How We Reach For Each Other – Holding Black Stories
November 18, 2020

If you are already have a webinar membership, please login to view this content.

Webinar Details

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.

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.

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.

Katie Spataro

Hosted By: 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.

Webinar Pricing

*Memberships will automatically renew on the 1st day of February each year. All renewals are pro-rated.

Please login to view member-only discounted pricing for:

  • Practitioners,
  • Practitioners in Training, and
  • Educational Memberships.

Webinar Subscription


$119.69/per year

* Automatic renewal on the 1st day of February each year. All renewals are pro-rated.

Access live webinars
Access all past webinar recordings

More Webinars

Marketing SSE: Your website, social media consideration...
Karey Divine
November 25, 2024
The Anatomy of Desire: A method for consent.
Casia Sobolewski
Cosmo Meens
October 10, 2024
Supportive Energy Practices for Somatic Sex Educators ......
Melody Joyce
September 17, 2024
Blocks to Pleasure: a Bioenergetic and Myofascial Approach
Ailsa Keppie
June 20, 2024
Utilizing Somatics to Rewrite Your Limiting Body-Based Be...
Kat Barrow
May 7, 2024
Developing Authentic Client Partnership
Melanie Knight
Dr. Paul Field
April 17, 2024
Tools for Developing Intimacy in a Somatic Sex Education ...
Pamela Madsen
Cosmo Meens
October 18, 2023
Psychedelic Medicines and Somatic Sex Education
Caffyn Jesse
September 20, 2023
Improving Sexual Arousal Management with Erotic Bodywork
Joseph Kramer
June 7, 2023
Kink 101: Considerations for Integrating BDSM in a Profes...
Max Cameron
May 10, 2023
Foundations of Somatic Racial Safety for SSE
Kai Cheng Thom
March 8, 2023
Sales Coaching for Somatic Sex Educators and other Holist...
Michelle Rockwood
June 29, 2022
Welcome Home – A Ritual
Noah Klöze
Caffyn Jesse
May 17, 2022
Practicing SSE Online
Melissa D.
April 11, 2022
The Pelvis as the Keystone of the Body
Ailsa Keppie
March 15, 2022
Hands on How-To: Prostate Massage
JoJo Bear
February 11, 2022
Inner Pelvic Freedom And Release
Rahi Chun
June 8, 2021
Expanding Into Gender Liberation
Alex Iantaffi
March 22, 2021
Being A Body Helping Other Bodies: ONLINE
Dr. Pavini Moray
October 14, 2020
Sex and Depression
Shauna Farabaugh
January 15, 2020
    Your Cart
    Your cart is empty