In the #MeToo era, BUST is teaming up with a number of bad-ass feminists in order to help foster change. BUST will be offering a number of free workshops at the annual Holiday BUST Craftacular which will be held on December 9th and 10th at the Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St., Brooklyn, NY. Along with things to buy, eat, and drink, BUST is also offering over 100+ workshops, lectures, and a killer band lineup. On Sunday afternoon BUST is offering three (super important!) FREE talks led by four wonderful women:
1. Anger Can Be Power led by Julia Cumming
"It seems like every day brings a new disaster that fills us with hopelessness and rage, leaving us to shake our fists at the sky. We can vote, call our representatives and protest, but is that the full extent of what we can do?”
This is the question posed by Julia Cumming, badass founder/singer/bassist of the band Sunflower Bean. Like many of us in the post-election days, Julia was confused as to how to productively channel her anger, and she may have just found a way. In a year that seems to be filled with one terrible thing after another, Julia is here to teach us how to turn our collective rage into collective change. As a publication that highlights powerful, creative women, and seeks to dismantle oppression, BUST is super stoked to welcome Julia to the Craftacular stage.
2. How to Feel Pleasure After Sexual Trauma led by Corinne Kai
Corinne Kai via Corinnekai.com by YuniqueYunique
We can’t say enough about Corinne Kai. A kickass columnist for GO magazine, a RAINN Speakers Bureau volunteer, and ER rape crisis advocate at Bellevue Hospital, Corinne wears many hats and she’s about to teach us her skills. Focusing on how to unblock your mind, body, and spirit post-trauma, this talk is a self-care workshop worth every minute of your time. Focusing on building tangible skills, this workshop will help survivors (and their partners) walk away with tools to feel embodied and reawaken their sensuality.
This workshop is what BUST is all about, helping women reclaim their power no matter what life throws in their way.
3. Consent Workshop: Find Your Voice led by Woman Within and Man Kind Project
Photo via Womanwithin.org
BUST believes consent is not only sexy, it’s MANDATORY. In light of that fact, we are welcoming two fantastic women, Staci Ivori and Erika Anderson to teach us about the nitty-gritty of consent: how to give it, how to get it, and when to use it (hint: always!). In the wake of the #metoo movement, we need now, more than ever, to learn how to advocate for ourselves and perfect our communication skills.
As an organization, BUST is dedicated to amplifying women’s voices. We are super excited to have Staci and Erika facilitate a space where you can reclaim your voice, finding healing and empowerment along the way.
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Cricket Epstein is BUST's editorial intern. She writes about feminism, films, witches, and all things awesome (and terrible). She is currently working on a health and wellness website and podcast, to be launched in the near future. You can follow her on instagram @t0tally_buggin and at her poorly maintained doodlegram @poorly_drawn_puns.