Can sex and art save the world?
A growing movement of ecosexuals think so! Join sexuality educator Siren Vandoll in a discussion about how engaging with the Earth as a lover can change our relationship with nature, ownership, art, politics, activism and sustainability. This workshop will explore the spectrum of ecosexual expression including its physical, emotional and spiritual manifestations, as well as examining the various intersections with areas like feminism, anti-colonialism and animal welfare/veganism. This workshop does not require any existing knowledge.
We’re also thrilled to be screening the documentary Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story as part of this event. This autobiographical documentary of ecosexual lovers Beth Stephens’ and Annie Sprinkle’s documents their journey from San Francisco to West Virginia to visit Beth’s family and join the fight against a devastating new coal mining technique, mountain top removal, and explores the devastating global consequences to us all.
By juxtaposing sadness and humor, love and greed, beauty and devastation, it braids Beth’s West Virginia coalfield hillbilly past, with the promise of ecosexuality in order to deploy new strategies of resistance and make the fight against environmental destruction more sexy, fun, hopeful and diverse. It asks, what would happen if we changed our relationship from Earth as mother, to Earth as lover? It’s a compelling story of small communities facing annihilation for short-term corporate gain, but it’s also a story about hope, love-and how, finding strength together, we can resist, and fight for justice in our own queer loving ways.
Nikki Darling will have free, 100% vegan safer sex and pleasure samples available for all attendees, as well as a special discount voucher for use on nikkidarling.com.au.
Loop has an extensive drinks menu and light meals and snacks will be available (please feel free to enjoy dinner before or even during the workshop and screening – Loop staff are experts at stealth-delivering pizza right to your seat!)
Note: There will be some opportunities for contributing to light whole-group discussion, but no required participation or interaction between participants.
Siren Vandoll is an Australian Sexuality Educator & Consultant working to empower people through education, creation and advocacy. Engaging her unique skillset, she collaborates with individuals, groups, organisations and companies to promote sex positivity, share knowledge and promote inclusivity.
As an educator, coach and facilitator since 2014, Siren’s strong sense of empathy and un-abrasive charisma allow her to create safe and comfortable spaces that promote authentic self expression, healthy curiosity and sensual self-empowerment. Allowing attendees to connect to the material in a shame-free and liberating manner. While her extensive range of knowledge and practical skills ensure that participants leave with the tools to enhance their sensual lives, relationships and sense of self.
About Nikki Darling
Nikki Darling was founded by Lauren Clair in 2015 with the belief that sex toys are for every body! Nikki Darling is committed to creating spaces that are fun, approachable and safe for you to learn about sexual health and pleasure. We’re here to help fill in the blanks left by a world that doesn’t adequately prepare us for positive, affirming sexual relationships with other people, or with ourselves.
We work closely with qualified, sex-positive educators, therapists and community stakeholders to deliver quality adult sex education, workshops and other events as well as helping people find the perfect sexual health and pleasure products from our range online. You can find out more about Nikki Darling at nikkidarling.com.au, and connect with us on Twitter(@nikkidarlingau), Instagram (@nikkidarlingau) or Facebook(@nikkidarlingau).
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Yes. Loop Project Space & Bar is a licenced venue and attendees must be 18 years or over.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The venue is close to Parliament Station (please use Bourke/Spring exit), Tram Stop 9 for the 86/96 tram lines and there is paid parking behind the venue (and limited street parking in the area).
Is the venue accessible?
Loop Project Space & Bar is a wheelchair-accessible venue. If we can better meet your accessibility needs, please contact us to discuss.
What can I bring into the event?
Your good self! All workshop items are provided by Nikki Darling.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email us at email@example.com
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Defintely Not! All ticketholders are placed onto the doorlist, so all you need is your name, and ideally, the confirmation email with ticket PDF just in case!
Is my ticket transferrable?
Absolutely. We understand that sometimes life happens, so please feel free to pass your ticket on to another person, but please just drop us a quick message to let us know about the name change!
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
Yes – if you are booking multiple tickets in the one order, we only require the name of the person making the booking. If you are not arriving together, please ensure your guests know to provide the ticketholders name, and ideally, to have a copy of the email confirmation and/or PDF ticket on their mobile device.
I am experiencing financial hardship, how can I attend?
To ensure this event is accessible to everyone regardless of income status, we offer a NOTAFLOF option – this means No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds. If you are experiencing financial hardship and wish to attend Nikki Darling Presents workshops, please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.