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Body Politics: embodying consent through creative movement

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Common People Shop

1694 Queen Street West

Toronto, ON M6R 1B3

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In recent news the body has become a political battleground, where the war on consent, equality, and freedom is being fought. The constant influx of stories and articles circulating on social media has acted as a trigger for many survivors of sexual violence and those who have had their boundaries violated because of their gender, sexuality, race, ability or religious beliefs. However, there are very few safe spaces for us to examine the impacts of these triggers on our own bodies and practice boundary setting in a low-risk and embodied way.

Inspired by Aggressive Snuggling, a series of classes facilitated by Eroca Nicols, this workshop will look at how we can embody consent in these turbulent times. Using creative movement and dance as a guide, we will explore what yes/no and safe/unsafe feel like in our bodies, practice saying yes/no, both verbally and non-verbally (and know it will be heard and respected), and find ways to reclaim ownership of our bodies after boundary violations have occurred.

Using her skills as a Dance Movement Therapist, teacher, and dance artist, facilitator Jessica Houghton will offer support and embodied resources, and empower participants to access their agency.

Please note that this workshop is an inclusive space and as such discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated. Also, if you are struggling financially and are unable afford this workshop, please get in touch as we would like to make this workshop accessible to anyone who wants to attend.

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1694 Queen Street West

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