Making HEMA Awesome for Everyone || Lonin & Valkyrie

Kaja Sadowski, Beth Hammer, Tanya Smith and more!
Moderated by Shane Malone


Many discussions of diversity in HEMA start and end with identifying and calling out problems like discrimination, harassment, and barriers to entry. That's an important first step, but real change comes from building training environments that don't just discourage problem behaviors, but actively cultivate better ones and support a broader range of students. So how do we do that?

Join our panelists for a lively conversation about their experiences building diverse, welcoming, and fun training communities. What worked? What didn't? What was the process of culture-building actually like? You'll come away with some practical tools for looking at your own training environment and making it better, and with some great stories of trial and error and success.