Kori’s pronouns are “they/them/their”.
Kori is a non-binary genderqueer trans person currently a visitor on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish people, Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.
You can be a part of financially supporting Kori’s work by joining their Donut Club on Patreon, where you will receive early access to their new work, exclusive content and discounts on all workshops and events.
BC Human Rights challenge
Kori is a complainant on the BC Human Rights challenge aiming to change gender markers on birth certificates with lawyer barbara findlay. They are a part of the Gender-Free ID Coalition.
What they do
The Show & Tell
When it first debuted in 2021, the Sex Toy Show & Tell was mostly focused on material tools and toys for erotic exploration. As the event grew into itself, and out of its’ original shape, we dropped the “sex toy” from the name. The Show & Tell is still a sex-positive space, but the themes have expanded far beyond toys. Each month attendees are invited to join the small, live group in Kori’s Topia Yard. Tickets are sold through eventbrite and ticket holders are welcome to return to the yard over the month following to revisit and explore resources as well as build connections with each other in the digital space.
The idea is for real live pleasure seekers to connect with each other about what we have learned along our way. It’s a place for questions and curiousity as well as juicy shares of delight and desire. We hope to pool our collective knowledge and curiousities into a crowd sourced educational and exploratory event.
Kori wrote a piece as part of the CBRC Summit 2021 Creators Project and was featured in a written panel in the BONDING issue of the Blackwood Gallery Broadsheet in May 2022.
Kori co-edited a book with Dr. A.J. Lowik on non-binary pregnancy, birthing and parenting titled The Liminal Chrysalis, published by Demeter Press.
Kori has written for Scarleteen, well known resource for sexual health, on navigating relationships when chronic pain is present, in an article titled Partners in Pain with co author andi grace. This essay was also published in When Language Runs Dry. Kori published Acid Church in RFD Magazine Issue 167, along with co author andi grace.
Workshop Writing & Facilitation
Kori wrote and first piloted their workshop, Embodied Personal Risk Assessment for the 2022 Interior Men’s Health Guythering. This workshop is available as a recording to glazed and cream filled level members of the Donut Club
Kori has created curriculum and facilitated 101 level learning on gender diversity and trans inclusion. They offered workshops at the Kootenay Herb Conference in 2018, at the Vallican Whole and at the 2018 Bass Coast Festival.
Kori, along with collaborator andi grace created and ran Glitter Rebellion – a touring workshop to help participants connect to internal and inherited resilience.
Kori has worked contract curriculum writing projects with organizations, developing, piloting and training in the delivery of workshops on topics pertaining to sexuality, relationships, harm reduction and related topics.
Kori offered an online curriculum on resilience building for trans folks and allies in 2016, this archived content has been mostly retired considering massive changes to the cultural landscape over the time since the course was written.
Kori worked with ANKORS – AIDS Network Kootenay Outreach and Support Society in a variety of roles. They led the delivery of ANKORS harm reduction services at Shambhala Music festival since 2013, including training volunteers in best practice and service delivery of educational info, re-agent tests and destigmatizing conversations about recreational, medicinal and ceremonial substance use. Kori has also worked with YouthCo, a peer-led agency working to reduce the impact of stigma related to HIV and Hep C. As part of their harm reduction work, they produced podcasts (Sex, Drugs and How we Roll), videos (Stoked on Pokes and Harm Reduction) and curriculum (ANKORS Street College) to engage community in person and online.
Kori is honoured to have been invited to sit on panels and present in conferences. Since the covid-19 pandemic, appearances have been online, some of which can be found archived on the digital landscape.
Kori marked Trans Awareness Day on Instagram Live with Dr. Kyl Myers, author of “Raising Them”.
Kori made a guest appearance on Bria’s Sunday Portrait show on Twitch.
Kori joined AVI for world AIDS day to discuss STI testing in Covid on a Facebook Live Event.
Kori presented a talk “Being Prayed Upon” at the Moving Trans History Forward Conference in 2019 and a talk co-authored with barbara findlay “…And the Law Says” at Moving Trans History Forward 2021.
They have shared their expertise working with youth on a panel in the Creating Caring Communities Conference.
Kori blends lived experience with community activism and service.
More about Kori
Kori grew up in a conservative protestant church in a small city and was involved as a kid in organizing amongst their peers and in church. When they were 17, a journey leaving home on an international exchange was the impetus for their journey exploring and arriving at words, experiences and communities in which they found comfort and identity – words like trans, genderqueer, queer, pansexual, polyamourous, butch, femme, non-binary, gender rebel, psychonaut, and witch.
Kori has completed the first 2 core courses of Somatic Sex Education with the Institute For Somatic Sex Education as well as supplemental elective trainings.
Kori’s experiences from their pregnancy and parenting journey inspired their sharing and working to resource other non binary folks on the same path. Birthing Beyond the Binary, co-created with Amanda Phoenix and Elsa Asher was an online resource, which has since been handed off to king yaa who has since evolved the project in more intersectional and decolonizing directions.
The Liminal Chrysalis, is a book co-edited with A. J. Lowik January 2022 by Demeter Press.