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The Shadow Side of Sex Positivity: Uncovering the "White Fragility" Taboo
Description: In order to develop resilience and cultivate inclusivity it is necessary to examine how subtle forms of racism and objectivity impact our field. Using a mindfulness-based approach, this workshop will explore the role sex positivity inadvertently plays in maintaining racialized and heteronormative views and practices in educational and therapeutic settings by examining white fragility. Participants will be invited to explore the "white fragility taboo," with the aim to develop awareness and compassion toward the intrapersonal dynamics that white fragility evokes.
Objective(s): At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: analyze how white fragility adversely impacts practices of inclusion in sex education and sex therapy environments; identify how mindful self-exploration can create allyship in order to transform and diversify sex positivity.