we are negotiating power disparities in relationships constantly, in every context we move through. this is a workshop centred on those relationships we choose & mutually cocreate: our friends, chosen family, and partners. drawing on nearly a decade of experience doing d/s relationships and learning about them from leatherdyke mentors & elders, i offer a model of cyclical consent for building d/s dynamics that translates & supports effective, transparent negotiation of power across many different types of power dynamics between people, both systemic and individual.
in the face of often rigid pre-existing myths, ideas, and models of how d/s or cross-power-dynamic relationships "should" look and be done, what does it look like to cultivate dynamics that allow for evolution and reflect our own authentic desires? how do we centre in the shape of our power––chosen, obligatory, or restricted––and use it in ways that are aligned with our ethics & dreams for our communities & futures? how do we build dynamics that are consensual and accountable in ongoing ways?
this workshop is grounded in self-compassion & self-accountability, emergence & adaptation, the knowledge that there is no "one true way" to do d/s or negotiate power, and the reality that your body is a source of information you can trust.
this workshop takes place online via zoom on sunday 22 july, 2:00 - 4:00 pm EST. a recording will be available for one month after the live date in case you'd like to review or can't make it live.
to register: paypal or interac e-transfer (pw: somatics) $40 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the your preferred name & email address in the notes. you will receive a confirmation email with the zoom link to join. if you would like a reduced or no-cost spot, please EMAIL to check availability first! i have limited low-cost spaces available ($25) and three no-cost spaces, with priority to Black & Indigenous (to Turtle Island) participants.