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Madison Lauterbach /

I was born in Denver raised in the surrounding suburbs. I graduated from MSU Denver with a degree in journalism and a minor in political science. I was the news editor of the university’s newspaper The Metropolitan for two years and an intern at The Daily Camera and The Sentinel. I’m that person who argues about politics at the bar, like the time I won a debate with my ex about federal taxes and he keyed both sides of my car.
SlutWalk celebrates its 10th year with radical joy

SlutWalk celebrates its 10th year with radical joy

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.