Here are upcoming workshops, programs, and events I will be participating in, managing, or delivering. Let me know if you want to know more.
Fri17May2019Sun19May2019San Antonio, Texas
I will be attending the National Latinx Conference on HIV/HCV/SUD in San Antonio, Texas.
Tue21May20197 pm CThttp://imbtinternational.com/up-next-free-webinar-providing-gender-affirming-care/
Part 1 of a 5 Part Series, Penn & Jules open the dialogue by sharing their recent somatic body work session experience in terms of both troubleshooting AND naming what was done well. Participants will then be invited to contribute to the conversation and share experiences and needs to help co-create subsequent sessions.
Tue11Jun20197 pm CThttp://imbtinternational.com/up-next-free-webinar-providing-gender-affirming-care/
Part 2 of a 5 Part Series, the unfolding begins as Penn & Jules share how to develop common language and background knowledge. They will outline better practices and useful information and resources to develop and practice an inclusive intake protocol from an intersectional lens.s.
Fri14Jun20197 pm CTAustin, Texas
When it comes to sacred sexual expression:
- What health care options are available to help you establish and maintain your sexual health?
- How do you decide whether to disclose your sexual health, orientation, identity, and kink/preferences?
- How do you co-create safe and satisfying sexual interactions while “keeping it sexy?”
Join us for an evening of dialogue, small group discussions, and role play as we learn more about integrating healthy and affirming sexual behaviors in a sacred, self-honoring way.
Learn about options to help you remain HIV-, or to thrive if you happen to be living with HIV.
Ask those questions you’ve never had answered about sexually-transmitted infections,
and how to access services offered by providers at low or no-cost to you.
Explore considerations in deciding whether or not to disclose your gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual history, and even your kinks or fetishes, in a way that is respectful to you and your potential partners.
Explore different ways that people can co-create intimate and sexual interactions that can be fun, sexy, and honoring for everyone involved.
Our presenters for the evening are patient advocates and sexual health and sexuality educators at the Kind Clinic (www.kindclinic.org), one of the fastest growing sexual health and wellness clinics in Central Texas. The Kind Clinic offers free or low-cost services including access to Pre- and Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP and PEP), STI testing and treatment, Gender Care for the trans community, and HIV care for loved ones living with HIV.
Mikayla Avery, Patient Advocate and Outreach Advocate, The Kind Clinic
Patient Advocate and Outreach Advocate, Mikayla Avery, MS, a former creative arts director, is Outreach Advocate and Patient Advocate for the Kind Clinic in Austin. Mikayla also consults with regional clinics to provide inclusive and culturally competent healthcare for transgender patients. Mikayla is an active participant in a Central Texas effort to help transgender individuals gain employment, especially in healthcare organizations. Catch up with Mikayla on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/patchworkpunkprincess or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/patchworkpunkprincess/
Andrés Cordero, Jr., Patient Advocate, The Kind Clinic
Andrés is an embodied life coach, sex educator, and sexuality researcher. As a bilingual Patient Advocate for the Kind Clinic in Austin. His most recent pursuits include: serving on the transition committee as lead of operations for the Body Electric School; serving as a director for the Institute for Mind Body Therapy; and preparing to advance to candidacy in his Ph.D. in Sexuality Policy Leadership, Human Sexuality, at the California Institute of Integrated Studies in San Francisco. He also maintains a blog focused on sex, sexual identity and expression, and fully-embodied explorations from a somatic, holistic, spiritual, and creative healing perspective. You can learn more about Andrés on his blog at http://www.andrescordero.com
Tue25Jun20197 pm CThttp://imbtinternational.com/up-next-free-webinar-providing-gender-affirming-care/
Part 3 of a 5 Part Series, Penn & Jules guide the ongoing conversation by creating a safe space for participants to learn about how to recover from misgendering and other non-affirming faux pas or missteps. They also provide guidance on how to convey expertise through affirming signage, intake forms, and other in-clinic and in-practice materials.
Sat29Jun2019San Antonio, Texas
Tue09Jul20197 pm CThttp://imbtinternational.com/up-next-free-webinar-providing-gender-affirming-care/
Part 4 of a 5 Part Series, the dialogue continues as Jules & Penn give historical and cultural context, academic and theory-based context, and socio-emotional lived experience perspectives to expand understanding and foster appreciation for the non-binary experience.
Tue23Jul20197 pm CThttp://imbtinternational.com/up-next-free-webinar-providing-gender-affirming-care/
Part 5 of a 5 Part Series, to conclude the series, Jules & Penn share how each of us can challenge or refute binaries, encourage expansion of the gendered imagination, and offer additional resources. Affective reflection will also be offered and woven throughout the program, through the sharing of personal experience AND work with previous or current clients.
Mon12Aug2019Sun18Aug2019Easton Mountain, Greenwich, NY
Mon23Sep20198:00 pm CTOnlline
Anal touch remains a taboo pleasure for many people. As the body’s elimination zone, we can view the anal sphincter as unclean, untouchable…and unlovable. Many of us have been surprised to discover the exquisite sensations anal stimulation can bring if we treat our bodies with sensitivity and care. In fact, anal sensuality is a key to unlocking erotic energy in new ways. Can we truly love our whole selves if we don’t love our holes?
Join us for an audio-only FREE teleconference as we hold a heart-centered conversation about the benefits and possibilities of exploring “the valley of delight” as a way to access erotic energy for healing and expansion. This is a program of the New Body Electric School.
Fri01Nov2019Mon04Nov20199:00 amNew Orleans, LA
Although AASECT Certified members do not practice hands-on touch in their work, many others do, and it's important for members to know about them! The 2019 AASECT Institute will feature multiple leaders in the fields of bodywork who will offer detailed information about their work, demonstrations of certain aspects of their work, benefits for clients and the ethical codes by which they live and practice.
If you have never been to an AASECT Institute, you're in for a treat! The venue is more intimate, the sessions are all plenary, and you have the opportunity to connect with presenters, network with colleagues and meet new friends.
The Institute will take place in New Orleans on November 1-3, 2019 in the French Quarter. For those who can travel a bit early, New Orleans is a great place to be on Halloween, and on the Day of the Dead! The Institute is open to 50 people, so register early! It is almost sure to sell out.