How To Be A Woman and Not Give A Fuck goes International! I'm collaborating with Ottawa's award-winning sex shop and bookstore, Venus Envy to bring you one evening of not giving a fuck.
The focus of this workshop is to not give a fuck about what the patriarchy/capitalism/white supremacy/heteronormativity expects women to give a fuck about.
I am thrilled to be hosted by Venus Envy because of their core values:
We believe that everyone has the right to pleasure and that exploring sexual pleasure is key to being a healthy human being. Sexuality is a core component of personal identity, and strongly influences how we all operate in the world — from what we buy, to where we live, to how we interact with others. Everyone has the right to the shameless exploration of sex and sensuality, free from the disapproval of pleasure so often the case in our sex-negative culture.
Sexual experiences range from fun and playful to intense and healing. Pleasure that's right for one person isn't necessarily right for the next. We believe that education and self-exploration are the best way to become comfortable with our desires, and make us more understanding of desires that are not our own.
Because this is what we believe, we offer a comfortable, non-judgmental environment and a wide range of tools and toys so people can explore their sexuality and gender. With a variety of high-quality products, knowledgeable and friendly staff, and a far-ranging workshop series, Venus Envy is an educational community as well as a retail business where people can ask questions, share experiences, and empower themselves.
I believe that any definition of “woman” includes trans women, genderqueer, non-binary femmes, and folks who are femme of center.
Also, giving our all, ALL THE FUCKING TIME leads to burn out. Part of being a woman and not giving a fuck is prioritizing self care. Our sexual health matters; whatever that looks like for each person.
I have found moving through the world as a woman and not giving a fuck about what patriarchal authority figures think, what oppressive social norms expect, and doing the work to de-condition my own internalized misogyny has made a huge impact that I'm into sharing with other women.
There's a way we can as women, reclaim our inner authority from the outside world. Decide for ourselves how and when we want to engage with the needs, opinions and desires of other people (especially the people who seem to think they know our experience better than we do.) We start by not giving a f*ck.
This 2 hour workshop will be immersive, dynamic and experiential where women will try out many different ways to start giving less f*cks and living more life.