The Sex Exchange Presents

Sexuality & POC

Join us for a open conversation and interactive panel exploring the intersection of race and sexuality. We'll delve into the importance of sexual expression, challenging the barriers that keep us from living authentically, and making steps toward sexual liberation. 

When: October 20th, 2018, 7-9:30 pm

Venue: Vox Populi 319 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Kevin Patterson is an active member of the Philadelphia polyamory community. In April of 2015, Kevin was inspired to start Poly Role Models, an interview series for people describing their experiences with polyamory. Poly Role Models is part of a drive and a desire to change the way our lives and communities are viewed. It is currently the most diverse and inclusive platform for polyamory available.To continue the discussion of polyamorous representation, Kevin has extended the blog's work into nationwide speaking engagements about how race and polyamory intersect. This has led to the writing of the book, Love's Not Color Blind: Race and Representation in Polyamorous and Other Alternative Communities.

BlakSyn is non-binary queer human, published writer and practitioner of BDSM. They teach sexuality and kink in Philadelphia both in their place of work and through community efforts. With a focus on Queer and Trans People of color, their mission is to provide spaces for black and brown bodies to learn about and engage in kink. 

Fame Neal is the Founder and Owner of Lezcronymz, an LGBTQ TShirt Design Company based in Philadelphia. The designs and slogans empower queer women of color to be unapologetically themselves and have Sex Positive overtones to encourage womxn to fully embrace their unique sexualities. 

Jessa Jordan is a Black, bisexual, non-monogamous 27-year-old model, sex worker, and writer building her (F)EMPIRE based in Philadelphia, PA. She still reps her hometown of ATL and seeks to empower and inspire the next generation of brown babes with messages of radical self-love, unity, and resistance through her t-shirt and artist collective, BROWNGIRLPARTY.COM and collaborative reproductive justice advocacy work with ShoutYourAbortion.com. When her bambi-eyes aren't focused on the next project, she's hard at work being a cat mom to her 4-year old brat kitty, Gambit; learning to skateboard and eating too much cheese. She can be found at @MissJessaJordan on all social media

My name is Neha Ghosh (they/them), a South Asian genderqueer queero. I am the Events Coordinator for a Philadelphia organization called Qunify; we make and create new spaces for LGBTQ+ folx to feel safe, visible, and comfortable. By day, I am an IT Admin, by night I am a model, an activist, a martial artist, and a switchy kinkster! My goal, throughout all the work I do, is to increase visible representation of queer South Asians and advocate for my trans and queer black and brown siblings. Also, i'm a loving dadmom to two fuzzy, soft cats.

All images by Jasmine Tot

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