I have worked in the mental health field for the last 12 + years, which is where I saw the need for increased sexual education and sexual trauma support. I have a masters degree in Health Psychology. I am passionate about assisting and supporting sexual assault survivors and those without access to comprehensive sex education. As a queer black woman, I see the world through the lens of marginalization. And am aware of the lack of support for those that are similar to my identity, as well as other marginalized identities. My empathy for these populations has pushed me to continue building safe spaces for clientele, providing education opportunities, helping people to find their voices and their footing oftentimes in a space that is not built for them. As well as supporting folks in different forms of healing and transformation. I currently work as an independent comprehensive sex educator for grades K - 12, a sexpert for Kinkly, podcast host and a consultant for TV and Film production, bringing a healthy perspective on sex and surviving trauma to every viewer. My goal is to help you get the support and tools that you do not already have. To help you find your voice and to help you reconnect and heal.
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I'm an AASECT certified sex therapist and licensed clinical social worker, licensed in Oregon and previously in Wisconsin. My emphasis is clinical work with sexual assault survivors, fringe sexual populations and marginalized folks; primarily sex workers, dancers, kinky folks and non-monogamous individuals and groups. For those outside of Oregon, I provide consulting and coaching from a sex positive, collaborative, intersectional lens. My goal is to create opportunities for every person to find wholeness, healing, integration and pleasure within, and meaningful well suited connections with others. While I am a cis white female, I am keenly aware of the way in which my gender, race and education has given me power and privilege, and work to acknowledge that while creating equity whenever possible. I'm direct and bossy, and the best ally you will ever have.
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I am a first generation Mexican-American woman raised on Wichita, Kansa, Sioux, Osage Land (SE Kansas). Currently, I reside on Peoria, Odawa, Anishinabewaki land (SE Michigan) and am a recent graduate of Michigan State University's Advertising Management program. My passion for this work comes from lived experience as a bisexual woman of color and survivor maneuvering through this world. My internal fire fuels my desire to create and be of service to a greater mission. I also acknowledge my proximity to whiteness and am actively involved in decolonization and anti-racism work. A certain amount of creativity is required to imagine a world free of oppressive systems. I'm a painter, writer, and avid reader. And I feel honored to be a part of this work.
I’m an artist & activist living on occupied Tongva land in Los Angeles. My intersections include being queer, genderfluid, chronically ill & neurodivergent. Interrogating & understanding my whiteness (as well as its impact on others) is an ongoing & dedicated process. After graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago I spent 10 years in the entertainment industry as a costume designer & stylist. My next project was founding Cuties Cafe in 2015, a coffee shop in Los Angeles for LGBTQIA+ people & allies. Most recently, I managed social media for project #XMAP: In Plain Sight. 80 artists were matched with 80 detention facilities, immigration courts, borders, & other historic sites of oppression around the U.S. Project #XMAP created a massive collaborative artwork in July of 2020, dedicated to the abolition of immigrant detention and our culture of incarceration. I’m honored to be a part of the team at Healing Intersections and to utilize my skills, experiences & awareness to support you, survivors, sex workers, & others who are marginalized.