1. How do you see yourself as a catalyst for change?
I try to be visible as possible as a trans butch queer who is raising kids, running a business, involved with community, working on social change and stigma around sex and women’s reproductive health rights and trans and queer health rights
2. Who or what was a catalyst for you?
my grandparents and then also working with Good Vibrations and community, living through the AIDS plague years in SF
3. What do you feel are some of the most important/valuable changes that have been made in our current society and the field of sexuality?
More transgender awareness, reproductive health access, college campuses talking about consent, countries in Africa outlawing female genital mutilation, trans surgeries getting covered by health insurance providers
4. What do you feel are some of the biggest challenges or concerns facing us in society and the field of sexuality today?
More medical professionals and psychiatric professionals need sex positive sex education training. And Evangelical movements across the country trying to dismantle Roe v. Wade and women’s health care rights
5. Why is your CatalystCon presentation topic important to you?
Because it’s about being an agent of social change and talking about sex positive parenting, queer and trans sexual health education and keynoting with Bryanna Jenkins is going to be compelling, inspiring, and highlight the need for more access, education, and resources
6. Share one unknown (or little known) fact about yourself
I want to grow up to be a marine biologist