This Saturday at 5pm at Columbia College’s Film Row Cinema, we are screening Scarlet Road, about an Australian sex worker who specializes in an overlooked clientele – people with disabilities. Stay following the film for a discussion with our three amazing (and sexy) panelists!
CARRIE KAUFMAN (MODERATOR) – Carrie Kaufman is a queer, disabled woman. She works as the coordinator for a mentoring program for disabled young people, and is a collective member of Project Fierce Chicago, a group that is working to house LGBTQ young people experiencing homelessness. She is also an artist, and believes that the arts, film included, are one of the most powerful ways to spread advocacy and empowerment. Carrie is passionate about creating access to services and resources, including access to sexual education and sexual health. As a member of both queer & disability communities, she is very interested in creating conversations around sex positivity and sexuality through acknowledging and breaking down barriers.
SOPHIA CHASE – Sophia Chase is a professional dominatrix and owner of Chicago Dungeon Rentals. She is also a sexuality educator with over 12 years of group and private instruction experience. She’s taught countless workshops at universities including Northwestern and University of Chicago and provided instruction on topics as varied as flirting, dominance for beginners and embodied sexuality for survivors of abuse. She was also featured on Showtime’s Sex with Sunny Megatron’s BDSM episode.
STEVIE HOPKINS – Stevie Hopkins is the co-founder of 3E Love, a social entrepreneurial experiment to change the perception of disability and the company behind the popular “Wheelchair Heart symbol.” His success with 3E Love has allowed him to travel the entire country as an educational and motivational speaker on an array of disability topics. Before 3E Love, Stevie graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign with two business degrees and held jobs in the financial and music industries. When not working, you can find Stevie exploring new sushi restaurants or at a concert.