Decolonizing Sex Positivity

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This free workshop presents a challenge to white-dominant narratives on sex positivity, providing tools to re-think a sex positivity that is less one-dimensional, more holistic, and empowering to all. People with intersecting and marginalized identities, especially people of color, can often find ourselves at odds with our culture. Trying to stay true to our whole selves and honor the complexities of our identities can be exhausting and impact our sex lives in ongoing ways. We will explore the legacies of colonialism and the lasting effect they've had on sexuality for colonial subjects. Nafeesa will focus on a South Asian/Muslim approach to these ideas to speak from her own perspective, but this workshop will engage everyone who seeks to expand, complicate, and decolonize their understanding of sex positivity.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Nafeesa Dawoodbhoy is a sex educator at The Smitten Kitten, abortion doula, and reproductive justice advocate. She is the Director of Clinic Partnerships at SPIRAL Collective, a Minneapolis non-profit supporting people in all of their pregnancy outcomes. Nafeesa sees through a sex positive and historically informed lens, invigorating her work in sex education and healthcare. Committed to expanding narratives with perspectives from folks of color, Nafeesa broadens mainstream narratives on sex positivity, pleasure, sexual health, and feminism in the US. Her hope is to increase abortion and sexual health access in post/neo-colonial nations, particularly in her homeland of Sri Lanka.

SMITTEN KITTEN EVENTS
All of our in store events are held in our Minneapolis store at 3010 Lyndale Ave in Uptown.

This event is free to the public. (We think everybody should have access to high quality sex education regardless of their financial situation. We cover tuition for all attendees whenever possible.)

Seating is limited so we suggest you arrive 15-30 minutes early, especially if you have special seating requirements.

Our in store events are well attended by an incredibly diverse audience. When we say that everyone is welcome, we mean it! People of all genders, orientations, ages and abilities are encouraged to come, regardless of relationship status or style.

Events are non-explicit and non-sexual. That means that although the content includes information about sex, no sexual activity takes place. All demonstrations and other learning tools, images and props are of an educational nature.

To arrange ASL interpretation, specific seating needs or to discuss other measures that will make our events more accessible to you, please email us (info@smittenkittenonline.com) or call our store at (612)721-6088. We request 72 hours notice before event to set up interpretation.

We're always happy to make our guests comfortable and make our space more accessible.
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