Speaking

Over the past 5+ years, Claire has had the chance to speak on a number of topics related to sexuality, relationships, and their relationships to issues of health and disability. Her early work focused more on ethical and aesthetic elements of the adult industry, as well as concepts of aspirational sexuality, and bridging the gap from fantasy to reality in relationships. After a series of strokes, she has shifted her focus largely to topics associated with disability, relationships, and sexuality, particularly how these intersections are often overlooked in healthcare and caring environments.

A non-exhaustive list of Claire’s speaking engagements:

“Beyond Burden: Love, Sexuality, and Disability” (Presented at Sick Theories: A Trans-Disciplinary Conference on Sickness & Sexuality – Happening on November 9th, 2018 at University of Toronto – Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies)

Unruly Bodies (Presented by With/Out Pretend at The Garrison – July 2018)

Bedpost Sex and Sexuality Live Show (Social Capital Theatre and Super Wonder Gallery – May and August 2018)

Spring Awakening: Sex Myths Uncovered (The Nookie – May 2018)

The Goods (CBC – April 2018)

Sex and Disability lecture for Rehabilitation Studies (University of Toronto Scarborough – March 2018)

Healthcare’s Erasure of Sexual Pleasure (Playground – February 2018)

Sex After a Shift (Playground – February 2018)

Intersectional Dating (Playground – February 2018)

Opening Plenary: Living Out Loud (Playground – February 2018)

Sex and Disability lecture for M.Sc Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology Students (McMaster University – November 2017)

Sex and Disability lecture for M.Sc Physiotherapy Students (University of Toronto – September 2016, 2017, and 2018)

Sex and Disability lecture for Introduction to Rehabilitation (University of Toronto Scarborough – October 2016)

The Erasure of Sexuality in Healthcare (Guelph Sexuality Conference – June 2016)

DIY Techniques and Artistic Elements in Porn (Smut in the 6ix – May 2016)

Sexual Self-Confidence (Toronto School of Burlesque – March 2016)

Performative and Personal Dominance (Toronto School of Burlesque – February 2016)

Explore More Summit – February 2016

The Dual Role of Service Recipients and Providers in Institutions (Reclaiming Our Bodies and Minds – March 2016)

Fantasies Come True (Oasis Aqualounge – December 2015)

The Value of Fem(me) Identity (Playground – November 2015)

Better Practices for Community Building Around Sexuality (Playground – November 2015)

Create Your Own Porn (Playground – November 2015)

Hearing the “Lived Experience” (Sex for Health: Skills for Enablement – November 2015)

Just Eat Presents: 13 Spicy Nights – February 2015

Feminist Porn 101 (University of Toronto Mississauga SEC – November 2014)

Sex-Positive Community Building (University of Ontario Institute of Technology – November 2014)

Body Positivity (Playground – November 2014)

Kink and Gender (Playground – November 2014)

Porn Outside of Porn Valley (Playground – November 2014)

Sex Ed A Go-Go – October 2014

Tales Of – August 2014

Consent and Authenticity: Interrogating Two Feminist Porn Tenets (Feminist Porn Conference – April 2014)

Nerd Nite – February 2014

Fat Sexuality (Playground – November 2013)

Navigating Porn and Relationships (Playground – November 2013)

Ladyporn: Porn for Women (Feminist Porn Conference – April 2013)

Women and Porn – What’s the Reality? (Playground – November 2012)

Sex in Contested Bodies (Playground – November 2012)