Recently, I presented some research at a very business-oriented adult event. It was super fun on multiple levels.
Then, by a series of happy serendipitous accidents, I met the Urban Gypsy – Ms. Tess Denesi. Tess was a wonderful burst of energy at the end of a looong weekend (fun and productive weekends can also be long), and she told me all about this conference she was involved with organizing – Momentum Con.
Momentum Con is committed to “making waves in sexuality, feminism & relationships.” Here is a little more “About”-type text I lifted from their site:
“The phenomenal growth of online communication has given rise to an amazing amount of sharing, learning and experimenting with different expressions of sexuality, relationships and feminism. MOMENTUM provides a safe place to listen, discuss and learn about sexualities and gender without the fear of reprisal or shaming. It is a space for acceptance and appreciation of diversity, including for those in the LGBTQ, sex-work, BDSM and non-monogamous communities.
During MOMENTUM we will discuss ways to bridge the baffling dichotomies our culture creates around sexuality. While on one hand we have unprecedented sexual freedom, on the other we continue to police sexuality with a frightening vigor. Abortion laws, restrictions on gay marriage, abstinence programs, medicalization of sex, fear of pornography and prosecutions for teenage sexting are examples of one side of the spectrum. The discomfort that strives to make us keep our sexuality hidden conflicts with the use of sex — especially the female body — to sell everything from food to cars to ‘performance enhancing’ products.”
It sounded a-ma-zing to me, so I decided to submit a proposal to present. And guess what??
I am super excited and extremely honored to get to participate in Momentum Con, 2012!! I just hope they can figure out how to spell my name correctly before March ;) Email me!!