"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-ed and sexual health in all places of learning, to continue facilitating accessible workshops and panel discussions, to provide (on & offline) 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!
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