Official Statement Regarding Allegations Against Bassnectar

Enthusiastic Consent’s mission is to promote awareness and provide education around consent and other intersectional issues primarily through our program 11th Principle: Consent! In alignment with this mission, we are called to share some perspective on an incident that impacts our community.    Last summer, Bassnectar’s Lorin Ashton was accused of sexual abuse by multiple women, who stated that he groomed them and initiated sexual relationships - including at least two situations where...
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Announcing New Leadership and Racial Justice Initiative

  Enthusiastic Consent’s mission is to promote awareness and provide education around enthusiastic consent and other intersectional issues including racial justice and social equity.   To Our Dearest Consensual Loves and The Burn Community At Large, As we join the world in waking up from 2020, and can now see the light at the end of the tunnel thanks to vaccinations, 11th Principle: Consent has exciting changes and news to announce.  Our non-profit home, Enthusiastic...
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Open Letter to Flashpoint Artists Initiative

Printable PDF (3 pages) “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ― Albert Einstein September 24, 2019 The 11th Principle: Consent was awarded an art grant at the 2019 Alchemy Art Fundraiser for our theme camp, the Traveling Consent Tent, which premiered at Euphoria 2019. As long-standing members of the Georgia Burn Community, we were thrilled to receive our community’s support for our efforts to educate and spread aw...
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Open Letter to Emergence Burn

Update - February 8, 2020: The Emergence Burn's "Core" (BOD) has published a statement (pdf version) in response to this open letter. We were also invited to join a call on February 5th to discuss the actions they have taken to create a more inclusive burn. The actions taken by the Emergence Core outline in the statement addresses the vast majority of the concerns and suggested in this open letter. We are especially impressed with the Acidic Art Policy, their advisory committee called "The Pulse...
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