From 1 January to 7 January, I was in Taiwan (Taipei, Tainan, and Taichung) with kink educator and activist Kristina Marlen, working as her tour manager. We had some lovely experiences with the Taiwanese kink communities we visited. Later this year I will be helping bring Marlen to Budapest to speak on sex work and public policy.
Research for my MA dissertation continues to go well, and I am midway through conducting a series of interviews with London- and Budapest-based BDSM practitioners which will serve as the qualitative data upon which I will draw.
In March I will present a lecture tentatively entitled "Gender in BDSM - A Creative Practice" at the Creative Bodies—Creative Minds conference in Graz, Austria.
In April I visit London to continue research on the BDSM community.
June holds two exhilarating events: I will defend my MA dissertation and then graduate!