Welcome back! Episode 9 is another conversation with invited guests. This time we explore the ideas and material in the Relationships episode. If you haven’t listened to the episode 8 - Relationships, we’d suggest doing that as we reference it here.
In this episode, Josie speaks to Sophie Whitehead (@bonbourbons) and Gayathiri Kamalakanthan (@unembarrassable).
Here are some of the references they mention: Pleasure Activism by adrienne maree brown, ‘Worried that Covid has stolen your sex life? Join the club’ Article by Zoe Williams in the Guardian, The Right to Sex by Amia Srinivasan, Dear Senthuran by Akwaeke Emezi, The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi, Decolonising Desire by Gayathiri Kamalakanthan for Almaz Ohene.
This sub-episode explores themes of gender, sexuality, bodies, pleasure, relationships and boundaries. In this sub-episode, we talk about friendships and the breakdown of friendships. We talk about grief and loss, family dynamics, sexual and romantic relationships, porn, online and digital intimacy, touch, the pandemic and also loneliness. We talk about racist and misogynistic tropes, monogamy and nonmonogamy, heteronormativity and also romanticism. These sub episodes are conversations. They do not offer solid answers. Sometimes opinions are offered, but they are not necessarily finished. We invite you to keep questioning what is said, to discover what feels right for you, and what doesn’t. This is your conversation as much as it is ours. If you’d like to listen, please listen in a way or in an environment that feels comfortable for you.
For more information, a glossary of terms, credits, or for a transcript of the podcast, please visit www.thefamilysexshow.com
If you’d like to find us on social media, you can do that @ThisEgg_ across Instagram and Twitter. We’re also using the hashtag #TFSS
If you have time, we’d love to hear what you thought - please do leave us a review :)
The Family Sex Show Starts Here
Hello! We’re making a theatre show about sex, for families. The Family Sex Show.
We hope the show will be part of the transformative conversations around relationships and sex being had among families and young people. One among many safe places where children and young people can feel confident to think big thoughts, away from a culture of shame, oppressive beauty standards, queerphobia, and racism.
We’ve made this podcast, The Family Sex Show Starts Here, as an introduction to that, and to us. This particular version of the podcast is aimed at young people and adults. We’re also working on a version of this podcast that is friendly for children, so check back again soon if that’s something that might be for you.
In this series, we explore bodies, gender and sexuality, pleasure, relationships, and boundaries through personal stories, songs, scenes and poems. Then we have conversations jumping off those topics with artists and with Relationships and Sex Education experts.
This podcast is made in consultation with the School of Sexuality Education. It is a podcast full of thoughts for you to finish.
For more information, a glossary of terms, or for a transcript of the podcast, please visit www.thefamilysexshow.com
If you’d like to find us on social media, you can do that @ThisEgg_ across Instagram and Twitter. We’re also using the hashtag #TFSS.
If you have time, we’d love to hear what you think - please do leave us a review :)
We have put specific content descriptions at the start of each episode so you can make a choice about whether or not you'd like to listen.
This podcast series has been made by ThisEgg, is a multi-award winning theatre company that makes work inviting audiences to ask big questions and imagine a better future. ThisEgg's work is firmly rooted in the hope that theatre can be a motivational force for social change. ThisEgg aims to make people feel more connected. www.thisegg.co.uk
Laurence Cook & Josie Dale-Jones
Camille Koosyial & Gayathiri Kamalakanthan
Stephanie Levi-John & John Biddle
Writers & Performers:
Josie Dale-Jones, Joe Boylan, Greta Mitchell, Mark Fitzgerald, Stephanie Levi-John, John Biddle, Katie Greenall, Amelia Cavallo, Kimberley Harvey, Keziah Joseph, Aaron Gordon, Laurence Cook, Gayathiri Kamalakanthan and Camille Koosyial
Relationship and Sex Education Consultants:
Gayathiri Kamalakanthan for School of Sexuality Education
Bodies: Toni Lewis & Kate Lovell
Gender & Sexuality: Dr Emma Chan & Reece Lyons
Pleasure: Selina Thomson & Sreena Pluck
Relationships: Sophie Whitehead & Gayathiri Kamalakanthan
Boundaries: Matilda Feyiṣayọ Ibini & Ruth Elliot
The theatre show was originally commissioned by the egg, Theatre Royal Bath for the Leverhulme Arts Scholarship. The R&D and this podcast has been supported by public funding through Arts Council England and the National Lottery.