Here are my (blogging) new year’s resolutions…
(also fine if you want to shave it off – it’s yours!)
I look forward to spending lots of 2020 with menstral cups and 3D printed clitorises (as I did for much of 2019).
Sex is literally what you make of it. Also, for those of you living in London, UK – why not check out Sexual Health London’s online and home testing kits?!
Happy New Year and let’s go for a patriarchy smashing 2020
As well as facilitating Sex Ed workshops in schools for the last month, I’ve been involved in a few events aimed exclusively at adults. Although the style of presentation has been different, these have all involved using an arts & crafts or D.I.Y approach. These events reaffirmed my belief in this as a particularly good medium for exploring personal issues in a fun, engaging and accessible way.
The first was a ‘genital making’ workshop, hosted by the Candid Collective. Adapted from an activity used to teach children about anatomy, puberty and health, this saw us showing adults how to make vulvas and penises with air drying clay to then be turned in to fridge magnets! Held in a cosy upstairs room of a pub in South London, it had a very different feel to the classroom and was lots of fun.
The second was a talk for the antiuniversity lecture series – in which a group of us took to a local park to talk about arts and craft as a medium for discussing bodies and our own experiences of sex ed. This culminated in making a ‘zine page about some of the issues that had been brought up.
There are a couple of future crafting themed sex and relationship events (in London) for adults that you may be interested in:
Thanks to Lisa, Leah, Adam and Bel for the images!