Jul 142011
 

Hello!

As many of you may know, I am the newest addition to the Board of Directors for the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health in Pawtucket, RI. The Center is an incredibly important space, both physically and in a general sense – a place for people to come and learn about sex; reading books, watching movies, touching toys, petting vulva puppets, asking questions, exploring their identities and more.

One important thing about such an organization is of course, fundraising. Right now, Crystal Delights toys has partnered with the CSPH. Now through July 31st, if you donate ANY amount of money to the CSPH through this link: http://www.giveforward.com/helpcsph , you are entered to win an AWESOME prize basket, containing toys from Crystal Delights, Lelo, Papaya Toys, T.O.Y and many, many more. What a great way to donate to an incredibly important cause, and get yourself an entry to an amazing prize at the same time.

Whether you can afford $5 or $500 (or $5000???), please take a moment to donate to the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health, and keep this sex positive, affirming space running for years to come.

Thanks,

Shanna

Mar 102011
 

Sorry about the web silence folks! I’ve been in the process of moving from Phoenix, AZ to Denver, CO, and haven’t really had much internet, and definitely haven’t had much in the way of time.

But never fear; I’m back! And right now, I’m in the wonderful state of Rhode Island, and I have not one, not two, but THREE classes here over the next few days.

Tonight, I’m teaching I Know It When I See It: Feminist and Ethical Pornography. We’ll talk about what ethical pornography is (and what it is NOT), who is making it, what it entails, and some issues that still remain, like being more inclusive for trans women, people of color, people with disabilities and more, as well as ways individuals can get involved if it is of interest to them. That’s at the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health tonight (March 10th) at 250 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI, starting at 7pm.

On March 13th (Sunday), I’ll be at Brown University at 5pm talking all about body autonomy and positivity as sexual freedom:

If You Can’t Love Yourself…How the Heck Can You Love Anyone Else? List Art Building, Room 110 (64 College St.)

In today’s blitz of media and judgment surrounding our bodies, it can be incredibly hard to love yourself. From rules surrounding pubic hair to epic retouching with Photoshop, how are we to know what beautiful bodies really are? We’ll talk about body autonomy and body positivity, inclusive of size diversity, ability levels and much more, as well as discuss how we as a community can create a supportive and more body lovin’ space for everyone!

And then, if that wasn’t enough for all your fabulous folks on Rhode Island, I’ll also be co-presenting with the wonderful Megan Andelloux on Monday the 13th at Noon at Brown on being a sex educator in the real world:

All Roads Leading to Pleasure: Sex Educators in the Real World

Salomon Center, Room 203 (Main Green, between George and Waterman Streets)

Ever want to know what it’s like to be sex educator in today’ society? Interested in going into the field of sex education? Or maybe you don’t really know what a sex educator does. Come listen in as Shanna Katz and Megan Andelloux share their very different journeys in the world of sex-ed, discussing how and why they entered the field, what the spaces they occupy, and the wide variety of ways in which sex educators can make a living.

 

I hope to get to see some of you at some of these classes!

Shanna