1) enlightenment and excellence of taste acquired by intellectual and aesthetic training
2) the integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon the capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations
~from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Is it possible to transcend societal constructions of culture, communication, and existence? I hope so.
I'm in the process of writing a massive blog entry on representation of black women and dating in the media, sexuality, heteronormative desire and my own personal experiences. This is a post that has been building up for a long time. I've watched Insecure (HBO) and Being Mary Jane (BET) and have read Zane's work and saw the film adaptation of her book, Addicted. I'm really excited to share this post with you all very soon so, in the meantime, check out trailers on each of the aforementioned works.