"femex is an invigorating and life-affirming space that feels like home."
femex is a 16-week structured discussion course that examines the way we experience the world through a variety of lenses, including communication, bodies, gender, power and privilege, health, sexuality, relationships, boundaries and consent, and others. Our classes are held in the early spring and fall, meet once-per-week for three hours, and operate on a donation-only basis. A group of 14 participants and two facilitators work through the course together.
At the heart of femex is the core belief that we have the potential to empower each other. We strive to create an environment where diverse groups can grow into strong communities through exploration, discussion, and experiential learning – frequently tackling topics that are traditionally silenced, considered taboo, or marginalized.
Classes are facilitated by peers who have taken the course already and are trained by femex leadership to build and maintain the scaffolding that allows for a safe and vulnerable, yet challenging, space. Through different modes of discussion, activities, exposure, and interactive homework assignments, participants challenge their perceptions and understanding of their identities.
Class length: 15-16 weeks
Class size: 14 participants
Facilitators: 2 per class
Next Session: Fall 2018
Cost: Sliding scale donation
Open to: All genders; cis men excepted
Total alums: 700+
Anatomy, Sex, & Gender
Health & Menstruation
Power & Privilege
Reproductive Choices & Parenthood
Body Image & Portrayals in Media
Sexual Orientation & Relationships
Sexual Practices & Desires
Boundaries, Consent, & Violations