Hi, I'm Carey French, a facilitator, educator and community member in Seattle, WA.
My mission is to replace rape culture with consent culture and heal the wounds of rape culture along the way. When I first learned about consent culture at a radical partner dancing event, it shifted my entire world. I was introduced to a new way of looking at my relationships, a new way of approaching sexual partners, and a new way of ending rape culture. I started teaching workshops in the spring of 2014 and I haven't stopped.
I bring skills from many areas of my life to my teaching, including my formal schooling. Through a BA in Outdoor Education from the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies at the University of Redlands I gained the facilitation skills to lead groups safely toward empowerment. My learning continued at Islandwood's Graduate Program where I invited 5th-8th graders to connect creatively with the land and with each other. I finished my Masters in Education at the University of Washington, where I deepened my understanding of working with diverse audiences, queered my curriculum, and experimented with new methods of instruction.
My work is grounded in inquiry, integrity, playfulness, and reflection. In a safe container to step close to our edges, we can examine the ways our culture has imprinted us in order to change our patterns and develop our understanding of ourselves. My workshops invite a somatic awareness of consent as it is present in our bodies. When we practice new skills to come into alignment with our needs and desires while respecting others boundaries, we grow into powerful agents of change.
We are in an exciting time of waking up to the reality of consent culture and the tools that can change our current culture of rape to one of radical communication, deep respect, wholehearted enthusiasm and authentic connection with other people.