Café V

Café V is a regular session for women to learn about loving their bodies after violence. These run on a Saturday morning, and are a safe space for those who attend to talk about enjoying sex again – by themselves or with a partner – and any problems they may be experiencing.

The hour-long session will also cover problems with sex and sexuality including orgasm, masturbation, triggers, anxiety or pain during sex and body issues. Café V is run especially for women who have experienced sexual violence. We will look at practical ways to connect with the body and physical relaxation techniques. Everybody is welcome and there will be plenty of cakes, teas and a supportive atmosphere. You can choose to listen and contribute as much or as little as you wish.

These run every three months and are women only, trans-friendly sessions. The Events page has details of the next Café and allows you to book a spot.

To help us with the costs of running Cafe V, we ask that you give a small donation for each session you attend. If you’re employed, we’d very much appreciate a donation of a £3 to £5. If you’re unemployed, on benefits, a single parent, a student, on sick pay or money is particularly tight that month, we’re happy to waive the donation. Just send us an email at info@mybodybackproject.com letting us know which workshop(s) you’d like to attend and that you can’t give a donation at the moment. You’re still welcome to attend more than one workshop.

If you have any questions about Café V, just email us at CafeV@mybodybackproject.com.

Upcoming sessions

  • 3rd June, with illustrator and feminist activist Jo Harrison
  • 19th August, with illustrator and feminist activist Jo Harrison
  • 21st October, with actress, director and playwright Imogen Butler-Cole
  • 9th December, with writer, actor and producer Nina Millns