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Virtual workshop with body liberation educator Rebecca Rose Vassy/Diva Darling about how to work through body image issues.

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Wed May 29 2024

<div>Virtual workshop with body liberation educator Rebecca Rose Vassy/Diva Darling about how to work through body image issues.</div><div style="margin-top: 20px"><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><p><em><strong>This class has been rescheduled from June 21 due to instructor illness</strong></em></p><p>Raise your hand if you’re sick of being told to “just love” your body, or of rah-rah “you’re a god/dess/dex!” messages that mean well but don’t leave space for your authentic body image struggles. Everyone? Yep, thought so. That’s because you’re being assigned the task of feeling good about your body in a world that undermines you every step of the way.</p><p>In this workshop with sexuality and body image educator Rebecca Rose Vassy, get ready for a practical, radical approach to making peace with your body—and making change in the world around you. As a queer, fat woman in the performing arts, Rebecca has walked that very path for years and has a set of tools and techniques to help make that journey easier for you. We’ll talk about:</p><ul><li>Why you don’t have to feel positive about your body to develop a good relationship with it</li><li>What “body positivity” is really about—and how to aim for it</li><li>How to unpack and re-frame the internalized body hate you’ve been taught to carry</li><li>Techniques for managing (and sometimes overcoming) your body image issues</li><li>How to cultivate a compassionate, supportive network of allies</li></ul><p>While we’ll talk about fatphobia, fat liberation, and how the fat liberation movement pioneered the body positive movement, this workshop is not limited to people struggling with fatness. You are welcome if you’re grappling with a specific area or body part, with disability, with gender dysphoria, or simply with feeling unattractive or undesirable.</p><p>There will be a Q&A discussion period with a method for submitting questions or experiences anonymously. This class will be recorded and the link to the recording provided to all registrants. Sliding scale tiers are available, and you may also inquire about sliding scale accommodations at</p><p>Your body is not the problem—a world set up to make you feel like one is. Get equipped to fight back even as you befriend your body at last.</p><p><em>See our </em><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><em>Classes</em></a><em> page for more classes this summer and fall that will help you build your confidence and social skills! And </em><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><em>sign up for our mailing list</em></a><em> to hear about new classes as they’re announced.</em></p><p><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><strong>Rebecca Rose Vassy</strong></a> is the content writer and a sex, relationship, and body image educator with The Pincus Center, creating <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">blog posts</a> and web-based resources as well as teaching. As her alter ego <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><strong>Diva Darling</strong></a>, she is the host and producer of the erotic storytelling open mic <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><strong>Smut Slam DC</strong></a>, a burlesque performer and teacher, and the editor of <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><em>Anonymous Sex Vol. I</em></a>. She created and wrote the <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Blooms Blog</a> for education-based adult store Lotus Blooms, where she was a resident educator; she has also taught for Black Rose, DC After Dark, Joe’s Movement Emporium, and numerous sex-positive and sacred sexuality festivals.</p><p></p><p><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><strong>The Pincus Center for Inclusive Treatment and Education</strong></a> specializes in working with queer, transgender/nonbinary, kinky, and ethically non-monogamous/polyamorous people. We value sex positivity (including asexuality), body positivity and fat liberation, and racial justice.</p></div></div>


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