1 hr 3 min

E26: Rock 'n' Roll Heretic: Trauma and Black Religious Respectability w/ Sikivu Hutchinson Recovering from Religion

    • Religion & Spirituality

In this RfRx talk, Sikivu Hutchinson discusses the major themes of Black feminist identity and artistic control in her new road novel “Rock 'n' Roll Heretic”, vis-a-vis overcoming trauma, victim-blaming and silence around sexual violence, misogynoir (anti-Black misogyny) and corruption in faith-based communities.

Sikivu Hutchinson is a writer, educator, and director. Her books include “Humanists in the Hood: Unapologetically Black, Feminist, and Heretical” (2020), the novel “White Nights, Black Paradise” (2015) and the new novel “Rock ’n’ Roll Heretic: The Life and Times of Rory Tharpe” (2021). She is the founder of the Women’s Leadership Project, Black Skeptics Los Angeles and a co-facilitator of the Black LGBTQI+ Parent and Caregiver group.

Hosted by Eric Wells, the RfR Support Group Director and Mandisa Thomas, Founder and President of Black NonBelievers and RfR Support Group Leader.

Resource List
- “Humanists in the Hood: Unapologetically Black, Feminist, and Heretical” by Sikivu Hutchinson: https://www.amazon.com/Humanists-Hood...
- “At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance” by Danielle L. McGuire: https://www.amazon.com/At-Dark-End-St...
- “Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty” by Dorothy: https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Black-... Roberts:
- “Aretha Franklin, Sexual Violence and the Culture Dissemblance”, an article for the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) by Rachel Zellars: https://www.aaihs.org/aretha-franklin...
- “Love with Accountability: Digging up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse” an anthology: https://www.amazon.com/Love-Accountab...
- “The Ebony Exodus Project: Why Some Black Women Are Walking Out on Religion―and Others Should Too” by Candace R. M. Gorham LPC: https://www.amazon.com/Ebony-Exodus-P...
- Black Diamond Queens: Black women and Rock ‘n’ Roll by Maureen Mahon: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Diamond-...

Upcoming Event:
Juneteenth at the Museum of the African Diaspora presents Shredding While Black and Female: http://sikivuhutchinson.com/2021/05/1...

Atheist Community of Discord: https://discord.com/invite/B28xRKb

Any time you are struggling with religious doubts or fears you can connect with a trained RfR Helpline agent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To chat online go to http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org.
To talk over the phone, dial:
(844) 368-2848 in the US & Canada
Important RfR Links:
RfR Support Groups: http://www.meetup.com/pro/recovering-...
Secular Therapy Project: http://www.seculartherapy.org
Donation link: http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/donate

In this RfRx talk, Sikivu Hutchinson discusses the major themes of Black feminist identity and artistic control in her new road novel “Rock 'n' Roll Heretic”, vis-a-vis overcoming trauma, victim-blaming and silence around sexual violence, misogynoir (anti-Black misogyny) and corruption in faith-based communities.

Sikivu Hutchinson is a writer, educator, and director. Her books include “Humanists in the Hood: Unapologetically Black, Feminist, and Heretical” (2020), the novel “White Nights, Black Paradise” (2015) and the new novel “Rock ’n’ Roll Heretic: The Life and Times of Rory Tharpe” (2021). She is the founder of the Women’s Leadership Project, Black Skeptics Los Angeles and a co-facilitator of the Black LGBTQI+ Parent and Caregiver group.

Hosted by Eric Wells, the RfR Support Group Director and Mandisa Thomas, Founder and President of Black NonBelievers and RfR Support Group Leader.

Resource List
- “Humanists in the Hood: Unapologetically Black, Feminist, and Heretical” by Sikivu Hutchinson: https://www.amazon.com/Humanists-Hood...
- “At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance” by Danielle L. McGuire: https://www.amazon.com/At-Dark-End-St...
- “Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty” by Dorothy: https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Black-... Roberts:
- “Aretha Franklin, Sexual Violence and the Culture Dissemblance”, an article for the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) by Rachel Zellars: https://www.aaihs.org/aretha-franklin...
- “Love with Accountability: Digging up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse” an anthology: https://www.amazon.com/Love-Accountab...
- “The Ebony Exodus Project: Why Some Black Women Are Walking Out on Religion―and Others Should Too” by Candace R. M. Gorham LPC: https://www.amazon.com/Ebony-Exodus-P...
- Black Diamond Queens: Black women and Rock ‘n’ Roll by Maureen Mahon: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Diamond-...

Upcoming Event:
Juneteenth at the Museum of the African Diaspora presents Shredding While Black and Female: http://sikivuhutchinson.com/2021/05/1...

Atheist Community of Discord: https://discord.com/invite/B28xRKb

Any time you are struggling with religious doubts or fears you can connect with a trained RfR Helpline agent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To chat online go to http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org.
To talk over the phone, dial:
(844) 368-2848 in the US & Canada
Important RfR Links:
RfR Support Groups: http://www.meetup.com/pro/recovering-...
Secular Therapy Project: http://www.seculartherapy.org
Donation link: http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/donate

1 hr 3 min

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