In February we’ll be talking about Self-Care in Queer Relationships.
I know it’s a bit cliché to talk about relationships in February, this month of celebrating love in the most heteronormative, monogamous, capital-r Romantic ways. But it is within the sappy influx of normative messaging that we most need an antidote of representation and validation, so, here we are.
This conversation will be intentionally inclusive of *all* long-term relationships, including queer platonic relationships, polyamorous relationships, non-sexual romantic relationships, non-romantic sexual relationships, loving friendships, and the whole heart-filling range of relationships that we engage in as queer folks.
We will also be talking about abuse within queer relationships, which is an important and often over-looked topic.
This discussion will become the foundation of a downloadable resource on the topic self-care and queer relationships (with the consent of discussion participants – no names or identifying information will be shared without your consent, and you can choose to have your stories kept out of the document).
You can see the first of these collective documents here, extending our November discussion about queerness and physical self-care – http://tiffanysostar.com/queerness-and-physical-self-care-resource/
And the second, about queerness and holiday self-care, here – tiffanysostar.com/holiday-self-care-resource/
And the third, winter self-care for weary queers, here – http://tiffanysostar.com/winter-self-care-for-weary-queers/
Our February meeting will be on February 20, from 6:30-8:30 PM at Loft 112. There will be snacks (thanks to the generous donation of one of our community members!), conversation, and, most importantly, community.
We also have a set time, date, and location for our next six months of Possibilities events – you’ll find us on the third Tuesday of each month, from 6:30-8:30, at Loft 112. There is a small fee associated with renting this space, and you can support the event by either donating at the event or becoming a Patreon supporter.
We have a new focus on self-care and self-storying for the b+ community (bisexual, pansexual, and asexual, with an intentional focus on trans inclusion), and a new framework for sustainability (you can now support this work by backing the Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/sostarselfcare).
There is no cost to attend.
This is an intentionally queer, feminist, anti-oppressive space. The discussion will be open, as they always were, to all genders and orientations, as well as all abilities, educational levels, classes, body types, ethnicities – basically, if you’re a person, you’re welcome!
It is important to note that Possibilities Calgary is a community discussion group and not a dating group.