Social Justice and Body Positivity
- Visibility as Activism: Vulnerability to Value and Validity
Society has enforced silence and shame on fat bodies and the people who reside in them. In a culture that glorifies thinner bodies as a sign of health, intelligence and worth one of the most radical forms of activism is simply being seen. Join Irene McCalphin for conversation regarding the journey to visibility through the inevitable challenge of vulnerability to reclamation of value and empowerment of self and community validation
- The Ungrateful Fatty
Tips, Tricks and Survival Tools for centering yourself and your needs when you consider the lovability of your own body. A heavily biased, totally sex positive starter kit for an ever evolving journey towards radical self love. Resources for battling marginalization and oppression which can derail your life. Suggestions on silencing all the lies society, the media and your own family told you about your sovereign body. Why be grateful for scraps of affection or sell yourself for the cheap price of someone else’s acceptance? Demand a catered feast of your own design and do not use weight as an excuse to wait to have a life well lived.
- Crossing the Finish Line Together – Juana Tango, Jessica Wilson, Irene McCalphin
Surviving ruling class supremacy is hard. Some of us don’t make it. The eradication of fat marginalization and size based oppression requires an intersectional approach to dismantling the white supremacist system. Sizeism will not be eradicated as long as some of us are still on the other side of the divide. Bringing our personal intersectional experiences to the discourse, we will strategize on how to cross the finish line together by addressing the impact of being subjected to multiple marginalizations and taking responsibility for pushing bacragenk against privileges. This panel is crafted by Juana Tango, Irene McCalphin, and Jessica Wilson. Our collective identities include POC; immigrant; Queer; genderfluid; fat; aneurotypical, mental health and physical disabilities; and poor or working class. They also include American / United Statesan, college educated, cisgender, middle class, biracial and bicultural. Join us so that together we all will not just survive, but thrive.
- Creativity as Catharsis Come take all the space you need to do all the things you need to do. Unleash your voice into this world and have it received. Weave manifestation and manifesto into movement words and music.Nina Simone once said “An Artist’s duty is to reflect the times… I choose to reflect the times and situations in which I find myself.”At this crucial time in our lives when everything is so desperate, when everyday is a matter of survival I don’t think you could help but be involved. How could you be an artist and not reflect the times. To me this is the duty of an Artist”Join Irene and your community in an intentional space held for this purpose. Learn techniques to transmute raw emotion into accessible works for yourself and the world around you, talk about the artistic process and be rejoice in your ability to empower those around you and alter the world you walk in.
As Marginalized Communities move towards equality and visibility we are often rendered unseen within own chosen spiritualities and religions. We will discuss the unvoiced damage of being colonized and minimized and work together to restore the positive and powerful reflection of a Divinity that mirrors the unique way we walk through this world.
- The Bawdy Divine
Dance like sex has been used across time and through out the world as a means to raise energy and convey the ineffable. The two intersect in the art of burlesque. Join Irene McCalphin aka Magnoliah Black for magic made in movement and connect with the voluptuous power of fierce vulnerability. Come see and be seen.
- The Outer Circle: Marginalization within Paganism
We are often advised to leave our “differences at the door” as we enter into sacred space. We believe these differences should be brought to the table, seen and celebrated. (Panel Discussion/ Birds of a Feather)
- Being Daddy: Frank (Mr. SCCL 2014) & Irene McCalphin (Miss Renie)Being a Daddy is so much more than a just a bandana in your pocket and being a Daddy not easy. Being a good Daddy is even harder when you don’t even know you are a Daddy. In this light hearted, fun discussion we will go back eight years in time to when Frank met the lovely Miss Renie at a dungeon and they had no idea what to call their blossoming relationship. Miss Renie brought the Daddy in Frank out into the light. We’ll talk about what a Daddy is, and what Daddy is not. Are Daddies trained, made or born into their role? In this rare glimpse into the personal relationship between Miss Renie and Frank, we will talk about Daddy posers, about lessons learned, experiences gained, and how it is all applicable to you. While we use the term “Daddy” this is equally applicable to Mommies as well.
- Color and Submission
Effects, Catharsis and Causes for consideration within Interracial, Non-Race Play
- Feet First
Basic Foot Massage for beginners
- Massage: From TOP to bottom
Massage as art and ritual for submissives
Massage as after care for Dominates
Massage as a pain in the ass for Sadists and Masochists
- Brat 101:
From temper-tantrums to tantalizing teasing
- When you’re good to Mama:
Tips and tools to show your Mommy and Daddy how much you really care.
- FAT kink:
Modifying play for bigger bodies
- Playing While “Othered” (Panel):
Panel discussion regarding kinky life, diversity and inclusion from the perspectives of multi intersectional human beings.