I love the arts, outdoors, cooking food with friends, learning with differing perspectives, and practicing 茶道 (Chado, Japanese Tea Ritual). Thriving since cancer; I have found new erotic embodiment, dancing, hiking and yoga when my body has capacity, teaching, and rigorously working toward a PhD in Sexology.
Nurturing erotically marginalized people; I teach consent, sexual attitudes reassessment, and sensuality with understanding of power differentials, socio-political impacts over the centuries, and ways to truly dismantle what I feel in my blood and bones to be harmful acculturalizing systems. I implement meta-cognition, sexual world-view expansion, and value delineation through a multi-faceted lens of post-structuralism, decolonialism, intersectionality, phenomenology, and embodiment.
Feeling unsafe in our current socio-political climate; I often mask my erotic and societal marginalizations behind my privileged hegemonic pale skin and 'manly' vintage fashion. I have experienced less discrimination and trauma than many, and significantly more than others. Resilient optimism inspires my advocacy work in social restorative justice, accountability, stopping harm perpetuation, and radical nurturing.
I sincerely hope that society and individuals can bridge 'from' cis-heterosexual monogamous ableist vanilla white wealthy kyriarchy, other forms of marginalization, inertia, and exclusionary gate-keeping 'to' a proactive and optimistically safe 'salad bowl' of inclusion, connection, abundance, embodiment, compassion, compersion, and global advocacy. By listening to each other's vulnerable truths; there is potential to start healing harm, deconstruct kyriarchy perpetuation, inspire intentional communities, and manifest new pathways for people to thrive together.