Join us as we welcome Malesha Griffin (she/her) for Decolonizing Pleasure & Self-Care on Wednesday, December 21st at 7:30 pm EST over Zoom!
This workshop will be recorded and will be made available to everyone who registers for 7 days following the workshop.
About the workshop: The history of colonialism has created a modern understanding of what it means to be both a spiritual and sexual being in society. Often seen as separate, indigenous populations recognized that these two parts of ourselves can intertwine and influence one another. This is especially true for marginalized populations within society. In this workshop, we will understand the history of colonialism and its impact on our spiritual and sexual practices, in order to have open dialogue and begin to brainstorm and practice ways to authentically and unapologetically ask for our wants and needs, using pleasure of the body and spirit as radical self-care.
By the end of the workshop you will:
Recognize areas for potential change in your personal life, to reimagine and re-evaluate your relationship with your body and your behavior.
Learn ways to engage in both pleasure and self-care in ways that not only benefit and soothe you, but in ways that contradict mainstream understandings and improve your communities.
This workshop is expected to run approx. 60 minutes.
Closed captions will be provided through Zoom.
Malesha (she/her) is a certified social worker, certified sexologist, sex coach, author, and artist in the Louisville area. She is a full-time doctoral student in the human sexuality program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and the founder/owner of Intimate Spaces, LLC. She focuses primarily on the advancement of justice, pleasure, and self-care for Black women and the decolonization of the spirit and body for Black and Brown communities. Outside of this, Malesha works in education and has written two collection of poetry and performs spoken word.
Tickets are available on a sliding scale ($3-$50) to ensure folx of varying economic backgrounds are able to access the sex education they deserve. We ask those who have the financial means to help "spread the wealth" by contributing to the community pool so that we can offer a limited number of sponsored free tickets to those who need it.
We kindly ask that those who have the financial means to purchase a ticket do so, and save our sponsored free tickets to those who do not.
To access this workshop for free, please enter the code SHIP-FREE when registering.
After you register, we will send you an email with the event login information (be sure to check your spam folder!). If you haven't already, make sure you download Zoom before we all log on: https://zoom.us/
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If you have any questions, or experience any issues registering, please reach out to [email protected]