69. THOT Things: Pleasure, Activism, and Controlling Black Women’s Bodies

In honor of Megan Thee Stallion’s THOT Shit release, we talk about the history of being considered a hoe, the politics of body autonomy, and the practice of pleasure activism. We get into the origin of the word, the work of pleasure activists, the history of control over black women’s bodies, and how to pursue personal liberation.

In the episode, we talk Drs.

  • Clarissa ‘Serenity’ Francis
  • Ashley Townes
  • Jasmine Abrams
  • Zelaika Hepworth Clarke

Connect with them:

Clarissa ‘Serenity’ Francis, PhD, CSE

Black Sexual Liberation Scholar 



Instagram:@ therealhotgirldoc

Ashley Townes, PhD

Sexuality Educator & Researcher


Linktree: drashleytownes

Jasmine Abrams, PhD

Behavioral research scientist

Website: drjasmineabrams.com

Zelaika Hepworth Clarke, PhD, MSW, MEd

Cultural and clinical sexologist,  Anti-racist sexuality educator

Website: zelaika.com/

Instagram: @dr.zel

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