In Decolonizing Kink, Adria Kurchina-Tyson will discuss the structural, colonial nature of compulsory vanilla relationships/sexuality and demonstrate the “coloniality” of kink-phobia, reviewing the fundamental differences between Indigenous frameworks of desire/relation and those of the settler state. Kurchina-Tyson invites us to work together in this workshop to challenge racial-sexual pathologies in clinical knowledge, resist prescriptive frameworks of consent and desire, and get kinky about healing!
Based on the content of this presentation, attendees will be able to:
- Name and explain the structural, colonial nature of compulsory vanilla relations/sexuality
- Identify the coloniality of sexual norms around desire, kink, BDSM
- Challenge (internal/one’s own and external/social) colonial interpretations of kinky desires
- Facilitate (safer, anti-colonial) meaning-making around non-normative relational dynamics