Bettina Judd Explores Black Women Artists and Embodied Knowledge in Latest Book Feelin

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Bettina Judd's book Feelin: Creative Practice, Pleasure, and Black Feminist Thought is now available from Northwestern University Press. Launched last December at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Art and Culture, this thought-provoking work explores the intersection of Black feminist thought, creative expression, and joy.

In Feelin, Judd combines personal narratives, rigorous research, and artistic exploration to challenge societal taboos surrounding pleasure, uprooting prevailing narratives that seek to suppress the joy and agency of Black women. By centering Black women's experiences and reclaiming pleasure as an essential aspect of their lives, Feelin revolutionizes the discourse surrounding Black feminism, articulating the ways in which pleasure can serve as a potent tool for resistance, empowerment, and self-realization.

Judd's unique ability to blend academic rigor with poetic storytelling makes for an engaging and enlightening read that resonates with readers from diverse backgrounds. For a deeper understanding of the concepts and inspirations explored in Feelin, viewers can watch Judd’s recent interview on King5 New Day Northwest. Additionally, those interested in upcoming events and discussions can find more information on Judd's event page.