Shane Petzer- Listening Shane to talk, it's like looking at Magpie Collective art piece ....the more you look into it the more you see...same with Shane : the more you listen the more you hear. I heard deep kindness exuding from this fascinating human, and wanted this conversation to never end! I was entranced by him and all that was spoken . From the early days of Magpie Collective birthing itself in Bohemia Observatory- (20 odd years ago!), to a galley space in the Karoo desert and the Xmas tree installation they have been orchestrating for over 10 years ! Shane shares from his deep intimacy about his HIV positive experience , his long term relationship with his beloved (although he doesn't believe in monogamy!) he recall his time as a sexual worker and founding member of S.W.E.A.T. (Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce). Together we declare Sex Work as pure ART ! 🏴☠️😜 In his late teens Shane went to a seminary to study for the ministry. He came out ( of the closet and the ministry !)and some 30 years ago became associated with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). He recently wrote a Masters thesis on Quakers and Sex Work. His activism work continues at varied levels around activism around sex worker rights, art activism, human rights and spirituality. At present he is occupied with being part of the organising committee of the Global Gathering of Radical and Queer Faeries due to be held at Warmwaterbergspa in mid February. (...Don't ask - listen !)Shane continues his global activisit work online and locally through active participation in a variety of community organisations, projects and endeavours. What might be of interest to listeners, is that MagpieArtCollective chandeliers were bought by Michelle Obama... they hung at the White House for 8 years while the Obamas were in office. They were bought at an Exhibition of Southern African artwork at the Rockefeller Centre in New York in 2008. Magpie continues to produce decorative handcrafted homefineware (chandeliers and lighting installations being amongst the body of work produced) As we were chatting , a client walked into the gallery... Shane never returned to the table , and the conversation ended . Just like that - In perfect time . If you don't know about the art of Magpie Collective , please do yourself a favour and check them out . Maybe even take a ride to Barrydale and see for yourself : its True Fascinating Wonderment !🖤 FYI- Shane clerks a Quaker Gathering that meets on the first Sunday of each month at his home in Barrydale at 4pm in the afternoons. An embracing and inclusive community that welcomes all to an hour of silent, waiting, quiet, contemplative and meditative worship. AMEN🖤 www. Eroticwisdom.org
more about Shane here : www.sexirReverend.com
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