One of the best things about going to Netroots Nation every year is connecting and meetings fans of my art. Whether it's at my booth or at the different panels and trainings going on. A wanna send a big THANK YOU to all of the folks that I had the chance to meet for the first time or got to see again at this years Netroots Nation. It's because of ya'll that I keep doing the work that I do. WIth that said, if you missed NN this year, fear not for you can still check out some of the panels I was on.
This year, we had the first ever sex panel ever at the 7th Netroots Nation!!
This was both great and sad, because it was surprising to many of us panelists that sexual freedom was not something that had been fully incorporated into this progressive gathering, when so much of what we do in our work in some ways ties back our agency to be free, and sexually liberated.
It’s hardly news that neo-conservative groups are waging a war on sex. But it’s often a surprise to me how rarely progressive movements integrate sexuality issues into their efforts. In my view, there is no freedom without sexual freedom. ...this is the first time that this particular topic has been presented at this event, which is in its 7th year. While I’m glad to see movement towards including issues of sexual justice, I’m surprised that it took this long, since the links between sexuality and social justice seem so clear to me.