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Sexual Health Educatrix | she/her/hers.
Proud daughter of Argentine immigrants. 
Fierce Torontonian. 
WIFT member.
Clean conscience | filthy mind | messy feminist.
employment/
projects
formal education
& certifications
speaking
engagements
accolades
& awards

Certified Sexual Health Educator

2014 to present

+ counselling individuals on issues regarding personal sexual health and relationships

+ facilitating educational settings on sexuality/sexual health issues for groups, private, & public organizations

+ writing articles, hosting public talks; speaking on panels; giving interviews to publications on various topics within the sexuality field, ie. Toronto Star, Men’s Health

 

Sexual Representation Collection, University of Toronto

Curatorial Assistant

2017 Fall semester; Work/Study

+ assisting in the daily activities; event planning for SRC outreach

 

The Keyhole Sessions: Art With Edge

Founder

May 2009 to present

+ erotic life-drawing, photography, and feminist events & projects facilitating
the union between sex & art

+ ­­­­special community art events at offsite locations, including Nuit Blanche;
hosting the Toronto Sex+ Film Fest

 

The Keyhole Sessions: Peepshows

Director, Writer, DP, Editor, Producer

2013-2016

+ Complete production of feminist porn shorts, shot music video-style 

+ teaching and facilitating ethical production for intimate content

+ all films have circulated the globe at various festivals, and all have won awards

 

AfterBedford

Founder

January-December 2014

+ creation of an online information hub to educate Canadians about the legislative climate around sex work during the year of parliamentary debate over the Bedford Supreme Court of Canada case

 

Toronto Standard

Sex Columnist

September 2013 to August 2014

+ sexuality columnist under my own column, called Sex+, connoting the coupling of topics with sexual health & sex positivity

 

SlutWalk Toronto

Founder

February 2011 

+ feminist activist response to victim-blaming & sexual profiling in Toronto’s Police Services, the judicial system, and Mainstream Media

+ welcoming over 3,500 people marching in downtown Toronto, SlutWalkTO garnered world-wide attention on every network from CBC to CNN to Al Jazeera, plus coverage and satellite walks on 6 continents in almost 300 cities to date

Various Boutique & International Design/Ad Agencies

Art Director, Graphic Designer

1995 - 2011 

Intimacy Professionals Association (IPA) {Certification Training Program}

Toronto/Los Angeles

August 2019 - December 2019

+ 30 hours of intensive training under Amanda Blumenthal (IC for Euphoria, The Affair, The L Word, Penny Dreadful, among others)

 

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology

Yorkville University

2019 to 2021

+ graduate studies to become a licensed sex therapist

 

Kink and BDSM training

Toronto, various locations

2008 to present

+ ongoing training using RACK principles (Risk Aware Consensual Kink);
including Safe Rope Practices, BDSM Basics, Safe TakeDown & Capture; CBT

 

Mental Health First Aid

Toronto

August 2019

+ 2-day intensive certificate training on facilitating mental health first aid for people in crisis

 

Theatrical Intimacy Education 

New York City

June 2019

+ 2-day intensive workshop acquiring skills on how to facilitate safe and consensual sexual/sexually violent scenes in theatre

 

Honours BA, Specialist; Sexual Diversity Studies

University of Toronto

September 2016 to April 2019

+ graduated with High Distinction

 

Intensive Sex Therapy Training Program

University of Guelph

August 2015

+ 1-week intensive sex therapy certification

 

SFSI {San Francisco Sex Information}

San Francisco

October to November 2014

+ 60plus hours sex education certification

 

Sexplore with Den Temin SAR {Sexual Attitude Reassessment}

Toronto

July 2014

+ 3-day intensive certification to unlearn socially-taught biases on sex & sexuality

Tristan Taormino's Sex Educator Bootcamp

Los Angeles

September 2013

+ 2-day intensive on formalizing sexual education as a business

Graphic Design Program

Ontario College of Art

September 1994 to April 1995

Honours, BFA; Graphic Design major, Film minor

York University

September 1992 to April 1994

C.L. Burton Open Scholarship, 2019

Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, LGBTOUT Scholarship, 2019

University College Alumni Scholarship, University of Toronto, 2017/2018

Faculty of Arts and Science Dean’s List Scholar, University of Toronto, 2016-2019

Various film director awards at international film festivals, 2013 to 2016

including Dan Savage’s HUMP! Fest, The Feminist Porn Awards, Oakland Briefs Festival 

More Magazine, one of ‘More’s 50 Fiercest Women’, 2012

Utne Reader ‘Visionary’, 2011

The Grid, ‘Toronto Menschie’, 2011

Torontoist, ‘Toronto Hero’ nominee, 2011

Various solo and collaborative presentations and panels include:

 

TEDx Toronto: Speaker on Slutwalk and the effects of sexualized language

Western University, London, ONE LOVE Conference: Speaker on inclusivity

Body Talk, Whitehorse: Speaker at conference for women’s wellness

Youth Services Bureau, Ottawa: Speaker to youth workers on youth sexuality, health, & consent

Sexposium, Ontario Science Centre: Speaker on technosexuality

Creative Mornings: representing Toronto on CM’s global topic of sex

Playground Sexuality Conference, Toronto: Panel Facilitator on sex work & law; Speaker on

technosexuality

Catalyst Con, D.C: Speaker on educating communities through erotic art events

The Philosophical Society at Trinity College, Dublin: Special Guest debater on the reclamation of

sexualized language

Ontario Bar Association: Lead Panelist in feminist legal analysis discussion

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