As a queer, butch, transmasculine, genderqueer, non-monogamous, kinky person, I have a unique perspective on self-development within marginalized populations. Most of what I know comes from my own personal studies of trying to make my own life make more sense.
After fifteen years of studying identity and oppression, I’m now a working writer theorizing about my communities, and I’ve been teaching workshops at colleges since 2009. My gender theory and erotica have been published in dozens of books, and I have degrees in gender studies and writing from the University of Washington in Seattle. Read my curriculum vitae if you’d like to know more about my credentials.
Presented at Drew University (NJ), Brown University (RI), Northwestern University (Chicago), Smith College (Northampton, MA), Swarthmore University (Philadelphia), Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), and more.
Gender is an aphrodisiac. As Tara Hardy says: “When I took my real gender out of the closet, it was like the second coming of christmas.” Let’s explore gender expression, identities, labels, transcending the mutually exclusive binaries, queer culture, and hot sweaty sex. Academics love deconstructing gender—and yet, the world is still gendered, so how do we navigate it? How do you build your gender intentionally? Are there ways gender can “hurt” less? And how do you develop your gender in ways that enhance and sustain a satisfying sex life? (‘Cause really, don’t we all want better sex?)
Developed explicitly for students of gender studies, sexuality studies, and queer studies who want to put their theory into practice, this workshop covers Sinclair’s Best Sex Secrets and Gender Tenets and an interactive Q&A to discuss your burning questions.
Traditional publishing through books, magazines, and literary journals have typically excluded gay stories, characters, revelations, and identity development. Navigating the world of literature can be extremely othering as a queer person attempting to write about queer lives, constantly being questioned for our cultural representations in writing. But Judy Shepard says that coming out is the most important thing we can do, that it is a political act, which encourages and advocates for visibility. Telling our stories is one way to make ourselves visible. Come to this interactive writing workshop and learn about the history of queer stories, what the queer story looks like, alternate forms of publishing such as chapbooks and blogs, and begin to form your own queer story. Bring paper and a writing utensil!
No, this isn’t about sex work, nor is it about landing the 6-figure executive position at a gay rights non-profit. This workshop focuses on tools of confidence and authenticity to help you see a path to your dream job, and help you start making advances toward the job now, while you’re a student. You have an amazing gift to contribute to the world beyond these college campus hedge walls—what is it?
Premium option: Add 2-3 small group (7 people max) 1-hour breakout sessions for individualized guidance for students from Sinclair, or up to 10 individual coaching sessions to sculpt the path into your ultimately successful future.
In addition to leading workshops, Sinclair is an experienced performance poet. Add the “Sweet & Rough” 30-minute poetry set and a 45 minute open mic for the workshop participants, hosted by Mr. Sexsmith, showcasing the voices of queer, genderqueer, and trans students on your campus. Book both the performance and the writing workshop together for a showcase of queer voices on campus!
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If you’d like to add a second workshop, or if you’d like me to come visit your school while I am already planning to be in your town, the honorarium is generally $1000 per additional workshop.
Travel fees include reimbursement for gas, or bus ticket, a plane ticket, and transportation to and from the airport or bus station. A private hotel room is preferable for Sinclair’s lodging, but if you have other options for overnight accommodations, we can discuss them.
If your club is on a limited budget, get in touch anyway and let’s see if we can work something out.
Contact my booking agent, OUTmedia at firstname.lastname@example.org, and let’s work it out!
My writing workshop, WRITING OUR STORIES, and my premium option for GAY FOR PAY, are intended for smaller groups (usually a maximum of 15 students). For the GAY FOR PAY coaching option, students need to apply and complete a questionnaire in order to attend. Contact me to book that workshop and for more details.
Check my calendar for specific travel details already planned, and get in touch to query about your particular dates.
Still not sure where to start? Brainstorm a list of venues that I could teach at, and possible people who could help promote and support (finding money, getting an audience to come). Contact me, let’s see what we can work out.
Resistance begins with people confronting pain, whether it’s theirs or somebody else’s, and wanting to do something to change it.
—bell hooks, Yearning