There is a new visceral, magnificent, dreamy, incense-burning movie released by @afourchamberedheart : iii - The Reverence
It’s everything, and words fall short to describe how much joy and love we shared, gave and received on this reverential moment of grace. Thank you @bzhpblczk, Dante Dionys, Lina Bembe, @mariariot and @vextape 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
The near-perfect composition, the motion, the intensity, the whole mood and texture of that pic makes me emotional.
However, moments like these are rare, always precarious, and threatened. Please listen and support sex workers, especially, of the new #sesta#fostalegislations. Sex workers are often marginalized people, stigmatized, silenced, despised, ignored. There is so much more than just a porn ban. So much more at stake than just puritanism and payment processors rules - it’s about freedom of expression, censorship, stigma, control. It’s cutting funds for so many marginalized people, making them silent and invisible again, trying to take away their voice and agency. It's making queer voices disappear. It's erasing contestation of the whole heteronormativity and patriarchy. Sex workers and supporters have been talking about it already these past months, trying to warn everyone on what’s happening and what will happened, and we are in the middle of this. It needs repeating : anything linked to sexuality, and sex work, is always precarious, and threatened. Like the canary in the coal mine, always the first, under the false name of censorship and moral, to fall under oppressive laws that curb freedom. But it's already affecting your privacy and individual rights as civilians as well. Be aware.