No taboos chatting
(eastern) Free Welcome to this Portland Death Cafe, which will be downstairs in the Edward Gorey room (with the bear)! The latter is to be determined by the participants. We are here to demystify womanhood and get real about things that we shouldn't be ashamed to talk about. Welcome to Self Care Cues' Taboo Talks where we have in depth and open conversations on topics related to women's lives, bodies and just mere existence.
The overriding responses tend to be that girls get “moody” or “smell funny” during periods, and in general, they want to evade talking about the subject because it is a “girl’s problem”.When they are alone, however, with no girls present, I’ve noticed how boys have more understanding about periods than they let on in front of the girls – even being sympathetic about the difficulties women face.But even though many of these boys have the knowledge to understand what menstruation means, and many are even sympathetic towards girls, in my experience, it is difficult to challenge the taboos associated with menstruation with boys and young men. (GMT) Free Although a natural part of the life cycle, death, dying, bereavement and grief are some of our bigger conversational taboos. This space will provide an opportunity for individuals of any ... (GMT) Free Although a natural part of the life cycle, death, dying, bereavement and grief are some of our bigger conversational taboos. The event will begin promptly at 11am with an introduction, then approximately 1 hour of conversation in small groups.