Embracing Submission: “YOU SAY ‘POTATO’, I SAY ‘PO-TAH-TO’”
“Embracing Submission” is an 8-class series exploring the balance, fulfillment, and empowerment that comes from embracing who we are and what we have to offer. This is a great series for community members who are curious about which role(s) they identify with, for bottoms wanting to explore their submissive side, for anyone curious to explore power exchange dynamics, and for Tops and Dominants looking to understand more about what their bottoms and submissives are experiencing.
The 8-class series plays out like a “greatest hits” mixtape/playlist of a personal journey from identifying where you fit in to navigating change, healing, and transformation. Each 2-hour class will dive deep into a selection of topics balancing general and acquired knowledge, personal experience, and discussion.
ABOUT: “YOU SAY ‘POTATO’, I SAY ‘PO-TAH-TO’”
Communication can be tricky. Balancing personal needs and wants with compassion, courtesy, and respect for the personal needs and wants of others.
Now try to do this within the boundaries of a power exchange dynamic. And backwards! In cuffs!
It can be easy to forget that outside of our roles we are human beings longing for freedom of expression. This class will take a look at communicating within your role, working through the peaks and valleys, and empowering your freedom of expression through words, thoughts, and actions.
Each class is $10. No membership required.
SCHEDULE OF CLASSES (2016):
- Sept 7: “HANDLE ME WITH CARE” (Power exchange, labels, and where you fit in)
- Sept 21: “I DO IT FOR THE JOY IT BRINGS” (Giving and receiving service)
- Oct 5: “THE MASOCHISM TANGO” (The Art of Bottoming: From Negotiation & Etiquette to Subspace & Masochism)
- Oct 19: “YOU MATTER TO ME” (Ownership, collaring, and contracts)
- Nov 2: “FORGIVENESS… CAN YOU IMAGINE?” (Discipline and Punishment: Receiving, Processing, and Moving Forward)
- Nov 16: “YOU SAY ‘POTATO’, I SAY ‘PO-TAH-TO‘” (Communication)
- Dec 7: “LANDSLIDE” (Exploring the aftermath of being released or un-collared)
- Dec 21: “I STILL HAVEN’T FOUND WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR” (Identifying and negotiating your needs and wants)
- Dec 28: “BONUS TRACK” (Lifestyle Discussion Panel: Dominants on Submission)
This series will meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month between September and December, 2016 from 8pm to 10pm at Sanctuary LAX.
At the end of the series, we will have a BONUS CLASS featuring a panel of Lifestyle and Professional Dominants who began their journey as bottoms, submissives, and slaves. (This bonus class is not included in the full series package).
WHAT TO BRING:
Bring your lovely self. Bring a friend! These classes are super casual so no need to get all gussied up. We love you just the way you are. The seating is couches and benches, but maybe bring a pillow or cushion just in case! Notes are encouraged! Bring something to write with either analog (pad and pen/cil) or digital (laptop/phone/tablet). Also, bring water in case you get thirsty and maybe a light snack if you think you’ll need it.
First time? Not sure if this class is for you? Hoping for a certain topic to be covered?
All questions regarding “Embracing Submission” can be directed to “Birdy.” ?
Birdy is a lifestyle educator, performance bottom, and proud member of the Los Angeles BDSM Community. She is founder and co-leader of the SoCal Poly Support Group: a monthly support group for poly-minded and poly-curious folks with meetings in both the South Bay and San Fernando Valley Regions.
Under the mentorship and guidance of Mistress Melissa, she has embarked on a transformative journey unraveling the many layers of her true self; embracing the empowering nature of her submission, her masochism, and her slave heart through service, energy exchange, and gratitude. She is a student of life and a proud work in progress.
In her vanilla life she’s a teacher, musician, podcast junkie, and mama to the cutest dog in the world.