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Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit 2017 Recap

Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit 2017 Recap Posted on August 12, 2017

I am a writer and educator. My passion is making things better than they were before I got there. I want a world where frank conversations about sex and sexuality are not minimized, avoided or just outright banned. I want have a world where women and men are treated equally. A world where no girl under age of 18 has a child unless SHE is fully capable of having one (mentally, emotionally, financially and physically). I want a world where boys under the age of 18 understand that using devaluing girls and young women for their own sexual pleasure not only degrades the person they are with but also themselves. I want a world where people stop having "Oops babies". I want a world where a women isn't disemboweled because she called out her ex's name during sex. I want a world where a woman doesn't lie about physical abuse as punishment in child custody cases. I want a world where a transwoman can walk in public with her partner and he's not ridiculed by his family, friends or society at large. I want a world where a man is viewed as being just as capable as raising a child as any woman. I want young people to learn how to make healthy life-affirming decisions regarding love, sex and romantic relationships for a lifetime, not just one time. I want a world where women and men don't come to the table in a relationship with their sex organs and think its the only thing of value they have to offer. I want a world where people view each other as individuals, not as potential victims. I want a world where healthy relationships are the rule, not the exception. I want a world where being kinky is perfectly okay. I want a world where you can go to your grandmother on advice for buying a new sex toy. Oh and I want to have a good time wherever I go!

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WOW,

I am still recovering from the Summit.

Really.

I have been doing so much this week and trying to figure out how I can process everything I learned, the people I met, the experience I had.

I feel so blessed to have met everyone.

I feel energized!

I feel blessed!

I feel so grateful!

I volunteered for the event (Congrats to Mandy Farsace, Ivy and Chris and everyone at Woodhull Freedom Foundation) for being great Volunteer Leaders! (I adore all of you!)

I was able to see a few sessions between volunteering:

“Beyond Tuskegee: Exploring Anti-Blackness in Human Sexuality” presented by Ms. Tracie Q. Gilbert

“Making Pleasure Political: How To Be Politically Engaged While Repping Your Pleasure-based Business” by Myisha Battle

“PLENARY: What do we do when what we’ve done doesn’t do it any more?” with activists (Mandy Carter, Loretta Ross, Monica Simpson,Carmen Vazquez, Ricci Levy)

I will admit I cried at the end of the Plenary. I was just…like wow. I was moved. I was invigorated! I was like YES!!! I am HOME!!

This is where I am suppose to be!

When I say I saw people who were just inspiring… I was moved beyond belief.

I had such great conversations with so many, many amazing people. I am still reeling.

I have really started to think more of other inter-related issues such as racial, spiritual economic justice issues related to sexuality issues ((which is great)

I have begun to think more how I can help more people through blogging and conversation.

I don’t feel so alone in my journey writing about sex and sexuality.

I felt really great meeting so many different sex bloggers (and connecting with them on social media)

If you ever get a chance to get to any conference/seminar/group event in your topic(s) of interest, GO!

It can help you in so many way, not just CLE credits or networking but just to reconnect to interests you are passionate about!

This is a partial list of those who I met walking around the Summit, in the Blogger Lounge, while working as a volunteer, at official sponsors’ events and tables, in sessions, and even traveling back and forth to the Summit!

Kae Burdo
Myisha Battle www.myishabattle.com
Tracie Q. Gilbert @ThebiAnaiya
Elias Bean @STRAWBERRELI
Taylor J Mace @taylorjmace.com
Kenna Cook @mamacookling
Taryn @_aceinthehole
Hermione Danger @HermioneDangr
Queen of Wands DildoOrDildont.wordpress.com
Kat @FemmeAppeal
Mandi @EROcentric
Kitty Chambliss @polytalkbykitty
Rose Smith @HEDONISH
Lunabelle @NINJASEXOLOGY
Afemmccock @afemmccock
Kate Sloan @SparkleSloan
Girly Juice @Girly_Juice
Suz Ellis @redhotsuz
Loretta J. Ross www.LorettaRoss.com
Joellen Notte@JoEllenNotte
Caitlin Murphy @sex_ational
Squeaky Bedsprings @squeaky_springs
Mary Q. Confesses @maryqconfesses
Dangerous Lilly @dangerouslilly

I also don’t want to forget the following people

Erika Lynae www.erikalynae.com
Hothouse (on facebook: fb.me/DCHotHouse OR fetlife: DCHotHouse)
California Institute of Integral Studies www.ciss.edu
HIPS 1-800-676-HIPS (4477)
Jonathan D. Lane www.jdlanelaw.com
Gabby Santos www.inourownvoices.org
Feisty Fox Films www.feistyfoxfiles.com
Tantus www.tantusinc.com
Alicia Sinclair www.bvibe.com
Lisa Skibenes-Artist facebook.com/ManicMorsels and Instagram.com/manicmorselsmosaics
Greg Delong @ Njoy www.njoytoys.com
Zoe Ligon www.spectrumboutique.com
Victoria R www.prettypinklotusbud.org
Red Emma Bookstore @redemmas and https://www.redemmas.org/

I will say this. I can’t WAIT for next year!

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I am a writer and educator. My passion is making things better than they were before I got there. I want a world where frank conversations about sex and sexuality are not minimized, avoided or just outright banned. I want have a world where women and men are treated equally. A world where no girl under age of 18 has a child unless SHE is fully capable of having one (mentally, emotionally, financially and physically). I want a world where boys under the age of 18 understand that using devaluing girls and young women for their own sexual pleasure not only degrades the person they are with but also themselves. I want a world where people stop having "Oops babies". I want a world where a women isn't disemboweled because she called out her ex's name during sex. I want a world where a woman doesn't lie about physical abuse as punishment in child custody cases. I want a world where a transwoman can walk in public with her partner and he's not ridiculed by his family, friends or society at large. I want a world where a man is viewed as being just as capable as raising a child as any woman. I want young people to learn how to make healthy life-affirming decisions regarding love, sex and romantic relationships for a lifetime, not just one time. I want a world where women and men don't come to the table in a relationship with their sex organs and think its the only thing of value they have to offer. I want a world where people view each other as individuals, not as potential victims. I want a world where healthy relationships are the rule, not the exception. I want a world where being kinky is perfectly okay. I want a world where you can go to your grandmother on advice for buying a new sex toy. Oh and I want to have a good time wherever I go!

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