After her experience as a TEDx ABQWomen speaker in 2015, Bianca has been awarded the felicitous title of “The Consent Lady” among members of her community for her talk “It Begins with Consent”.Bianca wears the moniker with pride and finds that being a TEDx speaker has given her a certain air of authority on the matter of consent and sexuality, which accessorizes well with her expertise.
Valerie lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and is on the Board of Directors for the Toronto Wildlife Centre and the Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra.
The salon will also include a panel of speakers who will discuss, from their unique worldview, love in all its shapes, sizes, and formats.
Comedy acts, spoken word performances, audience engagement, and more will be incorporated. “Love is such an interesting topic to me,” says Bianca, “it’s so multifaceted and it cannot be defined.” But what about modern love? We are creating ‘rules’ and concepts that make no sense, and others that make total sense,” she says, adding that one of the best parts about dating in a digital age is “the idea that you can reinvent yourself every time you go back in.” However, it’s not all fun and games in a modern era.
The current philosophy of instant gratification makes finding and keeping love harder, says Bianca, which constitutes her least favorite facet of contemporary romance.
“It’s easy it is to get caught in the mentality of always looking for the next best thing, when the best thing could be the person you are talking to.” will be hosted by the Main Branch of the Public Library on Saturday, February 13, from 2 p.m. The salon is completely free, making it an excellent way to explore a new perspective just in time for the most romantic day of the year.