Wednesday, March 16th: Show Your Colours Make-Up Workshop; 2:30 PM – 4 PM; 6 PM to 7:30 PM. The ultimate tutorial to gender-neutral make-up, a guide to non-traditional beauty looks that are inclusive, body positive and gender fluid.
Thursday, March 17th: This Monk Wears Heels Book Launch; 6:00-7:30PM.
Filled with practical tips for positive thinking, insights into the philosophical approach to life Kodo has crafted as a Buddhist monk and detailing his journey to self-love, the book provides a gentle, loving, and encouraging voice for all those who dare to be different.
Saturday, March 19th: Changing the LGBTQIA+ Conversation in the East; 2 PM – 3:30 PM.
While there has been a proliferation of positive LGBTQIA+ representations in western media in recent years, eastern media has been slow to follow suit. During this intimate chat and reunion with Queer Eye: We’re in Japan! hero Kan (@kanyonce), Kodo and Kan will share how they are working to convince the older generations and LGBTQIA+ youth in Japan, as well as people around the world, to accept that it’s okay to be YOU–whomever you are!
Sunday, March 20th: Be Who You Are: A Talk About Sexuality & Buddhism; 3:30 PM -5 PM followed by a private dinner for up to 20 guests (6 PM – 8:30 PM).
A chat on Buddhism’s take on sexuality, inclusivity and self-identity, and how Kodo is working to use his platform to add his unique voice and perspective to conversations surrounding spirituality and LGBTQIA+ rights within the modern era.