Just Say “No” to Teachers Who Troll : Counterstory #2: Alternatives

Alternatives © 2020 Michele Beaulieux Oil pastel on paper How might Contact Improvisation (CI) groups respond to teachers who are known to troll? And by that I mean teachers who consciously and systematically search for sexual partners among students. I wrote two counterstories—stories with alternative outcomes that represent a moral shift away from the dominant cultural narrative—that imagine how … Continue reading Just Say “No” to Teachers Who Troll : Counterstory #2: Alternatives

Published Articles on Safer Brave Space

Jam with Maria: Listening for "Yes" #3 of 3 in Jam Series; Oil Pastel on Paper © 2019 Michele Beaulieux This post provides links to my writing published in Contact Quarterly and the CQ Contact Improvisation Newsletter on preventing sexual violence and creating what I call "safer brave spaces"—places where being brave is as safe … Continue reading Published Articles on Safer Brave Space

The Shift from Rape Culture to Consent Culture

Chart showing the progression through the stages from rape culture to consent culture

This chart, “The Shift from Rape Culture to Consent Culture," lays out five possible states that groups might exhibit in how they handle sexual violence and other types of harm. The chart depicts two phases of rape culture and three phases of consent culture. The phases of rape culture—ignoring and reacting— support individual freedom, and … Continue reading The Shift from Rape Culture to Consent Culture

The Beaulieu Tools for Creating Safer Brave Spaces

Colorful empty chairs around a fire pit

Help in finding and creating safer brave spaces for contact improvisation jams and other voluntary group gatherings Campfire Circle Ready for Us © 2021 Michele Beaulieux On this page, I provide tools for answering the question: Is a group gathering, in which people are voluntarily participating, a “safer brave space,"—a place where being brave is … Continue reading The Beaulieu Tools for Creating Safer Brave Spaces