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Visible Vulva Empowerment Workshop
Sun, April 30, 2017, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
The human body is a beautiful thing. In many ways that beauty is celebrated, though we often forget to recognize that beauty within ourselves. That is especially true with vulva. From the time we are young, those of us who are assigned female at birth are taught that our genitals are a source of shame; we're not supposed to talk about them, touch them, or even acknowledge their existence. As we get older, the “jokes” start - vaginas smell funny, vulvas look funny, be careful that you don't let your vagina get “too loose,” periods are disgusting and make women crazy – and the jokes all center around shame and humiliation. This stigma is woven into the very fabric of our society. What gets damaged by this stigma is our ability to love and see the beauty in our bodies as a whole, to know and celebrate them in their entirety, to acknowledge and embrace our power and sexuality completely and without shame. The first step in loving these most intimate parts of ourselves is to SEE them.
On April 30th, local burlesque performer and sex, intimacy, and empowerment coach Kinsey Quake partners with local photographer Jessica O. of Lumos Photography and Flower Power Skin Studio to bring you a new kind of empowerment experience. The day will start with a brief workshop with Kinsey, centering around self-love and self-discovery with a focus on the vulva. We'll discuss the wide variety of “normal,” as well as techniques for becoming more comfortable and discarding shame. This workshop will be followed with each attendee given the opportunity to have a private, professional vulva photograph taken, so they can see their own beauty from the perspective of another. All photos will be private, shared only with the attendee that they belong to, and identified by pseudonyms only. No faces or other identifying features will be photographed without express written consent of all parties.
*All attendees must be 18 or older and have a vagina and vulva.*
In order to ensure a positive experience for all, pre-registration is required. The cost of this workshop is $30 per person, with a limit of 10 attendees. There are a limited number of free and/or sliding scale fee slots available if needed. To inquire about free or reduced registration, please contact Kinsey at firstname.lastname@example.org