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More Fats, More Fems: Body Confidence in the Bedroom

August 16 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Presenter: Carly S.

Despite common tropes about desexualized fat characters and how bigger people are portrayed in the media, people of size have sex too! And it has the potential to be really really good sex. But it does come with its own share of complications. I'll share my tips for protecting yourself from societal negativity, and how to be the most confident person you can be! we will also go over consent, vocab, positions, products, hacks and all the best ways to…

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Beautify and Perspective- How We Experience and Are Experienced Based on Physical Beauty

August 16 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Presenters: Cathy Vartuli, Janielle Bryan, Justyn Hintze, Irene Leonis

Social and personal definitions can affect everything from who we date, to how much we earn at a corporate job, to how a doctor will treat us when we're ill. Our sense of our own beauty can influence our self-esteem and confidence. Yet we rarely examine our internal concepts of beauty and most people have accepted social concepts of what's attractive without examining where they come from or their commercial origins.Those not seen as beautiful by those standards are all…

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Gratification Denied and Delayed: Intersections of Black Women, Abuse, and Victim Blaming

August 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Kristina Alicia

This workshop focuses on how the bodily autonomy of black women and girls is revoked by virtue of our oppressed gender and race. Generations of sexual terror distance us from feeling ownership of our bodies. This is constantly reinforced by the media and the state as crimes against us are denied visibility and interest. In this interactive session, participants will be guided through a conversation centering the systematic blaming and shaming of black women (both cis and trans) who are…

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The Fundamentals of Web Camming

August 16 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

Presenters: Ms. Kelly Pierce, Melody Kush

This workshop aims to introduce the fundamentals of webcamming, why we consider it to be one of the safest forms of sex work and the benefits to camming with Chaturbate. We'll go into detail about tips & tricks on how to get started, how to continue earning long-term and share different ways you can help protect yourself as an online sex worker. Anyone attending this workshop will leave with enough information to get started on their own!

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Stud4Stud: Unpacking the Societal Aversion to masc4masc Romantic Relationships within Community

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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It is all too common within the lesbian community to hear folks of any identity say "I'm not with that gay shit" when introduced to the possibility of two masc presenting women being in a romantic relationship. Why? The comparison of these types of persons to gay men is immediate, inaccurate, and only further perpetuates homophobic beliefs that two men cannot/should not be together. In this workshop, we will confront implicit bias related to this subject and hold space for…

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Radical Inclusivity in Conversations on Sexual Justice

August 17 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Presenters: Naushaba Patel, Chloe Nguyen

In this workshop, we'd like to share lessons learned from 2 years of facilitating sexuality workshops centered on the experiences of communities of color, folks who are queer, trans and nonbinary, intersex, disabled, fat, undocumented, sex workers, nonmonogamous, asexual, immigrants, members of religious minorities, and folks with trauma backgrounds. Many of our participants - and ourselves included - carry one or more of these identities. We'll share about our own growth journeys and practices we've incorporated in order to ensure…

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The Future of Medicaid & Why It Matters to Women and LGBTQ People of Color

August 17 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Presenters: Nina Esperanza Serrianne, Natasha Chabria, Mariah Alaina Lindsay

Medicaid is the largest source of public health insurance, covering sexual health, reproductive health, and other vital health services for many individuals with low incomes, including a disproportionate share of LGBTQ individuals, women of color, persons with disabilities, and single parents. Yet states have proposed, and the Department of Health and Human Services has approved, demonstration projects that undermine the Medicaid program and punish, stigmatize, and harm individuals enrolled in Medicaid. For example, many of these demonstration projects include "work…

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