October 10: Making Love to a Trans Woman at The Art of Loving
Do you have a trans girlfriend? Do you have a crush on a trans woman? Perhaps you're just curious about how intimacy would work with a trans woman. Trans women's intimacy is often mystified and influenced by unrealistic images presented in porn. In this workshop, we'll work to break down the stereotypes and myths and present the real facts about trans women's sexuality to a wide audience. How does her body change during transition? What are the unique ways trans women make love? How can I know and respect her boundaries? How can I overcome my own hangups about her body? This workshop will answer your questions as well as give you a space where it's safe to ask your own questions. This workshop will include live sex demonstrations by adult film performer Olivia Cutie. Please arrive prior to 7:30pm as we will be locking the door and late arrivals will not be allowed in.
October 17: SEXx - Hailey Heartless: Demistifying Intimacy With Trans Women
Our attitudes and beliefs about trans women as intimate partners are often influenced by mainstream media, politics, erotica and our own prejudices. In this facilitated discussion, we'll cut through the myths and discuss the facts in an open, honest and explicit way. How does her body change during transition? What are the unique ways trans women make love? How can I know and respect her boundaries? How can I overcome my own hangups about her body? How can I be a supportive partner in the bedroom? This workshop will explore frequently asked questions about transfeminine sexuality and give the audience a space where its safe to ask questions. This workshop is open to everyone regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
$7 in advance, $10 at the door
October 26-28: Women in Arms Conference
A weekend long sex positive conference for women in Vancouver, BC. At this conference, I'll be teaching my workshop, "The Burden of Transformation:"
Transformative justice activists and facilitators place themselves in close proximity to trauma and force us to ask painful questions. Owing to the nature of their work, they often become ostracized. In this facilitated talk, we'll look at the theory of transformative justice, why anyone would choose to work with people who cause harm, how this work can make for powerful and accountable communities, and how we can support these activists.
$100 with queer party, $75 without party