the lowdown

Over the years, I’ve been championing {primarily} women’s
sexual rights in a variety of ways. In 2009, I founded The Keyhole Sessions under the moniker The Madame as a welcoming community for people to safely experience the union between sex and art. We've held well over a hundred life-drawing & photography sessions, rogue Nuit Blanche events, and art exhibitions, all where we packed the house full of people interested in healthy sexual expression.

I’m also a multiple award-winning feminist porn director.
It’s important for me to produce erotic material that helps people safely express themselves sexually and consensually.
I take pride in providing an ethical filming environment to ensure all participants are getting what they want and need out of production.

 

I am currently in training between Toronto and LA in the brand new industry of Intimacy Coordination. Arisen out of the #MeToo movement, this new position is helping directors and actors safely navigate scenes of nudity and sexuality for mainstream film and television.

In early 2011, I co-founded SlutWalk Toronto as a way to combat victim-blaming and sexual profiling, for which I was named one of UTNE Reader's Top Visionaries, as well as one
of More Magazine’s Top 50 Fiercest Women. My co-founder
and I were speakers at TEDx Toronto 2012 talking about the ramifications of infected language. Individual SlutWalk events are now held in almost 300 cities around the world, advancing
the conversation.

 

I’ve spoken on countless radio & tv shows and panels, and my work has been mentioned in publications from Cosmo to Men's Health to the NY Times. What can I say? I like talking. Sometimes I say nice things. Sometimes I don’t {but only if it’s necessary}.

As a certified sex educator, it’s clear I like to learn as well as teach and I’m always looking for interesting intersections of education and sexuality. I was certified at SFSI {San Francisco Sex Information} in 2014, and also have certificates from University of Guelph’s Sex Therapy Intensive, as well as Sexplore’s SAR {Sexual Attitude Reassessment}. I recently completed a Specialist degree in Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto, (finishing with the LGBTOUT scholarship award), with UofT being one of the world’s only schools to offer such a program; and I am now currently pursuing my Master’s in Counselling Psychology

I am part of the LGBTQIA2S+ community and also kink-friendly (utilizing RACK principles).

 

As a mother raising a teen in a world where sexuality is feared, education is lacking and lines of respect & acceptance can be frighteningly blurry, it’s up to the unafraid to lead the way to a more enlightened future when it comes to sexual health.

 

All this to say that I’ve got a clean conscience, but a filthy mind. 

 

Though this clip was made specifically as a promo for our TEDx Toronto talk, I feel it says a lot
about me and what I work for.

 

produced by Biz Media

Talking about SlutWalk and infected language
at TEDx Toronto, Sony Centre.
We presented to thousands of people
live and across the world via livestream
in TEDx Toronto's largest ever event.

One of my grandest badges of honour is being targeted by Westboro Baptist Church who were yelling “Whore panties aflame!”

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