Whether you’re doing it, wanting to do it, or not doing it, sex is everywhere. So how do we talk about it?
Join us as we chat to some experts on writing about sex within (and out of) rainbow communities. Rainbow communities often break down rules and taboos when it comes to sex, but what taboos and rules do we still perpetuate within our own communities?
Samuel Te Kani’s Vice series Sex with Sam, explores the far fringes, practicalities, great myths and socio-political struggles of sex in New Zealand.
Melody Thomas’ award winning RNZ podcast BANG! Offers a frank exploration of this topic using real stories told by real people, but also follows her own journey coming out as bisexual during the series and finding her place in the queer community.
Mark Henrickson’s is truly an expert, his academic career has seen him studying sexual minorities, HIV prevention, consent and sexuality within residential aged-care.
Moe Laga has been described as a femme fatale sex bomb one moment and humble Samoan daughter the next. An original member of the ground-breaking FAFSWAG art collective, Moe has been using movement and performance to celebrate and explore gender and sexuality, including her solo show Neon Bootleg which debuted in 2017.
Joanne Drayton is a celebrated author and winner of the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Award for non-fiction. Her work explores the constructions of sex and sexlessness in women’s lives through her biographies of women, including Ngaio Marsh, Frances Hodgkins and Anne Perry.
Chair: Sam Orchard
Presented as part of Samesame but different, February 12 – 15, 2020