Archive for June, 2012

Speaker: Goddessy (June 27th @ 11 am)

Goddessy will be visiting my HDFS 5440 classroom (Townshend Hall, Room 255) on June 27th 2012, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Long active in the arts & women’s community, Goddessy will share her story of empowerment and encourage students to challenge societal norms as well as internalized scripts of hate. She is a wickedly sensual, predominately dominant, polyamorous, queer femme; in an open relationship with her beautiful partner of 20 years and delicious lover of 3 years. Goddessy is a passionate visual, spoken word and performance artist~whether whispering into your ear or screaming across the stage, she delights in awakening the sacred sexual deep inside each of us.

If you are not currently enrolled in my HDFS 5440 class and you’d like to attend, please drop me an email (see contact me page) to make sure there is still room!

Goddessy’s bio (above) was borrowed, in part, from her bio on the 2012 Power Exchange Summit.
Photo is from a Burlesque Performance

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Speaker: Tara McKenzie Allison, Attorney at Law (July 23rd @ 11 am)

Tara McKenzie Allison will be visiting my HDFS 5440 classroom (Townshend Hall, Room 255) on July 23rd 2012, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.  Tara is local attorney with a new practice (Davis & Allison LLC) and she graciously offers her time to my students each time I teach Human Sexuality. Active in the local LGBT community, Tara is a tireless activist supporting equal rights for all people.

If you are not currently enrolled in my HDFS 5440 class and you’d like to attend, please drop me an email (see contact me page) to make sure there is still room!

More about Tara (from her firm’s website):

Tara M. Allison

In 1987, Tara received her undergraduate degree in Marine Engineering, from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. Following graduation, she served as a Commissioned Officer in the US Navy. After being honorably discharged, Tara worked as a nuclear engineer for over a decade. She is a licensed Professional Engineer.

In 1999, she partially completed a MBA degree, at the College of William and Mary, before relocating to Columbus.

In 2005, Tara graduated from Capital University Law School, cum laude, passed the Ohio Bar Exam, and was admitted to the Ohio Bar. Following graduation from law school, she has served as General Counsel / Contracts Manager for a mid-sized, construction-industry company, in Lexington, KY. In 2008, she relocated back to Columbus, in order to start her own law practice. She is a member of the Columbus Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. She practices primarily in the areas of domestic/family law, Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Transgender law, contract law, construction law, and civil litigation.

Tara is an active public speaker on LGBT-related issues; she has spoken numerous times at The Ohio State University, The Ohio State University Law School, Capital University Law School, Dennison University, Ohio Northern University, Transylvania University, Columbus Alternative High School, the King Avenue United Methodist Church in Columbus, Ohio, and the LGBT Subcommittee of the Columbus Bar Association. She has been a presenter at the TransOhio Annual Transgender and Ally Symposium (2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011). She has also spoken on LGBT issues at the 2010 Ohio Diversity and Leadership Conference, the 2011 Equality Ohio CAUSE Conference at Columbus State Community College, before the Columbus Community Relations Commission, and the Columbus Police Academy.

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Speaker: Sir Poshia from The Chamber (July 9th @ 11:00 am)

Sir Poshia will be visiting my HDFS 5440 classroom (Townshend Hall, Room 255) on July 9th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.  Sir Poshia has been active in the Kink Lifestyle for more than 22 years and has worked in local adult shops (such as The Chamber and The Garden).  Sir Poshia will discuss frequentl purchased sex toys while shedding some light on who frequents adult toy stores and why. If you ask nicely, Sir Poshia might just share some interesting anecdotes from the shops and answer personal questions as well… stranger things have happened. If you are not currently enrolled in my HDFS 5440 class and you’d like to attend, please drop me an email (see contact me page) to make sure there is still room!

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Theater: Too Darn Hot…Erotique Variete Burlesque

Extra Credit Opportunity for HDFS 5440 Students

Click here for more information on showtimes and cost

Location: The Garden Theater (1187 N. High St., Columbus, 43291 )

July 21-22, 2012

From the website: Beat the heat at Short North Stage’s Too Darn Hot series in the historic Garden Theater this summer. Return to the era of classic burlesque with Erotique Variete Burlesque, an evening honoring the history of this racy art form hosted by Viva Valezz! Burlesque Productions and featuring ladies from across the Midwest. This show honors the historic legacy of The Garden Theater which was launched as a Vaudeville house and then hosted Burlesque on and off from the 1930’s.

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Film: The Day He Arrives

Extra Credit Opportunity for HDFS 5440 Students

The Day He Arrives (Hong Sang-soo, 2011)

Fri, June 29–Sat, June 30, 2012  |  7:00PM

(click to go to Wexner site for complete details including showtimes and student cost)

From Wexner: Full of coincidences and repetitions, the story follows a young filmmaker who returns to Seoul to visit an old friend. He engages in some typical activities when revisiting a familiar city: encountering familiar faces on the street, meeting people in restaurants, going out drinking, and having emotional encounters with ex-lovers. But the next day, he finds himself running into the same people and drinking at the same bars. The encounters aren’t identical, but intriguing parallels start to emerge. Hong’s funniest film to date establishes patterns that set up a playful storytelling game, which he invites us to join. (79 mins., 35mm)




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