As we hit the final stretch, just a quick reminder that our consent culture is everyone's responsibility. Consent means asking first and gaining permission when interacting - undeniably true. On the other side, consent is also about your clear communication. Take responsibility for your boundaries and intentions. Let people know how to interact with you, your art, your theme camps, and your projects! Scarlett Hayes, our fantastic Gate co-lead and graphic designer, created these images for you to use! Each separate sign image below is available as a PDF. DOWNLOAD THEM HERE, print them, decorate them, or make your own:
Consent also applies to ALL photography and video:
VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY Video and pictures may be taken for personal use only, and ONLY with permission of the person being photographed. Commercial use is not permitted. Practice gaining permission before recording or taking images of people. Consent is a cornerstone of our culture, and you are expected to get consent from anyone you photograph prior to taking photos.
PLEASE NOTE: This policy is ESPECIALLY important regarding minors. You MUST ABSOLUTELY have permission to photograph anyone, and with minors, you must have the guardian's permission. DO NOT POST ANY PHOTOS PUBLICLY WITHOUT ADDITIONAL CONSENT.
Finally, please remember that consent extends to all interactions - including all human touch - this means hugs, back rubs, shoulder massages, and all intimacy. ASK FIRST. What if someone touches you without consent? COMMUNICATE YOUR BOUNDARIES LOUD AND CLEAR. Not being heard? Find a Ranger (go to the Volunteer Hub at Atomic Chocolate if you don't see one) or go to the First Aid tent. Ask for help. CONSENT MATTERS.