“Women’s lives change in radical ways, once we stop asking for permission to become the ‘she’ that is scripted for us by our deepest desires. This is not selfish. This is not reactionary. This is our humanity asserting its right. An honest engagement with our own pleasure produces work that is nothing less than transformative—not only for us but for anybody lucky enough to be fucking with us at that time.” —Joan Morgan
Joan Morgan is an American author and award winning journalist. She was born in Jamaica and raised in the South Bronx. Morgan began her journalist career at The Village Voice. She graduated from Wesleyan University and has been an instructor at The New School, Duke University, Vanderbilt University, and Stanford University. Morgan is currently  pursuing her Ph.D in American Studies at New York University.