Life Updates + Introducing Online Classes

White Neon sign on a darken brick wall reading: This is the sign you've been looking for

Hey Everyone!

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know I’ve spent the past two falls/winter seasons in various forms of slog and recovery while making my way through grad school for my Master in Education. I’ve popped up every spring/summer to cram in a bunch of teaching before diving back into the whole of academia.

Well, I’ve got some good news, and some GREAT news, and some bad news and some Good News!

First the good news – I’m done my M.Ed! First off, yes you can call me Master Elizabeth now (but not too much, that’ll freak me out). Next the GREAT news. I’m going back to school! Starting in September 2018, I’ll be working on a different Master program, this one in Couple and Family Therapy. This announcement is also kinda the bad news; I’m diving back into academia and this time I know what I’m getting into – I know I’m about to be swallowed up for 24 months. Yep – this one doesn’t even come with summers off, so I’m not sure how much I’ll be ‘out’ over the next 2 years, but I hope you’re excited for me all the same. Don’t be too bummed though – I’ve got one more piece of news.

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I’ve figured out how to offer online classes!  I get for the technologically savvy, this might not be a big deal, but my Luddite drives run deep.  Plus, trying to wrap my head around how I could bring all the goodness of my in-person events online in a way I could actually do has been rattling around in my head for years.

Text written on a dirty brick wall. Text reads: Ethical - and Nasty as &@%*. A free online workshop to help you explore your Kink Values and Ethics. May 1, 2018 at 7:30pm ETSo!  I’m going to be running a bunch of live, webinar classes over the next four months (including four new classes) starting with Ethical – and Nasty as &@%* on May 1st. This workshop is completely free, and I’ll be announcing my Spring/Summer line up in it.  Zoom will be the platform for this class and all the live events going forward, so much sure you get the app on your pc, tablet or mobile before May 1st at 7:30pm.

I’m hoping that these will translate into creating some more in-depth self-study classes that I’ll be able to keep online that folks can access and work through at their own pace. I’m still trying to figure out the best platform for that, and which classes will translate best to a work-by-yourself format. If you have thoughts on that, I’m definitely into hearing them!

Finally, I’m going to presenting at PolyDallas Millennium this summer, which is taking place in Dallas, Texas from July 13 -15; so you know what that means!

Heather siting in her car, wearing an orange top, big sunglasses with skin so pale she's glowing even though it's late summer

If you didn’ t know, I love to combine my travel with my teaching. Hitting up places that are more-or-less on my route allows me to waive my travel fees and means you/your spaces can get access to high-quality education that otherwise wouldn’t be accessible.

A Google Map Screen cap with Toronto and Dallas circled in red. On the map is the text 'But What Route?'

As you can see, there’s a lot of space between Texas and Toronto, and I’ve got up to six days of travel time to play with – means there are a lot of places I could be stopping. Want one of those places to be your local community? Get in touch, or send your local organizers my way soon if you wanna to work something out!

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