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Constructing Change: Radicalizing consent

Constructing change tools from the activist toolkit

Consent is often mentioned retroactively, as a response to violence. But when radical consent is exercised from the start along with a sex positive dialogue, it can really make a difference. The Consensuality Collective held a consent cabaret in Ottawa.

I caught up with poet, activist and playwright Luna Allison about her performance, consent and how sexual abuse can be misconstrued in activist communities. Her one-woman show "Falling Open" just finished at the Great Canadian Theatre Company.

Intro song: "The Revolution will not be televised" by Gill Scott-Heron

"Bad Romance" covered by Jenna Tenn-Yuk at the event


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