BUTCHVoices 2017 Friday Sessions #2

Broadway Room — Activism is Life: Beyond Protests

Today, there is an urgent focus on activism. “Resist” is seen as direct action for special occasions such as protests. While these actions have historically brought structural changes in society, they are necessary but not sufficient for social justice. Explore resistance in everyday life, how this resistance relates to change at the institutional and structural levels, the role of healing in bringing about change, and the harm we do to each other when healing is not central to our activism.
Darlene A. Hall, Ph.D. (WEBSITE)

Darlene is a Black lesbian Psychologist with strong social justice values. To feed her spirit, she plays sports, reads, writes, enjoys Star Trek and musicals, volunteers in her communities, and laughs.

Telegraph Room — Some Assembly Required

Fucking with a cock can be hard. It can be even harder when you’re trying to do it with a cock that’s not factory installed. Wouldn’t it be great to have some help figuring out how?! Which cock should I choose? What are my style and material choices when it comes to harnesses? Which positions might work best? Come bring your questions so we can get you thoroughly put together!

Q is a queer, actively non-monogamous, leather boi. It’s well known that flirting is Q’s default mode of communication. Q consistently strives to bridge the various communities to which he belongs.

MacArthur Room — Navigating Kink Life as a Disabled Butch

If you are a kinky disabled butch, or you do kink with disabled butches, this interactive workshop is for you. We will discuss our kink lives with folks who get what it’s like to experience the changeable nature of chronic illness and disability, with its unpredictable energy/pain levels. We will share our tips & tricks for topics such as adjusting BDSM play around mobility disabilities, playing while in pain, disclosing disability to new play partners, developing access intimacy, adjusting D/s around things like mental health flares or brain fog, and getting the pain play we ache for.
Corey Alexander is an Oakland-based disabled queer trans stone butch, who writes under the nom de plume Xan West. Their collection Show Yourself To Me: Queer Kink Erotica, was published in 2015.


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