“Is it a boy or a girl?” The implications of this question affect us from womb to tomb, determining how people interact with us, our perception of ourselves, and how we interact with others. In this interactive, experiential, playshop we will: identify ways concepts of sex and gender enhance and limit our personal and social experiences; expand our sex/gender menu options from binary to buffet; play with our fears, excitements, preferences and bias around sex and gender; become empowered to redefine our community constructions of gender in and outside of camp.
Oblio Z. Stroyman is a Queer identified relational therapist (LMFT) in Eugene OR, and is the steward of “The Point” studio, an intimate venue that supports community through hosting events and skill share opportunities. She has always been passionate about community and social trends, focusing her undergraduate and graduate studies on family, gender and sexuality. She has been connected to the Network for a New Culture Community since 2000, participating as an organizer of Summer Camp West since 2010, and helping to bring gender to the forefront of New Culture dialogues. In her professional work, she focuses on raising awareness in professional organizations regarding polyamory, gender, LGBTQI concerns and community through offering regular trainings. She has been intricately involved in Eugene’s ecstatic dance and contact improvisational dance community since 2008, and incorporates somatic healing modalities into her practice. Oblio strives to weave together strengths from the aforementioned communities into cohesive opportunities for increased intimacy, depth, learning and social change through group processes.