Making Shameless Pleasure A Priority
My name is Africa Brooke and I am the Founder of The Cherry Revolution. In November '17, I started this movement as a means of healing and removing entrenched shame from my sexuality. Through sharing my truth loudly and unapologetically I uncovered my purpose and calling—to encourage and inspire others to do the same.
I'd finally decided that I could no longer ignore the sexual and spiritual blockages that were stopping me from accepting myself as a complex, layered and whole human being. I was deeply frustrated and tired of having disconnected sex that always ended in a faked orgasm and the familiar feelings of depletion and guilt.
DEATH TO FAKING IT is the House mantra and campaign I created as a reminder for all of us, as a guide towards self-acceptance and connected sexual (and non-sexual) exploration. It is a limitless declaration that can be translated in ways that go beyond sex. It's also the name of our signature tee collection which will be restocked very soon!
Here at The Cherry Revolution, we are doing all we can; to remove shame and harmful societal norms from important conversations, to build a community that spans the entire globe, to raise awareness and promote radical sex-education and sexual wellness in all places of learning, to continue facilitating accessible workshops and panel discussions, to provide workshops & courses in sexual, physical, and spiritual well-being, and to create inclusive spaces for all identities to freely express themselves without shame.
If you believe we could make a change together, be sure to get in touch!
Catholisicm: The Dictionary of Sex Education in Ireland - by Maeve McTaggart
Maeve is a nineteen-year-old student of Arts International at University College Cork. She hopes to follow a career in journalism, in telling the stories of those who often may not have their voice heard. In being raised in Ireland, in a generation which has begun to rapidly shed the Catholic conservatism of the past, it is clear the country has been silent for too long on the things that matter - consent, assault, gender, and the list can go on. With this in mind, Maeve has recently founded GenÉIRation Z (@geneirationz), a platform and podcast which strives to give young Irish people a voice in moulding modern Ireland.
Photo: Authors own
Goal Oriented Sex - by Rebecca Haig
A German/New Zealand artist and linguistics student, Rebecca is interested in supporting and talking about all the things we’re conditioned not to talk about - bodily hairs, bodily fluids, non-goal oriented sex, abortion, and so forth. She hopes these topics will be less controversial as time goes on, but until then, the honest conversations mustn’t stop.
Art: Authors own (Rebecca Haig)
Silenced But Not Screaming - by TishaJayy
TishaJayy is a 24 year old black womxn who has been passionate about the black womxn’s experiences, mental health, expression through storytelling and the power of vulnerability. She is the author of #ITSHERMELANIN a book available to purchase on amazon which is a collection of her poetry that encapsulates the universal aspects of black womxanhood and girlhood. She is also a therapist who specialises in identity, black womxnhood and special educational needs.
Photo: Authors own