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The Edge of SEX: Sex Work
April 17, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CDT
A series with authors who created the book THE EDGE OF SEX: Navigating a Sexually Confusing Culture from the Margins.
About this Event
The Edge of Sex: Navigating a Sexually Confusing Culture From The Marginsby Lisa Speidel and Micah Jones is an anthology of voices from the margins, bringing together 37 writers to discuss their experiences of sex and sex education in the US.
The anthology explores often overlooked and excluded identities, which focuses on sexuality and disabilities, survivors of sexual assault, sex work as women of color, kink and BDSM, being Muslim and queer, reproductive rights, and the challenges of culture and identity when grappling with gender fluidity and gendered expectations.
This series of workshops includes various writers discussing their own stories as marginalized individuals as they trace the negative effects of a restrictive, fear-based sex education. Their talks unearth larger themes: tensions with race and religion, expectations from heteronormative society, and pressures of femininity and masculinity. Importantly, they also highlight the resilience and empowerment of marginalized individuals within a culture designed to ostracize them.
Registration is required. Each session will run for 90 minutes. One and a half (1.5) AASECT CE is offered for participation in each session attended. To receive the 1.5 CE for the session you desire, you must register for that particular session. Each session has its own independent link to reserve your seat! Each registrant will receive an email with information 72 hours prior to the event which will include Zoom information and a copy of the chapters written by the speakers.
This program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselor, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 1.5 CEs that can be used toward obtaining or maintaining AASECT certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact [email protected]
WHEN: Saturdays at 12pm PST/ 1pm MST / 2pm CST / 3pm EST
On April 17, 2021 we welcome: Destinee Wright and Christina Tesoro discussing
Meaningful Work: Women of Color’s Experiences in Sex Work
This workshop by Destinee Wright (Chapter: Brown Sugar Baby) and Christina Tesoro (pen name Janis Luna, Chapter: Tease) addresses their experiences as women of color in sex work and reveals their perceptions of the sex work industry in the US. This talk also includes exploring sex worker rights, networks that provide support and ways that sex educators and therapists can improve their understanding of sex work.
Are there minimum age requirements to join?
Yes! Each participant must be 18 years old to participate or attend with a parent or adult.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Bianca at [email protected]
What’s the refund policy?
No refund. The ticket sales go directly to the presenters and 10% goes to ANTE UP! for offering CEs.
Any videos viewed or shared will have English subtitles or transcripts, font size on powerpoint will be 24+, we will read aloud what is posted in the chat box on the zoom platform, and we are guided by disability justice principles. Please contact Bianca to confirm your needs are supported and honored. Image above is of the cover THE EDGE OF SEX which is an electric blue background the words The Edge of in white and the word SEX is capitalized and in pink neon sign.