Men* Touching Men*
Men*, especially cis-gendered ones, take up a lot of space and hold a lot of power over others in this world. But does “power over” always equal “empowerment”, and is it possible to be an ally to those less privileged from a place of personal groundedness and responsibility rather than apology? Can listening and receiving be sources of strength for men* as well? This workshop proposes that the way men* relate to each other has a strong effect on the way they relate to others, and that somatic work has an important role to play in offering a safer space to explore tenderness, sensuality, and mutual support between men*, regardless of their gender or orientation. By men*, we refer to anyone who identifies as a man or who moves along the spectrum of masculinity, e.g. cis-, trans*- and inter*men and non-binary persons. We consider the terms man*, male* and masculine* to be a matter of self-definition, and welcome anyone to this workshop who resonate with these identities.