From TV to movies to song lyrics, we are bombarded with messages of romance and love. We even have an entire holiday marketed to romantic love. But what is romance, really? Is it chocolates and flowers and sweet little somethings, or is it something deeper than that? Is the “romance myth” destroying relationships, like some scientists say? Is romance confined to the people we’re having sex with, or can friendships be romantic? Join Roan for a special O.school Valentine’s day stream where we’ll dive into all the questions about what romance really is, and what it can be.
Go to http://live.o.school/ at 3pm PT / 6pm ET, click on the livestream with Roan, and join the chat. Event is FREE! (tips are appreciated, though not required).
O.school is a shame-free online platform offering pleasure education through live streaming and moderated chat. Founded by queer women of color, O.school centers the voices of those most impacted by inadequate sexuality education. They offer a space for folks to connect, learn about sex and pleasure, overcome shame, and develop skills to communicate and set boundaries in the pursuit of sexual pleasure.
Roan Coughtry is a writer, educator, and healer based out of Atlanta, GA. With a background in the healing arts and social justice organizing, they’re passionate about kindling the connection between creativity, embodied practice, and liberation. They’re a lead producer of the Sex Down South Conference and a co-founder of the Sexual Liberation Collective, and they also provide individual healing and coaching sessions for clients. You can find out more about their work at www.roancoughtry.com.