One evening in July 2017 in Tucson, Arizona, the Summer internship for INdigenous peoples in Genomics (SING) faculty were socializing at the end of a long day of teaching participants about genetic science and ethics. The topic of Tipi Confessions came up, an Indigenous-produced sexy storytelling and cabaret show based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. SING faculty wondered….is science sexy enough to generate stories and performances for a science-themed confessions show? Hilarity erupted as SING faculty shared sexy and funny stories about science and lab life.
In conjunction with the 2018 SING USA workshop at the University of Washington, Tipi Confessions presented Sexy Science Confessions. Tracy Bear co-hosted with guest MC Keolu Fox. Performances included a Polydisciplinamorous tutelage on Sex and Science by Kim TallBear, spoken word by KJ Hernandez, and a comedy-burlesque routine by Sam Archer.