By Amela Tokić
Last October, Sahiyo hosted a webinar called Moving Towards Sexual Pleasure and Emotional Healing After Female Genital Cutting. This provided an opportunity to hear from three inspirational speakers: psychotherapist and author Farzana Doctor, activist Sarian Karim-Kamara, and psychotherapist Joanna Vergoth, on female genital cutting (FGC), sexuality and its connection to mental health. The webinar jump-started an important discussion on ways survivors can begin to move towards their own sexual pleasure and emotional healing after FGC.
Sahiyo didn’t hesitate to delve into difficult and taboo subjects surrounding FGC, such as psycho-social and mental impacts of FGC, and provided survivors and non-survivors a space to better understand the process of sexual and emotional healing after FGC.
Coming this November, Sahiyo will be hosting a second part to the webinar: Moving Towards Sexual Pleasure and Emotional Healing After Female Genital Cutting Part 2. The webinar will dive deeper into these topics with three new expert panelists:
- Nazneen Vasi, pelvic floor therapist and founder of Body Harmony Physical Therapy.
- Manal Omar, founder of Across Red Lines,
- Haddi Ceesay, health educator and consultant for HEART
Register for the event here: https://bit.ly/MovingFurther
The event is open to anyone who wishes to attend.
Watch the recording of the first webinar
Read the transcript of the first webinar
Read the blog post for the first webinar
Read answers to questions from the first webinar
The event is sponsored by Sahiyo.