My sexual liberation did not occur until well into my twenties, post bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Between the temporal space of my first sexual experience and liberation is a moment of spiritual identity negotiation within an intraracial relationship with vast intercultural differences, specifically class and religion. In this autopoetic narrative that begins and ends in a church, I tell a story from my sexual past that troubles what it means to engage in religion as a whole body and negotiate the tensions of sin, class, and race.

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