Despite growing awareness of mental health in our circles, stigma around various kinds of neurodivergence remains. Devyn Stone, founder and producer of THRIVE, reviews the history of consent and neurodivergence in kink, from RACK and SSC to the DSM.
Despite growing awareness of mental health in kink and leather circles, stigma around various kinds of neurodivergence remains. Devyn Stone, founder and producer of THRIVE, reviews the history of consent and neurodivergence in kink, from RACK and SSC to the DSM. He invites participants to explore the diversity of the human mind in its myriad of forms, even those more feared and stigmatized than others.
Devyn Stone is a self-awareness and BDSM educator, author, and alternative lifestyles coach. He dreams of globetrotting and helping folx achieve the connections they desire, while they learn themselves more deeply.
He believes in diversity not division and actualizes that idea by promoting strongly affirming spaces and interactions. Devyn has a passion for giving and receiving education - his favorite topics are psychology, negotiation, consent, relationship construction, and organization.
His Quick Reference books covered affirming gender, creating protocol, negotiating authority in relationships, and more. (You may find his e-books at Wicked Grounds right here:
He is the Founder of Pragmatically Kinking, where members discuss the practical aspects of BDSM and THRIVE, a virtual conference dedicated to the intersection of mental health and BDSM.
Devyn has been actively practicing authority transfer dynamics since 2004. Today he lives in Dallas, TX with his property Guan Xuan, which is unquestionably devoted to his will and serves as his useful object. Devyn is an extrovert, a Sons of Anarchy fan, and a foodie.
Tickets: $15 - $35 in advance. Please pay at the level you can comfortably afford.
We offer a sliding scale, so that cost is not a barrier to attendance.
The regular ticket is $25. This is what most people should pay.
The $15 ticket is offered for those for whom the $25 ticket would be a barrier to participation. If $25 is too much, we take your word for it! Just pay $15.
Have a great salary? Feeling generous? Paying at the $35 level allows us to make the discounted ticketing available to others who need it.
So - that's it! Choose the level you can comfortably afford.
If cost is a barrier at any point on the sliding scale, please use the Volunteer List at the bottom of the listing to request a scholarship seat.
This will be a live, online class offered through Zoom. To participate, you will need to download the free, basic version of the Zoom app before the class! This class will not be recorded and is not available for later viewing.
Zoom now provides closed captioning which will be available for this event.