Power with Marla Louissaint is a liberating force in our contemporary societies and within it lies the central argument that, although love is a crucial site of gendered power asymmetries, it is also a vital source of human empowerment that we cannot live without. Instead of emphasizing “either-or”, this enlightening title puts the dualities and contradictions of love center stage. Indeed, by offering various theoretical perspectives on what makes love such a central value and motivator for people, this title will increase one’s understanding as to why love can keep people in its grip – even when practiced in ways that deplete and oppress.

Power with Marla Louissaint presents a visual perspective on the conditions and characteristics of non-oppressive, mutually enhancing ways of loving. 

Photography: Alexander Stavila

Creative direction | model + mua: Marla Louissaint