Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Introducing our First Guest Blogger : The Beautiful Kind
In the previous two posts, (here and here) we have broached the subject of non-consent as an element of fantasy (erotic or otherwise).
As reported in the last post, I mentioned that I invited a guest blogger to write on this subject. The Burning House is delighted to announce that she has, um, consented. Her piece will appear on this blog later in the week. The author is Kendra Holliday of The Beautiful Kind. She is, as described on The Beautiful Kind's web page, a "creative visionary and self-proclaimed slut."
I have been reading Kendra's blog since 2006, a time when she wrote thoughtfully and wittily on many subjects. I watched her activity focus more on sexuality, relationships, erotic fantasy and role play, and more in that vein as her website gradually took its current form. Although her website includes frank descriptions of sexual activities, including her own real-life explorations, I don't think the term "sex blogger" does justice to her creative work. She is also an activist (a co-founder of Sex Positive St. Louis) working to bring sexuality more into common conversation, to reduce the shame and repression our culture upholds around sexuality. I've teased her about being a journalist, but this is actually no joke: she is a journalist reporting from very important, and widely feared, territory in the human consciousness.
On a lark, I asked her if she would write a guest blog on the matter of non-consent in fantasy, and she cheerfully obliged. I have no idea what she is going to write. I might respond, I might not. If I do, it will be in a separate post.
Personally, I am looking forward to yielding the floor to The Beautiful Kind and reading her thoughts on this topic.
[Image: From The Beautiful Kind's website]