Yes, I know it’s hard to keep your eyes on the words when there’s that picture there, the one with the couple kissing. It’s mesmerizing. It makes me think about that second or two right before the kiss. The moment that feels suspended in time, a thick dream haze, when everything could possibly be a dream but for the warmth of the kiss that happens right after.
Seeing the image of a black woman reclaiming her sexuality, taking it back from a society that slanders it, this pleases me.
The same social sexual violence that happens to Asian men, it happens to black women. The narrative and image of a black woman in America or Canada is a grossly contorted version, a caricature, of one of a few uninventive archetypes.
This is embedded in the public mind, it is evident nearly everywhere, and none of this racist public image is worth repeating. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, take in a look at any comment stream following an article relating to black women. As if the phenomenon needed more proof, you can take a look at virtually any statistical study on racial out group / interracial pairing or marriage.
Welcome to the Blasian Narrative, an audio, visual, and literary platform for Asian Men and Black women. It’s where we learn to think forward.
Can I tell you something exciting? This new site launch, by writers who have long been doing the good work of the counternarrative, is them taking the initiative to create the social space space necessary for discussion to happen. This is people reaching out on a personal issue: acceptance and love as sexual beings.
And my dear readers, Ankhesen Mié, personally wanted to invite readers of BAP Blog. Thank you, Ankhesen!
What’s up, guys! It’s is your girl Ankhesen Mié and I want to invite you to check out the Blasian Narrative, where it’s all things #AMBW, all day…every day.
While our blog first got famous for its deep articles, I assure you, we’re not all work and no play. As far as we’re concerned, indulgence is a very healthy thing, so we launched a full-blown website for that very purpose. We’ve got music, we’ve got video, we’ve got chat, (we’ve got pink #ambw panties), and we’ve still got the blogging.
Admit it…aren’t you a little curious?
Uh, yeah, I am. Damn it, you had to mention panties didn’t you? The Blasian narrative is here.