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Devyn Stone

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Devyn Stone is a self-awareness and BDSM educator, author, and alternative lifestyles coach. He dreams of globe trotting and helping folx achieve the connections they desire, while they learn themselves more deeply. He believes in diversity not division, and actualizes that idea by promoting strongly affirming spaces and interactions. Devyn has a passion for giving and receiving education - his favorite topics are psychology, negotiation, consent, relationship construction, and organization. His “Quick Reference” books covered affirming gender, creating protocol, negotiating authority in relationships, and more. He is the Founder of Pragmatically Kinking, where members discuss the practical aspects of BDSM, and THRIVE, a virtual conference dedicated to the intersection of mental health and BDSM. Devyn’s been actively practicing authority transfer dynamics since 2004. Today he lives in Colorado Springs, CO with his property, Guan-Xuan, who is unquestionably devoted to his will. Devyn is an extrovert, a Sons of Anarchy fan, and a foodie. Learn more at DevynStone.com!



Who will be presenting:

Interview with a Narcissist

Class Description

Join us for a frank discussion about one of the most demonized personality disorders, Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Adaya Adler interviews Devyn Stone to get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions and encourages you to bring your own. Whether you have NPD, narcissistic traits, or you love a narcissist this discussion is sure to inform and inspire you.

We will also take questions from the audience.

 

Note: Beyond the ‘Red’ was replaced last min with Interview a the Narcissist.

Who will be moderating:

Accentuate the Positive: Autism in Kink

Class Description

When we think about autism, we often think about a list of symptoms, as if it were a "disease" to be "treated." In this discussion, we will examine how to acknowledge and highlight the more positive parts of our autism and depathologize our relationship to it. We will disscuss possible reasons why kink and autism go well together, and how to navigate the social and sensory intensity that commonly comes with kink spaces. This class encourages discussion and participant engagement. 
This class is designed for autistic individuals to look inward and think about how to positively approach their autism. Neurotypicals are permitted in this class, but they should understand that their experiences may not be useful or warranted in our discussions and should instead take a backseat approach to this presentation. 

 

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. 

Drummer Pony accepts support through PayPal (@SovCerv) 
If you enjoyed Drummer Pony, you can follow him on Fetlife (https://fetlife.com/users/8971159)

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

Who will be moderating:

Autism and Authority Transfer: Centering Neurodivergence

Class Description

In this class we will explore the potential impact of Autism on the creation, development, and maintenance of Authority Transfer or Power Differential relationships from an Autistic point of view. Whether Autistic or Allistic, this class should leave you new tools and understanding with which to navigate neurodivergence in the lifestyle.

*As a note, this class will also contain an overview of necessary and accurate vocabulary as well as some basic concepts necessary to discuss Autism in an informed and respectful manner.
 

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. 

Ire name accepts support through CashApp ($iristhatscreepy), PayPal (@iristhatscreepy) and Venmo (@iristhatscreepy).
If you enjoyed Ire, you can follow him on Fetlife (@TheGreenPill)

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

Who will be moderating:

D-Type Mental Health and Power Exchange Panel

Panel Description

Join us for our annual D-Type Mental Health and Power Exchange Panel. We are joined by a variety of panelists that identify on the left side of the slash. We are going to dive into what it's like for these neurodivergent D-Types to manage their relationships in power exchange and their mental health every day. 

 

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. 

Goddexx Symphonee accepts support through CashApp ($SymDeyi) and Venmo (@SymDeyi)
If you enjoyed Goddexx Symphonee, you can follow her on Instagram (@mx.symphonee) or Fetlife (https://fetlife.com/users/1850520)

Ire name accepts support through CashApp ($iristhatscreepy), PayPal (@iristhatscreepy) and Venmo (@iristhatscreepy).
If you enjoyed Ire, you can follow him on Fetlife (@TheGreenPill)

Leo accepts support through PayPal (paypal.me/MrLeoBarnes) and Venmo (@Leo-Barnes-2).
If you enjoyed Leo, you can follow him at https://beyondpiercing.com 

Ms. Cat does not accept donations and would prefer any contributions be made to TASHRA.org
If you enjoyed Ms. Cat, you can follow her on Instagram (@MsDulceCat) and Fetlife (@Ms_Cat)

The Rabbi accepts support through CashApp ($Solentgrn), PayPal (Solentgrn@gmail.com), Venmo (@Solentgrn), and Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/SINagogueBDSM) 
If you enjoyed The Rabbi, you can follow http://www.SINagogueBDSM.com for more!

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

Who will be moderating:

Disability Justice Principles and Kink

Class Description

Applying the principles of Disability Justice to our kink lives.

Created by Sins Invalid, we discuss the 10 principles of Disability Justice and how we can apply them in lives as kinksters.

Part lecture and part interactive. The outcome of this workshop is for folks to familiarize themselves with Disability Justice Principles, identify ones they are being called strongly to, and be able to discuss how some of these principles can be implemented in kink spaces and beyond.

 

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. 

Mx. Pucks A'Plenty accepts support through CashApp ($pucksaplenty), Venmo (@Mx-Pucks), and PayPal (PayPal.me/Puckduction)
If you enjoyed Mx. Pucks A'Plenty, you can follow them on Instagram (@sexuali.tea & @thehedonistrealist) and check out https://linktr.ee/thehedonistrealist

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

 

Resources

Websites:
https://sinsinvalid.org
https://anteuppd.com
https://cripcamp.com
https://facebook.com/sinsinvalid/videos

Books:
Skin, Tooth, and Bone: The Basis of Movement is Our People, a Disability Justice Primer (https://tinyurl.com/SinsShopping)
Crip Kinship: The Disability Justice & Art Activism of Sins Invalid (https://amzn.to/3K5tdUk)

https://www.sinsinvalid.org/blog/10-principles-of-disability-justice

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2XN0CQazr0

 

 

 

Who will be moderating:

Dissociative Intimacy: Navigating boundaries when there's more than one of you

Class Description

When participating in dynamics and exploring new relationships, how might a system navigate the discussion of boundaries & consent? What details should be disclosed? In this class, we will hold a conversation about the practicalities of relationships & one-time events, and how that is impacted by a greater need for self-accountability. We will also discuss how to plan for mid-scene incidents, how it may look to renegotiate boundaries, & in what ways do follow-up dialogues play unique roles?

 

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. 

Micah Lewis accepts support through PayPal (@StitchesofMicah) and Venmo (@Micah-z-Lewis)
If you enjoyed Micah Lewis, you can follow them on Instagram (@system.of.crafting), Fetlife (@Crafting ), or Twitter (@Micahzlewis)

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

 

Who will be moderating:

Distracted Service: How to Work With ADHD as A service submissive

Class Description

The first thing people think of with ADHD is often “oh squirrel!” jokes. However it is more than simply being easily distracted. ADHD affects one's ability to organize, recall information, and even start tasks. This can make everyday life, let alone providing service, increasingly difficult. 
This class will discuss how common difficulties affect learning and providing service and how to best work around it.

 

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. 

Magic accepts support through https://ko-fi.com/themagicofservice 
If you enjoyed Magic, you can follow them on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Carter_Swane), TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@magicofservice), or https://themagicofservice.com 

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

Who will be moderating:

Ever *Wonder* About DISC theory?

Class Description

In mental health, DISC stands for Dominance, Inducement, Submission, and Compliance. So the connection to kink is pretty straightforward...but where does Wonder Woman factor into your mental health? How does this theory work with other better-known psychological concepts? Freud? Transactional Theory? The Five Love Languages? No lasso of truth is needed to get the answers to how they’re all connected and how to make DISC work for you.

 

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. 

The Rabbi accepts support through CashApp ($Solentgrn), PayPal (Solentgrn@gmail.com), Venmo (@Solentgrn), and Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/SINagogueBDSM) 
If you enjoyed The Rabbi, you can follow http://www.SINagogueBDSM.com for more!

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

Who will be moderating:

Executive Dysfunction, At Your Service (With Great Effort)

Class Description

A master who can't get started without prompting, a servant who forgets their task as soon as they walk into the next room, a pet unable to will themselves out of bed, or an inconsistent owner who doesn't enforce their own protocols... are these failure, or are they a symptom with a larger cause? Executive dysfunction does not discriminate, it can be found on both sides of the slash.

Learning how to spot these struggles and what we can do about them can make a world of difference. Come join Pill as he shares his understanding, passes on some useful tools, and invites you to participate in an open discussion on executive dysfunction and it's impact in your life.

 

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. 

Ire name accepts support through CashApp ($iristhatscreepy), PayPal (@iristhatscreepy) and Venmo (@iristhatscreepy).
If you enjoyed Ire, you can follow him on Fetlife (@TheGreenPill)

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

Who will be moderating:

Mental Health & Power Exchange AMA

Panel Description

Join our D-type AND s-type panelists in a vulnerable and powerful space. We open the floor to our attendees. Bring your burning questions and get soe insight from these amazing folx! 

 

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. 

AJ accepts support through PayPal (FoxyFeistyRedhead@gmail.com)
If you enjoyed AJ, you can check out her website (FoxyFeistyRedhead.com)

Goddexx Symphonee accepts support through CashApp ($SymDeyi) and Venmo (@SymDeyi)
If you enjoyed Goddexx Symphonee, you can follow her on Instagram (@mx.symphonee) or Fetlife (https://fetlife.com/users/1850520)

Ire name accepts support through CashApp ($iristhatscreepy), PayPal (@iristhatscreepy) and Venmo (@iristhatscreepy).
If you enjoyed Ire, you can follow him on Fetlife (@TheGreenPill)

Magic accepts support through https://ko-fi.com/themagicofservice 
If you enjoyed Magic, you can follow them on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Carter_Swane), TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@magicofservice), or https://themagicofservice.com 

Leo accepts support through PayPal (paypal.me/MrLeoBarnes) and Venmo (@Leo-Barnes-2).
If you enjoyed Leo, you can follow him at https://beyondpiercing.com 

boyRandi: PayPal (rmkemmler@yahoo.com) 
https://www.facebook.com/boyrandikemmler https://fetlife.com/users/23888 

Ms. Cat does not accept donations and would prefer any contributions be made to TASHRA.org
If you enjoyed Ms. Cat, you can follow her on Instagram (@MsDulceCat) and Fetlife (@Ms_Cat)

Mxstress accepts support through CashApp ($RowenThomas) and PayPal (@RowenThomas).
If you enjoyed Mxstress, you can follow them on Instagram (@MxRowen), Twitter (@MxRowen & @MxstressR), Facebook (@rowensconsulting), www.mxstressreba.com & www.rowensconsulting.com 

Sophie Kay accepts support through PayPal (slavesophiekay@gmail.com)
If you enjoyed Sophie Kay, you can follow her on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sophie.kay.5872)

The Rabbi accepts support through CashApp ($Solentgrn), PayPal (Solentgrn@gmail.com), Venmo (@Solentgrn), and Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/SINagogueBDSM) 
If you enjoyed The Rabbi, you can follow http://www.SINagogueBDSM.com for more!

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

Who will be moderating:

Opening Ceremonies

Event Description

Join us as we welcome all of our friends back to THRIVE! Our first year was great and we hope this year we will exceed your expectations!

 

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. 

Velvet-Storm accepts support through CashApp ($LWOC2019) and PayPal (Leatherwomanofcolor2019@gmail.com)

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

Who will be moderating:

S-Type Mental Health & Power Exchange Panel

Panel Description

Join us for our annual S-Type Mental Health and Power Exchange Panel. We are joined by a variety of panelists that identify on the right side of the slash. We are going to dive into what it's like for these neurodivergent S-Types to manage their relationships in power exchange and their mental health every day. 

 

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. 

AJ accepts support through PayPal (FoxyFeistyRedhead@gmail.com)
If you enjoyed AJ, you can check out her website (FoxyFeistyRedhead.com)

boyRandi accepts support through PayPal (rmkemmler@yahoo.com)                                                                                                                     If you enjoyed boyRandi, you can follow him on https://www.facebook.com/boyrandikemmler and https://fetlife.com/users/23888

Magic accepts support through https://ko-fi.com/themagicofservice 
If you enjoyed Magic, you can follow them on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Carter_Swane), TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@magicofservice), or https://themagicofservice.com 

Mxstress accepts support through CashApp ($RowenThomas) and PayPal (@RowenThomas).
If you enjoyed Mxstress, you can follow them on Instagram (@MxRowen), Twitter (@MxRowen & @MxstressR), Facebook (@rowensconsulting), www.mxstressreba.com & www.rowensconsulting.com 

Sophie Kay accepts support through PayPal (slavesophiekay@gmail.com)
If you enjoyed Sophie Kay, you can follow her on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sophie.kay.5872)

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

Who will be moderating:

The Ableism in YOU

Class Description

Breaking down the internalized ableism we all battle with. 

Do you feel comfortable talking about disability?

Do you feel comfortable talking to disabled people?

If applicable, how comfortable are you talking about your own disability?

In this workshop we dive into what ableism is and how internalized ableism can show up for us. From physical disabilities to the invisible, society has shaped a narrative regarding our worth as people. 

Who benefits from ableism?

 

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. 

Mx. Pucks A'Plenty accepts support through CashApp ($pucksaplenty), Venmo (@Mx-Pucks), and PayPal (PayPal.me/Puckduction)
If you enjoyed Mx. Pucks A'Plenty, you can follow them on Instagram (@sexuali.tea & @thehedonistrealist) and check out https://linktr.ee/thehedonistrealist

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

Who will be moderating:

Using Kink & BDSM Scenes in Emotional Expression & Processing

Class Description

Kink and BDSM are practices with a wide variety of motivations and purposes. In this session, Mxstress will explore how Kink and BDSM have (and can) be utilized in pursuit of emotional expression and processing of day-to-day emotions. Mxstress will begin the session with a short exploration of the foundational components (psychological, cultural, neurological, psychosomatic, physiological, etc.) of why Kink and BDSM are useful tools in your emotional processing tool kit. After these foundations are explored, attendees will learn more about the practical applications of Kink and BDSM being used as a tool for emotional expression and processing. Mxstress will facilitate discussion for attendees to share, reflect, and apply this framework to their own experiences (past, present, and/or future) and conclude the space with Q&A.

 

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. 

Mxstress accepts support through CashApp ($RowenThomas) and PayPal (@RowenThomas).
If you enjoyed Mxstress, you can follow them on Instagram (@MxRowen), Twitter (@MxRowen & @MxstressR), Facebook (@rowensconsulting), www.mxstressreba.com & www.rowensconsulting.com 

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

Who will be moderating:

Wait, What Did You Say? ADHD's Effect on Negotiations and Consent

Class Description

There are an array of things in someone’s life that can affect their ability to consent. This includes age, perceived individual power, and of course one’s mental health. This includes things like Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. Despite ADHD’s name, the condition can and often does affect a lot more than people think.
In this class we cover how ADHD’s symptoms can affect an individual’s ability to negotiate and consent to play.

 

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. 

Magic accepts support through https://ko-fi.com/themagicofservice 
If you enjoyed Magic, you can follow them on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Carter_Swane), TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@magicofservice), or https://themagicofservice.com 

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