Join us as we welcome Becca Mattingly Lanham (She/Her) and Keisha Morgan (She/Her, They/Them) for Intersections: Diet Culture & Rape Culture on Thursday, October 28th at 7:00 PM EST over Zoom!
This workshop will be recorded and will be made available for a limited time to everyone who registers.
This workshop highlights how sexual violence survivors are uniquely positioned at the intersection of diet culture and rape culture. At this intersection often lies shame regarding sex, pleasure, and our bodies. Rape culture and diet culture teach that our bodies are flawed, broken, and damaged. When trauma is added to this toxic culture, it is easy to understand why we struggle to connect to our bodies, experience good sex, or allow ourselves to enjoy pleasure. Participants will leave this workshop with concrete takeaways on how survivors can reclaim pleasure in all its form along with knowledge of rape culture, diet culture, and how to identify and combat each in their own lives.
All bodies are good bodies.
All topics will be explored using an intersectional lens recognizing the many ways that our identities and life experiences impact our healing. Just like our trauma is political, so is our healing.
Participants will leave this workshop with a working understanding of rape culture, diet culture, how both show up in their lives, and how to combat the influence of these toxic cultures in their lives. Participants will understand how sex and pleasure can be an important part of healing from both rape & diet cultures and will be able to articulate their healing goals with steps and ideas of how to achieve these goals.
About Becca Mattingly Lanham
Becca Mattingly Lanham (she/her) is the groups services coordinator working with survivors of sexual violence. As a survivor herself, Becca understands the impacts both of rape culture and diet culture and she is passionate about changing the narrative for future generations. In her work, Becca strives to connect survivors - to each other, to their bodies, and to the movement to end sexual violence.
About Keisha Morgan
Keisha Morgan (she/they) is a Regional Coordinator at Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center of the Bluegrass. Born and raised in central Appalachia, she saw the need for compassionate and creative care for survivors of trauma and that is what drives her to do the work now. As an advocate for survivors of sexual assault, and a survivor herself, Keisha has seen how important it is for survivors to be able to explore all aspects of themselves in healing and strives to provide the space for that.
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/
If you have any questions, or experience any issues registering, please reach out to [email protected]