poet, MC, activist; www.guante.info
“As absolutely vital as it is to practice consent as an individual, it’s also important to understand the systems and cultures we move through, how they impact us, and how we can work to impact them, too.“
Our sixth episode features a whole bunch of thoughts, ideas, and answers to the question, “how do we build a culture of consent?” We look at some great resources for understanding consent as an individual, share some actions people can take on an interpersonal level, and explore what kinds of larger-scale policy & culture shifts we can help make happen.
The whole episode is structured around this zine, which asked that question to advocates, activists, survivors, and other people in many different places. It’s a great way to explore consent, but it’s also a great way to explore activism and change-making; this is an issue that we need to understand at both levels. Some other resources from this episode:
- “How Do We Build a Culture of Consent?” Zine
- Specifically, the “resources” page of that zine is a great place for readings, books, and further info.
- Planned Parenthood’s “All About Consent” Video and more
- Guante’s “Consent at 10,000 Feet” Poem
- More poems and resources on consent and healthy sexuality
- Know Your IX’s “Supporting a Survivor: The Basics”
Thanks also to our guest, Haven Davis, from the Annex Teen Clinic! You’ll hear more about Annex before this season is over.
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