Let’s Talk About Consent

Let’s Talk About Consent
When we focus on listening to ourselves, those around us, and our community, big things can happen. This month we teamed up with Speak About It to learn about giving and getting consent, building healthy relationships, and changing the way we think about expressing ourselves and listening. We dove into the intersection of personal identities and sexuality and here are the main things we learned.
Consent is: 
  1. Freely Given
  2. Reversible
  3. Fully Informed
  4. Enthusiastic
  5. From All Parties
If we feel like we are being rejected, it’s probably not about us but has something to do with how they are feeling in that moment. 
Common Signs Interpreted as Flirting:
  1. Open body language
  2. Close physical proximity
  3. Letting a person catch you looking
  4. Awkward or shy compliments
Flirting is NOT consent.
Be aware of power dynamics within relationships.
Intimacy is a privilege, not a right.
Last, but definitely not least, you’re a SNACK! Just because someone isn’t interested in flirting with you right then, doesn’t mean that they won’t want the snack at another time. 

If you want to learn more, check out the Flirting webinar!