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what to expect at a salon • 

Salons take place the third Sunday of the month in NYC. Invitations go out via the newsletter.

You'll RSVP to attend, and can expect:
  • an opportunity for you, or your friends who have asked about it, to view the v-book;
  • a space to pose questions, be heard, incubate ideas, just listen;
  • an inquiry into vagina, vulva & body-related topics: our relationships with our bodies & with each other's;
  • respect for each other's opinions, experiences and beliefs;
    that some of the salons will be just for women;
  • that the salon experience and format will change over time & no two will be the same.
A confirmation email from me to you is required in order to attend.

Here's an example of a salon program schedule:

3:00 - 3:30 pm: We'll say hello, view the v-book, check
out what I'm painting, each in our way, we'll settle in.
3:30 - 3:40 pm: I'll introduce the topic.
3:40 - 5:00 pm: We'll discuss, debate, delight, get
disgruntled, listen, question <- your choice.
5:00 - 5:30 pm: We'll wind down: so, how was that? what
do you think? how do you feel now? did we come to any
conclusions or consensus, I wonder? do we want to take
this further and how?
5:30 - 6:00 pm: We'll disengage, float, exchange contact
info if you like, say good-bye & thank you for participating!

New Year's Resolution: Have Good ConversationsNew Year's Resolution: Have Good Conversations by Ilene Richman @ The Fertility Awareness Center blog, DEC 26, 2010

  what's a salon?
A salon is a gathering for learning or enjoyment. It's a conversation in my living room, that I hope will spill out into the world.

when is the next one?

Salon dates are listed below, along with previous salon topics. Upcoming salon topics will be announced as we go.

Date Topic
Oct 17, 2010 early associations, body images & ideas
Nov 21, 2010 early associations, body images & ideas
Dec 19, 2010 v-anatomy 101
Jan 16, 2011 v-anatomy 101
Feb 20, 2011 vagina vérité®, the project itself: the book
Mar 20, 2011 sorry! skipping this date & looking forward to the April salon!
Apr 24, 2011 menstruation
May 15, 2011 we'll meet ONLY if it rains! otherwise, go outside & play. for an invitation & our topic, sign up for the newsletter
TBD not sure what comes next....

Sound good? If you haven't already, sign up for the newsletter to receive an invitation to the next Sunday Afternoon Salon.

what one salonista had to say—
"...I came out more knowledgeable about myself than ever. I explained that it was nice being around a group of mature minds, gave me room to openly share pieces of my life that I normally withhold from most. I suggested that they attend at least one with me, that there was no pressure..."—TS
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