"Hush Hush explores personal perspectives on the impact of historical negative sexual
stereotyping that has maliciously seeped into every aspect of American culture.
DeShannon offers powerful insight for individuals to examine their familial past and
present. It is a must-read for educators and youth leaders in faith-based and other
organizations who are seeking to aide parents and children about the need for safe
space to provide sexuality education."
Rev. Dr. Mariah Britton,
CEO and Founder of The Moriah Institute
dedicated to comprehensive sexuality & spirituality
education for faith leaders
In this revised and expanded second edition of Hush Hush, DeShannon Bowens revisits her insightful interviews with the Peterson family. Bowens makes a compelling case that intergenerational healing from sexual abuse cannot happen in Black communities without releasing shame-based sexuality narratives from the past. Hush Hush, stresses the importance of empowered sexuality narratives and communication within families as a key component in preventing and ending child sexual abuse.
DeShannon enjoys connecting with other people to share information that increases awareness and changes lives. While writing is her preferred artistic expression, she enjoys being interviewed and producing video content to share knowledge.
Whether she is being interviewed about sexuality & spirituality on a podcast with Ebony & Janis on Unapologetic, or speaking about the Orisa-Ifa tradition at United Palace for their Open Heart conversation series, DeShannon believes reaching people through as many platforms as possible is the best way to facilitate change. She has a well rounded body of work and continuously strives to expand it.
These resources have contributed to making the world a better place in the areas of sexuality, sexual abuse, spirituality, and domestic violence.
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