Rope in Seattle is a curated resource for finding ethical rope events and community in Seattle. Events that belong here include classes, practice sessions, conventions, play parties, munches, and anything else that helps build rope community in Seattle.
I’m delighted to add new events that I hadn’t been aware of—please let me know if I’m missing something that would fit here.
My curation policy is simple: I include events that I consider ethical. In practice, that mostly means I don’t list classes that are taught by instructors who I consider to have a pattern of teaching or modeling egregiously bad consent practices. Seattle has plenty of good rope instructors—I’m not going to give a platform to the bad ones.
I believe everyone can change. If you aren’t listed here, please feel free to contact me with an explanation of what changes you’ve made and why you think you’re ready to be listed.
I never accept any kind of payment for listing events.
Consent and accountability are complicated topics. None of us are perfect, and everyone can change. It’s important, however, that instructors fully disclose their consent histories so that students and venues can make an informed decision about whether to work with them. I consider these questions to be the bare minimum for informed consent: