Cheers Sexy People!
Happy Friday! I’m absolutely thrilled to announce the next podcast interview with sex-positive educator and creator of University of North Florida’s (UNF) first ever Sex Week that I wrote about here, Angel. It was an honor and a privilege to get to speak to the students of UNF in my Polyamory In Practice workshop and I have sweet, amazing Angel to thank for that! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! Getting to know and meeting Angel on UNF’s campus this past March was such a pleasure! Her energy, her enthusiasm, her unbridled joy at learning about, creating safe spaces for, and sharing oodles of sex-positive information with those who seek it is just contagious! It took alot of courage and perseverance to make Sex Week happen, and Angel stopped at literally NOTHING to ensure that her students and colleagues got the education, classes and speakers that they wanted. I am blown away by her tenacity and drive to succeed. You go, girl! So damn proud of you and all you are accomplishing, as well as what I know you WILL accomplish, because you so will! I cannot wait to watch all of the awesomeness!
In this interview, Angel and I discuss Sex Week itself and the obstacles she had to overcome to ensure it became a reality, what her background is in terms of alternative relationships and why she’s an advocate, valuable information about communication in relationships when sharing difficult emotions, and much more! Angel is a pleasure to speak with, and has this wonderful approachable and positive air about her. I also have to admit I LOVE her hair color! Haha! Gorgeous! Purple is my thang! Tune in to hear this awesome, fun, and information packed interview!
Here is more information about Angel:
Her research interests include:
- Sexual orientation and behavior
- Monogamy and Consensual Non-Monogamy
- Gender and sexuality
- Gender presentation
- Gender roles
- Sexuality, sexual orientation, sexual health and behavior
- Identity formation and Impression Management
- Bias, Stereotypes, and Stigma
At the UNF LGBT Resource Center she works as the Mentor Program Coordinator for Club Can-Do, a community-based student achievement and mentoring program for college students who identify as LGBTQIA+. She is also a member of the Speakers Bureau and she leads “Love without Limits,” an identity group for students who identify with non-mononormative and non-dyadic sexual and relationship orientations (e.g. bisexual, pansexual, polyamorous).Angel has more than 6 years’ experience as a sexuality educator conducting lectures, conference presentations, workshops, and other public and private events on topics including, but not limited to:
- Pleasure, foreplay, and intimacy aids (sex toys)
- Consent and communication
- Alternative sexual identity and behavior
- BDSM and kink
- Consensual Nonmonogamy
- LGBTQ issues
- Gender issues
- Sexuality and Gender
- Gender roles
- FeminismAs an advocate and social justice activist, Angel is an active member of the local LGBT, alt-sex, and feminist communities. She attends and helps coordinate many rallies and events, and volunteers with the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality, working to bring awareness about the Human Rights Ordinance and other important LGBT issues to the Jacksonville community.
She is a student member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists, and the Society for the Study of Social Problems: Sexual Behavior, Politics, and Communities Division.
She is passionate about social justice issues and creating a community that celebrates individuality while fostering inclusion, diversity, and equity.She is an avid coffee drinker, reader, and consumer of podcasts. She also enjoys yoga and meditation, writing, and spending time with her Partner, her cats, and her two insanely awesome children.
Awesome stuff! Thank you, Angel for being generous with your time, for the incredible research work that you do in the alternative relationship space, and for sharing your thoughts and insights with us via the podcast interview! You are just so flipping kickass and I thank you for all of the fine work you are doing to contribute to creating awareness and providing education around polyamory and alternative relationships!
Love this podcast? Here is another one that Angel was also on recently: Click Here.
To hear the podcast, go to the Podcast link here and subscribe to the Loving Without Boundaries podcast, and check out Episode 55 with Angel. Also, please help spread awareness of alternative lifestyles and create more tolerance for ethical non-monogamy in the world at large by Rating and Reviewing the Loving Without Boundaries podcast in iTunes. It only takes a few minutes.
If you would like to be interviewed either in written form or via audio on the podcast, please feel free to contact me and we will set something up. Thank you!
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! AN UPCOMING EVENT OF NOTE…
I would like to highlight the below upcoming event by the amazing creators of the Beyond The Love conference:
Polyamory UnConference – Part of the Beyond The Love family of events created by Karen, Dan and Dawn is coming up this June 24, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio! Here are more details about this awesome and new event!
How many times have you gone to a conference and left thinking, “That was good, but I wish they’d talked about…”? Or maybe you’’ve got a topic that you’d LOVE to turn into a workshop but never had the chance. Well, we’re giving you that chance! Beyond the Love is excited to announce the Polyamory UnConference! Polyamory Unconference is an event that is run by you, the participants! That’s right – attendees get to propose, vote on, and run sessions themselves! You’ll set the agenda and create an environment of innovation and productive discussion!Request topics and workshops on issues that you want to hear about, or present something – either a facilitated discussion, a workshop on a specific skill, or a lecture on a topic you are familiar with. It’s up to you! And don’t worry, even if you’d prefer to sit in the back rows, you still get to help decide what topics get covered, so the workshops are sure to be relevant to your interests!And, after a full day of classes, we’ll have the Unconference Social! Board Games? Music? Deep conversations? Coloring? Snuggle? Same concept applies – 4,000 square feet with multiple rooms allows for you to be who you are in the way that is comfortable to you. Volunteer to play your guitar or open up a game of Catan; request a poetry jam or follow up conversations from topics from the day It’s totally up to you!Here are the details, including registration info!
When: June 24, 2017
Where: The Space, Columbus, OH
Tickets: Only $29 per person – Register here!
Wishing you peace, love and happiness,
(and thrilling, fun sex too!)
This Just Announced! A new book by Louisa Leontiades: Necessary To Life: A Memoir of Devotion, Cancer and Abundant Love
Out TODAY, Friday, May 5, 2017!