Salon Series In Honor of Women’s History Month

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A Salon Series In Honor of Women’s History Month: discussions on sex and the reproductive experience.

Wednesday Evenings at the Million Fishes Art Gallery: 2501 Bryant Street
$10-20 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds. All proceeds go to the Bay Area Doula Project. Check out the Facebook page for more info.
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March 7th @ 7pm: This Hormonal Life

PMS doesn’t even scrape the surface of how our hormones impact our lives. Learn the little-known scientific facts about how our hormones affect our immune system, productivity, sex life, sleep cycles, moods and fertility.

Tatiana is a Bay Area tech geek who plumbed the depths of hormone research when the pill started driving her crazy. Now she’s creating interactive technology that helps women get in touch with their natural rhythms (check out Hormone Horoscope in the App Store).

Amber is a local full-spectrum doula, who has practiced the Fertility Awareness Method of birth control for six years.  While most people pay attention to menstruation, she’s fascinated with the hidden power of ovulation.  She enjoys teaching women to read their body’s signs so they can get pregnant and avoid pregnancy with ease, and ride the waves of their hormonal cycles with grace.


March 14th @ 7pm: Orgasm Outside the Box

How do our preconceptions, relationships and emotional experiences influence our sexual and sensual experiences? Join us for engaging presentations and lively discussion on how two women are uncovering orgasms in unexpected spaces.

Shelby Devlin-Hailey is an erotic-fiction author with a background in Human Sexuality. She is currently researching the importance of sexual play in female communities as well as the emergence of bi-sexuality in heterosexual women. How Letting Go of Labels Can Improve Your Orgasms is an informal conversation about her current explorations.

Carrie Flemming is a hypnotherapist with a background in HypnoBirthing and reproductive justice, and an interest in expanding our perceptions of how we birth our humans. Illuminating the Intersections between Passion, Sexuality & Birth is an experiential talk bringing together women-centered birth wisdom, sensual birth stories and a deep relaxation experience to facilitate dialogue around the sensual and sexual possibilities of birth.

March 21st @ 7pm: What is a Full Spectrum Doula Anyway?

Full-spectrum doula organizations are cropping up all over the country.  What does it means to be a full-spectrum doula? How have the birth doula and abortion doula movements have influenced each other and the care we provide for pregnant individuals? These and other topics will be explored by practicing full-spectrum doulas.

Poonam Pai is a concurrent student in the Masters in Public Health and Masters in Social Welfare programs at UC Berkeley. Prior to graduate study, Poonam spent two years volunteering as an abortion doula with the NY Doula Project, and is now a volunteer with the Bay Area Doula Project.

March 28th @ 7pm: All about the Placenta: The Science, Art, and Eating of the Placenta.

The title says it all! Come learn and play with us as we discover the beauty and science of the amazing placenta and the role it plays in women’s heath pre- and post- natal.

Barby Zeldovich has a PhD in Cell & Molecular Biology from UCSF where she researched placental infection in preterm labor.  She will talk about the science of how the placenta is formed by the developing fetus, how it functions, and the role it plays in pregnancy complications.

Amber Dawn Hallet of Moon Belly Doula will present on the process of raw placental encapsulation.  Amber is a birth doula and who studied Traditional Chinese Medicine in graduate school who offers placental encapsulation services to women in the Bay Area.

Kelly Gray of Nine Moons Doula will show a short film about the birth of a placenta and the creation of placenta prints.  She will also display her own recent exploration of the creative process of placenta printing and will have reproductions of placenta prints for sale.

Dr. Charlie Glickman

Charlie Glickman is the Education Program Manager at Good Vibrations. He also writes, blogs, teaches workshops and university courses, presents at conferences, and trains sexuality educators. He’s certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and loves geeking out about sex, relationships, sex-positivity, love and shame, communities of erotic affiliation, and sexual practices and techniques of all varieties. Follow him online, on Twitter at @charlieglickman, or on Facebook.

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