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Radical Political and Social Change through the Experience of Female Pleasure
A Presentation and Discussion by Madison Young
Through discussion and a multimedia presentation, Madison Young (award-winning feminist erotic film maker, performer,  sex educator, and published author) will facilitate a discussion about the complexity and multi-facited political power of the female orgasm.  What are the intersectionalities between the female orgasm and female pleasure? Is there more than one type of orgasm? Can all women orgasm? And how can empowering our selves through knowledge of self, reclaiming our right to pleasure, and agency over our own body’s desires create social and political change on a global level? Madison will address all of these questions and more along with addressing how documentation of authentic female pleasure is a form of feminist activism. Madison’s talk will explore the importance of archiving our sexual culture and the importance of celebrating female pleasure amongst diverse bodies, gender expressions, and ethnicities.

THE INTERSECTIONS OF EROTIC PERFORMANCE ART & PORNOGRAPHY

Madison Young guides the audience through a multi-media presentation consisting of video art, film, photography and documentation of live performance art works created by feminists, queers, counter-culture renegades and activists who are addressing sexuality, sex work, and sexual identity in an explicit and graphic manner through their media and conceptually driven works of art. Young will also be presenting on short excerpts of sex positive artistically driven pornography and engage in a conversation surrounding the importance of both sexually explicit art and pornography in our culture as discuss the points of intersection amongst theses two forms of media and where conceptually and contextually pornography and art divert from one another.

The Politics of Kinky Porn and Feminism

In this multi-media presentation Madison Young will discuss the in depth the politics behind bdsm pornography from the perspective of a kink performer, director, and activist/organizer with in the bdsm community. Madison will address the complications and flaws that currently exist with in the adult film industry as it relates to BDSM and how pornography can be used as an educational tool to demystify and give language to kinks and fetishes . Madison will offer tools for the audience to explore and discuss how we authentically document and portray a sexual subculture with consent, respect, and with out exploitation. Through a series of video clips and photographic media Madison will catalyst conversation around empowerment through submission and the vastness in which bdsm can be portrayed based on the producer, director, and performers intent.

 

Reclaiming Pornography One Orgasm at a Time

A Presentation, Film screening and Discussion by Madison Young

Madison Young, award-winning feminist pornographer, performer, educator, and writer, will facilitate a discussion about sex-positive pornography and the concept of radical pornography as a form of activism. As well as screening clips from her upcoming film “Women Reclaiming Sex on Film”.

Madison’s talk will explore the importance of archiving our sexual culture, the educational value of pornography, queer and alternative pornography as a do-it-yourself community-building tool, and the importance of celebrating sexuality amongst diverse bodies, genders, and ethnicities. She will cover topics such as empowerment and consent around submission in BDSM pornography, the dichotomy of the term “feminist pornography,” and importance of redefining porn for our culture.

 Reel Love: Navigating Relationships On Camera and Off— Challenges, Failures and Successes in Documenting Your Sex Life – When your job includes documenting your own authentic expression of sexual self, how do you navigate what is private versus public? When real life lovers document their relationship within the context of feminist pornography how does they retain intimacy? What agreements, communication skills and negotiation tools aid in holding space for the intensity of sharing one’s most intimate moments on-screen? Madison Young addresses these questions while sharing moments from her scrapbook of sexual encounters spanning a decade of photography, film, and excerpts from her recently published memoir, “Daddy” in this  insightful presentation that explores the reality behind Reel Love.

 

Feminism And Submission: A Presentation and Discussion by Madison Young

 

Madison Young, award-winning feminist pornographer, performer, educator, and writer, will facilitate a discussion about feminist identity in relation to submissive sexual desires.

 

Madison will offer a multi-media presentation that walks through a timeline of feminists and activists that have paved the way for sexual empowerment of women with in the leather community from Patrick Califia, Gayle Rubin, Gloria Brame, to Dossie Easton and Carol Queen.

 

Madison’s talk will explore the importance of archiving our sexual culture through bdsm pornography, erotic films, documentaries, and the many ways that we can destigmatize bdsm. She will cover topics such as empowerment and consent around submission in BDSM , the dichotomy of the term “feminist submissive,” and importance of redefining “feminist” for our culture.

 

 

DIY CULTURE AND HOW THE PUNK RIOT GRRRL MOVEMENT SHAPED A NEW GENERATION OF FEMINIST PORNOGRAPHY

 

In this thought provoking multi-media presentation consisting of film and photography from the punk and riot grrrl movement, Madison Young couples excerpts from her forthcoming book DIY Porn Handbook: Documenting our own Sexual Revolution. Madison explores the political and feminist roots of the DIY Riot Grrrl movement and how this movement has informed and inspired her own body of erotic films with in the feminist porn movement. Young addresses the question of how feminist pornography serves as an act of political activism and simultaneously serves as an extension of artistic expression as influenced by the punk and diy riot grrrl movement.

 

Intersections of Queer Performance Art and Feminist Pornography

 

Madison Young guides the audience through a multi-media presentation consisting of video art, film, photography and documentation of live performance art works created by feminists, queers, counter-culture renegades and activists who are addressing sexuality, sex work, and sexual identity in an explicit and graphic manner through their media and conceptually driven works of art. Young will also be presenting on short excerpts of sex positive artistically driven pornography and engage in a conversation surrounding the importance of both sexually explicit art and pornography in our culture as discuss the points of intersection amongst theses two forms of media and where conceptually and contextually pornography and art divert from one another.

 

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