Rebuilding the Barter System

 Posted by on August 13, 2011
Aug 132011

By Shanna Katz

Something I truly love about being a member of smaller communities is that for the most part, we look after our own. When someone needs a ride to an event, people band together to help them out. Here in Denver, we have Leather Magick, a kink specific charity group that local dungeons (public and private) fundraise for.

When Academia Isn’t the Answer

 Posted by on April 11, 2011
Apr 112011

By Shanna Katz

I have an academic background; a bachelor’s in Sociology (and German), a Master’s in Human Sexuality Education. I play along and am a members of multiple societies and organizations in my field (thanks to my job helping with the costs) and I am a board certified sexologist. All of these things are great, but there are some days when I just can’t handle the academia

Policing Our Communities

 Posted by on February 7, 2011
Feb 072011

By Shanna Katz

I love being queer, and most of the time, I love the queer community. However, I don’t like the policing that often goes on inside the queer community, and I’m now seeing similar policing happening in the kink community, and I’m sorry, but I think it is poppy cock!

I Am Who I AM

 Posted by on December 31, 2010
Dec 312010

By Shanna Katz

When I lived in Denver, I was lucky enough to be a fairly active member of the thriving kink community – multiple dungeons, in a kink family, throwing my own queer and women/trans play parties. At times, I was an anomaly in certain spaces;

Address Etiquette for the 21st Century

 Posted by on December 4, 2010
Dec 042010

By Shanna Katz

As the holiday season near approaches, we have hit the mother load of assumptions about relationships. Where do these said assumptions often pop up? Why, in the addressing of holiday cards and party invites.
I know, this sounds like it may be a nit-picky type of rant, but I’m sick of having my own relationship not-acknowledged

No, I’m NOT Her Roommate

 Posted by on September 20, 2010
Sep 202010

by Shanna Katz

I know I’m not the only one who has gone through this. I know this. And it’s not the first time I’ve been through it either, and it certainly won’t be the last. I am sick of people assuming, and then saying out loud, that my partner is my roommate. It’s been happening for years…