In what ways does a rejection of traditional monogamy and heteronormativity make room for a more expansive, more liberatory politic? How can we challenge compulsory sex and gender roles not only as a means of personal identification and embodiment but also as a collective rejection of the containers in which we have never fit? In this talk, Dr. Jenn M. Jackson (they/them) meditates on these questions via bell hooks’ works. They argue, simply, that Black Feminist self and communal love both ask of us this sort of rejection: a rejection rooted in exploration and searching for other ways of being that more fully articulate our human experiences. Not only that, this rejection makes room for the types of radical space-making and world building that nurture fuller Black futures.