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 CafeV@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.
- 23rd June, with illustrator and feminist activist Jo Harrison
- 25th August, with Musa Francis. Musa is a wellness coach who helps women find freedom from depression, stress and anxiety after trauma, helping them live with more joy, inner peace and aliveness. In this Café V session she will lead us in a visioning exercise to help us understand what reclaiming our bodies means on a personal level. At the end of the session, we’ll each have a vibration board we’ve illustrated that reflects what we’d like to create for ourselves and learn how to use that as a guide for our personal healing journeys.
- 27th October