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WHO IS RUTH?

Ruth is an independent trainer and workshop facilitator in the field of sex-positive, pleasure-centred and feminist gender-based violence prevention. She has extensive experience teaching and facilitating about sexual violence, gender, consent, rape culture and pleasure. Ruth’s workshops are discursive, nonjudgmental, trauma- informed and sensitive to the statistical reality that there will always be survivors in the room. Ruth’s workshops are accessible to all- no prior knowledge or understanding of the topics is assumed- and she prioritises empowering all attendees to fully participate and engage.

Relevant Experience:

  • The better sex workshop series, founder and facilitator​​

  • Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre: Perth and Kinross, Training Coordinator

  • ​Rape Crisis Scotland National Helpline, Support Worker​

  • The Consent Collective, panelist​

  • The Gender, Health and Justice Research Unit, education resource consultant​

  • Sexpression: UK national conference, trainer and workshop facilitator​

  • Sexpression: Edinburgh, training and lesson planning / resource coordinator

  • Brook, Sex and Relationships education consultant​

Qualifications and Trainings attended -

 

  • Rape Crisis Scotland- Support Worker training

(including expert training on all forms of sexual violence, advocacy and the law, the effects of trauma, Child Protection, Vulnerable Adult Protection, suicide first aid, best practise for support, confidentiality etc)

  • Scottish Women’s Aid- Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Abuse

  • Mandala Consultants- Vicarious Trauma

  • The School of Consent - Understanding Betty Martin’s Wheel of Consent

  • Linda Hill - Resourcing for Sexual Trauma and The Window of Tolerance

  • LGBT Scotland- Sexual Violence in the LGBT+ community

  • Shakti Women’s Aid- Domestic Abuse, Honour and BME women, children and young people  

  • Sexpression: UK - teacher training, Child Protection

  • University of Edinburgh- MA (Hons) 2:1 in Philosophy with a focus on Feminism, Ethics, Sexual Violence and Moral Responsibility (research theses include ‘Is Feminism compatible with Multiculturalism?’ and ‘Does the unwitting rapist deserve blame?’)

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