Consent Week: Power in Pleasure
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Session description: Butterfly (Asian Migrant Sex Worker Support Network) teaches trauma informed consent workshops that are centred around pleasure. They will discuss sex and consent at the intersection of race, status, labour and criminalization and why a fear based “no means no” approach fails to recognize the greater agency and power we are capable of wielding.
Elene Lam is an activist, community organizer, educator, and human rights defender. She has devoted herself to defending the rights of and empowering marginalized communities: particularly sex workers, migrants, and precarious workers for over 20 years. She is the founder of Butterfly (Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network) and has used diverse and innovative approaches to advocate social justice for migrant sex worker . She is also experienced in providing training related to consent, gender-based violence, trauma-informed practice , sexuality and happy sexual life workshops .
Mina Do, based in Tkaronto (aka Toronto Canada) is available for talks and workshops that are as entertaining as they are informative. She has a decade of experience as a pleasure based sex educator and works for Butterfly, the Asian Migrant Sex Worker Support Network. She is passionate about facilitating pleasure based consent and sex education training that is trauma informed and counters stigma against sex workers.