Holistic Consultation Staff Book Club

Did you know that we have a staff book club at Holistic Consultation? We meet weekly for a practice-wide book club and current events discussion. We are finishing the book Life Isn’t Binary: On Being Both,  Beyond and In-Between and we will be reading Black.Queer.Southern.Women: An Oral History next.

Life Isn’t Binary: On Being Both,  Beyond and In-Between by Meg-John Barker and Alex Inataffi

“Using bisexual and non-binary gender experiences as a starting point, this book addresses the key issues with binary thinking regarding our relationships, bodies, emotions, wellbeing, and our sense of identity and sets out a range of practices which may help us to think in more non-binary, both/and, or uncertain ways.

A truly original and insightful piece, this guide encourages reflection on how we view and understand the world we live in and how we all bend, blur or break society’s binary codes.”

Black.Queer.Southern.Women: An Oral History  by E. Patrick Johnson

“Drawn from the life narratives of more than seventy African American queer women who were born, raised, and continue to reside in the American South, this book powerfully reveals the way these women experience and express racial, sexual, gender, and class identities–all linked by a place where such identities have generally placed them on the margins of society. Using methods of oral history and performance ethnography, E. Patrick Johnson’s work vividly enriches the historical record of racialized sexual minorities in the South and brings to light the realities of the region’s thriving black lesbian communities.

At once transcendent and grounded in place and time, these narratives raise important questions about queer identity formation, community building, and power relations as they are negotiated within the context of southern history.“