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Let's Talk About Masculinity

Image of person sitting on bar stool holding a photo of the Vino & Vulvas logo and a glass of cider.

Image of person sitting on bar stool holding a photo of the Vino & Vulvas logo and a glass of cider.

“Toxic Masculinity” is such a buzzword and it seems like it’s not aways understood. Is all masculine expression now toxic? Is there a version of masculinity that is “non-toxic”? Are we all doomed to existential shame and darkness??? Okay… well that might be going a little far.

This talk is largely going to be able “how we got here” with the toxic masculinity stuff. We’re going to really take a look at the effect on our current patriarchal structures on cis men. We’ll of course also discuss how what definitions of masculinity do to the LGBT population. And of course, we’ll talk about ways to get through it all in a “Know Better, Do Better” sort of way. We’ll also be talking about the effects this societal masculinity stuff has on kids and how we can create environments for our kiddos to be free of some of the bullshit.

We’ve got a strong panel of FOUR this time for lots of angles on this topic. You’ll be glad you came!

Host: Heather Edwards, PT, AASECT Sex Counselor, Sex Educator, V&V Founder

Panelists: Bernie Newton, LMFT, CSAT; Papillon DeBoer, LPC ;Adrian Parra, Executive Director at Youth Outright; Paul Feldman, MA, LPC

Location: UpCountry Brewing, 1042 Haywood Road, West Asheville

Date/Time: Monday, 9/30, 7-9pm

Tickets: $15 in advance or $20 at the door (this let’s support our local sex educators!!). As always, if you can’t afford it but want to attend, send an email to vinoandvulvas@gmail.com and request a free ticket. We don’t want anyone to miss out!