I know most Internet pundits would tell you not to repeat the same links across multiple social media platforms. You are to entice your readership, your audience, with multiple experiences so that there is a multi-layered experience across all your platforms. However, I think this is too important to relegate to one facet of the EroticEmpire network. This article speaks to the heart and soul of the EroticEmpire, to the reason PassionPoet was born in the first place.
Ten years ago, Ms. Scottie Lowe was a pioneer of redefining what healthy sexuality looked like for the Afro-American community. She was the founder of AfroErotiK, a site specializing in healthy, non-degrading images of Black couples making love. Her essays and stories were abound with romantic images alongside the photos that are still being circulated widely on the Internet - with or without the AfroErotiK label. She said once that she doesn't care if the images are circulated without her copyright as long as they are able to spread the message.
I used to follow Scottie on FB and I was an ardent member of the AfroErotiK site. I used to use some of their free resources to woo my then girlfriend with sensual images and my own words (remember e-cards?) In time, I pulled away from following her and I stopped using the site, but the drive for beautiful Black imagery still follows me. (Who has ever tried to find Black couples in sensual and not pornographic poses on Google?)
The PassionPoet label and next the EroticEmpire brand was formed from my own search for a way to glorify the beautiful women of the world - and yes, I am biased towards Black women, but I want all women of every race to feel beautiful ... because they are! One of my taglines is that I "Worship Women With Words," and, has been said to me recently, my words express a reverence for the female form that shows some men how to treat their lady. I am happy that some get it.