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I’ve been hinting and then shouting about this for a while, on Facebook and Twitter, and building some pre-course games like the “Which s-type are you?” quiz, and if you are on my mailing list you already got the pre-registration link. But now it’s officially here: announcing my new project, Submissive Playground!
It was rife’s idea, really. I’ve been wanting to run some ecourses for a while (I’ve spent a lot of 2013 taking ecourses and looking them up to see what kind of things are offered and how they are structured), and I’ve been stepping up my coaching practice, seeing people for “gender puzzles and sexual experiments” (and other things) over Skype and in person, and Submissive Playground grew out of the intersection of these things. I wrote the course, with a lot of help from rife, and wrote the copy for the website, and he built the beautiful design. (I think it looks amazing!)
I realized as I was putting up that What’s in our sex den? post earlier today that you might not know what the video of me was referring to! So I figured it’s about time to announce it here officially. Plus, registration is officially open!
So: the course. It’s a four week exploration, all online and via weekly sessions on the phone with everyone and one-on-one sessions on Skype with me. The using the BDSM acronym to break down the weeks: Week 1, Bondage, where we’ll discuss kinky sex and explore our own limits and desires; Week 2, Discipline, where we’ll focus on obedience, protocol, and punishment; Week 3, Service, where we’ll delve deep into what it’s like to be of service, what the realms of service are, and how to get better at service; and Week 4, Masochism, where we’ll also discuss submissive myths and motivation as we close the course.
I’ve got half a dozen guest speakers who are making videos EXCLUSIVELY for this course, including:
- Tina Horn, a macho slut ladyfaggot, a switch, and an expert at spanking. She produces and hosts the (brand new!) sexy podcast “Why Are People Into That?!” and co-created QueerPorn.Tv.
- Felice Shays, an expert on rough sex and has been teaching about the many shades of Brutal Affection for more than a decade. She plays hard, loves big, and teaches dynamically.
- kd diamond, International Ms Bootblack 2011 and creator of Salacious magazine. When she isn’t switching in bed or nerding out about cephalopods, she draws dirty queer comics.
- Liza & her slave, Jody, International Master and slave 2011, and have been in a committed M/s relationship for more than a decade. They teach about empowerment in power dynamics.
- Andrea Zanin, sex geek, and the Master and head of household to a leather family in Toronto. She is one of the best known queer theorists of power dynamics and polyamorous relationships.
- rife, who is an owned and collared genderqueer leatherboy from Texas. He is an artist, the illustrator of the GENDER book, and a really good kisser.
- Raven Kaldera, author, shaman, educator, activist, priest, and many other things. He has published multiple books on structured relationships through Alfred Press.
There are three different packages, the Broke Ass Package, Star Package, and Fancy Package. As you can imagine, the Fancy Package has more perks and the Broke Ass Package has less. The Fancy Package is the only one that includes custom made dog tags with your name on them, a certificate of completion, and a letter to your future dominant about your skills and talents of submission.
We’ve decided to add a perk to those of you who refer the course to your friends: We’ll make you custom Submissive Playground dog tags. Refer someone who signs up (and pays!), and at the end of the course, we’ll send you your very own set of tags, regardless of whether you did the course or not. Just have the person who you tell about it email me and tell me that you were referred by a friend.
Got any other questions about the course? Leave ‘em in the comments and I’ll be sure to answer them, or email me if it’s more personal.
I have so many amazing readings and videos and tasks and homeworks and things for you to try out. So excited to do this. I can’t WAIT to play with all of you.
All this and more over at submissiveplayground.com!
Aaaaand the envelope please:
The winner is …. Miss Ida! Comment #3.
Congrats! You’ll receive a signed copy of Visible: A Femmethology Volume Two, which includes my essay Love Letter to Femmes, as well as another book of your choice. What’ll it be, hmmm? Visible: A Femmethology Volume One? Best Lesbian Erotica 2009? Secret Slaves: Erotic Stories of Bondage (The Fetish Chest)?
Let us know!
I’ve met Natalie – the coordinator of mothertongue – in passing a few times and always really enjoyed her company, I always wanted to go down to DC to see her show and watch her perform some more. Those of you who are in the area are lucky to have this fab event coming up, check it out.
mothertongue Turns 10 Years Old
October 15, 2008
Safe. Empowered. Creative. Heard. Since October 1998, mothertongue has encouraged women in the Washington, DC area to share their voices. mothertongue is a community-based, all-volunteer run organization that works to create a safe space where all women may speak freely and powerfully and have their creative and artistic voices heard. Through monthly women’s spoken word events and writing/performance workshops, mothertongue encourages women to use their voices, art, talents, and skills to build just and inclusive communities.
mothertongue celebrates its tenth birthday on October 15 at the Black Cat, featuring spokenword performances by mothertongue cofounders Karen Taggart and Ruth Dickey; mothertongue collective members, and a splash of new voices.
The event will also showcase a screening of The Coat Hanger Project (2008) directed by mothertongue alumna Angie Young.
Unlike any other spokenword organization, the proceeds of each mothertongue shows go to a local beneficiary. mothertongue is proud to have supported a diverse group of local DC organizations, including the Black Lesbian Support Group, Dinner Program for Homeless Women, DC Rape Crisis Center, Hannah House, Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive, Lesbian Services at Whitman Walker, Tahireh, Ophelia’s House, Visions in Feminism, Girls Rock DC, DC Kings,The Rainbow History Project, and
mothertongue calls upon readers from across the DC Metro Area to share their original spokenword on the celebrate 10 years of mothertongue with original spokenword performances. Natalie E. Illum, mothertongue’s current President and longest-running board member, will also be stepping down at this herstoric event. She looks forward to being an inspired audience member at future mothertongue events.
Got something to read? Contact Michelle Sewell at msewell[at]mothertonguedc.org Or Danielle Evennou at dmevennou[at]gmail.com.
When: October 15, 2008
Doors 8:00pm/Show 9:00 pm
Where: The Black Cat (1811 14th St, NW)
Cost: $8-10 (proceeds to benefit mothertongue’s future programming)
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