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Dirty Work: Workshops & Skillshares!

Want to know how to better recycle? Ever wanted to discuss polyamory more in depth? Or have you wanted all of the above? Look no further! Running from 1PM to 6PM on Saturday, June 29th at The Bakery Atlanta for Southern Fried Queer Pride 2019!, come out for a variety of workshops and skillshares:

1:00 - 2:00 PM: Run For Office As You Are: Queer! in Room 3
INFO: Have you ever considered running for office because it is our duty to confront contradictions through political power? If YAS, come gain tangible action steps to run as you are from Atlanta’s only queer elected official!

1:00 - 2:30 PM: Sewing Stories of Power in Room 1
INFO: This workshop is about sharing skills on how to quilt. Participants will be provided with all the basic supplies they need, and walked doing their own quilt squares. The quilt squares will then be sewn onto a backing so that participants can see how quilts are made. Participants will be taught about the cultural history of quilting and how sewing is used today to tell and imagine power, liberation, and justice.

1:00 - 2:00 PM: I Wish I Knew How To Quit You" in Room 2
INFO: What can’t you put down? What is the difference between impulse and choice?This Harm Reduction and Mental Health workshop will offer a deep conversation about need, hurt and what we do to find relief. Come away understanding yourself a little better.

2:30 - 3:30 PM: Pack, Pee, Play, and Pleasure in Room 3
INFO: This will be for anybody who is interested in choosing , buying, or using a dick. People will get to see, touch and ask questions about a variety of different packers.

3:00 - 4:30 PM: Alien Concepts: Creating Sci-Fi Utopias Through Zine Making in Room 1
INFO: Pour your hopes for a queer future all over the zine pages you'll create in this guided workshop. We'll talk about utopias in science fiction, create our own zine pages based on prompts, and then share our visions with one another. If we gather enough pages, we'll create a SFQP fundraising zine of your queer utopian futures. Come armed with ideas and photos you'll want to put in the zine - we'll have paper, markers, pencils, and a whole bucket of weird.

2:30 - 4:00 PM: "And Ya'll Know About Each Other?": Trust, Transparency, & Poly Loving in the South in Room 2
INFO: In this workshop participants will explore West African vs. colonial concepts of relationships while diving deep into what it means to be poly from a Queer, Black perspective. We will center women in this conversation and look at the ways colonialism and heteronormativity influences our views on queer relationship structures. We will bust some myths, put the stereotypes down, and spread open our perspective on love.

5:00 - 6:00 PM: Plastics Hacking in Room 1
INFO: Learn how to reuse everyday disposable plastic products to make new things in this easy, fun workshop! We'll be crafting several new items out of plastic grocery bags, bubble wrap, and more.

4:00 - 5:00 PM: Oh, You Nasty: Reconciling with Taboo Kinks in Room 3
INFO: Kinks can range anywhere from tickling to sniffing panties to age play to hypnosis. Some of these kinks are more taboo to talk about than others. This space is for us to talk about those kinks that we don’t usually bring up at the function.

4:30 - 6:00 PM: The Power of Touch: Building Community Through Healing Touch in Room 2
INFO: The power of touch is an interactive workshop where we will be having a brief presentation, touch exercises and discussion about the power of touch and how we connect and commune using touch. Through cuddling and touch therapy, we can heal wounds from the past and forge bonds for a stronger future in community. This workshop is for anyone curious about cuddling, touch therapy, nonsexual touch and consent and community building through healing.

This event is all ages - however content for each workshop is left up to each attendee's discretion.

All flyers designed by India Calhoun Nabarro.

Southern Fried Queer Pride is a queer and trans, arts & advocacy organization and festival based in Atlanta, GA. Built on the backbones of the Stonewall Riots, MondoHomo, queer liberation, and the radical celebration of Southern queers, SFQP offers a platform for community artists, activists, and anyone and everyone to hold space!

SFQP is a community organized and funded event. All SFQP events have a suggested $7 to $20 sliding scale door cover, however, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. All funds raised help keep SFQP going. If you'd like to donate to SFQP, you can do so here:

The Bakery Atlanta is located at 825 Warner Street SW Atlanta, GA 30310. It is near both West End and Oakland City MARTA Stations, and close to both I75 & I20. The venue has a ADA accessible ramp entrance, restrooms, and general layout. We aim to be as accessible as possible. If you have any accessibility request, email us at:

Any and all questions can be directed to:

Full festival details can be found at

Earlier Event: June 28
HAWT Sauce: A Queer Dance Party!
Later Event: June 29
Queer Threads Thrift Shop!