workshops, seminars and trainings by samantha bitty!
To book, or for inquiries about rates, visit contact! *most offerings available IRL or virtually!
workshops/speaker topics for groups & workplaces
anti-oppression/anti-racism through an emotional intelligence lens
Using an Emotional Intelligence framework, participants will be guided through activities, opening discussions about AO/AR.
Custom-developed training, primarily focused on emotional intelligence and intersectional critical thinking skills; tools for adopting and strengthening AO/AR principles in practical ways, that participants can grow and apply beyond the training; support in unpacking implicit bias, and building upon existing equity work; name systemic anti-Black/anti-Indigenous racism/white supremacy in Canada and how that translates into the client's industry locally; review examples of intersectional approaches to restructuring HR and hiring processes. *can include problem areas identified by staff/management
sexual & relationship health for employees
Sexual and relationship health is not separate from overall health and wellbeing. Innumerable studies link strong romantic and social relationships with positive physical and mental health outcomes.
Through games and interactivity, this workshop brings forth conversations about how to use emotional intelligence to practice self love/care, consent, pleasure, safer sex, and being whole!
Participants leave with practical tools for identifying their needs, activating their values, and negotiating healthier relationships with themselves and others.
sex & relationships 101; 201
Practical guidance on communication, self-awareness, maintaining wholeness, and empathy in romantic relationships. Overview of sex, consent and pleasure. Introduces intersectional approaches to understanding sex and relationships. Includes a meditation and intention setting for relationship ideals. Q&A
Participants leave with tools for healthier relationships with themselves and others, handling rejection and increasing confidence in practicing consent.
barrier methods - how to: liberate sex education
Discussions about sex and consent education are all around us - a lot of the focus is on what gets taught and who is being taught. But what about the HOW and WHY of sex ed?
This lecture seeks to explore why sex/consent education is predominantly reactionary. In other words, why is sex/consent education intended to avoid undesired outcomes? Why do we use disempowering models to teach it? Further, when sex education addresses the experiences of folks who are LGBTQ2S+, neurologically a-typical, youth, elderly, or folks with disabilities*, does language like “diversity” and “inclusion” to describe it, actually perpetuate harm? Can we center pleasure and bring joy and humour to conversations about risk reduction, creating strengths-based, sex positive, sex education?!
Explore the power of disruptive education, and its unique value to conversations about sex, consent, and sexual liberation.
sexual health education training
media literacy & healthy sexuality
Does media influence our sexual selves?! YES! How can we better critically think about the ways pornography, social media and pop culture, affects our pleasure, relationships, consent and communication? This interactive workshop uses video, memes, and more to invite participants to strengthen media literacy, unpack harmful sexual health/sexuality myths, stigmas, and promote consent culture.
pleasure & consent
What is sex positivity/negativity and how does it affect an individual’s relationship to pleasure? How does mainstream messaging, gender, power, and other aspects of identity inform an understanding of consent? Participants will reflect on these concepts, and leave with practical tools for practicing consent in their relationships, and day-to-day lives.
STIs & communication
Do I have to tell? Overview of sexually transmitted infections - transmission, safer sex tools, testing. Unpacking STI stigma, and communication strategies for disclosure in a consent culture.
intro to birth control
There’s more than just the pill!? Up-to-date education session on birth control options available in Canada, fertility cycles, and decision making tools. Participants will learn about factors affecting access and decision making, such as lifestyle, immigration status, and privacy.
The objective is for participants to arrive at their own empowered, informed values and decisions.
- invited to view these topics through an anti-oppression, and intersectional lens;
- encouraged to critically think about their assumptions/ideas;
- supported in unpacking what does not serve their overall health and well-being.
Topics can be presented as workshops or seminars/talks (audience size dependent).