Archive for category Au2012

Speakers: PolyColumbus Representatives (November 7, 2012 @ 2:45 pm)

Poly Columbus art courtesy of:
http://polyamory.ecohost.com/infinity.html

Representatives from PolyColumbus will be visiting my HDFS 5440 classroom on The Ohio State University Main Campus (Orton Hall, Room 0110) on November 7, 2012, from 2:45-4:00 pm.This is an extra credit opportunity for students enrolled in my other classes this semester who are not also enrolled in 5440 this semester. If you are not currently enrolled in my HDFS 5440 class and you’d like to attend, be prepared to sit on the floor, the windowsill, or to stand!

The PolyColumbus group provides polyamorous, poly-curious, and poly-friendly individuals with an online forum for an exchange of ideas, friendship, support and community among area polyamorists. Discussions focus on polyamory and poly-related topics. PolyColumbus is not a swingers group, and the group is intended for adults 18 and over. Once a month, the group has a meeting in Columbus for those wishing to meet in real-time and in-person.

*If you – or someone you know – is interested in this group, more information is available at their yahoo group page (an age-restricted site)

*For additional information, about purposeful non-monogamy,  I recommend a visit to Looking Through.Us
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Speaker: Goddessy, Artist and Activist (October 24, 2012 @ 2:45 pm)

Goddessy will be visiting my HDFS 5440 classroom on The Ohio State University Main Campus (Orton Hall, Room 0110) on October 24, 2012, from 2:45-4:00 pm.

This is an extra credit opportunity for students enrolled in my other classes this semester who are not also enrolled in 5440 this semester. If you are not currently enrolled in my HDFS 5440 class and you’d like to attend, be prepared to sit on the floor, the windowsill, or to stand!

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 sexuality deep inside each of us.

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

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Speaker: Arinda StormWeaver, Sensualist and Fetish Model (October 10, 2012 @ 2:45 pm)

Ms. Arinda Storm Weaver (2012)

Arinda StormWeaver will be visiting my HDFS 5440 classroom on The Ohio State University Main Campus (Orton Hall, Room 0110) on October 10, 2012, from 2:45-4:00 pm.

This is an extra credit opportunity for students enrolled in my other classes this semester who are not also enrolled in 5440 this semester. If you are not currently enrolled in my HDFS 5440 class and you’d like to attend, be prepared to sit on the floor, the windowsill, or to stand!

Arinda had been a lifestyle Mistress for about ten years when she found that she had breast cancer. At 45, after both breasts were removed, she  started taking pics of her hands and fingernails. A very simple question changed her life.
Did you know there is a fetish for long fingernails? Arinda StormWeaver maintains a no-nudity policy on her part and she discovered that the nail fetish community made it very easy to become known without taking her clothes off.
Arinda’s work involves several fetish arenas, including long fingernails, long toenails, long hair, smoking and foot fetishism to name a few. Her work as a sensualist has taken her overseas and she was featured in the art book Claws for Alarm by Tolu Solanke.
The following links are provided to give interested individuals access to Arinda’s work. Inclusion of them here is not an endorsement by the instructor or the university the instructor works for. Note: Adult content may be found at these sites. Please decided for yourself if you wish to proceed and if you are under the age of consent, speak with a parent or guardian before clicking below. Thank You.

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Speaker: Tara McKenzie Allison, Attorney at Law (October 1, 2012 @ 2:45 pm)

Tara McKenzie Allison will be visiting my HDFS 5440 classroom on The Ohio State University Main Campus (Orton Hall, Room 0110) on October 1, 2012, from 2:45-4:00 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.

This is an extra credit opportunity for students enrolled in my other classes this semester who are not also enrolled in 5440 this semester.

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! Be prepared to sit on the floor, the windowsill, or to stand!

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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