RESPECT INC FREE ONLINE WORKSHOP PROGRAM 2021 | Respect QLD

Every second Wednesday, start at 11am Queensland time.

All workshops are free, peer led*, inclusive, and sex worker ONLY (active or retired).

When joining an online workshop on GoogleMeet, your Google account name will be displayed. GoogleMeet does not have a function to join anonymously with video. Workers worried about being outed during the workshops are recommended to join by phone. 

*All workshops peer led except for Tax, CPR and First AID workshops.

Working in Sex Work with Complex Mental Health

Wed 16 June 2021 @11am -12pm Queensland Time

Guest presenter Lena Lundell, peer counsellor, presents a free, online workshop about sex work and our mental health, exploring the strategies that some people use. 

Staying Alive - CPR

in person only. Meanjin (Brisbane) Office. Thurs 17 June 2021 11am -1pm Queensland Time

Have you ever wanted to learn CPR? Face to face CPR course at the Respect Meanjin office with a sex worker friendly trainer. CPR certificate at completion. Lunch provided. 

***Please note: The facilitator Cobby Vines is not a peer.

Screening Clients and Taking Deposits

Online. Wed 7 July 2021 11am -12pm Queensland Time

We all want more from our screening and deposit efforts. Sex workers Kim Cums, Niki, Lulu Holiday and Hope Sweet will share their tips, then it’s over to you for a q and a. 

First Aid

In person only. Meanjin (Brisbane) Office. Thurs 8 July 2021 11am -1pm Queensland Time

Learn first aid with a sex worker friendly trainer at the Meanjin Respect Office. First Aid certificate at complettion. Lunch provided. 

***Please note: The facilitator Cobby Vines is not a peer. 

De-escalation Strategies for Sex Workers

Online. Wed 18 August 2021 11am -1pm Queensland Time

Peer counsellor Lena Lundell will take us through how to deescalate a situation. Invaluable skills in sex work and other areas of life. 

Japanese Rope Bondage

In person only. Gold Coast office. Wed 4 August 2021 11am -2pm Queensland Time

Bringing you the wonderful art of Japanese Rope Bondage. Miss Gen has been teaching Shibari in Australia and New Zealand since 2010 and is an internationally recognised instructor of Kazami-Ryu Shibari. Bring yourself and a notebook, and if you have your own rope – bring it along (some rope will be supplied to practice with during the workshop). Snacks provided.

Mental Wellbeing Check In

Wednesday 17 March 2021 @11am AEST

Guest Presenter: Lena Lundell, Counsellor

Online Workshop

Respect Inc is kicking off the workshop program for 2021 with the return of the Mental Health Check In program. The check in is a great way to meet in a peer space with other workers.

What's this STI? GAMESHOW.

Online Wed 7 April 11am Queensland Time.

RU a sexual health trivia buff?  WANNA WIN A PRIZE? Test wits against other sex workers, with your sex worker host – Hazy!

Free & for sex workers only.

Hint: You can brush up using RedBook https://redbook.scarletalliance.org.au/  Yes RedBook is the Scarlet Alliance site with ALL THE PICTURES! 

Juggling Sex Work and Parenting PANEL then SKILLSHARE.

Online Wed 21 April 11am Queensland Time.

Parents are super stars!!! WE CELEBRATE YOU

Free & for sex workers only (active or retired).

Tax for Sex Workers

Online Wed 5 May 11am Queensland time.

Bridget Haafkens runs a tax service, has so much information & is always happy to answer questions during the workshop.

Free and open to sex workers only. Handouts from 2020 tax workshops here: https://respectqld.org.au/tax-info-for-people-in-the-entertainment-and-adult-industry/ 

Drug Overdose and Harm Reduction with the talented Nicki from QuIHN.

Wed 19 May 11am -1pm Queensland Time

Sharing information & skills. In 2020 Nicki presented Naloxone training in-person at Brisbane Respect office.

YOU CAN ACCESS THE TRAINING LIVE AND ONLINE. Runs for two hours, is free and for sex workers only (active or retired).

BDSM workshop - ROPE BONDAGE

In person only. Respect Inc Meanjin Office (Brisbane). Wed 2 June 2021 11am – 1pm Queensland Time

The wonderful Namaiki from Red Rigger has devoted the past eight years to learning the art of Japanese rope bondage. This introductory rope workshop brings us the very basics, plus skills for use in bookings. You will learn simple ties for sexual play, sensual domination rope work, and some sadistic options. International Whores Day 2 hours specialty.

Questions? email info@respectqld.org.au or contact HAZY Wed/Thur, Respect Inc Meanjin

 

 

June, July, August

 

International Whores Day 2 hour specialty BDSM workshop – ROPE BONDAGE

In person only. Respect Inc Meanjin (Brisbane) Office. Wednesday 2 June 2021 @11am = 1pm Queensland Time

The wonderful Namaiki from Red Rigger has devoted the past eight years to learning the art of Japanese rope bondage. This introductory rope workshop brings us the very basics, plus skills for use in bookings. You will learn simple ties for sexual play, sensual domination rope work, and some sadistic options.

Bring a camera or camera phone, notepad and pen, and a blindfold. If you have 2 ropes and a safety cutter, bring those as well. House rope and safety cutters are available to borrow if you have none of your own.

Please note: While participants are encouraged to take notes and photos of their own ropework, photos and video of the instructor and model are strictly not permitted.

 

Working in Sex Work with Complex Mental Health

Online Wed 16 June 2021 11am – 12pm Queensland Time.

Guest presenter Lena Lundell, peer counsellor, presents a free, online workshop about sex work and our mental health, exploring the strategies that some people use.

 

Staying Alive – CPR 

In person only. Meanjin (Brisbane) Office. Thurs 17 June 2021 11am – 1pm Queensland Time.

Have you ever wanted to learn CPR? Face to face CPR course at the Respect Meanjin office with a sex worker friendly trainer. CPR certificate at completion. Lunch provided.

***Please note: The facilitator Cobby Vines is not a peer.

 

Screening Clients and Taking Deposits

Online Wed 7 July 2021 11am – 12pm Queensland time. 

We all want more from our screening and deposit efforts. Sex workers Kim Cums, Nikki, Lulu Holiday and Hope Sweet will share their tips, then it’s over to you for q and a.

 

First Aid 

In person only. Meanjin (Brisbane) Office. Thurs 8 July 2021 11am – 2:30pm Queensland Time.

Have you ever wanted to learn CPR? Face to face CPR course at the Respect Meanjin office with a sex worker friendly trainer. CPR certificate at completion. Lunch included.

 

Japanese Rope Bondage

In person only. Gold Coast Office. Wednesday 4 August @11am – 2pm Queensland Time

Bringing you the wonderful art of Japanese Rope bondage. Miss Gen has been teaching Shibari in Australia and New Zealand since 2010 and is an internationally recognised instructor of Kazami-Ryu Shibari. Bring yourself and a notebook, and if you have your own rope – bring it along (some rope will be supplied to practice with during the workshop). Snacks provided 

 

De-escalation Strategies for Sex Workers

Online. Wed 18 August 2021 11am -12pm Queensland Time

Peer counsellor Lena Lundell will take us through how to deescalate a situation. Invaluable skills in sex work and other areas of life.

 

 

April, May, June

 

Mental Wellbeing Check In

Wednesday 17 March 2021 @11am AEST

Guest Presenter: Lena Lundell, Counsellor

Online Workshop

Respect Inc is kicking off the workshop program for 2021 with the return of the Mental Health Check In program. The check in is a great way to meet in a peer space with other workers.

 

What’s this STI? Gameshow

Online Wed 7 April 11am Queensland Time.

RU a sexual health trivia buff?  WANNA WIN A PRIZE? Test wits against other sex workers, with your sex worker – host Hazy!

Free & for sex workers only.

Hint: You can brush up using RedBook https://redbook.scarletalliance.org.au/  Yes RedBook is the Scarlet Alliance site with ALL THE PICTURES! 

 

Juggling Sex Work and Parenting PANEL then SKILLSHARE

Online Wed 21 April 11am Queensland Time.

Parents are super stars!!! WE CELEBRATE YOU

Free & for sex workers only (active or retired).

 

Tax for Sex Workers

Online Wed 5 May 11am Queensland time.

Bridget Haafkens runs a tax service, has so much information & is always happy to answer questions during the workshop.

Free and open to sex workers only. Handouts from 2020 tax workshops here: https://respectqld.org.au/tax-info-for-people-in-the-entertainment-and-adult-industry/ 

 

Drug Overdose and Harm Reduction with the talented Nicki from QuIHN

Wed 19 May 11am -1pm Queensland Time

Sharing information & skills. In 2020 Nicki presented Naloxone training in-person at Brisbane Respect office.

YOU CAN ACCESS THE TRAINING LIVE AND ONLINE. Runs for two hours, is free and for sex workers only (active or retired).

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