sex KiKi is a pop up forum that provides space for the QTPOC community to discuss sexuality and its connection to self care, health, relationships, and so much more.
Sometimes, sex KiKi is just an intimate hang out session. It may be a small group of people gathered to share food, drinks, and stories; sometimes about awkward first dates!
Other times, sex KiKi is a large educational workshop. We may have skilled facilitators teach you how to Vogue, embrace your inner Dominatrix, or provide tips for practicing safe sex. Essentially, we KiKi (which means kickback with friends over good conversation, sip/spill tea, or offer moral support) about sexUALITY.
Although sex KiKi comes in many forms, one thing you can always count on is that we center our discussions around black/queer/trans/womxn and femmes. Which brings us to a more important question: Why does sex KiKi exist? Only a few years ago, sex KiKi was created by Coriama in order to fill a void that exists in the queer community. Coriama, sought out to create a space where folx could feel brave enough to embark on a journey of intimate healing, as we combat oppressive narratives about blackness, beauty, queerness, sexuality, and femininity.
Utilizing pleasure as a tool of revolution, sex KiKi began to provide support, education, and wellness resources to an underserved segment of the LGBTQIA population. We continue to focus on dismantling societal misconceptions of what it means to be femme, black and/or queer, and loving.
Until recently, you'd be hard pressed to find positive images of black, queer, and FEMME pleasure in modern media. We aim to provide representation that has been missing in our society. sex KiKi, brings to light the importance of understanding desire, both sexually and emotionally, and owning the satisfaction of its' acknowledgement.
Who is sex KiKi for?
Queer black womxn and femmes, of course! However, we understand that our lives, and the people we share them with, are intersectional. This is why we welcome all friends, lovers, and allies to join us, we encourage a conscious intent when attending sex KiKi forums &events. Having an open-mind is essential when learning something new, so please come with a mindful spirit no matter how you identify. We do, however, value sacred space for POC, so events that are exclusive to POC will be expressed in event details.
This past year has been a year of intimacy, passion, and growth for sex KiKi. We were lucky enough to have partnered with so many great organizations to bring much needed representation to the community. We even made our debut at the Museum of Contemporary Art, as part of the In Progress series.
If missed out on sex KiKi in 2017, you’ll have a chance to join us for our 2018 programming. We’ve partnered with IL Humanities F.O.A.M. Program and Brave Space Alliance to create a seminar entitled Dating Beyond the Binary: Fortifying Trans Women. We took a look at how media and pop culture influences our perspectives on dating and the affects it has on our trans sisters.
Checkout the timeline of past sex KiKi events:
Coriama provides a sneak peak of her talk show Queer the Air, which aims to provide a voice for those who have often been left out of mainstream conversations surrounding LGBTQIA issues, intimacy, and pleasure.
Interview guests Keon Dillon and Ashley Ray open up about sexuality, spirituality, and so much more. If you want to check out something transparent, real, with explicit conversations about sex catch the interview here!
Reclaiming Your Sexuality and Preventing Sexual Violence
sex KiKi partners with the Center on Halsted to discuss rituals that help with mental health and wellbeing after experiences of sexual violence.
More information, here
sex KiKi partners with Mistress Velvet to provide a hands on workshop in dominance. K. Tahji facilitates a Q&A, which we discuss what it's like to be a queer, black, femme Dominatrix working in the sex industry.
sex KiKi hosts a rotating hangout where sex KiKi community and comrades, get to know each other outside of our forum and event setting. The purpose is to interact and learn about the various interests of folx in the community.