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Talks, Podcasts and Radio 🎤
Talks and Panels
Split Banana invited guests to discuss their personal experience with relationships and sex education and talk about what they wish they’d been taught or learned in schools.
How has the pandemic affected people’s sex lives? A panel of experts including Alix Fox; sex educator and script consultant on Netflix’s Sex Education, Almaz Ohene; founder of ‘Kayleigh Daniels Dated’ and part of the ‘Decolonising Contraception Collective’, and Evgenia Gavrilovich; user experience researcher at alternative dating app Feeld discuss how has the pandemic affected people’s sex lives. Hosted by Alexandra Jones, Journalist at The Stack.
Is it good for you?
Sex educator Ruby Rare talks about agency, self-pleasure and owning your orgasms – with Almaz Ohene, Lindsey Mendick, Rukiat Ashawe.
An online conversation about love, intimacy and isolation, about the state of Pleasure Activism today. Exploring heterosexuality and the question of what constitutes a good love story. To talk about these, pleasure activist and author Sibylle Peters was joined by artist, activist and editor of German pop feminist Missy Magazine Margarita Tsomou; writer and sexual health activist Almaz Ohene; artist and activist Brian Lobel; artist and Heteraclub collaborator Ansuman Biswas; Canadian based artist and activist Cassie Thornton; and artist and A Good Love Story editor Hester Chillingworth.
As part of the Black History Month assembly series at Wingfield Academy in Rotherham, UK, Almaz presented a personal essay she wrote for British Vogue on what her grandparents’ meetcute at Cambridge in 1942, and mixed marriage almost a decade later, teaches us about Black British history.
Almaz joined Georgie Coleridge Cole, Founder of SheerLuxe, on set of the brand’s YouTube channel.
She gave some advice on introducing new practices into your relationships, tips on how to integrate sex toys into your sex life, and much more.
Watch Almaz’s segment: 19:30 mins – 32:15 mins
For the Sexplain Insta Live series, Almaz and Gayathiri Kamalakanthan discussed structural inequality in various industries including adland, journalism and education and how an intersectional approach is needed to be truly anti-racist.
The Instagram Live platform is free for all to watch, so those who joined were encouraged to donate to an organisation committed to challenging institutional racism in the UK. Sexplain made a donation and Almaz also gave a portion of her speaker’s fee to a racial justice fund.
Almaz chaired a panel at the Sexplain annual conference. She mediated a nuanced discussion from panellists Nadia Deen, Founder, AM Appointment; Gayathiri Kamalakanthan, Decolonising Contraception Activist and Sexplain Facilitator; Nathaniel Cole, Sexplain and The Good Lad Initiative Facilitator; and George Karkera, Founder, IP Me South West (full PoC line-up!) on mainstream porn’s effect on juvenile sexuality.
Read Sexplain’s round-up on their blog page: sexplain.org.uk/article/2019/12/20
A deep dive into the issues that surround dating in the digital age and what exactly does this mean for the future of L.O.V.E.
Chaired by Decolonising Contraception Founder Dr Annabel Sowemimo, panellists Gayathiri Kamalakanthan, a sex educator at Sexplain (an independent organisation which runs inclusive and comprehensive sex ed workshops in schools around the UK) and Nadia Deen, the founder, AM Appointment (an uncensored platform offering extensive advice and tips for women and people with vulvas on how to achieve their best orgasm during self-play) and Almaz discussed the taboos and myths around masturbation, barriers to accessing pleasure and provided key wellbeing information.
Watch full panel talk: vimeo.com/324172362
Read full transcript: COMING SOON
Radio and Podcasts
Almaz was invited on to BBC Radio London chat show ‘The Scene with Judi Love’, where she explained the importance of inclusive sex education in schools, why monogamy and gender binaries are social constructs and also discussed the fetishisation of Black bodies.
The show was recorded live at New Broadcasting House on Wednesday 4 March 2020.
Listen to clips via social media: twitter.com/AlmazOhene
Presented by Dr Annabel Sowemino and Edem B Ntumy, The Sex Agenda Podcast by the Decolonising Contraception Collective provides a round up of sexual health news, social justice issues and focuses on the work of those working to dismantle the everyday prejudice in the Sexual and Reproductive Health sector. Almaz joined them to chat about why monogamy doesn’t have to be the only model where we can have fulfilling sexual relationships and how minortised people can positively engage with sexual exploration.
Listen in full: buzzsprout.com/sexuality-sensuality
Almaz joined the hilarious and erudite ‘Girls on Porn’ hosts Laura and Rachel to chat about the art of writing erotica, her Kayleigh Daniels Dated project and the tragically unsexy writing found in passages nominated for the annual ‘Bad Sex in Fiction’ awards.
Listen in full: podcasts.google.com/search/girlsonporn
Listen to clips via social media: twitter.com/AlmazOhene
Presented by Come Curious (Florence Barkway and Reed Amber), change-makers in the sex and body positivity space, ‘F**KS GIVEN’ aims to open up the conversation around our sexual past, asking us to celebrate all the f**ks you gave because they’re the ones that made you who you are.”
Almaz chats about explicit sex in literature, how to discuss kinks with partners and transcendental orgasms.
Listen in full: play.acast.com/s/fucksgiven
Almaz’s creative process for Kayleigh Daniels Dated was the subject of an episode of VICE podcast ‘My First Time’. Interviewed by podcast host Zing Tsjeng (Executive Editor, VICE UK).
Listen in full: play.acast.com/s/myfirsttime