who we are
A group of sex educators, sex workers, and sexual healers from across the country, the SLC was born from the desire to provide support, encouragement, and inspiration to those of us doing this work. Together we vision to create a world of radical body positivity and sexual freedom for the purpose of our collective liberation.
Radical Queer Brown Non-monogamous Old-School Femme Lover Evangelical Mystic Missionary Mama First-Gen Appalachian Latina Resister.
Asha Leong is a life-long activist and community organizer with over 15 years of experience as a sexual liberator, rabble rouser, and scintillating writer. Through Dreaming Desires Consulting she provides a range of services critical to organizational and personal development. Asha provides expertise around fundraising tactics, social media strategy, and campaign development. She has a passion for queer sexual liberation and provides training, sacred sexuality coaching and shamanic reiki healings. Asha also works as an artist most recently her writing was published in the Femmethology, she is looking forward to being published in Perverts of Color in 2013. Asha’s alter ego drag king Al Schlong graces stages nationwide with his memorizing hip-shaking performance art.
Marla Renee Stewart, MA
Marla Renee Stewart, MA is a professional sex, intimacy and relationship coach and sexuality educator. Not only is she a lecturer at Clayton State University, she is also the co-founder of the Sex Down South Conference and the Sexual Liberation Collective. Gaining her reputation for being “The Sex Architect,” she created Velvet Lips to empower people of all ages to embrace, educate and enjoy their sexuality and their sexual lives. She has studied human sexuality for more than 16 years at San Francisco State University and Georgia State University, respectively, and has expert knowledge in a wide variety of subjects, which has enabled her to publish academic articles, as well as continually do sexuality research. She also sits on the board for the Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition and SPARK Reproductive Justice Now!
Roan Coughtry, MSW
Roan is a facilitator, coach, healer, and writer based out of Atlanta, GA. With a background in social justice organizing and multiple healing practices, they work to kindle the connection between desire, creativity, spirituality, and liberation. In addition to co-founding the Sexual Liberation Collective, they’re a lead producer of the Sex Down South Conference, a professional sex educator at O.School, and on the board of Project AFFIRM. Learn more about their work at www.roancoughtry.com.
Mija is a two-spirit warrior & sexual savant. They value integrity, joy & stewardship. Sexual & personal liberation has been a priority for Mija for as long as they remember. Although their path for liberation began as a child it was working within HIV/HCV/STD education & prevention that offered them access to do their work with a variety of communities. They advocate for two-spirit, queer & trans people of colour, sex workers & people who inject. Mija is available for consultation, workshops, coaching, companionship & is a pretty great houseboi.
Cavanaugh Coury Quick is a queer, trans, polyamorous, AfroLatinx adventurer with a passion for critical thought and personal autonomy. Using art and media analysis alongside introspective, strengths-based techniques, he assists folks of all ages in exploring the intersections of their personal and professional identities, beliefs, and behaviors. He also plays the tuba.
Dr. Robin Nussbaum
Dr. Robin Nussbaum (Doc Rob) identifies as a white, queer, pronoun-switching, genderqueer woman. She has 20+ years of experience in LGBTQ organizing, sexual liberation efforts, social justice & diversity advocacy, and leadership & youth development. They have a doctorate in social psychology and by day, is the diversity specialist for the Washington State Bar Association, where he spearheads diversity and inclusion initiatives for WSBA’s staff, entities, and volunteers. Previously, Doc Rob was the assistant director of the LGBT Center at UCSD and led the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center at SUNY Oneonta for over five years.
Ariel Vegosen is a professional sex educator, workshop facilitator, gender inclusivity trainer and consultant, performance artist, liberation advocate, relationship coach, writer, ordained Priestess, and public speaker. Ariel is the founder of Gender Illumination and Gender Blender - organizations dedicated to creating safer spaces for Trans and gender non-binary people. For the past 16 years Ariel has facilitated trainings, workshops, and retreats for organizations, corporations, non-profits, schools, communities, universities, and faith based groups all over the U.S. and internationally. Ariel is passionate about ending oppression, playing with pronouns, creating communities across diverse cultural backgrounds, glitter, and being fabulous. Ariel is available for workshops, performing, teaching, and speaking engagements. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supa Suga Snatch
Supa Suga Snatch is a queer black femme geek passionate about the intersection of justice, community, and tech. Supa's superpowers include extraordinary kegel strength and the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Committed to a web that works for everyone, she spends her days (and far too many nights and weekends) as a web accessibility specialist training an army of developers and stakeholders to carry the charge.