S.O.U.L. Praxis

S.O.U.L Praxis is a collaborative (un)learning experience for sex educators.

 

These sessions are not designed to “beat around the bush,” or center what we think we know. The trainings will require authenticity, transparency, and accountability. The current state of sex education highlights the compounding harm that occurs when we remove our full selves from the work. S.O.U.L. Praxis philosophy centers the heart, the authentic individual, and then we build out the collective, the community, the curriculum. 

 

Trainings will be 60-90 minutes each, with time being split between the “work” and the “self,” wherein educators are given space to reflect on how this sessions content impacts them/their work/perspectives/experiences. I offer that until each of us does an intentional lean into unlearning internalized values and (sometimes) subconscious biases, we can’t provide sex education that is whole. 

 

Sex ed can offer space for reflection, only if the educator does.

S.O.U.L. Praxis is your space to reflect. 

All sessions will be recorded and available to students throughout the month of the cohort, and for the subsequent month. Slides as PDFs and a transcription of each class will be provided with recordings. Auto captioning will be used through Zoom. 

Upcoming Workshops

  • Reimagining In Relation
    Jan 18, 2023, 12:00 PM EST – Jan 19, 2023, 5:30 PM EST
    Zoom
    Connect with S.L.A.M. attendees in a variety of rotating small groups to collectively create the future of sex education. Groups will be based on identity, work role, and U.S. region. Ex: 45 minutes in a group of 15 people for BIPOC folks 45 minutes in a group of 15 frontline/direct service
  • R.I.S.E.- Queering Curriculum & Prevention
    Jan 26, 2023, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM EST
    Zoom link TBD
    What if I told you there was more to LGBTQ inclusive curriculum writing than switching out a few pronouns/gendered names?
  • R.I.S.E.- Confronting the colonizers Gender
    Jan 31, 2023, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM EST
    Zoom
    90 minutes visiting the history of colonization/white supremacy on gender, particularly gender as we know it and how it was experienced in indigenous/BIPOC communities prior to colonization.
  • R.I.S.E.- Creating & Experiencing Affirming Sex
    Feb 14, 2023, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM EST
    Zoom
    No, not good sex, not even great sex - AFFIRMING sex: an intentional co-creative experience offering support, validation, & moments of "I see you," in all of your identities, kinks, and desires.
  • The S.L.A.M. 4 Youth (Providers) Conference - May 2023
    May 18, 2023, 10:00 AM EDT – May 19, 2023, 6:00 PM EDT
    Zoom Link TBD
    Join esteemed sex educators, therapists, and cliniciansfor two-days of critical youth centric skill building workshops.
  • R.I.S.E.- Celebrating Queer Resilience & Disruption
    Jun 20, 2023, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
    Zoom
    In this 60-90 minute session we will explore Queer history, even before the Stonewall Riots.
  • R.I.S.E.- The Story of Puerto Rico's Reproductive Oppression
    Jul 25, 2023, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Exploring the manifestations of past & present colonization in Puerto Rico through a sexual/reproductive lens.
  • R.I.S.E.- Celebrating Youth Expertise & Advocacy
    Aug 10, 2023, 3:30 PM EDT – Aug 11, 2023, 5:00 PM EDT
    Zoom
  • R.I.S.E.- Creating Emotional Consciousness Through Sex Ed
    Aug 30, 2023, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
    Zoom Link TBA
    This workshop proposes a seismic shift of sex education entirely. We are here to explore how 97% of sex ed disregards our emotional wellness, and create a framework that centers a full person with thoughts, feelings, and yes, sexuality!
  • S.L.A.M. By Youth -Back To School Week!
    Multiple Dates
    Sep 18, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM EDT
    Zoom
    5 evenings of innovative sex education workshops created and facilitated by young people.
  • S.L.A.M. BDSM by BIPOC
    Oct 03, 2023, 11:00 AM EDT – Oct 04, 2023, 5:30 PM EDT
    Zoom Zoom Zoom
    On October 3rd, 2023- Join us for a special one-day virtual summit centering BDSM and Kink understanding, theory, strategy and practices!  ​  BIPOC Sexperts will be presenting tips, tricks, and shifts for more intentional, inclusive and liberating creation through BDSM play.  ​ This one-day conveni
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The last opportunity to register will be 1 week prior to each date. 

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Once a deposit or full payment is received, I will reach out via e-mail with additional information and some assessment questions that will help in planning. 

 

Questions? StephanieSpeaksHere@gmail.com