Welcome to the City of Self Love: a new Brighton-based initiative aiming to bring body-positivity and sex-positivity to your front door. They explain:
“We know that every body is beautiful and we believe in the radical possibilities of pleasure, babe. Through music, poetry, film, conversation and zines we’re bringing a message of world grrrl peace, of confidence and autonomy. We’ll be out there in the real world, and in digital form at www.cityofselflove.tumblr.com”
Self-Love September marks the launch of the City of Self love.Throughout September they’ll be celebrating the self AND fundraising for Scarleteen – a teen sex ed site Cliterati has been recommending and supporting for over a decade (and has just as much useful info for adults).
In this age of misinformation, abstinence-only education and 50 Shades of Grey, websites like Scarleteen
are increasingly vital. Providing accurate info about sex, the body and feminism, Scarleteen is a resource the City of Self Love wanta to celebrate and stand in solidarity with. We couldn’t agree more.The central Self-Love September event is Self-Love Sunday, on the 23rd September in the West Hill Hall. It will feature a jumble sale, a film screening and a riot grrrl gig featuring The Tuts, Colour Me Wednesday and Screama Ballerina. All proceeds will go to Scarleteen, and the message to all attendees, and all residents of the virtual and physical City of Self Love will be simple: you are a person of worth. You deserve your love.
Jumble Sale – 1-3pm
Poetry workshop from Word Play – 4-5pm
Film screening and gig – 6pm-10.30pm.
Film: Screaming Queens.
Gig: The Tuts, Colour Me Wednesday, Screama Ballerina.
Find out about Scarleteen here: http://www.scarleteen.com/ For more on City of Self Love: http://cityofselflove.tumblr.com/