Unsettling Eros & Decolonizing Sexuality with Roger Kuhn

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Roger Kuhn (Poarch Creek) is a doctoral candidate whose research focuses on Two-Spirit love, sexual sovereignty, and erotic survivance. He works as a psychotherapist and Professor of American Indian Studies, and is a board member of the Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS). In 2020, Roger served as the Chair for the BAAITS Two-Spirit powwow.

Episode Highlights

  • We unpack what it means, as queer people, to unsettle our bodies from cis-, straight culture, liberate our eros, and respectfully reconnect with indigenous land.
  • Roger shares how his introduction to yoga became a major lift shift for him.
  • He explains the meaning of somatic psychology and some of its practices.
  • He talks about his experiences and process of working on his Ph.D. dissertation on decolonizing sexuality.
  • We explore the relationship between sexuality and the land before the arrival of European colonizers.
  • Roger discusses the notion of queer assimilation to Western heterosexual culture and questions why it is needed for survival.
  • He shares about the healing power of pleasure and the redefining of eroticism.
  • He talks about his definition of two spirit and two-spirit love.
  • We learn more about the annual BAAITS Two-Spirit Powwow in San Francisco.

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