Note: when signing up for classes online, please choose the "Class sign-up" free shipping option on the Shipping Method page at check-out.
This class will be held LIVE online via Zoom — Zoom links are sent out 3 days prior and then again 3 hours prior to class. If you sign up within 3 days, please be patient in waiting for the final reminder email, which will be sent out 3 hours prior to the class.
The class will NOT be recorded. Registration deadline: 3 hours prior to class PST. No day-of cancellations.
Thursday, May 12th — 5:30 p.m. PST
Over the past few decades, Ethical Non-Monogamy (ENM) has gone from a relatively unknown alternative lifestyle more commonly associated with kink communities to a better-known relationship orientation style that is gaining widespread approval. With visibility, though, does not always come understanding. Depictions of non-monogamy in traditional media as well as social media are still susceptible to influences from hetero-patriarchy and its accompanying -isms like racism, colorism, sexism, and fatphobia… ism.
Those of us who are both non-monogamous and non-white often play double duty as ambassadors for non-monogamy in our personal communities and ambassadors for BIPOC people in non-monogamous ones. This workshop with Sexology Bae is an opportunity to educate across communities, because clear language and definitions help reduce stigma. Within ENM communities, the onus is on those aligned with dominant identities to foster an inclusive community — and this starts with introspection and self-education.
This workshop is presented in hybrid format, combining lecture and open dialogue to foster an open environment for participants. Open to people of all races and genders.
Alexandria, better known in the sexual education world as Sexology Bae, is a sexuality writer and educator, mental health therapist and consultant, and sex/relationship coach born and raised in Louisiana and currently living in Houston, Texas. After years as a campus peer health and sex educator, Alexandria began blogging to share her experiences with the world after seeing a lack of young, Black, Southern voices talking openly about sex in digital spaces. Since the beginning of her mental health career she has added a clinical perspective to her sexuality education and firmly believes that advocacy for sexual freedom requires an abolitionist and pro-sex work politic. You can book her coaching or therapy services and find her personal writing on her blog, Twitter, and Instagram.
You'll notice that we're offering two class cost options - $25, the regular cost of a She Bop class or workshop, and $15, a reduced cost option. While we want to make sure our instructors are compensated fairly for their hard work, we recognize that many of our community members are experiencing alterations to their finances at this time. If you are able to pay full price, we ask that you please consider doing so. If the lower cost option is a more accessible fit for you at this time, we encourage you to utilize that option.