Presented by Dean Spade
February 14th @ 5-7 PM PST / 8-10 PM EST
In a previous Fireweed Collective webinar, Dean Spade joined us to unpack the Romance Myth, what toxic lies it tells us, and how it impacts our lives, relationships, and social movements. This session will explore the common cycle of romance, which can occur in sexual relationships as well as friendships or relationships with organizations. How do the cycle of selection, positive projection, and growing attachment, disappointment, and conflict happen? What does it have to do with our early experiences in life and our drives to heal them as we grow? How can awareness of the common features of this cycle help us take care of ourselves and each other when it is playing out and find more capacity to align our actions with our values? Join us for a conversation about the cycle of romance and how we can navigate it with skill and care.
Dean Spade has been working to build queer and trans liberation based in racial and economic justice for the past two decades. He’s the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law (Duke University Press 2015), and Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next) (Verso Press 2020) and the director of the documentary “Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!”