April’s ‘Stories in the Club’ theme is Sexuality. Tales will be told by Mandy Nolan, Ron van Twuiver, Aditya Bellah Moon, Jude White, Spiral Orbit and Jenni Cargill-Strong.
Mandy Nolan, best known in her role as comedian, comedy teacher and generous community activist, will show a very different side of herself, as she takes off her comedian hat and tells a poignant and personal tale.
Ron van Twuiver runs regular workshops in the local Northern Rivers area and works as a body based therapist. He started his journey with Tantra, personal growth and body work 23 years ago. ‘Our bodies are so wise they tell a story, but we can also train our bodies to let go of patterns and stories that re-enact trauma and suffering.’ said Ron.
Aditya Bellah Moon is a curious human being, learning to fully own her authentic expression without condition. Aditya’s story is about her journey through sexuality and society’s desire to label and limit her expression because she has a vagina.
Jude White has been a Mullumbimby local for 26 years, mother, artist, relationship counsellor, group facilitator of intimacy and woman’s groups and screen print trainer at Injalak Arts and Crafts in Arnhem land, Far north NT. She is passionate about human connection, authenticity, and relationships and how to bridge the gaps between Australian white and indigenous cultures. She is interested in helping people rediscover and understand our innate humanness, with compassion, self-responsibility and a little bit of humour.
Spiral Orbit, transpersonal counsellor, sex educator and genderqueer activist, will tell a personal story of how the sexual repression of our era parallels the oppression of non-normative genders and sexualities.
Stories in the Club curator, professional storyteller, Jenni Cargill-Strong will take you back 5 000 years to hear from the oldest written story ever unearthed: the Sumerian Goddess of Fertility, Inanna. Jenni will perform the Courtship and Marriage of Inanna, a vividly erotic, earthy and celebratory tale.
Stories in the Club is supported by the Ngara Institute, Creative Mullumbimby and Magic Mullum Toastmasters. More information go to https://storytree.com.au/stories-in-the-club/, Like the Stories in the Club FB page or subscribe via https://storytree.com.au/newsletter/
If you love stories, mark in your calendar, Sunday, April 8. Arrive at 3.30pm for a 4pm start at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club in Dalley Street. Stories end by 5.30 pm. Entry by suggested donation of $10. BOOK or arrive early to get a seat via the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club website: https://www.mullumexservices.com.au/what-s-on