Join us as we welcome Isy Abraham-Raveson (she/they) for Food, Sex, and Rest: Pleasure as Embodied Joy on Thursday, June 2nd at 7pm EST over Zoom!
This workshop will be recorded and will be made available to everyone who registers for 7 days following the workshop.
Pleasure is powerful; it is healing, informative, and joyful. Yet, some of the most pleasurable experiences are often fraught, making them difficult to enjoy. Our conversations about sex, food, rest, and other pleasurable experiences are often filled with shame and attempts to control and restrict - pleasure is rarely the focus. Western ideals such as “mind over matter” and “I think, therefore I am” cause us to disconnect from our bodies, and see control of bodily desires as “morally good.” In this workshop, we will discuss mind-body dualism and how it has led to a culture that condemns bodily desires and glorifies ignoring, restricting, and controlling them. We will reflect on what we find pleasurable, the barriers stopping us from seeking those pleasures, and valuing a pleasure-filled life.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to
Identify and analyze at least two aspects of U.S. culture that demonize pleasure and
Identify at least one way they want to seek more pleasure in their own lives.
About Isy Abraham-Raveson
Isy Abraham-Raveson (she/they) is a sexuality educator based in Philadelphia. She has a Master’s degree in sexuality education from Widener University and a Bachelor’s degree in Gender and Sexuality Studies from Williams College. Isy co-founded the organization YES! (@yestoconsent), which provides anti-oppressive, consent-based, pleasure-focused sexuality education to people of all ages, including children, teachers, parents, and healthcare providers.
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.
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