Sex Positive Book Club
Tanille is thrilled to be continuing the Sex Positive Book Club at City Studio partnered with Island Sexual Health in Victoria, BC! This book club is meant for community to gather to celebrate human sexuality and learning through reading and discussion. We will be reading one book every couple of months and gathering to discuss and learn from each other.
Frisky Business at Island Sexual Health will be bringing in books so that we can purchase them at their location. Sometimes these books are tricky to find at regular book stores. We might even have a couple local authors join us along the way!
Upcoming Book Clubs:
This project is currently on hold. Updates in fall 2019.
Past Book Clubs:
April 29, 2018 from 3-5pm @CityStudio
Ask, Building a Consent Culture edited by: Kitty Stryker
About the book: Have you ever heard the phrase “It’s easier to ask forgiveness than permission?” Violating consent isn’t limited to sexual relationships, and our discussions around consent shouldn’t be, either.
To resist rape culture, we need a consent culture—and one that is more than just reactionary. Left confined to intimate spaces, consent will atrophy as theory that is never put into practice. The multi-layered power disparities of today’s world require a response sensitive to a wide range of lived experiences.
In Ask, Kitty Stryker assembles a retinue of writers, journalists, and activists to examine how a cultural politic centered on consent can empower us outside the bedroom, whether it’s at the doctor’s office, interacting with law enforcement, or calling out financial abuse within radical communities.
More than a collection of essays, Ask is a testimony and guide on the role that negated consent plays in our lives, examining how we can take those first steps to reclaim it from institutionalized power.
Our second selection for our Sex Positive Book Club is Gender Failure by Rae Spoon & Ivan E. Coyote. We will be meeting at Island Sexual Health on Sunday February 25, 2018 from 3-5pm.
About the book: Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon are accomplished, award-winning writers, musicians, and performers; they are also both admitted "gender failures." In their first collaborative book, Ivan and Rae explore and expose their failed attempts at fitting into the gender binary, and how ultimately our expectations and assumptions around traditional gender roles fail us all.
Our first book club will be with Author Monica Meneghetti who just published her book, What The Mouth Wants.
About the book: "As Monica becomes an adult, she discovers a part of her self that rebels against the rigours of her traditional upbringing. And as the layers of her sexuality are revealed she begins to understand that like herbs infusing a sauce with flavour, her differences add a delicious complexity to her life."