Listen up, sex-positive feminists!
Starting in January 2012, I’ll be facilitating a workshop of Jaclyn Friedman’s awesome sexuality workbook, What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety. Of course, the workshop will be free, and we’ll be meeting weekly (likely on Google Hangouts, though I’m open to suggestions there) to encourage each other through the book and through the journey of reclaiming our sexualities.
To participate, you simply need to be willing to commit to a weekly check-in, to doing the exercises in the book, and to being open and honest about your sexuality in a group of strangers. Easy, right? Well, maybe not, but everyone involved will sign a confidentiality statement–what’s discussed in the group stays in the group–and we’ll have some safe space rules to hopefully encourage everyone to open up and speak their minds. Having participated in the initial workshop for the book, I can tell you that it’s a fantastic experience and hey, you might get some friends out of it as well as making progress on your own journey. You also do need to buy a copy of the book by the beginning of the year.
In the interest of having a diverse group, I’m asking everyone who’d like to participate to please e-mail me the following information to avory [at] avoryfaucette [dot] com by December 23rd:
- Name (doesn’t have to be real one), and demographic information you’re comfortable disclosing such as age, race, geographic location, gender, gender identity, disability status, sexual orientation, etc. Whatever you’d like to tell me–nothing is mandatory here.
- Why are you interested in participating? What do you hope to gain from workshopping this book with us?
- What’s your starting point? In other words, how are you feeling about sex and sexuality right now?
- Anything else you think might be relevant.
We already have a copy of Jessica’s (of Feministing) Yes Means Yes on the shelves. When I leave, can I take my library with me?