Rethink Your Sexuality with Back-to-Back Workshops in DC!

I’m getting very excited about two items on my speaking schedule for this month!

First, this Saturday at American, come join me bright and early at 10 am for the first workshop session at the Visions in Feminism Conference.  We’ll be talking about embodied sexuality and learning how we can use our agency to voluntarily construct our bodies as a/sexual.  Then, a week later, join me as we move from the body to orientation.  I’ll be presenting at 9 am on Sunday, April 1 at Momentum, the sexuality conference of the year in Arlington, VA (Crystal City Marriott).  Late registrations for the conference are still available, and if last year was any indication, it’s going to be amazing!  Come workshop your sexual orientation with me and learn new ways to self-define and self-describe.

Details below the cut.

Visions in Feminism, Embodied Sexualities: All of our bodies are policed through an intense application of sexual scripts, starting from a very young age. We learn what parts of our bodies are meant to be sexual, sexual meanings of nudity in our culture, how we are supposed to use our bodies in sexual ways, and how different bodies are sexually desired or avoided. Using frameworks of transgender sexuality, (dis)ability, and asexuality, this workshop will interrogate participants’ learned sexual values as they relate to the socially constructed body, and attempt to break open dominant sexual scripts to view the body as sexual in new ways.

Momentum, Workshopping Your Sexual Orientation: Sexual orientation is something many of us take for granted. We may go through a struggle to define ourselves early in life, or perhaps have a mid-life shift, but once it’s set, it’s set, and we’re used to defining it by two simple questions–what is my gender, and what genders am I attracted to? This workshop will break your ideas of sexual orientation wide open. While respecting everyone’s claim to any chosen identity, we’ll be looking at other ways to define what we love, what we like, what turns us off, and what makes us hot. We’ll explore the options in a safe space and use new ways of looking at sex, gender, and orientation to make us better sexual communicators and increase our sexual self-awareness. All genders, sexualities, and identities are welcome, and encouraged to participate!

About Avory

Avory Faucette is a queer feminist activist, writer, and public speaker. Zie graduated from the University of Iowa with a JD in 2009, focusing on international human rights and gender/sexuality issues in the law. Hir current work focuses on queer identity, policy, and marginalized identities under the queer umbrella. As a genderqueer person, zie comments frequently on non-binary identity, transgender and genderqueer issues, and media coverage of these populations. Zie also speaks at colleges, universities, and events on transgender and queer issues and conducts trainings on related topics.

Posted on March 19, 2012, in sexuality. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. liarlunaticlorax

    Wow, I would really love to see you speak at Momentum, but it looks like there is no way to register for only the one day. I cannot afford the whole weekend. 😦

    I will keep an eye on your calendar and hope to see you speak sometime soon!

    • Yeah, sadly no one-day registration 😦 Incidentally, that workshop is available in a printed exercise form in the Momentum Anthology, which you can pick up for ten bucks as an e-book! I should be doing a few workshops in summer and fall with any luck and will post here when I have dates.

  2. I just bought the Momentum Anthology, but your workshop exercise form is not included?? What gives?

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