The purpose of our Feminist Parenting programming is to support student-, staff-, and faculty-parents as well as other interested individuals in exploring strategies for raising intersectional feminist children. We seek to empower parents and caregivers to raise children who challenge gender stereotypes and systems of oppression; support equity and social justice; show compassion for themselves and others; respect diversity and difference; and live authentically with vulnerability and empathy.
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Wednesday, 2/26/2020, 12 noon - 2 pm
KU Memorial Union, Malott Room
Please join the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity in the Malott Room (KU Memorial Union, Level 6) on Wednesday, February 26th, 12 noon - 2 pm, for our Spring 2020 Feminist Parenting event featuring Natasha Ria El-Scari discussing her book Mama Sutra: Love & Lovemaking Advice to My Son.
Mama Sutra is an opening to over 15 years of conversation about lovemaking that Natasha Ria El-Scari has had with her son. The focus: being present with the woman and not focused specifically on the male orgasm. It includes advice about how to prepare the body and personal space for lovemaking, communication and contemplation to liberate long standing taboos within the African American community and beyond. This book is the perfect gift for a young man entering young adulthood, for single men who wants to make sure he is ready for lovemaking or a married man that needs a refresher course. Natasha gives not only practical advice but the real "mother wit" wisdom of what many women are looking for in a lover from a black feminist perspective. 'Mama Sutra' is long overdue, it provides an opening for families and lovers to have conversations that have never occurred but that we all desperately need to be having with our sons and women with their lovers.
Lunch will be provided and copies of Mama Sutra will be for sale at the event. Following her talk, Natasha Ria El-Scari will hold a book-signing.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Natasha Ria El-Scari is a poet, performer, writer, Cave Canem fellow, 2016 Ragdale Residency recipient and educator for over a decade. Her poetry, academic papers, and personal essays have been published in anthologies, literary and online journals. She has opened for and introduced many great writers, singers and activists, and has been featured at a host of universities and venues nationwide. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Natasha has a BA from Jackson State University and an MA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Natasha’s Black Feminist approach is reflected in her writing, poetry and performance pieces. Once asked in an interview what makes her unique she replied, “…most people lie to themselves, but I like to reveal myself.” In 2015 Natasha released her first book, Screaming Times (Spartan Press, 2015). Of her work, critic and poet Denise Low writes, “Poems lift off the page, almost reading themselves. Unlike some performance poetry, her words translate well to the printed page.” Her CDs, DragonButterFirefly (2006), This is Love… (2010), CuddleComplex (2016) and DVD Live at the Blue Room (2015) display how Natasha connects with any crowd with maternal warmth and unrelenting honesty. Her second book, The Only Other (Main Street Rag) was released in June 2016. Her forthcoming novel is on its way. For details and booking: www.natasharia.com