Kink And Neurodiversity: An open discussion
March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Our community celebrates diversity in its many forms, including sexuality, gender, kink, religion, and race. We are at the forefront of standing up for disabilities as well and provide accommodation for people with physical challenges of various forms, as well as reduced scent environments. We provide helpful information for those of us who suffer from depression and other forms of mental illness, providing a safe place to talk about our challenges. But one area of challenge in our community is around the topic of neurodiversity.
Neurodiversity is the idea that neurological differences are recognized, understood and accepted. These include many forms of invisible disabilities, including Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyscalculia, Autistic Spectrum, Tourette Syndrome, as well as others.
Individuals with neurological differences in the kink community speak of feeling marginalized and excluded, while kink organizers struggle with issues of wanting to provide an atmosphere that feels safe and welcoming to all.
Come join us for an open discussion on March 26th run by The Eulenspiegel Society on this important topic.
The discussion will be facilitated by Vir Cotto, a kinkster and occasional presenter. Vir identifies as neuro-divergent, heaving learning disabilities, ADHD. Struggling with the challenges associated with being “twice exceptional” Vir has an understanding of these challenges of being “different” and can provide insight on both the difficulties that neuro-non-typical people feel, as well as the challenges associated with creating a welcoming, accommodating spaces.
All are welcome to the discussion on March 26th. Neurodivergent kinksters, as well as community organizers, are especially welcome.
Doors open at 7, class begins at 7:30. If you will require the elevator, please call ahead: (212) 675-1390.