Following on from our popular lockdown Live Streams on Instagram, we have a fantastic schedule for June!
Celebrating the individuality and creativity within the wonderful rainbow community in London, we have an inspiring line-up ready to educate and celebrate, and we hope you'll be joining us for these free LGBTQIA virtual events.
Hosting the queer Q & A's is our wonderful Evie Fehilly, Sex Educator & Sex Clown, whom many of you will know from the classes at the Sh! shop.
Have a question for one of the guests? DM us your question (and let us know who it is for) and Evie will find out the answers live during the Q&A's.
Watch previous Live Streams here: Sh! Live Streams
Q & A with Dr Lori Beth Bisbey
When: Friday 19th June, 6:30pm @Shwomenstore Instagram Live Stream
Topic: Queer Non-Monogamy & Kink
Dr Lori Beth Bisbey is a sex & intimacy coach and psychologist whose expertise lies in working with individuals, couples and groups to explore their sexuality, discover a deeper level of sexual congruence, heal from past sexual trauma, as well as create more meaningful, pleasurable, exciting, and authentic intimate relationships.
On a mission to create an open dialogue about sex, sexual identity, and self-expression, Dr Lori Beth is the host of two popular podcasts The A to Z Of Sex and Sex Spoken Here. She’s also a passionate speaker, dynamic workshop facilitator, and sought after expert in the media on the topics of sex, sexuality, intimacy, relationships, and sexual trauma.
Q & A With Gayathiri Kamalakanthan
WHEN: Monday 22nd June, 1pm @Shwomenstore Instagram Live Stream
Topic: Nurturing Queer Love During the Pandemic: Self-Care, Friends, Lovers & Family
Gayathiri Kamalakanthan (she/they) is a Sex and Relationships Educator. Working with Sexplain and Decolonising Contraception, Gayathiri is committed to creating equitable and inclusive learning spaces. Her specific fields of interest are SRE for queer people and people of colour.
A keen collage artist, Gayathiri aims to queer up spaces through making visible the stories of those who have been erased throughout history.
Q & A with Meg-John Barker
When: Friday 26th June, 6:30pm @Shwomenstore Instagram Live Stream
Topic: Non-Binary/Trans People
Meg-John Barker is the author of a number of popular books on sex, gender, and relationships, including Queer: A Graphic History, Gender: A Graphic Guide, How To Understand Your Gender, Life Isn’t Binary, Enjoy Sex (How, When, and IF You Want To), Rewriting the Rules, The Psychology of Sex, and The Secrets of Enduring Love. They have also written a number of books for scholars and counsellors on these topics, drawing on their own research and therapeutic practice.
Q & A with Jordan Grey
When: Monday 29th June, 1pm @Shwomenstore Instagram Live Stream
Topic: Queer Visibility & Creativity - Media & Representation During Lockdown - How Can We Celebrate Pride & Stay Creative
Past Live Streams
Q & A with Jodie Mitchell
When: Monday 1st June, 1pm @Shwomenstore Instagram Live Stream
Topic: Sexual Shame & Self-Care
Jodie Mitchell is a comedian, drag king and podcaster. They co-created queer women and non-binary comedy sensation The LOL Word, co-host cult hit podcast Secret Dinosaur Cult and, when there isn't a global pandemic, they can be found performing with OFFIE-Award winning troupe PECS as their king John Travulva.
Q & A with Emily Yates Undressing Disability
When: Friday 5th June, 6:30pm @Shwomenstore Instagram Live Stream
Topic: Sex & Disability
Enhance the UK provides disability awareness training, British Sign Language workshops and accessibility audits to businesses and organisations all over the UK and further afield. As a user-led charity, all of our trainers have impairments themselves. As well as training, we focus on the sexual rights and responsibilities of disabled people. Disabled women are three times as likely as their non-disabled peers to be sexually abused, and sex education in schools is still far from inclusive. We set up the 'Undressing Disability' campaign to support disabled people in having romantic lives that are both safe and fulfilling, and we do this by providing free resources, giving talks at relevant conferences and events, and running our Love Lounge, a Q and A forum that encourages disabled people and their loved ones to write in (anonymously, if they wish) with any questions surrounding love, sex, dating and relationships. We call ourselves the ‘non-expert sexperts’ and if we don’t know the answer, we’ll find someone that does! Until we are all able to have safe, fun and fulfilling romantic relationships, there’s plenty for us to be getting on with.
Q & A with Topher Taylor
WHEN: Monday 8th of June, 1pm @Shwomenstore Instagram Live Stream
TOPIC: Surviving Coronavirus as a Hypersexual Queer
Topher Taylor is an award-winning sex educator, writer, and producer of the 'Sex with Topher' podcast. More recently he produced the 'Love in Lockdown' mini-documentary for Channel 4 which has pulled in over 2.5 million views. At 30-years-old, he has more than 11 years of experience in the adult industry; as a result, he's somewhat of a 'sexpert'. and can talk extensively about everything from porn and sex toy maintenance to industry trends, body confidence, and the benefits of using social media as a platform to discuss sex education.
Q & A with Alix Fox
When: Friday 12th June, 6:30pm @Shwomenstore Instagram Live Stream
Alix Fox is a multi award-winning “decently indecent” writer and presenter with 15 years’ experience of specialising in sex education, fetish and relationships…and an attitude more chirpy than a field full of happy crickets and intoxicated sparrows. She’s employed as a script consultant on hit Netflix series Sex Education; co-hosts BBC Radio 1’s ground-breaking sex comedy show Unexpected Fluids; and can be seen advising guests on E4 television show The Sex Clinic. For almost half a decade she’s answered listeners’ most intimate questions on The Modern Mann podcast with veteran broadcaster Olly Mann, and is currently writing a much-anticipated book and preparing to launch a new series about kink on Audible. She’s an activist and ambassador for charities including The Eve Appeal (gynaecological cancer); Brook (young people’s sexual wellbeing); Terrence Higgins Trust (HIV); Bloody Good Period (menstrual poverty & education); and Women Of the Future (mentoring young women). She's Resident Sex & Relationships Expert for Superdrug, and represents respected sex toy brands including Womanizer, Tenga, Durex and The Sway. Her writing and broadcasts can be found on diverse platforms including The Guardian (particularly her Close Encounters series of audio docs), Stylist, Marie Claire, Men’s Fitness, Radio 4, Vogue, Time Out and more. Occasionally, she sleeps, but it's rare.
Alix’s accolades include Sex Expert of the Year (2020 [winner TBA] and 2018, ETO Awards) and two ARIAs for Podcast Of The Year.
Q & A with Ky Hoyle - Founder of Sh!
When: Monday 15th June, 1pm @Shwomenstore Instagram Live Stream
Topic:Being a Lesbian Entrepreneur // LGBTQ Independent Businesses
A childhood ambition to become a missionary didn’t turn out quite the way her young self imagined, but Sh! founder, Ky Hoyle did grow up to be a woman on a mission.
She opened the UK’s first women’s ‘erotic emporium’ in the early 1990s, after a nightmarish failed attempt to buy a vibrator in London’s Soho. Established on £700, Sh! grew into a multi award-winning brand dedicated to women’s sexual well-being, revolutionizing the UK’s sex toy industry and leading a sea-change in attitudes towards female sexuality. Ky remains as passionate today, as the day she stomped home from Soho determined to make a change, believing in every woman’s right to explore her sexuality free from myths and social constraints.
She leads her team in ensuring Sh! is the right balance of safe-haven and empowering experience. Whether through advice, classes, products in-store or outreach events – the ultimate goal is women’s sensual liberation!