Feeling Fuckable aims to reclaim pleasure. Feeling Fuckable is a conversation that focuses on the collective and individual healing from trauma, guilt, and shame around our experiences of sex, intimacy, and pleasure. We will investigate the role of pleasure in both life and liberation work. We will interrogate, through embodied practice, with a phenomenological approach, that is- the studies of the structures of experience and consciousness. In a comfortable environment we create safe(r) space; welcoming vulnerability and expression. We will attempt to set aside biases & preconceived assumptions about our experience, feelings, & responses to pleasure via a holistic research model and praxis. We will start by addressing our limits to ‘feeling fuckable’ by recognizing the trauma we have. Attempting to reclaim pleasure through collective healing. Healing from stigma rooted in violence. By addressing different forms of stigma we wish to illuminate a culture of desire that is shrouded in delusion from the white heteropatriarchy that perpetuates internalized pain and trauma we experience in the assemblage of our bodies. Feeling Fuckable may cover topics along the intersections of masturbation, disability justice, racism, kink, body dysmorphia, HIV & STI’s, intimacy, narcissistic/physical/emotional abuse, love potions,chronic illness & pain, wellness, sexual education, holistic health, guilt & shame, sensual foods and mindfulness through radical self-love & sex-positivity. We aim to build community, craft kinship and cultivate connection through sharing our stories. Feeling Fuckable is an experiment in calling ourselves in; to hold space for our pleasure, activate ourselves and rebuild an intimate relationship with our own intuitive sensual self. What does sexual wellness feel like? What is sensual self-care? How do we map a holistic understanding of pleasure? What makes you FEEL FUCKABLE? We aim to build connections between different embodiments of physical, mental, emotional, psychic, spiritual, and ancestral challenges to our realizing the joy & pleasure of radical self-love. This is an experiment with the goal to call in our own bodies and rediscover what feels good for our own being. The goal is to create a collective body of knowledge grounded in homegrown & holistic self-care techniques, products, and healing wisdom and practices. As our own resource, we will research, study, practice and bring together around the world making wellness products, writing on the subject, creating digital and material creative content for raising the vibration of personal connection to pleasure. This assembly will center our bodies as our own feedback and test subjects as we create this bank of information through our findings…we may even generate some original ideas, products, or media. This will bring into focus the holistic synthesis of mind, body, emotion, and spirit work we discover in the 3 month period to be able to share in what will ultimately become the “Feeling Fuckable: Practical Magic Toolkit for your Everyday Hoe.” It will be community generated and support local, sustainable, and ethically based small businesses, thinkers, and creatives within our evolving networks of pleasure. This toolkit could be an anthology of stories, qualitative research, visual ethnography, a protocol or framework for others to follow, and products to use.
Ideal size of the group: Ideally I’m looking for 10-12 people but would be satisfied with a range of 5-18 engaged and committed individuals.