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Keynote 2013: Dossie Easton
Dossie Easton, a long time player on the San Francisco S/M scene, is co-author with Janet Hardy of The Ethical Slut, The New Bottoming Book and The New Topping Book, When Someone You Love Is Kinky, a book designed to give to outsiders to inform them about our lifestyle, and Radical Ecstasy: SM Journeys to Transcendence. The second edition of The Ethical Slut, released in April of 2009, is bigger and better and all round sluttier, and soon to be released as an audio book, narrated by the authors.
Dossie is a licensed psychotherapist working with individuals, couples and more in her private practice, with a particular interest in how SM journeys into Shadow can bring old wounds into the healing light of consciousness and and give them a shot of life force in the form of good hot sex.
An active sex radical since 1961, Dossie was a member of the first Board of Directors of the Society of Janus in San Francisco in 1974. In the eighties under the name of Hidebound Leatherware, she had a business crafting whips and restraints. Currently she makes her home in the mountains north of San Francisco, travels around to teach at conferences all over the world, and spends her nonexistent free time hiking the hills declaiming filthy poetry to the vultures and hosting outrageous pajama parties. You can check out her website at www.dossieeaston.com.
NLA DALLAS HAS A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY ON DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE
Domestic violence takes many forms: physical violence, assault, isolation, outright or subtle psychological and emotional abuse, economic control, sexual assault and abuse as well as the destruction of personal property. NLA Dallas advocates relationships based on personal responsibility, honesty and integrity in which power and pleasure are derived from mutual respect.
Everyone deserves a safe and healthy relationship.