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Black Lives Matter. Go Fuck Yourself If You Don’t Agree.

June 1, 2020
Black Lives Matter | Lexi Sylver

My dear Lexual friends,

I’m muting myself on social media this week in an effort to amplify Black voices.

We CAN do better. We HAVE to do better.

Those of us with white privilege can never truly understand how Black folks feel every day as they deal with various forms of microaggressions, overt racism and violence. Let alone the centuries of injustices Black people have endured, and continue to endure, until we finally pay attention and do something about it.

We have to educate ourselves about systemic racism, and support and listen to Black people as they express themselves about the systems that deprive them of their rights and their humanity.

We must do better to help build a society in which Black people can thrive.

I’m offering my support for any of my friends and/or protesters in need — so DM me if you need me.

Here are some resources that may be helpful:

Keep in mind, it’s not your Black friends’ responsibility and burden to educate you about white privilege and the systemic racism they’ve been dealing with their entire lives. They’re fucking exhausted, and understandably so. Educate yourselves!

How You Can Help (donate, support, petitions, and more) via Black Lives Matters

Adult Industry Professionals for Black Lives Matter

Anti-Racism Training

Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources

FiveFifths, the largest list of black-owned restaurants and online businesses on the internet. 

Article: For Our White Friends Desiring To Be Allies by Courtney Ariel

Article: Dear White People, This is What We Want You to Do

How The Colonial History of Hypersexualization Obscures the Possibility of Black Asexuality

https://avn.com/business/articles/video/avn-announces-changes-to-awards-to-increase-black-representation-883675.html

https://writingwithcolor.tumblr.com/post/95955707903/skin-writing-with-color-has-received-several

https://wearyourvoicemag.com/fetishization-black-bodies-black-lives/

https://www.amazon.ca/s?k=White+Fragility%3A+Why+It%27s+So+Hard+for+White+People+to+Talk+About+Racism

https://www.dismantlingracism.org/

https://www.bonfire.com/sexeducatorsforblacklives/

Here are some places you can donate and purchase from Black-owned businesses:

National Police Accountability Project

Reclaim The Block

Mutual Aid Fund for Sex Workers of Color

Atlanta Solidarity Fund

The Marshall Project

We Buy Black

Black-owned bookstores in the USA

North Star Health Collective

Black Visions Donations

National Police Accountability Project

This page will be updated as I discover / am recomended new resources. If you know of other helpful resources, organizations to donate to, and Black-owned businesses we can purchase from, PLEASE share them in the comments or email me at lexi@lexisylver.com.

Until next time, Stay Lexual and connect with me on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, where you can get all of my most recent updates, down to the dirtiest little detail!

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Lexi Sylver

Lexi Sylver is the Montreal-based erotica author of Mating Season and All the Queen’s Men. She enjoys having a kinky and unconventional lifestyle and sharing her stories and experiences with others. Lexi hosts and produces SDC.com’s sexuality podcast, Seek, Discover, Create with Lexi Sylver. As an entrepreneur, advocate, educator, public speaker and coach for consensual non-monogamy and the swinging lifestyle, she journeys the world to attend travel events and conferences. She regularly contributes articles about sexuality and relationships to Pornhub’s Sexual Wellness Center, ASN Lifestyle Magazine, SDC.com and her personal blog. As the Media Director for SDC.com, the world’s largest adult sex education and swingers dating platform, Lexi collaborates with sexuality, health and relationship experts to provide reliable resources for those who seek it. In her work as an advocate, educator and coach for consensual non-monogamy and the swinging lifestyle, she travels frequently to conferences and speaks publicly at events like The Montreal Taboo Sex Show (Le Salon de l’Amour et de la Séduction). Lexi wrote and creatively produced many movies, series and scenes in the adult entertainment industry and was nominated in 2017 for an AVN award for Best Screenplay. She is a published erotic author with her new book, a collection of erotic short stories called Mating Season, now available. Her mission is to promote empowerment and education by guiding you to shamelessly explore your Lexuality!

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