TEDx Video Launch: Emotionally Safer Sex

The video of my TEDx Adelaide talk is coming online! Happy dance!

SHINE SA have partnered with me to celebrate the launch, and everyone is invited!

There will be a screening of the video, and an exhibition of the beautiful artworks I created to illustrate the talk. There will be nibbles, wonderful people, and an opportunity to hear more about the topic and behind the scenes of the TEDx talk.

I would LOVE to see you there.

  • Friday, Feb 9, 5:30pm
  • SHINE SA, 57 Hyde St, Adelaide

Grab your free ticket here (to help me cater, I hate running out of lamingtons!)

Facebook Event here.

For those who can’t attend, I will be sharing the video online and popping some gorgeous prints up in my Etsy shop. 🙂

“I believe that just as there are ways we can prepare for sex that make it physically safer for ourselves and our partners, there are things we can do to make it emotionally safer, too.”

More info:

Summary of TEDx video
‘Safer sex’ can be about much more than preventing unwanted infections. For many people, sexual experiences risk leaving emotional bruises, and sometimes our struggles and differences can make good sex seem out of reach.

Sarah K Reece shares personal stories, beautiful artwork, and practical advice about how seeking to make sex emotionally safer has helped her navigate challenges such as a trauma history, anxiety, queer identity, mental illness, chronic pain, and physical disability.

Art Exhibition
This intimate exhibition of 8 ink paintings explores our physical relationship with our own bodies and our partners. The artworks are hand gilded with 24k gold embellishments and show very human, diverse experiences of the joys and sorrows of sex.

*The artwork does not display graphic sex acts, nudity, or abuse and is suitable for viewing by children.

Bio
Sarah K Reece is an artist, writer, trainer, and community development consultant, managing or contributing to projects with a wide range of communities such as prisoners, rural carers, queer youth, and psychiatric inpatients. Sarah specialises in working with people who are vulnerable due to experiences of adversity or diversity, and has founded local and international networks that support more than a thousand people.

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