And that’s a wrap ! We launched the United Nations Human Rights LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business in Melbourne at ACON ‘s Pride in Practice Conference this evening with Deputy High Commissioner Kate Gilmore, my dear friend and former High Court Justice Michael Kirby and new friends Justin Koonin, Craig Andrade and Vanessa Zimmerman. #Biz4lgbti #prideindiversity
Cuerpos Unidos | Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA: Performances in Dialogue with Laura Aguilar at VincentPrice ArtMuseum, part of REDCAT – Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater’s Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA which is a part of Pacific Standard Time
Photo Credit: Irina Contreras, The Mountains Are Not Ours (in collaboration with Monica Robles and E. Stephanie Gonzalez), 2016, Documentation of Performance. Photo taken By Shannon Cochrane.
SO THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE that I am a part of the Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA / LA!
I am both organizing and will be performing in Cuerpos Unidos, performances in dialogue with the powerful work of Laura Aguilar at @vpam_arts. This project is in collaboration with @calartsredcat and funded by a grant from @thegetty and features newly commissioned pieces from @cndy_v @lanecia_sucia @cocacolachola @broadway.haacke and myself!
Link to event page in comments!
#pstlala #vincentpriceartmuseum #thegetty #calartsredcat #losangeles #elacc #eastlosangeles #latinx #brown #lauraaguilar #performance #performanceart #latinxart #dtla #cuerposunidos #edgarabianfrias #cindyvallejo #irinacontrears #freddyvillalobos #cesiadominguez #photography #latinxcurated
We only have ONE DAY to fight the FCC & the repeal of #NetNeutrality! Thanks to John Oliver there’s a SUPER easy way to do this. (It’s literally so easy–less than 2 min, no phone calls!)
Do you enjoy Netflix? Do you like not having to pay for specific sites you visit? If net neutrality goes away, our Internet bills go up and we give power to companies like Comcast and Spectrum to control what information we can access.
Here’s what you can do:
1. Go to gofccyourself.com
(the shortcut John Oliver made to the hard-to-find FCC comment page)
2. Click on “+Express” (right hand side of screen) for the 17-108 proceeding.
3. Fill out form, be sure to hit “ENTER” on your keyboard after you put in your name, so it registers. (They make it a tad tricky there.)
4. In the comment section write, “I strongly support net neutrality backed by Title 2 oversight of ISPs.”
5. Click to Review, then Submit, done. – Make sure you hit submit at the end!
Copy & paste to repost this, pls., rather than ‘Share’-ing, as it will be seen by more people. (If the “CONGRATULATIONS everybody” at the beginning confused you as it did me, it’s utilizing a Facebook algorithm to make sure this post appears on more of your friends’ feeds).
When we are in a romantic relationship with a powerful person, inevitably we will be faced with how we embody or disconnect from our own power.
In a recent session, a female client in an open relationship with her male partner shared the challenges of staying connected to her power while in a shared social space with him, and we explore how to navigate challenging conversations from a place of arousal.
Got Logan Act? Oh yeah…
This: Bibi and Kushner go waaaaay back and Kushner has NO business playing negotiator as he and his family are prominent pro-settlers and money givers. Netanyahu stayed with the Kushners frequently when J.K. was a kid, ffs.
It’s ‘Israelgate’, not ‘Russiagate’. This program lays it out:
Thank you everyone who came out to yesterday’s screening & discussion about Give US Home Spider at @angelsgateart! @demifromtheblock and I had such a wonderful time and truly appreciated everyone’s presence and words! We are also so grateful to @contemporaryfart for capturing this image and for helping organize the event!
Give US Home Spider is still available to see as part of Coastal / Border, part of @pstinla until December 17th! I will also be slowly releasing footage and ephemera from this project online for others to experience!
#pstlala #sanpedro #angelsgateculturalcenter #losangeles #art #performance #contemporaryart #latinxart #queer #magic #decolonize #wixarika #energy #goddess #transmutation #socialpractice #performanceart #videoart #music
My thoughts on Bitcoin/Blockchain:
1. Bitcoin is Airbnb for payments. It’s a peer to peer payments system where the ledger is distributed on everyone’s computer, decentralised and crowdsourced.
2. Wallets/Exchanges like London Block Exchange/Coinbase will become the new HSBC/Lloyds Bank (where you keep your cash).
3. We are living in a post-capitalist world where power is shifting away from governments and to the people – Blockchain is the technology upon which we 7 billion people will organise ourselves.
4. Imagine getting paid to post on Facebook? That’s what will happen with the blockchain – you will own your data and get paid for sharing it.
5. We are living through what will become the greatest transfers of wealth in history. Blockchain is the system that will facilitate this change. (thanks Andrew Torba for this one)
6. Since blockchain is decentralised and crowdsourced, the more you collaborate over being competitive, the more money you will make.
This article great insight into emotional abuse in intimate relationship or marriage. It gives both the ways in which the abuse occurs, and just as important this insight behind why someone might engage in these tactics.
While this dynamic is by no means isolated to men being the abuser in this context, for the sake of this conversation, and my professional experience in this work, I am going to speak from the perspective of a women being emotional abused in the relationship.
The challenging question that many women ask is, “when is it time to leave?” I myself was involved in several abuse relationships in my early 20’s, which is a major part of why I do coaching work with women around sexuality, men and power that I do.
The reason I stayed in the relationships for so long was because of my belief that “If he truly understood what he was doing and why he was doing it, then he wouldn’t be cruel to me”.
What I learned is I cannot be the only one in the relationship who desires to make the change, and this is the work that I coach many women in.
Often, the emotional abuser in a relationship has such an intense fear of losing their partner, that that fear bypasses any ability or conscious desire to shift the dynamic in such a way where there is an equal empowerment.
It makes sense that men are more likely to experience this blindspot, as society has conditioned men to believe that being emotionally vulnerable is not a safe or viable way to create intimacy–as it would have them appear weak, which could threaten their inherent “masculinity”.
It can be easy for the recipient of abuse to become consumed in the desire to save or “make their partner” understand what they are doing.
Ultimately, the only change that the recipient of abuse has command to change is their own willingness to receive abuse.
It is essential that the recipient of emotional abuse looks at where they hold beliefs that they “deserve” the cruel treatment, or fear setting a boundary that would stop the abuse because they may lose the relationship or be abandoned.
If you are a woman or man who is currently experiencing these challenges in your relationship, I invite you to PM me and we can talk more.
I just received confirmation that I’ll be speaking at CatalystCon – Sparking Communication in sexuality, activism and acceptance. in LA in May 2018!
The topic for my session will be on:
“A New Paradigm for Intimacy & Relationship”
I’m excited to engage in more public speaking on the topics of intimacy, sexuality, relationship and consciousness–and would love to invite your creative brainpower to support my words and work reaching more people.
Is there a festival, a conference, and event you feel I would be a great fit for? I’m book all the way out into Summer of 2018. Thank you in advance for being a part of the creative web of connection.