Dance and Consent: Transforming Gender-Based Violence Prevention Efforts

This Live was presented and recorded on March 21, 2024.

Approaches to consent education that focus on abstinence, promote shame and propogate rape myths are ineffective and harmful. In order to mitigate gender-based violence, we must teach folks about safer and pleasurable sex. One promising avenue for innovative consent education is through the use of arts-based practices. 

This Facebook Live explores Leading Authentically’s consent-based dance workshop entitled Empowered Connections: Consent on the Dance Floor, which equips participants with enhanced skills in consent, healthy communication, and effective feedback. The session also outlines some of the many benefits of arts-based approaches to consent education for service providers and offers next steps for integrating them into everyday practice.



Presented by: Lexi Salt, Leading Authentically 

Lexi-Salt.pngLexi Salt (she/her) is a Gendered and Sexual Violence Prevention Educator and has been facilitating consent and healthy masculinity workshops for over 10 years. She is the Founder and Director of Leading Authentically, an education-based organization which builds supportive, safer and connected communities on and off the dance floor.  

Lexi holds an MA in Community Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research examines the lived experiences of women of colour with gender-based violence in the Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo Latin dance communities. Lexi is passionate about unpacking power dynamics, systemic transformation, and radical self-care. As an activist and artist, she is dedicated to using dance and her voice to facilitate social change. 

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