Event Time and Date
40 Days until this Event
*This workshop will be exclusive to trans-identified and LGBTQ+ folks.*
This workshop focuses on intimate relationships of all kinds and the complicated ways they can be affected when those involved struggle with mental health issues. We define and discuss consent as something that is vitally important in all relationships and look at some of the qualities of healthy, consensual relationships. We review some of the common “red flags” of abusive relationship dynamics and strategies for supporting friends who are experiencing abuse. We explore ways of recognizing our own abusive tendencies and behaviours and brainstorm ways to intervene when someone we know is causing harm in their relationships. We approach this workshop with the belief that everyone has the capacity to experience and perpetuate violence and that learning to care for others and nurture healthy, consensual relationships is an ongoing process for all of us.
A writer, a performer, and a cultural worker, Kai Cheng Thom is been widely known for her work on sexuality, race, and gender. Her first book, Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir was recently published by Metonymy Press, and her first full-length poetry collection is due from Arsenal Pulp Press in April 2017. She is also the co-founder of Monster Academy Montreal, a radical mental health initiative for youth.
Cost to participant
Mental Wellbeing, Social Justice