BUST's School for Creative Living: Talks

The BUST School for Creative Living is pleased to present the following talks and panels, led by feminist luminaries. Talks are included in a day or weekend pass.

MORE TALKS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY.

A few lectures, noted below, are FREE for all BUST Craftacular attendees.

Storytelling as Activism

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It's never been more clear that individual stories have the power to influence broad cultural attitudes about issues such as sexual assault, mental illness and abortion. Author and #ShoutYourAbortion co-founder Lindy West, and SYA's Founding Director Amelia Bonow join artist and activist Poppy Liu for a conversation about the revolutionary power of storytelling and how to begin building a better future in the wake of movements like #ShoutYourAbortion and #MeToo.

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1:00pm

Saturday, December 9th

WOMEN & POWER Fighting Patriarchal Narratives & Being Allies to Each Other in the Era of Trump

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Actor and feminist activist Amber Tamblyn will lead a panel on the topic of Fighting Patriarchal Narratives & Being Allies to Each Other in the Era of Trump. Other guests TK

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Sunday, December 10th

2pm

 

The History of "Witch Feminism"

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The witch is a shapeshifter, transforming from goddess to ghoul, healer to hag, and adversary to advocate based upon who seeks her. Throughout history, the witch has both challenged and reflected patriarchal narratives about female power, and has thus become one of the most enduring feminist icons of all time. In this illustrated lecture, Kristen Sollee — author of Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring The Sex Positive — will trace the history of “witch feminism” from Early Modern Europe to the present. With an eye specifically on female sexuality, she will delve into the links between witches, midwifery, and reproductive rights; the transformation of witch hunting into slut shaming; and the role of the witch in feminist activism and politics over the past century. With art, literature, film and popular culture as a backdrop, this talk will peel back layers of misinformation and misogyny to chart the witch’s development from diabolical sorceress to symbol of sexual and intellectual liberation.

 

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12:00pm

Sunday, December 10th

How to Feel Pleasure After Sexual Trauma

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In this workshop, Corrine Kai will use her experience as an ER rape crisis advocate to help survivors understand how to feel pleasure after sexual trauma. Too often, survivors put up walls between mind, spirit and body post-trauma and feel blocked from being able to experience sexual pleasure. Participants in this workshop will walk away with tangible skills to help them feel embodied and sensual using tactics from Reiki, tantra, and movement.

Corinne Kai is a writer, budding sex educator, and girl on the move currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. She looks at the world through the lens of an anti-capitalist, pleasure activist, femme-of-center queer woman. Corinne is a RAINN Speakers Bureau volunteer, sexual assault advocate at Bellevue Hospital, experienced editor, and is published on sites like Teen Vogue and GO Magazine. 

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Time TBA

Saturday, December 9th

Sunday, December 10th

FREE

Lady Parts Justice

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Lady Parts Justice League is a coven of hilarious, badass feminists who use humor and pop culture to expose the haters fighting against reproductive rights. Come through to learn about our latest campaign to #ExposeFakeClinics and how YOU can take action and make a huge impact in this fight. We'll have breakout stations for you to cycle through, and if you complete the action at each one, you'll get to use our button maker and walk away with some sweet resistance buttons! See you there.

 

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Date & Time to be announced

FREE

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