Hedwig is a queer feminist, poly, switch femme, born and raised in Sweden. She moved to London in 2007, returned to Sweden in 2013. Hedwig first started exploring the BDSM scene in London and Sweden in 2008. She is active both in public and private play consisting of a wide range of BDSM and fetish activities with a primary focus on rope bondage. Rope bondage and BDSM is a part of her life that she wish to explore both as a personal passion as well as sharing and learning from those around her. Hedwig is passionate about communication, rope bondage, safer sex, and consent culture, about redressing notions of power, physical sensations, vulnerability, dominance and submission, gender and communities working together. She hopes to bring rope bondage to a larger audience as a way to gain more body awareness, work on interpersonal communication and offer different routes to pleasure and surrender. As an educator, she focuses on the mutual experience, embracing an inclusive and open atmosphere where the topics at hand are approached both with respect as well as a sense of humor. Hedwig is a former member of the crew of Peer Rope London, current member of the crew of Peer Rope Malmö and Hitchin’ Bitches Oresund and founding member and grand poobah of Hitchin’ Bitches. Hitchin’ Bitches is an international network for female identified riggers and rope tops with over 40 chapters over the world. Hedwig is also active on the scene in Sweden organizing events for the local community and facilitate spaces for learning and sharing In 2011 Hedwig wrote her undergraduate thesis on Shibari, and is currently pursuing an academic career while being active as a sex educator, activist and generally being a pain in the butt of patriarchy.
2017 Class Offerings
Head Bondage Headfuck
This is the micro-kosmos of tying a body . This is a class not focused on patterns or harnesses but how we get closer to our partners. Real close. Taking away the sense of sight, all of the other senses will be heightened and we will see how sound, smell, taste and touch act upon the rope bottom. Ready for a headfuck? Suitable for anyone regardless of previous experience. Participants should be prepared to be physically and emotionally close to tying partners, as well as having their face covered.
Type: Hands On
This is a hands-on class in which you will explore a structured asymmetrical tie, where you can look at both the structure and aesthetic elements. We will look at various ways to use the tie, both for floor work, partials, full suspension the running man style with a possibility to explore transition work The fascinating thing about working around a teppou is that we can explore more elements of asymmetry and ways of playing with balance.
Prerequisites: This is a class suitable for those who are able to tie a standard 3 rope TK/gote and are confident in their suspension practices. As a rope partner, it will be beneficial if you have had some experience with suspension work and is confident in communication.
Type: Hands On
Body Image and Kink
How can we work with feeling good in our bodies when there are so many expectations how it should look like or work? Even in kink communities, what affects us negatively and how can we work to create body positive spaces both for ourselves and our fellow kinksters.