Representation Matters

If you have connections with clubs, venues, or really, ANY organizations or companies with employees please use your connections to pressure them to align and act with this racial justice movement and seek DEI training for owners and staff, as well as representation in your organizations. The PDX Stripper Strike is leading by demanding fair treatment and equal stage opportunities, accountability, and restorative justice in the local clubs in Portland. Be sure to support the clubs who have signed on, and pressure/boycott the clubs who have not. You can also donate to the collective action.

We have been investing more time in our own direct actions and anti-racist education. We will be joining this upcoming series hosted by Marla Renee Stewart and Luna MatatasRace & Kink: A Bi-Weekly Discussion Series. We hope you will join us too! TICKETS HERE.

Upcoming Online Events & Classes

WEBINAR: FemDom Bootcamp
Distance Domination Part II: July 2nd, 6-8pm PDT
How can we better flirt remotely, tease, torment, and bond with our dominants and submissives? Our powerful band of experienced FemDom & badasses (Mistress Mia Darque, Natasha, and Daddy An-Li) will tackle the subject along with some of our trusted submissives who will weigh in on the experience from the other side, with live demos! If you missed Part I of this series, never fear, we will review. Note: webinars are participatory in chat only, you will not be onscreen. TICKETS.

Intro to Cock and Ball Torture (CBT) with Luna Matatas
Thursday July 16th, 4-5:30pm PDT
There’s a delicious line between pleasure and pain. As extreme as cock and ball torture (CBT) may sound, the spectrum of pleasure for the penis and testicles is diverse and full of fun. The pleasure for the giver of CBT can also be a delicious dimension of sexuality to explore. Luna Matatas is a Sex, Confidence and Pleasure Educator with over 10 years of experience in sexual health and wellness internationally and locally. TICKETS.

STFU & QUINK! Online – Kinky Play Party
July 18th, 8-10:30pm PDT
Viola’s monthly queer kink play party is combined for July with her monthly FemDom play party. This is an invite-only, vetted online play party for queer kinksters and femdoms and their submissives which begins with featured guests & performances and includes kinky cruising and networking games and well as highlighted steamy onscreen kink scenes. Performers TBD but guest Marla Renee Stewart confirmed to join us so get ready to be dazzled, delighted and seduced. View details here but email violaplease@gmail.com for link to register as we are vetting attendees and will want to know who you are. 

Kink & Revolution

What a monumental set of circumstances have brought us to this point in history, a moment of collective trauma, activation, shift, rage, sorrow, and hopefully, radical change. We recognize large gaps in our understanding of racism and have committed to anti-racist education for ourselves, but we need to do better. It is more than talk and education that is needed.

As sex workers/educators we live an already political life, combating the intersections of shame, sex-negativity, and sex work discrimination, but not a single one of us white or white-passing people can truly understand what Black people are dealing with in this country, the violence and the silence they have had to endure. 

BLACK LIVES MATTER & BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER. But it isn’t enough to say this, we are committed to doing the internal work to disrupt racism and white fragility, educating the other white people we have access to, activating our sphere of influence, using our privilege, and donating money and time to these causes for Black lives and Black futures.

Sub Rosa stands also with the PDX Stripper Strike – a labor movement demanding fair treatment of Black dancers at strip clubs in Portland. We have endorsed and have committed to doing more DEI training with our members as well as pushing for the other organizations/clubs/venues that we work with to do the same.

Some other places you can start/support: buy and hire services from Portland POC-owned businesses, donate to direct aid with Portland’s Equitable Giving Circle, read: this antiracist reading list, watch this movie: The 13th, donate to organizations that support Black trans folks (recognizing the underreported recent murders), PUSH for your companies and organizations to enlist the services of this local DEI training group: Empress Rules Equity Consulting, or find a Black-led DEI consulting group.

This is so important right now, our Black and Indigenous friends cannot wait for us to act any longer. 

love and strength and spanks, 

Viola & Natasha