while observing the suffering and destruction and inequality baked into our system? How does this being present, this aliveness, constitute a feminist, radical act?


Minna Salami

Minna Salami is a Nigerian, Finnish, and Swedish feminist author and social critic currently at The New Institute. Her research focuses on Black feminist theory, contemporary African thought, and the politics of knowledge production

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