It's On Us Speaks: Body Policing & Sexual Violence with Sonalee Rashatwar

by Center for Women and Gender Equity

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Thu, Oct 14, 2021

6 PM – 8 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Join WCU It's On Us, the Center for Women & Gender Equity, the Counseling Center, and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for It's On Us Speaks: Body Policing & Sexual Violence with Sonalee Rashatwar. They will be speaking on sexual violence and harm and it's connection to state violence and the culture of body policing & monitoring in the United States.

This will be a virtual event with an optional, in-person live stream party in the Sykes Ballrooms.

This event is sponsored by the 2021 PA Governor's It's On Us Grant, and is made possible by our generous campus partners in The Counseling Center, Center for Trans and Queer Advocacy, Women & Gender Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies, Youth Empowerment & Urban Studies, Graduate Social Work, Undergraduate Social Work, the Fraternal Programming Board, and Campus Recreation.

Sonalee Rashatwar (they/he) LCSW MEd is an award-winning clinical social worker, sex therapist, adjunct lecturer, and grassroots organizer. Based in Philly (licensed in NJ and PA), they are a superfat queer bisexual non-binary therapist and co-owner of Radical Therapy Center, specialized in treating sexual trauma, diet trauma, racial or immigrant trauma, and South Asian family abuse, while offering fat positive sexual healthcare.

Popularly known as TheFatSexTherapist on Instagram, their notoriety first peaked when they were featured on Breitbart in March 2018 for naming thinness as a white supremacist beauty ideal. And they continue to draw the ire of white supremacists everywhere with controversial statements on intersectional fat liberation since then. Sonalee is a sought-after speaker who travels internationally to curate custom visual workshops that whisper to our change-making spirit and nourish our vision for a more just future.

Sonalee is not paid for their labor as a community organizer, where they have fundraised and facilitated a free five-day political action summer camp for LGBT+ South Asian and Indo Caribbean youth. Sonalee received their Master of Social Work and Master of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University in 2016 and have been working in the field of anti-violence for 10+ years.

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Co-hosted with: West Chester University in Philadelphia, Center for Trans and Queer Advocacy, Campus Recreation Department, WCU Counseling Center, Home Page, Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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