Aug 31, 2020
(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.
- We unpack what it means, as
queer people, to unsettle our bodies from cis-, straight culture,
liberate our eros, and respectfully reconnect with indigenous
- Roger shares how his
introduction to yoga became a major lift shift for
- 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
- We explore the relationship
between sexuality and the land before the arrival of European
- 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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