UWI Open Campus WAND Hosting Bliss Forum
The UWI Open Campus, WAND Unit, Bridgetown. Tuesday, March 26, 2019 — The Women and Development Unit (WAND) of The UWI Open Campus in collaboration with Waves of Bliss and Business By Design Consultants will host a public forum entitled “Exploring the Good-Good: Women, Orgasms and the Politics of Pleasure” this Thursday March 28.
Thursday’s session starts at 6:00 pm and will be held at the Moot Theatre on the UWI Cave Hill Campus.
The key note speaker is Ms Katrina Ifill, Sensual Empowerment Leader, Communications Specialist and business owner of Waves of Bliss. Other panelists include Senior Consultant, Mrs Lynn Beckles, and Development Specialist, Ms Danielle Toppin. Ms Taitu Heron, Development Specialist and Head of WAND will moderate the evening’s proceedings.
“We will be talking about sex and sensuality and will address the taboos in certain spaces in the Caribbean and the wider world,” explained Ms Heron. “We will discuss women's sexual desires, the challenges faced to express them and the the mysteries around orgasms.”
Ms Heron also states that talking about sex and sensuality is often shrouded in taboo, mystery and discomfort, and that there are socio-cultural barriers surrounding women’s sexual desires and sensual expression.
Among the questions that the session will address are, why is talk about sex and sensuality taboo? How does women’s expression of sexual desire or lack thereof, impede or enhance relationships with spouses or partners? What can you do to help yourself and/or the relationships that you are in?
The event can be followed on Twitter using the hashtag #thegoodgood and on UWITV at www.uwitv.org.
For more information and questions please contact Mrs Cecelia Batson-Rollock at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 1 246 430 1130/ 1 246 826 8444 or on FB @WANDUWI.
About The UWI
For the past 70 years The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has provided service and leadership to the Caribbean region and wider world. The UWI has evolved from a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948 to an internationally respected, regional university with near 50,000 students and four campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, and an Open Campus. As part of its robust globalization agenda, The UWI has established partnering centres with universities in North America, Asia, and Africa such as the State University of New York (SUNY)-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development, the UWI-China Institute of Information Technology, the University of Lagos (UNILAG)-UWI Institute of African and Diaspora Studies and the Institute for Global African Affairs with the University of Johannesburg (UJ). The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Social Sciences and Sport.
As the region’s premier research academy, The UWI’s foremost objective is driving the growth and development of the regional economy. Times Higher Education has ranked The UWI among the top 1,258 universities in world for 2019, and the top 40 best universities in its Latin America Rankings for 2018, and was the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists. For more, visit www.uwi.edu.
(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)