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Living as a marginalized person is hard enough without the microaggressions that so many of us regularly absorb from those closest to us. Endure it for long enough and we're all bound to hit our individual breaking point. Understandably, those breaking points happen with unfortunate regularity around the holidays due to increased communication with and exposure to our blood families.

If you're involved in the sex industry, have a sex worker as a friend or family member, or belong to another marginalized community* - and you find yourself dreading (or barely surviving) the holiday season, Andre Shakti is here to help you initiate and facilitate difficult conversations with your family members. We'll also discuss self care strategies for navigating challenging environments and encounters, and will cover how to "break up" with your family if you desire - or need - to do so. This class is taught through a fully inclusive, trauma informed, consent focused lens. 

“Due to high demand - as well as the undeniable fact that there is so much overlap among sex worker, LGBT, and non-monogamous identities - this course will also welcome folks of queer, trans, and alternative relationship style identities to join and benefit from an increased scope”

**HIPS is pleased to offer scholarships to ensure the workshop is available to those who would benefit but for whom paying to attend would create a barrier.  If you would like to attend, but the cost of the workshop is a barrier, please contact Cyndee Clay at 202.232.8150 or to apply for a scholarship!  


December 09, 2017 at 1pm - 1pm


906 NE H St
Washington, DC 20002
United States
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Cyndee Clay · · 2022328150