As Siren Sixxkiller ran around the pavilion at Cheesman Park on Saturday, she juggled greeting attendees and putting out the many fires that arise when arranging any public event. Sixxkiller is a veteran organizer of SlutWalk Denver, and she’s used to navigating snags like a last-minute change in schedule.
“The band canceled,” she said through her black face mask. “One of [the musicians] is sick. We’re kind of running behind.”
Minutes later, Sixxkiller officially kicked off the 10th annual event at the mic. Several dozen people wearing platform boots, lingerie and pasties gathered around as she went over the key elements of SlutWalk: Explicit consent for touching, hugging and photos is mandatory; attendees must wear their face masks unless they’re eating, drinking or taking photos; stay hydrated and have fun; and most importantly, if there is any type of inappropriate or unwelcome behavior, alert a SlutWalk organizer.
Slutwalk returned this year on Sept. 18. And in a change from previous iterations, this year the revelry focused on one spot instead of the usual march.