Jessica’s Blog: Reflections on the Hump! Indie Porn Fest

Written by Jessica Young. Posted in Jessica's Blog, Reviews

I went to this movie hoping to learn something: something about what porn is; why it might not be the soul-sucking, demoralizing agent of malevolence I thought it was; how people could use it in a way that might even be healthy. I went hoping to have my mind opened.

In this follow up to an earlier blog post, Ms. Fit editor Jess reports back on her experience of the Hump! Indie-porn festival, and her reflections as a feminist woman of color on the festival’s offerings.

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Jessica’s Blog: On Feminist Porn

Written by Jessica Young. Posted in Jessica's Blog, Sex Features

Porn-mag-in-hedgeThe first time I saw a porno mag I was probably in fourth grade. Sex was pretty invisible to me; I was still grossed out by seeing my parents kiss, I hadn’t yet hit puberty, and my crushes on older boys at my church involved fantasies of holding hands and listening to New Edition and Tevin Campbell. I had no interest in anything sweaty or naked, and wouldn’t have known what to do even if I had been interested.

Jessica’s Blog: A Month of Ashtanga

Written by Jessica Young. Posted in Jessica's Blog, Spirit, Yoga

Week Three Highlights

Day 17

yoga matI was depressed this morning on the mat. I sat with my head in my hands not really knowing what to do. I didn’t want to practice yoga. I didn’t want to do anything.

Then I remembered what Angela Jamison said about the practice: it’s always there. It’s there when you’re sick or sad or lonely, just like it’s there when you’re triumphant or jubilant. In that way, it’s kind of like a friend, like someone or something you commune with daily. I don’t know if it’s a comfort to you, but I suppose it’s a kind of touchstone, one thing in our lives that isn’t variable.

Jessica’s Blog: Week Two Highlights

Written by Jessica Young. Posted in Jessica's Blog, Yoga

Day 10

yoga downward dogIt’s hard to determine the level of change in my body from one day to the next. Change happens when you’re not looking, right? The way the moon rises, or the way a snail moves across a leaf. So things feel different from the inside—feet that are super-tight and in need of the little orange ball to stand on; hips that feel like something deep inside is moving, but I can’t be sure what it is—but what’s different? I can’t tell by looking, and I can’t see any difference.

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