On Servants' Wings
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Resources and Reflections by Azariah Liron

Featured Workshops

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Building Community: Forming Transformative places of Safe Discomfort

Presented at:  True Colors (2017, 2019), Fantasia Fair (2016)

Come and explore the dynamics of privilege and oppression within our society while obtaining the tools to call each other in, nurture an accountable community, and know how to apologize when mistakes are made. This workshop is designed to help participants learn how we can come together to ensure our spaces are healthy and accessible for everyone. Through stories and conversation, activities and reflection, participants will be invited to discover the transformative place of safe discomfort, where all people, experiences, and identities are honored.
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Discrimination Self Care

Presented at:  Transgender Lives Conference (2018), True Colors (2018), Five College Queer Gender & Sexuality Conference (2018), MBLGTACC (2018, 2019)

Discrimination Self-Care provides tools to identify when discrimination has occurred, along with exploring the different ways someone can respond to discrimination (within themselves and in their community). Recognizing that every person and situation is unique, our discussion presumes that we all have the right to set our own boundaries in the activist work of discrimination response. We offer tools, conversation, and space to help you decide which ways of responding to discrimination will best suit your individual needs and goals.
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Exploring Polyamory with Real Live Polyamorous Adults (tm)

Presented At:  True Colors (2017, 2018, 2019)

Have you ever wondered what would happen if the hapless individuals in Hollywood's infamous 'love triangles' were to have an honest and respectful conversation? Curious about what polyamory actually involves? Exploring Polyamory with Real Live Polyamorous Adults (tm) opens a conversation about ethical non-monogamy by focusing on the skills needed to nurture healthy relationships of all types. From friends and family to lovers and flings, we'll be trading tools to identify the relationships we want, how to set (and respect) boundaries, along with ways to communicate with our partner(s) and ourselves.
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From Closet to Conversation: Beyond "Coming Out"

Presented at:  First Event (2018), MBLGTACC (2018), Philadelphia Trans Health Conference (2016), Fantasia Fair (2016), True Colors (2015), Transcending Boundaries (2015)

The narrative of coming out is often the lens through which society views LGBTQ culture. Yet the singular 'coming out' narrative is often inadequate for those whose identities are fluid, multifaceted, or complex. By examining our cultural assumptions about coming out, reflecting on who we've invited (or not invited) into our experience and building a bridge between 'out' and not, this workshop provides a space to explore your story and consider who, if anyone, you desire to share it with. Leaving the closet behind we embrace the life-long process of conversation and identity. This is a space beyond binary assumptions about openness and ourselves where you can explore new ways to write the next chapter in your story.
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Risk Awareness & Consent in Sports, Sex, Society, and Life

Presented at:  MBLGTACC (2019) True Colors (2019)

Have you ever been afraid that your desires are too dangerous? The things we do with our bodies involve risks. Consent is what happens when one or more people choose to take a risk, whether on the field, on the street, or in the bedroom. This workshop provides tools to help you identify what draws you to an activity, identify its risks, and what you can do to make those activities as safe as possible. This will empower participants to actively give and seek consent in their day to day lives. We will do this by exploring risk-aware frameworks, fostering conversation and navigating scenarios. Because risk-awareness benefits everyone, this workshop is open to all attendees, regardless of age and experience.

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