Book a Workshop or Class Today

It's been a privilege to travel across the country with these offerings.  If you would like to book me for your conference or event please reach out!

 

Social Justice &
Body Liberation

 

Visibility as Activism:

From Vulnerability to Validity


Society has enforced silence and shame on fat bodies and the people who reside in them. In a culture that glorifies thinner bodies as a sign of health, intelligence and worth one of the most radical forms of activism is simply being seen. Join Irene McCalphin for conversation regarding the journey to visibility through the inevitable challenge of vulnerability to reclamation of value and empowerment of self and community validation

 

Crossing the Finish Line Together

Intersectional Activism


Surviving ruling class supremacy is hard. Some of us don’t make it. The eradication of fat marginalization and size based oppression requires an intersectional approach to dismantling the white supremacist system. Sizeism will not be eradicated as long as some of us are still on the other side of the divide. Bringing our personal intersectional experiences to the discourse, we will strategize on how to cross the finish line together by addressing the impact of being subjected to multiple marginalizations and taking responsibility for pushing bacragenk against privileges. This panel is crafted by Juana Tango, Irene McCalphin, and Jessica Wilson. Our collective identities include POC; immigrant; Queer; genderfluid; fat; aneurotypical, mental health and physical disabilities; and poor or working class. They also include American / United Statesan, college educated, cisgender, middle class, biracial and bicultural. Join us so that together we all will not just survive, but thrive.

 

The Ungrateful Fatty

Life is too delicious to live off of crumbs.



Tips, Tricks and Survival Tools for centering yourself and your needs when you consider the lovability of your own body. A heavily biased, totally sex positive starter kit for an ever evolving journey towards radical self love. Resources for battling marginalization and oppression which can derail your life. Suggestions on silencing all the lies society, the media and your own family told you about your sovereign body. Why be grateful for scraps of affection or sell yourself for the cheap price of someone else’s acceptance? Demand a catered feast of your own design and do not use weight as an excuse to wait to have a life well lived.

 

Creativity as Catharsis

Nina Simone once said “An Artist’s duty is to reflect the times… I choose to reflect the times and situations in which I find myself."

Unleash your voice into this world and have it received. Weave manifestation and manifesto into movement words and music.Nina Simone once said “An Artist’s duty is to reflect the times… I choose to reflect the times and situations in which I find myself.”At this crucial time in our lives when everything is so desperate, when everyday is a matter of survival I don’t think you could help but be involved. How could you be an artist and not reflect the times. To me this is the duty of an Artist”Join Irene and your community in an intentional space held for this purpose. Learn techniques to transmute raw emotion into accessible works for yourself and the world around you, talk about the artistic process and be rejoice in your ability to empower those around you and alter the world you walk in.

 

Witch Shit

 

You:Divine

You are entitled to your Sacred Self
Workshop & Ritual


As Marginalized Communities move towards equality and visibility we are often rendered unseen within own chosen spiritualities and religions. We will discuss the unvoiced damage of being colonized and minimized and work together to restore the positive and powerful reflection of a Divinity that mirrors the unique way we walk through this world

 

Toppling the Tower

Roundtable & Revival with The Virgo Homo Thugs for the Revolution

This if for you.
The Queers, The Black and Brown, The Trans
The Antifa Warriors, the heartholders and heartsick healers doing triage to those who are sick and tired of being sick and tiered.
This is for the Revolutionary Witches who've gotten singed by the gaslit masses and governments with matches.
This is for the Water Warriors, the one4 who knows the smell and taste of mustard gas.
The one who is grasping for a breath of hope under the heel of a militarized police force.
This is for you too.
The frightened itching for a fight.
Come get your teeth cleand and your sword sharpened

 

Toppling the Tower: Watch Yo Head


As the tower topples and the bricks fall those at the bottom are often confronted with the hardest challenges. Join The Virgo Homo Thugs for the Revolution ThaHood AlKemist, Justin Stanley & Irene McCalphin as they share spells and rituals for resilience, justice and sustainability. We will close with a ritual for the empowerment and protection of ourselves and our communities as we continue to fight together and love each other fiercely.

Workshop & Ritual with The Virgo Homo Thugs for the Revolution

 

Toppling the Tower: The Nu Foundation

How do we transform our williness to die for or liberation into living for it instead? How do we magically live our revolution as an act of love?

How do we maintain our humanity while squaring off against those who refuse to recognize it?

How do you center yourself in a world that pushes you to the edges?

The Virgo Homo Thugs present tools, tips and tricks for cultivating heaven will hexing hell.

Workshop & Ritual with The Virgo Homo Thugs for the Revolution

 

The Bawdy Divine

Lez seduce the Universe and be it's Pillow Princess shall we?

Dance like sex has been used across time and through out the world as a means to raise energy and convey the ineffable. The two intersect in the art of burlesque. Join Irene McCalphin aka Magnoliah Black for magic made in movement and connection with the voluptuous sovereign power of fierce vulnerability.


You are the alter upon which your needs and desires can be manifested and maintained .


Come see and be seen!

 

In The Face of Fear

We are the sacred hell and glorious terror to things that go bump in the night.
Workshop & Roundtable


Fear is something that has great value and just like any Guardian Spirit it can turn to demon. This workshop/roundtable will confront the faces of fear that causes rifts within ourselves and our communities.


I will present Elemental Tools & Rituals designed to turn Fear from the vast Ocean that seeks to drown us into the watery mirror we learn from. We defiantly exist, move,love and create in a time of tremendous horror that has us scrambling for anything that resembles the light.
Come remember that we are the light.
We are the sacred hell and glorious terror to things that go bump in the night.

 

Manifesting while Marginalized

White supremacy has created a redline around what is possible.


What would it look like to work magic from a place of desire and not just need?


What does it mean to restore dreams taken from us by systemic oppression and everyday violence? 


Come redefine what it mean to truly walk and live magical life in Black and Brown, beautifully diverse and queer bodies.

 

©2019 by A Sovereign Embodiment.