2020 Webinar 1: Being a Body Helping Other Bodies: ONLINE

SSEA Members & ISSS Students: $20

Non-Members: $30

Time: 10:30am-11:45am PST 14 October 2020

This webinar will be recorded and the link provided for your convenience.

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Being a Body Helping Other Bodies: ONLINE

10:30am – 11:45am PST | Wednesday, 14th Oct 2020

Being a Body Helping Other Bodies. Presented by Dr. Pavini Moray.

Being a Body Helping Other Bodies.

Recipe for What Now? Cake: Take all the delicious, important hands-on learning we do as somatic sex educators. Add a global pandemic that requires everything to be done at a distance. Bake for months, in the zoom fatigue oven. Done!

If you are longing for practical skills to help you translate your in-person somatic teaching into impactful and effective online teaching, we’ve got you. In this 75-minute webinar, you will experience both the power of embodied online learning, and deepen your understanding and practice of being an awesome online educator. Dr. Pavini Moray has been teaching somatics online since 2013. And Pavini’s fingers and eyeballs are still intact, hundreds of zoom classes later.

2020 Webinar 2:

How We Reach for Each Other – Holding Black Stories

SSEA Members & ISSS Students: $20

Non-Members: $30

Time: 11:00am-12:15am PST 18 November 2020

This webinar will be recorded and the link provided for your convenience.

How We Reach for Each Other – Holding Black Stories

11:00am – 12:15am PST | Wednesday, 18th Nov 2020

How We Reach for Each Other – Holding Black Stories With Porsha Beed and Aaron Johnson – hosted by Katie Spataro

How We Reach for Each Other – Holding Black Stories

In the realms of intimacy and sex education, how do we hold black trauma stories and the symptoms of those chronically under-touched?

In this webinar, Aaron Johnson and Porsha Beed of Holistic Resistance will invite us to examine the strategies we use to hear and hold the stories of African Heritage people. Through the skillful weaving of song, story and the asking of useful questions, we’ll lean into the wisdom of slowing down to see, hear, and reach for each other’s hearts and minds, while centering deep human connection as a part of our collective resistance.

You are invited to bring a ball of clay or dirt from the land you’re on to hold throughout the webinar.

Porsha Beed

Porsha Beed is a sex educator and co-founder of Holistic Resistance. She is a facilitator, mentor, artist activist, deep listener, and heart holder of African heritage stories. She explores the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality. She is an advocate for Black plus size women’s bodies full liberation, in particular she focuses on looking at The chronically-over touched black woman’s body. She looks at the ways that African heritage people’s bodies have historically and currently been harmed in America. She looks at how black men are often chronically under-touched, while black women are often chronically over-touched in the United States. She believes in the importance of looking at these unhealthy trends and helping be a part of the healing for the under-over-touched African heritage bodies. She is also an advocate for LGBTQ people of color that she mentors. Porsha believes that deep human connection has to be at the center of social justice work.

Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson is a sex educator that focuses on the Chronically UnderTouched, particularly African Heritage people. As co-founder of Holistic Resistance, Aaron takes the time to hold the stories of black people around homophobia, transphobia, internalized racism, those that are Chronically OverTouched without consent, and incest survivors. Because the purchasing, selling, and commoditization of the sexual energy of black bodies is a part of American history, the long term impact of those trauma stories should be acknowledged and held as a part of sex education curriculum. In Aaron’s experience, a sex education program that does not include a deep analysis of the lynching of black people is incomplete. Aaron has created the African Heritage Chronically UnderTouched Project, the basic strategies to bring a young black man from being Chronically UnderTouched to a state of touch balance as part of the lifelong journey of interrupting white oppressive systems that make touch balance a radical action.
More about Holistic Resistance: www.holisticresistance.com

Katie Spataro

Katie Spataro is a somatic sex educator located on the unceded lands of the Duwamish people known as Seattle. She studies and practices at the intersection of birth work and sex work, drawing upon the embodied wisdom of these two lineages to support healing of the personal and collective cultural body.

Learn How To:

  • The pleasure process and its disruptions by trauma
  • The role of pleasure in safety, trust, and hope
  • Practical examples of the use of pleasure in healing complex developmental trauma

  • Webinar 1

  • $30Once Off
    • Being a Body Helping Other Bodies
    • Presented by Dr. Pavini Moray
    • Wednesday October 14th
    • 10:30am PST / 1:30pm EST

  • Webinar 2

  • $30Once Off
    • How We Reach for Each Other – Holding Black Stories
    • With Porsha Reed and Aaron Johnson – hosted by Katie Spataro
    • Wednesday November 18th
    • 11:00am PST / 02:00pm EST

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