Transcending Shame

Tue, May 12 from 7pm - 8:30pm

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Do you experience guilt, shame and feelings of inferiority around your sexuality/sexual expression, gender identity, and/or race? Do you regularly feel inferior, or "not good enough," especially because of your race, gender expression or sexual orientation? Do you constantly compare yourself to others? Do you see yourself as defective? Do you experience tremendous guilt around your sexuality/sexual expression? This interactive workshop will provide you with tools in order to: identify shame, recognize shaming behavior, and transcend shame. 

Course Description: 
This workshop tackles the topic of personal shame and the damage that it causes when left unchecked. For participants to create self-safety, it is necessary to interrupt shaming language. This interactive workshop gives participants the opportunity to: understand the meaning of shame; learn the difference between guilt and shame; gain awareness of shaming phrases and behaviors that are commonly used; recognize when they are being shamed; and learn ways to confront others who shame them.

*Please note that at the present time we are utilizing Zoom for our online events. We are aware of the security concerns and are taking all necessary precautions on our end, including not recording this session. Please consider using a pseudonym and forgo uploading a photo of yourself while in the chat room. The chat function will be used so that participants can avoid speaking during the event.


This is an online class via Zoom. You must purchase your ticket in advance. Ticket sales end at TIME on the day of the workshop. Instructions for access will be emailed to you before the workshop begins.
No late entry will be allowed due to the safety intimate nature of this workshop. Access will be blocked at 10 minutes after the start time.
Open to all 18+
All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated.
Questions may be directed to: education@pan-eros.org


About the Educator:
Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti (she/her/hers) is a breast cancer survivor, whose 2013 diagnosis reminded her just how short life is. This served as the catalyst to help her come out as bisexual, polyamorous and sex-positive, for which she had previously experienced tremendous shame.  In fact, until recently, Gloria believed that there was something inherently shameful about her, due to her being a Black bisexual femme woman with mental illness, as well as a former fundamentalist Christian and cult member. She is very much interested in helping others identify shame, recognize shaming behavior, and transcend shame.


This event is presented by the Pan Eros Foundation. Please go to Pan-Eros.org for more information.


online via Zoom

Seattle, WA

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