Author, blogger, educator, and burlesque dancer, and agent for social justice change. I hold a (link hidden) (ABD) in political psychology. I taught at university, been a policy expert for the State of California, and served as the head of the California Commission on the Status of Women & Girls. At 40, I left that world to pursue writing and performance. I am a system thinker and found the political and academic world to narrow to create the change we need. I use performance (stand-up, burlesque, kink) to promote social justice issues such as reducing racism and promoting authenticity and self love. I run an international campaign to end rape culture. I also teach extensively about kink.
Price Range: Depends on location and type of gig
Gig Length: 5 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
I have many different types of speeches and classes I offer. I have spent years organizing conferences and testimonial speeches, so I try to offer planners as much information as needed to create their ideal event.
I am very self-sufficient and do not generally require a handler or have much of a green sheet.
I generally request an overview of who will be in the audience, the desired outcome of my appearance (inspiration, increased donations, audience participation in an event, etc.), the time limits I need to observe, and key points the planner wishes to address, and technical information for arriving, timelines, etc.
I always come prepared for multiple outcomes. I can edit speeches on the fly to lengthen or shorten, depending on the need the day of the appearance. I have presented/performed for vastly diverse audiences including college graduations, high school motivational speeches, legislative testimony, inspirational speeches for industry leaders, fund raising events for HIV/AIDS and gender health issues, bars, and comedy clubs.
I hold a PhD (ABD) in political psychology from CUNY, Graduate Center. I taught at John Jay College (NYC), then became a policy expert for the State of California. My work included issue areas of: women veterans, the criminal justice system, and education. I was recruited and appointed as the head of the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.
At 40, I left that world to redirect my career so that I could have a more substantial impact on the world. I found politics and academics too confining and to narrow to affect the type of change I see as necessary in the world.
I now write extensively, teach, and perform. I focus on making ideas accessible and opening conversations. With my stand-up comedy and my burlesque I seek to highlight cultural issues including racism, sexism, and violence. I write and teach extensively about adult sexuality and kink/BDSM. I have found that through my performance and writing many people feel free to open up about what is really important to them and feel free to be more authentic.
Much of my focus now is to push forward on projects that work to end violence, including rape, hate crimes, and violence against children. I see this systemic violence connected to our current political system, the desire to control the bodies of others, and capitalism. To make these ideas accessible and open to conversation, I incorporate them into stand-up and other performance pieces.
Additional Booking Notes
For rooms that hold more than 40 people, I prefer to work with a mic.
For inspirational speeches I prefer to have a podium or stand for my speech.
I can work with most set ups and will often bring equipment if the host does not have it.
Past Booked Events
|February 01, 2017–February 05, 2017 • 10:00am - 6:00pm||SINFUL Chicago|
|January 18, 2017–January 22, 2017 • 10:00am - 6:00pm||SINFUL Houston|
|January 11, 2017–January 16, 2017 • 10:00am - 6:00pm||SINFUL Nashville|
|January 04, 2017–January 08, 2017 • 10:00am - 6:00pm||SINFUL Atlanta|
|December 10, 2016 • 9:00am - 2:00pm||Fetish Flea|
|November 12, 2016 • 10:00am - 8:00pm||Dark Oddessey|
|November 11, 2016 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Dark Oddessey|
|November 10, 2016 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Feminism and Submission|
|October 16, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Momo's Comedy Burger|
|October 05, 2016 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Seven Minutes in Hell|
|October 02, 2016 • 10:00am - 4:00pm||Boundless|
|October 01, 2016 • 10:00am - 10:00pm||Boundless|
|September 30, 2016 • 10:00am - 10:00pm||Boundless|
|September 10, 2016 • 8:00pm - 11:55pm||Twisted Windows Burlesque|
|September 02, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Opening Night - Love Your Kink Photo Show|
|July 14, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Loving a Submissive with Mental Illness|
|May 25, 2016 • 7:30pm - 11:00pm||No Laughing Battle - Stand-Up for Veterans|
|May 19, 2016 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Deepening Your Submission|
|May 12, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Stand-Up Hosting Gig|
|May 04, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Jezebel's Army Burlesque|
|April 28, 2016 • 9:00pm - 11:00pm||Drunk Poetry - Featured Author|
|April 21, 2016 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Talking to Teens About Modern Love|
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