(Los Angeles, CA / May 23, 2023) — Feminist author/activist Kitty Stryker proudly announces the June 2nd release of Ask Yourself: The Consent Culture Workbook (available on Paperback and Kindle), a how-to guide to help navigate the undercurrents of social influences while building an affirmative culture of consent to practice in their everyday lives.
A companion workbook to Stryker’s essential guide Ask: Building Consent Culture, Ask Yourself invites readers on a contemplative journey through 28 days of journaling over four weeks – exploring ‘Introspection’, ‘Our Relationship to Each Other’, ‘Our Relationship to the Community’ and ‘Reflection’.
“Ask Yourself is a much-needed resource that addresses the nuanced dynamics of consent in our society, and hopefully sparks conversations about cultivating a more enlightened culture based on mutual respect and autonomy that challenges the existing power structure that often rewards entitlement and overshadows individual agency,” said Stryker.
The author has also deftly brought together thought-provoking insights from a diverse group of writers, journalists and activists to explore how consent can empower individuals and inspire self-examination. With its practical exercises and collective wisdom, Ask Yourself equips readers with the tools they need to better understand the complexities of consent and firmly establish their boundaries through their words and actions.
Published through Thornapple Press with a Foreword by Wagatwe Wanjuki, Ask Yourself: The Consent Culture Workbook contains discussions of sexuality, boundary violations, substance use, sexual assault, abuse, trauma, and other complicated topics. Find this book, along with Ask: Building Consent Culture, on Stryker’s author page at Amazon.com.
Kitty Stryker is a San Francisco Bay Area-based feminist writer, anarchist activist, queer femme, Juggalo ethnographer and leftist doomsday prepper who has been developing and defining consent culture in alternative communities for more than a decade, with an interest in bringing conversations about consent out of the bedroom and into daily life.
The prolific author of Ask: Building Consent Culture and Ask Yourself: The Consent Culture Workbook, has been featured on CNN, Salon, Curve, Fleshbot and Time Out London, invited to speak at SXSW and the Feminist Porn Conference, and written for high-profile media outlets such as Bitch, BuzzFeed, Everyday Feminism, Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, HuffPost, Medium, The Guardian, Broadly, SFGate and Vice.
In addition to her current endeavors, Stryker has also been an active member of the genderqueer feminist art collective the NorCal Degenderettes, founder of ConsentCulture.com, a hub for LGBTQ+/kinky/poly folks looking for a sex critical approach to relationships, and included in the printed works Surviving the Future: Abolitionist Queer Strategies, Erase the Patriarchy: An Anthology of Erasure Poetry, Loose Lips: Fanfiction Parodies of Great (and Terrible) Literature from the Smutty Stage of Shipwreck, Queer Sex Work, Coming Out Like a Porn Star: Essays on Pornography, Protection, and Privacy and Worn Stories.