Workshops & Events

They say the best way to get to know a subject is to teach it.

Click to download the PDF of my current workshops

I continue to be a student of queer theory, gender theory, personal growth, and satisfying love relationships, and as such, I teach the subjects surrounding that — sexuality, gender, BDSM, and relationships. I love the deep conversations with people, the inspiring connections we can make together, and the chance to learn from so many interesting folks.

Since 2007, I’ve been traveling around the US & Canada giving lectures and workshops at colleges, community centers, bookstores, and sex toy stores. My workshops are interactive and flexible — they have been done with ten people and with a hundred people, with primarily trans and queer students and with general populations. My theories are interdisciplinary and personal, based in queer theory, gender theory, buddhism and mindfulness practices, psychology, consent-based BDSM and sex, and spiritual embodiment.

In addition to touring around and teaching at colleges, I run online ecourses about power dynamics, Submissive Playground and D/s Confidence, and I collaborate with the erotic embodiment group Body Trust.

Want to book me for a workshop, lecture, event, or performance? Contact Shelly at OUTmedia. OUTmedia is driven by mission over profit and is the nation’s foremost speaking agency representing LGBT and ally speakers and artists. Contact Shelly at [email protected].

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Upcoming Events

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What workshops do I teach?

  • Fucking with Gender (most requested!)
  • Non-Binary in Theory and Practice
  • The Sexual Politics of BDSM
  • Spoken Word Performance & Writing Workshop
  • No Limits: Why People Play With Edgy Sex
  • Advanced Consent & BDSM

Here’s the PDF for this year’s workshops (download it here):

Want to get in touch? Of course you do!