Boldly Me is a week full of events focused on healthy sexuality and promoting inclusivity for diverse gender identities and sexual orientations. This week is all about celebrating the uniqueness contributed by each and every member of the OSU community through events designed to promote healthy relationships, increase understanding of consent, and showcase individuality in identity!

 

Craft Center Events:

Monday, February 24, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
Boldly Me 2020 Screen Printing Shirts 

 

Tuesday, February 25, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
Edge to Edge: Embroidery Your Identity 

 

Wednesday, February 26, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Live It In Color: WaterColoring Away Stereotypes 

 

Thursday, February 27, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Felt it Out: Needle - Felt Body Negativity Away

 

To attend Craft Center Events: All individuals have to do is go into the craft center and state they are there for the Boldly Me crafts and they’ll be redirected to area where it’s taking place.

2020 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Friday, FEB. 21: 

Kai Davis Poetry in celebration of Black History Month

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

Location: Rainbow Continuum

The Rainbow Continuum in conjunction with ASOSU and SOL is hosting Kai Davis, a poet whose work often addresses black, feminism and LGBTQIA+ issues. Before her reading, students will have a chance to share their own poetry.

 

Throughout Boldly Me Week: 

Discounted STI Testing at Student Health Services!

All day

Location:  Student Health Services, Plageman Building, Lab

Tests will be 50% off, making the cost $40 for a full panel with one site for GC/CT, and $15 for each additional site. Offer of 50% off testing not available when billing insurance, in order to use offer, must be billed to the student account as cash/check/card only.

STI TESTS 50% OFF!

  • Chlamydia/Gonorrhea $15
  • HIV $10
  • Syphilis $6

This offer not available when billing insurance. Charges can be paid by cash/check/card or billed to your student account.

 

Monday, FEB. 24:

Sexual Health Fair

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Location: MU Lounge

In partnership with OSUPC, we invite all OSU community members to come explore a variety of on- and off-campus resources during the Sexual Health Fair kickoff event. Learn about sexual health services available to OSU students, obtain free HIV testing from Student Health Services professionals, discuss sexual health topics with health professionals, access free resources, and engage in activities dedicated to healthy sexuality and responsible STI prevention and screening.

 

Monday, FEB. 24: 

Drag Makeup

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Location: Native American Longhouse Eena Haws

Join the Native American Longhouse Eena Haws for a workshop around Drag Makeup. Please bring your own makeup and prepare to get your blend on!

 

Tuesday, FEB. 25: 

Disabled & Queer Story Circle

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Location: Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center

The intersection between queerness and disability is often overlooked. Share your own stories of your experiences, and hear from others, to facilitate bonding and healing.

Wednesday, FEB. 26: 

QTIPOC Collective: Sharing the Uniqueness of Me

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Location: Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez

Join Queer Chicana Doctoral Student, Carina Buzo as she guides folx in a conversation, centering the unique experiences of queer, trans, intersex people of color (QTIPOC). Through the sharing of stories, we will explore the beauty and struggles that come with being QTIPOC.

 

Wednesday, FEB. 26: 

Movie Screening for Black History Month 

6:00 p.m. 

Location: BCC

BSU will be hosting a movie screening. The title is not yet released but each year the films highlight black stories, directors, and actors.

 

Thursday, FEB. 27: 

Conversation Corner: A Safe Space to Talk Sex

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center

The HRWGC will be hosting their first Conversation Corner! This event aims to intentionally create a safe space to explore important topics that are not always talked about. The first half hour will be about foreplay, play, and role play. The second half hour will be unstructured conversation "Tea & Intimacy". The third half hour will be about masturbation! We look forward to building a safe space for sex talk with you!

 

Thursday, FEB. 27: 

Safe, Sexy, Savvy: An Insider’s Guide to Buying, Using and Caring for Toys

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Memorial Union 104 Journey Room
Presented by staff from She Bop, Portland, Oregon (https://www.sheboptheshop.com/)

A dildo is a dildo is a dildo - simple, right? Unfortunately, in the unregulated, profit-focused world of sex toys, that's not always the case. Navigating a toy shop when there's no guarantee that the words on the packages are the truth is at best unsettling, and at worst a risk to your health and safety. In this class we will talk through different types of toys, what they are used for and what they are made from, including vibrators, dildos, kegel exercisers, anal toys, and the keystone of every good toy bag - lube. We'll talk about what it really means for something to be "body safe," and what you're risking when your equipment doesn't qualify. Whether you're new to toys or have a whole arsenal already, this class is your opportunity to level up your expertise.

 

Friday, FEB. 28:

Variety Show

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Location: MU Ballroom

We invite you to join us for the Boldly Me Variety Show, an evening dedicated to student expression. OSU students and student groups will present creative performances that showcase their identities, promote campus inclusivity, and encourage healthy relationships. From slam poets and comedians to dancers and martial artists, these outstanding performers are not to be missed. Come enjoy an evening of diverse entertainment and support your fellow Beavs at this year’s Variety Show.

BOLDLY ME COMMITTEE

Name: Sarah Ingwersen

Boldy Me Role: Co-Coordinator

Pronouns: (She/Her/Hers)

Major: MPH - Global Health

Why I got involved in Boldly Me: "I got involved in Boldly Me because I wanted to celebrate the unique identities and sexual diversity here on campus."

 

Name: Anna Spross

Boldy Me Role: Co-Coordinator

Pronouns: (She/Her/Hers)

Major: BS - Psychology

Why I got involved in Boldly Me: "I got involved in Boldly Me because I am passionate about sexual health and I want to help educate campus and promote sexual diversity!"

 

 

Name: Clarice Hutchinson

Boldy Me Role: Sexual Health Fair Coordinator

Pronouns: (She/Her/Hers)

Major: Public Health

Why I got involved in Boldly Me: "I wanted to help with Boldly Me because I love being able to share sex positivity with people on campus and a great way to do that is through a fun tabling event with lots of resources available. "

Name: Ariel Slifka

Boldy Me Role: Variety Show Coordinator

Pronouns: (She/Her/Hers)

Major: Public Health Major with a minor in Statistics

Why I got involved in Boldly Me: "I got involved with Boldly Me because I was excited to work with others in creating a space to embrace diverse sexuality and self-love."

Name: Olivia Jackson

Boldy Me Role: Variety Show Coordinator & Marketing Liaison

Pronouns: (She/Her/Hers)

Major: Public Health with a minor in Spanish and Political Science

Why I got involved in Boldly Me: "I got involved with Boldly Me because I love how inclusive it is and I love being able to be a part of something that genuinely wants to see people thrive and be comfortable in their own skin. "

Name: Marveen Sidhu

Boldy Me Role: Craft Center Coordinator

Pronouns: (She/Her/Hers)

Major: Bio-Health Science with an option in pre-dental and minors in chemistry and anthropology

Why I got involved in Boldly Me: "I got involved with Boldly Me because of its mission! The identities it recognizes and the impact it is able to have across is amazing, and I wanted to play my part in contributing to the inclusive environment it creates for the community."

Name: Alexis Valadez

Boldy Me Role: Social Media Liaison

Pronouns: (She/Her/Hers)

Major: Public Health with a minor in Environmental & Occupational Health

Why I got involved in Boldly Me: "I got involved with boldly me because I wanted to create a space where sexual health and identities could be talked about and embraced."