Joni Barnard is excited by queer and trickster approaches to life and work, practices of consent and radical liberation. Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Joni is currently living and working in Berlin. Joni is an artist, live performer, rapper, facilitator teacher of dance, theatre, embodiment and bodily activism. They are adventurous and wild and find extreme joy in collaboration, experimentation and play! They create subversive work to encourage people to reflect on identity politics and sociopolitical issues, such as gender diversity, racial and power dynamics and radical inclusivity.
Over the last five 5 years Joni has been researching and developing 'The Body Autonomy and Consent Methodology' in collaboration and relationship with fellow practitioners, students and teachers in Johannesburg and Berlin. This research is motivated by the belief that practices of consent are culturally important for building self awareness, strengthening interpersonal relations and igniting transformation.