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NUANCE 2018

  • SECOND Floor NYC 849 6th Avenue New York, NY 10001 (map)

NUANCE is a full day conference highlighting a series of guided, dynamic and complicated conversations. It will be hosted at the beautiful and intimate SECOND and led by leaders in various professions surrounding sexuality & pleasure, gender, consent, online discourse, and more. We believe that just because a space is safe, doesn’t mean it can’t be challenging — and our goal is to create an atmosphere that encourages and supports thoughtful conversations between people from various walks of life.

Please join us this summer for NUANCE — the first full-day interactive conference of it's kind produced by Dame Products.

We can probably all agree that lately, it's been difficult to have certain complicated conversations. Whether that's out of the fear that we'll say the wrong thing, that we'll be shamed for our opinions, or that we really "don't know enough" to comment — having respectful conversations about heated topics is more difficult than ever.

While we know the answer to most questions is nuanced, and that there's often no real "right" or "wrong" solution, oftentimes it seems like the only "right" answer is black or white. We feel this attitude has further divided already disparate communities and exacerbated misunderstandings that could be solved via open and honest communication. Conversely, just because a space is "safe" doesn't mean it can't be challenging.

On July 21st, join us for a day of collectively rolling up our sleeves and sharing opinions with thought leaders on the topics of sex, gender, shame, and consent. From Keynote presentations by sex educators Ericka Hart and Eileen Kelly, to town halls on The Nuance of Shame in the Digital Age and The Nuance of Gender & Intimate Consent spearheaded by the likes of influencers and activists like Aminatou Sow (Call Your Girlfriend), Sawyer DeVuyst (trans model, actor, and activist), Shelby Sells (feminist porn maker), Zachariah Reitano (CEO of Roman), Bryan Stacy (CEO of Biem), Arielle Egozi (sex and gender writer), and more, to workshops on Envisioning Your Dream Sex Life with MacKenzie Peck (Founder of Math Magazine) and Movement & Consent with Ash Spivak and Lauren Bille from Cycles + Sex— we'll hold space from 10am-6pm for complicated and yes, nuanced, conversations, learn from each other's implicit biases and blindspots, and hopefully bridge gaps in understanding.

In addition to a full day of programming, we'll have an all-day Marketplace for you to shop for Dame Products & likeminded brands — including Haute ChocolateBabelandSustainCute Fruit UndiesYew Yew Shop and Math Magazine.

Your ticket also includes lunch and an open bar happy hour after the final keynote.

We hope you'll join us for a perspective-shifting day of growth, compassion, and deep conversation!

 

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