On October 26th, from 5:00-7:00pm, join the Sex Salon for a workshop led by Sadie Epstein-Fine that discusses how queer and trans community spaces and events can be more inclusive of queerspawn (a person with one or more LGBTQ2+ parent/caregiver). Throughout the workshop there will be a reading of excerpts from “Spawning Generation: Rants and Reflections on Growing Up with LGBTQ+ Parents” co-edited by Sadie Epstein-Fine and Makeda Zook. We will discuss how queerspawn are community bridge builders and queer and trans generational knowledge keepers. This workshop will invite participants to think about why it is important to welcome queerspawn into queer and trans spaces and how to keep queerspawn in community once they are adults.
Sadie Epstein-Fine (they/them) is a storyteller who works to spotlight equity seeking voices, beginning with the communities they are a part of. They do a lot of art and advocacy centering queer, trans and queerspawn (people with 2LGBTQ+ parents) voices. In 2018 they edited and wrote a piece in Spawning Generations: Rants and Reflection on Growing up with LGBTQ+ Parents, published by Demeter Press. Spawning Generations was nominated for LAMBDA Literary and Forward Indies awards and was named one of the top 10 book of 2018 by NOW Magazine. In late 2022 Sadie is publishing Eraser (Playwrights Canada Press), a play for young audiences with themes of queerness, immigration, death, disability, racism and belonging, which they co-wrote with seven other theatre artists. They are also publishing Uncle Gabe is Having a Baby (Rebel Mountain Press), a children’s book about trans pregnancy, in 2023. Sadie is currently developing two plays: Sugar Plum, a theatre-dance piece, about the experience of growing up as a queer ballet dancer, in residence at Nightwood Theatre; and Other Daughter(s), a queering of Fiddler on the Roof, first developed in the MIles Nadal Jewish Community Centre’s queer and trans incubator. This past June Sadie directed Little Mis(s)gender by Teiya Kasahara, the 21-22 Artist in Residence at the Bonham Centre Queer and Trans Research Lab.
Sex Salon is now returning to in-person events. The location of this event is room UC240 located at University College (15 King’s College Circle). The building and surrounding area is under construction. We will have volunteers at major entrance points to assist participants to find the event location. There will also be some signage to assist with directions.
- While there is no mandatory mask requirement we highly encourage participants to wear a mask
- This event will have in-person ASL
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