Queering Up Reproductive Spaces
This 2 part workshop is rooted in the values of intersectional feminism with an explicit critique of the mainstream Reproductive Justice movement. We focus on the voices and needs of queer, trans, and gender diverse people- the most neglected and marginalized in reproductive spaces.
This workshop is more than developing inclusive language. We dive into the exclusion, discrimination & victimization often experienced by queer, trans and gender diverse people and how this prevents access to resources and the ability to live self-determined lives without fear, limitation or recrimination.
Part 1: queering within:
- Identify inclusionary considerations in reproductive health spaces such as gynecological care, abortion clinics, fertility and other family building support services.
Part 2: queering beyond:
- Identify the shortcomings of the mainstream Reproductive Justice movement.
- Explore themes such as comprehensive sex education, domestic violence prevention, living wages to support families, sex work, COVID-19 justice, & pregnancy & family holding during incarceration.
- Part 1: 3hr Recorded Class
- Part 2: 2hr Recorded Class
- PDF of Slides
About the Facilitator:
king yaa (pronouns: they/them/king!) is a black, genderqueer, queer, masculine of centre being who has birthed three humans. They are a Jamaican, raised in Toronto, Canada and currently occupy space in Cape Town, South Africa. Their work is grounded in and informed by intersectional feminism, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed care, body liberation and sex positive frameworks. king yaa centres their work on the intersections of queer wellness and dignity. Their offerings include gender affirming bodywork, somatic coaching, movement for resiliency, full spectrum birth support, transitioning companion and as well as training intentional health and wellness providers with LGBTQ+ competencies, specializing on queer, trans and non-binary individuals, to create safe and inclusive practices.