Spring Up With Us with Our #CultivateConsent Zine

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Sharing first prints of the zine with our community; pictured above from top to bottom, left to right are:     Lea Roth    of Spring Up,    Becca McCharen-Tran    of Chromat, and    Stas Schmiedt    of Spring Up;    Nuri Nusrat    of Ahimsa Collective;    Phillip Brown    of Spring Up;    adrienne maree brown    of Emergent Strategy Institute and    Nikki    of Spirit House;    Wakumi Douglas    of S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective

Sharing first prints of the zine with our community; pictured above from top to bottom, left to right are:

Lea Roth of Spring Up, Becca McCharen-Tran of Chromat, and Stas Schmiedt of Spring Up; Nuri Nusrat of Ahimsa Collective; Phillip Brown of Spring Up; adrienne maree brown of Emergent Strategy Institute and Nikki of Spirit House; Wakumi Douglas of S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective

 The Zine Story

Over the years, we’ve traversed the country from coast to coast holding space to facilitate workshops, trainings, survivor healing circles, organizational culture shifts, among many other things, for those in communities seeking space to heal from trauma, address harm, and respond to/prevent gender based violence.

Time and time again, we’ve put love and intentional labor into creating tangible tools and interactive activities for different audiences to meet their needs, often universally rooted in vision to be in healthier relationships with one another; relationships rooted in open communication, ongoing consent and feedback, ability to voice desire, and respect for individual boundaries and self autonomy.  

With movements to end sexual violence and rape culture on the rise, especially #MeToo which has sparked transformative conversations online, we felt it was time to translate the tools and resources we’ve gathered into a widely accessible digital workbook for all to use.

What The Zine has to offer

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The zine is complete with key learnings/tools we determined over a period of time as most transformational for our participants in our trainings, workshops, and fellowships, including our consent toolkit with information to analyze power dynamics and coercion, practice open and ongoing communication, and utilize trauma-informed survivor response strategies in our relationships. Included in different sections of the zine are tools to:

  • Identify your internal boundaries, desires, and needs with boundary mapping and vent diagrams.

  • Lay out and identify your support systems to enhance self and community resiliency.

  • Identify and honor your self-care and healing practices.

  • Identify and practice non verbal forms of communication, as well as understand important signs of dissociation.

  • Practice different ways of asking and answering questions, especially as it relates to our varied communication styles.

  • Address harm and violence through a harm reduction framework.   

  • Explore how you relate to gender based violence with historical context and background.

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We strive to create the resources our younger, current, and future selves need to navigate the world in a way that feels safe and empowering.

Consent Workbook Zine (Set of 5)
50.00

Order a pack of zines for you and your friends, colleagues, or students. We choose to sell in sets of five because we want communities to skill up together. If you just want one copy, we will send you one if you subscribe as a $5 or higher patron at patreon.com/cultivateconsent

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Check out our #ConsentAnd Podcast:

Check Out Our TEDX talk to learn about our Book

and Sexuality Education Program:

Lea Roth and Nastassja “Stas” Schmiedt recount their personal journey that led to the creation of a new movement in Millennial sex education and the founding of Spring Up, a multimedia activist collective creating a space for conflict transformation through intentional myth making.

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MILLENNIAL SEX EDUCATION

A few years ago, we took a full year off to write our first 2 books: Millennial Sex and Millennial Sex Education, acknowledging the widespread lack of access to comprehensive sex ed for young teens and adults.

From birth through to adulthood, many of navigate the world with false, often always harmful/violent, perceptions of what healthy sexual relationships look like. Identifying this as one of the main causes of gender based violence, especially sexual violence, we came up with sex-positive solutions that wouldn’t merely demonize the scripts of our culture, but instead would inspire people to new, liberating possibilities of sexual engagement.

We decided to write the sex-ed curriculum we wished we’d had; the stories, the scripts, and scenarios that would have helped us engage in the sexual culture with more knowledge and maturity ourselves.

Get the print books on Amazon (Millennial Sex or Millennial Sex Education) or purchase the e-book below. You can get a signed copy if you sign up to join our Patreon community at $10 or more.

MILLENNIAL SEX [ebook]
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The difference between the two

The white cover version is appropriate for ages 16+ and is intended to be an educational resource for individuals, couples, families, and communities. It contains interactive, reflection questions at the end of each chapter. We cover themes of consent, trust, fetishization, trauma, intimacy, and respect.

The black cover version is written for more adult audiences and contains more explicit descriptions and narratives. It doesn’t come with reflection questions at the end of each chapter.