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MEMBER DISCUSSION: Sex Workers & Disability Clients I Film Review of Scarlet Road I March 31 @ 7:30pm EST

March 31, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT


This video review and discussion will create the opportunity for members to consider content and experience related to sex work, disability, human sexuality, pleasure, and support.

Members will review the film Scarlet Road and then have the opportunity to participate in a live discussion facilitated by Shaunacy King, Director of DTC and qualifying psychotherapist through the MACP program at Yorkville University (final year).

Meeting:  Thursday March 31st, 2022 @ 7:30pm EST
Where:  Zoom (all registrants will receive the link one (1) day prior to the event

Please take the time to watch the video prior to the Member Discussion.  The video and questions will guide the group meeting.  Please make notes, take time to reflect, and be gentle with yourself as you lean into exploring topics that are related to your role as a support person in reproductive and sexual rights.

Information about the film:

“Scarlet Road follows the extraordinary work of Australian sex worker, Rachel Wotton. Impassioned about freedom of sexual expression and the rights of sex workers, she specializes in a long over-looked clientèle – people with disability.”

Running Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes, 5 seconds
Producer: Paradigm Pictures (distributed by Women Make Movies)
Credits: Directed by Catherine Scott; Starring Rachel Wotton (as herself)
Release Year: 2011

Following the discussion attendees will be provided with a resource list of additional materials they can use in their support of clients who are sex workers or clients who have a disability.  Resources will include textual, audio, video, and public referral opportunities that present a safe, trauma-informed, and identity affirming place for further exploration of individual or client-specific support.


About Shaunacy as facilitator:
Shaunacy has been studying and working with supervised practicum clients through a wide range of theoretical counselling frameworks including, EMDR, narrative, cognitive, mindfulness-based stress reduction, experiential, somatic, and emotion-based opportunities.  Sexuality, pleasure, reproductive trauma, and relationship diversity are but a few of the foci that Shaunacy brings to her counselling objectives and client-centred approaches.  Her interest in this topic and in creating this opportunity for DTC students stems from her time spent with mentors studying and applying theories and interventions that can benefit clients with disabilities or chronic illness as it relates to their sexual and/or reproductive identities.


March 31, 2022
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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