May 10, 2019

When Your Existence is Resistance: Sexual Expression as an Empowerment Tool for People With Disabilities 9AM  -  10AM When Your Existence is Resistance: Sexual Expression as an Empowerment Tool for People With Disabilities 210 W 50th St, NYC

When Your Existence is Resistance: Sexual Expression as an Empowerment Tool for People With Disabilities

People with disabilities (PWD) advocate daily for access and inclusion in their communities and society. When PWD express and explore sexuality, it is an act of resistance against the able-bodied culturally-influenced and accepted sexual expressive norms. The development of the elements of resilience in individuals and communities can help protect and promote the sexual health and well-being for PWD, and lead to sexual empowerment. Using research and current examples of existing programs, this presentation will discuss various ways teaching resilience has been used to combat and resist ableist practices, rhetoric, and views, and how we can utilise these concepts for recognizing and supporting the sexuality of PWD.

Session Category :  2019 

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