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Ep.177-The Dating Advice Girl Podcast-Consent Guidebook Contributor Speaker Christi Anne Bela
May 21, 2019 11:16 AM PDT
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Ep.177-On this episode, Intimacy Architect and Speaker Christi Anne Bela and I talk about enthusiastic consent, the importance of knowing your own boundaries when getting intimate, tips for talking about consent with potential partners, and how the action of throwing and catching a ball relates to consent.

About Christi Anne: It was 2007 when Christi Anne began the first of many Yoga Teacher Trainings that lead her to work with Autistic people and begin Practical Happiness Living. Since moving to Nashville, Christi Anne has been on the leadership committee for Sex Positive World. As an Intimacy Architect, she educates people on consent, boundaries and how having a healthy sex life makes for a healthier life. In May of 2017, Christi Anne spoke at the Mega Conference for Disabilities on “Self Care, Consent and Boundaries."

Ep.176-The Dating Advice Girl Podcast-On the Red Carpet w/actors Seth Rogen, Lauren Graham, Wayne Brady, Wendy McClendon-Covey, Keiko Agena, and Kirby Howell Baptiste at WriteGirl Nonprofit Event
May 14, 2019 01:34 PM PDT
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Ep.176-Here are my interviews at nonprofit WriteGirl’s annual Lights Camera WriteGirl event (Apr 6, 2019) where famous actors perform the scripts written by Los Angeles teen girls who are part of the nonprofit’s writing program and monthly writing workshops. This year’s participating actors included Seth Rogen (Superbad, Knocked Up), Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls), Wayne Brady (Let's Make A Deal, Whose Line Is It Anyway), Wendy McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), Keiko Agena (Gilmore Girls, Dirty John), and Kirby Howell Baptiste (The Good Place, Barry, Killing Eve). Listen to them share why they were passionate about being a part of this event and beyond. You’ll also hear from two WriteGirl mentees and how the program impacted their lives. Learn more about nonprofit WriteGirl at www.WriteGirl.org

Ep.175-The Dating Advice Girl Podcast-Sexuality Writer & Speaker August McLaughlin
May 07, 2019 11:53 AM PDT
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Ep.175-Consent Guidebook Contributor, Sexuality Writer, and Speaker August McLaughlin and I talk about the release of her new book Girl Boner Journal, the followup to Girl Boner, the importance of talking openly about sexuality, how consent/sexuality/pleasure are linked and so much more!

About August: August McLaughlin is a health and sexuality writer and host and creator of Girl Boner® and Girl Boner Radio. Her work appears in Cosmopolitan, DAME Magazine, the Huff Post, LIVESTRONG.com and more. Kirkus Reviews called her first novel, In Her Shadow, “an engaging story with an inventive structure and an intriguing focus on body-image issues.” Each week on Girl Boner Radio, she interviews sex and relationship experts, celebrity entertainers, sex workers, entrepreneurs, survivors and more.

In 2016, she attended the United State of Women conference convened by the White House as a nominated change maker and spoke about surviving an eating disorder at a TEDx Women event in Beverly Hills. Known for melding personal passion, artistry and activism, August uses her skills as a public speaker and journalist to encourage women and people in the LGBTQIA+ community to embrace their bodies and selves, making way for fuller, more authentic lives. Publishers Weekly called her book, Girl Boner: The Good Girl’s Guide to Sexual Empowerment “equally fun, risqué, and informative” and “a welcome addition to sexual health literature.” The companion book, Girl Boner Journal: A Guided Journal to Sexual Joy and Empowerment, is now available for pre-order. @AugustMcLaughlin

Ep.174-The Dating Advice Girl Podcast-Therapist & Speaker Dr. Donna Oriowo
April 30, 2019 01:32 PM PDT
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Ep.174-Consent Guidebook Contributor, Therapist, Social Worker, and Speaker Dr. Donna Oriowo and I discuss the entitlement culture around consent, the repression of past consent violations and how they come up unexpectedly, enthusiastic consent and practicing expressing boundaries to get more comfortable.

About Dr. Donna: Dr. Donna Oriowo (Oreo-Whoa!) is an international speaker, clinical social worker, sex and relationship educator and therapist located in the Washington D.C. metro area. Dr. Donna is the owner and lead therapist of AnnodRight, whose mission it is to help others reclaim their sexuality, identity, and self love by being their most wise, free, and authentic selves in addressing intersectionality, culture, and race in educational and therapeutic settings with a focus on developing healthy Black female sexuality. She can be found on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @Annodright. OR you can visit her (day or night) at www.AnnodRight.com

Ep.173-The Dating Advice Girl Podcast-BDSM Consultant & Lifestyle Dominatrix Mistress Justine Cross
April 16, 2019 02:10 PM PDT
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Ep.173-Consent Guidebook Contributor and Dominatrix, Mistress Justine Cross and I talk BDSM 101 basics, why consent is the first step of intimacy exploration, the importance of consent not only in her work, but also in everyday life.

About Mistress Justine Cross: Mistress Justine Cross is a professional BDSM consultant and lifestyle Dominatrix based in Los Angeles with over 10 years’ experience. She is the owner of both Dungeon East and Dungeon West, Los Angeles’s premiere dungeon studios, which have been used for high-profile photo and video shoots including Janelle Monae’s 2018 “Make Me Feel” video, the 2014 film Bound, various podcasts including “Savage Love,” and for a number of campaigns and projects for major brands. With the mainstream growing more aware of BDSM, Mistress Justine’s opportunities to educate and correct the kink curious have expanded, and she’s been invited to be a guest speaker or teach classes on BDSM, safer sex practices, consent, and more at spaces and events like UCLA and the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Women’s Health 360 Conference. She has donated her time and talents in the service of organizations like the LA Sex Workers Outreach Program, and participates yearly in events benefiting LA Pride and The Keep a Breast Foundation, for which she has raised over $5,000 to date. Extensively interviewed and profiled, Mistress Justine has appeared in Los Angeles Magazine and Playboy, and been featured in Nylon, LA Weekly, Time Out Los Angeles and on Buzzfeed and Salon.com.

Ep.172-The Dating Advice Girl Podcast-Writer & Columnist Beth Cone Kramer
April 07, 2019 10:27 PM PDT
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Ep.172-On this episode, Writer, Columnist, and Consent Guidebook contributor Beth Cone Kramer talks about dating and consent for women over 40, celebs and the #MeToo movement, and possible reasons for the generational divide when it comes to consent.

About Beth: Beth Cone Kramer is a Los Angeles-based writer and columnist. She covers a range of topics, including politics, health, and women in transition. Her mission is to empower women to value themselves, regardless of relationship status or age.

Ep.171-The Dating Advice Girl Podcast-Consent Guidebook Contributor Therapist, Speaker & Author Shadeen Francis
April 02, 2019 01:06 AM PDT
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Ep.171-On this episode, we talk to Therapist, Speaker, and Author Shadeen Francis about the hierarchy of consent, heteronormativity and consent, pop culture, and awareness of our boundaires and the boundaries of others.

About Shadeen: Shadeen Francis, MFT is a marriage and family therapist, professor, and author specializing in sex therapy and social justice. Shadeen trains and collaborates with non-profit organizations, medical schools, homeless shelters, and university counseling centres to help them create safe, justice-oriented policies and practices. She has been featured on platforms like 6-ABC and Huffington Post to share her expertise, and she speaks internationally on topics such as self-esteem, sexual intimacy, and pleasure. Shadeen’s belief is that the world is built on the strengths of communities. This worldview has propelled her to focus on underserved populations: ethnic and cultural minorities, the kinky/poly/queer communities, and victims of economic hardship. Her work allows people of all backgrounds to improve their relationships and live in peace and pleasure.

Ep.170-The Dating Advice Girl Podcast-Consent Guidebook Contributor Speaker & Activist Cassie Brighter
March 21, 2019 01:24 AM PDT
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On this episode, Speaker and Activist Cassie Brighter and I chat about ways to help people fully grasp the concept of consent, consent and power balance, and how consent can improve our intimate connections.

About Cassie: Cassie Brighter is your typical suburban mom. Well, your typical transgender, pansexual, polyamorous, sexpositive suburban mom. She runs an annual digital conference for trans women called Empowered Trans Woman Summit, and gives classes on gender diversity and sexual consent. She’s just launched a YouTube channel, and she’s ALWAYS on Facebook. Cassie is a top writer on Medium.com, on Feminism, Diversity and LGBTQ issues. Her website is CassieBrighter.com

Ep.169-The Dating Advice Girl Podcast-Consent Guidebook Contributor Sex Coach Leigh Montavon
February 19, 2019 12:23 AM PST
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Ep.169-Here's my interview with one of the contributors in my consent book, The Consent Guidebook (www.TheConsentGuidebook.com), Sex Educator Leigh Montavon. On this episode, we chat about enthusiastic consent, the nuances of consent, how to make asking for consent fun and sexy, and why boundaries and important in the consent conversation.

About Sex Coach Leigh: Leigh Montavon is a Sex Coach and Clinical Sexologist, as well as a writer, presenter, and educator. She specializes in working with, and is strongly connected to, the LGBTQIA+, kink, and non-monogamous communities. Leigh offers sex and relationship coaching to individuals in the Los Angeles area and via Skype from anywhere in the world. She writes a twice monthly column, “Ask Sex Coach Leigh,” for the Take Back Your Sex blog. She also hosts and facilitates a monthly women’s/genderqueer/non-binary polyamory discussion group. Leigh believes that a healthy sexuality is key to a happy life, and she deeply values body positivity, sex positivity, comprehensive sex education, intersectional feminism, and social justice.

Ep.168-The Dating Advice Girl Podcast-Consent Guidebook Illustrator Seth Wade at Ohayocon 2019
January 23, 2019 06:37 AM PST
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Ep.168-Part 3-Consent Guidebook illustrator and artist Seth Wade and I discuss our collaboration process designing my consent book, The Consent Guidebook (www.TheConsentGuidebook.com) with attendees at Ohayocon 2019. We also talk about Seth's interesting journey as an artist, educator, and why he wanted to be a part of this book. Our workshop attendees also started a lively discussion about dating in the MeToo era as well as dating in a small town environment.


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