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Ferris Oxide

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As a queer, trans, disabled member of kink and leather communities, Ferris Oxide, current Mx International Olympus Leather works, to create/support queer and intersectionally centered spaces. Ferris is a dominant switch and has taught workshops about communication, conflict resolution, restorative justice, cultural humility, and various hard skills at events throughout the Los Angeles area and beyond. When they aren’t stomping an eager masochist, they can be found wielding electrified knives and a wry smile.



Who will be presenting:

Inspiring Submission: Trauma Informed and Emotionally Intelligent D/s Dynamics

Class Description

A lot of domination revolves around the idea that submission is gained through force and aggression. The wants, needs, desires, and traumas of the submissive are often dismissed. This workshop combines research in social psychology, interpersonal communication, and organizational leadership to model dominance that uses humility and emotional intelligence to deepen D/s dynamics. This domination recognizes the power of vulnerability wherein learning, growth and success become a collaborative process that empowers all involved. The class will include mock D/s dynamic orientation conversations.

 

Thank you for your interest and your support of THRIVE! Because THRIVE is 100% free and not accepting donations, we ask that you pay it forward by donating to our speakers.  

If you enjoyed Ferris Oxide, you can follow them on Instagram (@ferrisoxide) and Fetlife (@ferrisoxide)

If you would like to support THRIVE’s efforts, consider picking up THRIVE swag at https://www.redbubble.com/people/DevynStone/

Who will be presenting:

Put Your Practice Where Your Mouth Is: Consent and The Art of Effective Communication

Class Description

In the kink community, we talk a lot about consent and negotiation. However, consent violations occur frequently because we talk very little about effective communication. In this class, we discuss effective communication strategies to employ before, during, and after negotiation to facilitate consensual encounters. This class will answer questions such as:
• What is consent?  Consent violation? Consent Accident?
• What questions to ask during a negotiation? 
• How does effective communication mean planning for conflict?
• How does accountability factor into effective communication?

 

Thank you for your interest and your support of THRIVE! Because THRIVE is 100% free and not accepting donations, we ask that you pay it forward by donating to our speakers. 

If you enjoyed Ferris Oxide, you can follow them on Instagram (@ferrisoxide) and Fetlife (@ferrisoxide)

If you would like to support THRIVE’s efforts, consider picking up THRIVE swag at https://www.redbubble.com/people/DevynStone/