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SlutTalk Diaries: Women's March 2017

  • Volumes Book Cafe 1474 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL, 60622 United States (map)

SlutTalk is a collaborative movement seeking to redefine "slut" one story at a time. SlutTalk is a conversation, a community, a resource and a live performance. Our goal is to reframe and reclaim the word slut by having honest, public, shame-free dialogues about sex, sexuality and body politics. SlutTalk Diaries is an intimate writing and dialogue based program that encourages women of all ages and identities to explore their own experiences with slut culture, slut shaming and body image.

Join founder Alicia Swiz this Saturday Jan 21 for SlutTalk Diaries, a very special post-Women’s March event, at Volumes Book Cafe. Using the Women’s March and the current war on women as a focal point, Alicia will guide short writing exercises, facilitate group dialogue, conduct personal “interviews” with audience members and share her own personal slut stories. Guests are invited to participate to the extent of their own comfort. Men encouraged to come and listen. $10 suggested donation

Alicia Swiz is a professor, performer and full time feminist. Alicia draws from her personal experience and academic training to facilitate conversations about gender, sex and feminism through humor, candid observation and being really smart. She teaches Media, Pop-Culture & Gender Studies at Harold Washington College and co-organized Chicago's #PussyGrabsBack protest. She is the creator of SlutTalk,  a conversation that raises awareness of slut shaming and encourages sex positivity through performances, workshops, public dialogues and social media.