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Maire Joy Barron

Queer Inclusion Panel

A panel to discuss queer inclusivity in the sacred sexuality fields and festival and event spaces - a panel of four queer folk considering and sharing around this topic - looking back and moving forward - queer inclusivity from systems, community and individuals.


Consent Workshop (Mandatory)

Eden Festival aims to ensure a consensual space for its participants to explore, play and learn through their unique embodied experiences. Eden provides 2 hour mandatory consent workshops for all people attending the event. Personal sovereignty and self responsibility are essential aspects for safer spaces, which the workshop supports people to practice and embody. Our vision is to offer you the tools to go inward, find your own YES and NO agency, and move forward in your Eden experience in a full HELL YES or NO body experience. These workshops are run by folks that are qualified under Betty Martins - Wheel of Consent model.

Maire Joy Barron

Sexologist, BSocSC (counselling), Sex Therapist, Coach and Educator

Maire has 20 years of professional experience and academic achievements to offer you. Experienced therapist in sexuality, relationships, gender questioning & trans folk, LGBTQI+, domestic violence, behaviour change, mental health and trauma, kink & CMN aware. Experience writing and delivering educational programs around consent, healthy relationships, sexual health and pleasure education in communities, schools, festival settings, night clubs and private functions. 

Maire's pronouns are she/her and is neurodivergent, queer takatāpui, Māori x pakeha.

Maire is certified through the Somatic Sex Educators of Australasia and qualified through Betty Martins Wheel of Consent Like a Pro Training. Maire is part of the crew delivering the mandatory consent workshop. Maire is also part of the Queer Inclusion Panel. 

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