In My Utopia, Queer is the Default
Many of the stories we see in the media about “coming out” as LGBTQ highlight stories of people who knew very early on in their childhood that they were Queer, and thus searching for validation and support for their identity. Some young people do have an inkling early on, but what gets left out of the narrative of queerness are folks who don’t unlearn their hetersexuality until their adult years. In her journey of unlearning heterosexuality, Jayda shares her journey of feeling “queer enough” for the LGBTQ community, as a pansexual femme, and how our current culture of compulsory monogamy doesn’t leave enough room for many of us to explore our queerness or gender.
Date: Friday 18 June 2021
Time: 7 – 9p.m. Singapore time
Venue: Zoom link will be provided
About Jayda Shuavarnnnasri
Jayda Shuavarnnnasri is a queer Southeast Asian sexuality & relationship educator. Also known as Sex Positive Asian Auntie, she works to liberate folks from sexual shame by creating space for authentic conversations about sexuality, relationships, identity and healing. The topics that excite her most are sexual exploration, identity, transformative justice, and non-conventional relationships. She is also the co-producer of Don’t Say Sorry podcast, which centers the experience of Southeast Asian women navigating relationships, mental health and sexuality.