Join us for a workshop and panel discussion on the intersection of sexuality and movement. We’ll begin with an introduction to kink workshop, led by cyclist, dominatrix, and mental health warrior Kris Rodriguez - if you attended our September event, you’ll remember this badass human from our panel on body inclusive fitness! This workshop is open to everyone - especially folks who are new to kink or have never attended a kink workshop before. Kris’ aim is to get you feeling comfortable and familiar with some concepts and objects so you can go forward and learn more or incorporate them into your own life, if you so choose. Kris will be talking about discovering their own sexuality at a young age, how society makes fat people/femmes feel about sex, and how becoming a prodomme has helped them improve their sex life. We’ll get into the difference between power exchange, impact play, sensual domination, and BDSM, and discuss safety.
After the workshop, we’ll hear from an amazing panel of activists, writers, and wellness professionals on the intersection of movement and sexuality. We’ll be exploring pole and burlesque as fitness and performance art, and talking about how we can develop greater self love from a better understanding of our bodies.
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We're also raffling off three amazing prices from feminist boudoir photographer Sarah Borst, THINX, and The Pleasure Chest New York ! See below for details on our raffle prizes!
ANNOUNCING OUR BODY LOVE RAFFLE! 😍😍😍
In honor of Body Love, we're raffling off three amazing prizes that are all about self-love...
1. BOUDOIR BREAKTHROUGH SESSION with Sarah Borst, a full-time intersectional feminist, part-time witch, doula in training and an internationally exhibited photographer, filmmaker, writer, dancer and femmepire running badass who lives to raise womxn and femmes up. Valued at $597, this prize will consist of:
+ 1 card tarot pull illuminating an overall theme in your life with card and description sent to you via email
+ 15 minutes complementary phone-call to check in and talk deets (like outfits, oooo!) for our session
+ Gorgeous, curated, location options for you to select your dream space from (rental of space not included, option to do the session in your home)
+ 45 mins of photo magic(k) with a bumpin' playlist to get you moovin, groovin + transformin !
+ 5 final photographs selected by you from your private online gallery within 4 weeks of your session
+ Editing and delivery of high resolution photographs for print, and web resolution photographs for online sharing
A note from Sarah: "This is a reclamation of boudoir.
Severing it's ties with the male gaze and it's heavy history, we put the control of representation into the hands, hearts and consciousness of womxn, femmes & queer folks.
This is a space where we celebrate what our culture has convinced us are imperfections.
We shout from the rooftops what we were told to speak of in a whisper.
Stretch marks, scars, acne, folds, rolls, trauma, authenticity and truth.
The work we do is soul shaking reclamation at it’s finest.
We wake up magick in eachother.
We take up space.
We get back in our bodies and it feels so damn good."
2. THE PLEASURE CHEST GIFT BAG
The Pleasure Chest New York firmly believes that everyone has a fundamental right to pursue sexual fulfillment. They support their community's sexual growth and exploration by pioneering a sex positive culture, with an emphasis on education, enjoyment, and inclusivity.
The gift bag we're raffling off contains a purple dildo, a rechargeable NY toy collective bullet, lubricant, and a piece of lingerie!
3. THINX UNDERWEAR
THINX makes period-proof underwear for people with periods. We'll be raffling off a cycle set of Thinx underwear, worth $100. The winner will be able to choose their size :)
**Raffle tickets will be available for $1 each at the door, and all proceeds will go to supporting our next donation-based + affordable wellness event!**
ANNOUNCING OUR PANELISTS!
Roz The Diva Mays specializes in pole dancing, followed by TRX, strength & conditioning and flexibility. Among her finest contributions to the pole world has been creating Dangerous Curves: A Celebration of Plus Size Pole Dancers. She’s also the subject of Dangerous Curves, an award-winning documentary.
Chinae Alexander is an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, and lifestyle expert based in Brooklyn, New York. Her message is to empower women to be better through positive thinking, active change, self-love… After a career in marketing and launching her own event planning company, Chinae now also hosts a YouTube channel, is in the first stages of her first book, and just launched her podcast, Press Send.
Domina Franco is a sex educator, coach and writer who has been studying human sexuality for over 20 years. Over the last seven years, she has built a coaching practice that helps clients of all genders and orientations clarify, explore and enhance their sex lives. She has extensive experience in subjects ranging from sexual wellness, pleasure exploration and alternative relationship models to gender expression, queer identity and BDSM/kink practices.
Elle Randall comes from the beautiful island of Guam, and has been living in NYC for the last fifteen years. She is the founder of Sass N' Betties , a Neo-Burlesque troupe that put on shows all over NYC and in Guam. Throughout her journey, practicing Yoga was always what kept her grounded and happy, and she has spent the last six years teaching in both group and private settings.
Kristina Rodriguez is a Matriarch/BoPo Mental Health Warrior, freelancer, and SWER. NYC born-n-bred Latinx with a proclivity toward magic and taking down the establishments meant to keep marginalized people in the gray. This dominatrix / cyclist will be leading our kink workshop!
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