Tony Robbins, Victimhood, Guru-Complex & Leadership

This week we saw a horrendous display of abuse of power by one of the most well-known public speakers in the world—a person who could have chosen to use his platform to usher meaningful change, and instead gave men, abusers, harassers and onlookers a clear out. No need to care about this guys! Let’s break down how [...]

By |April 6th, 2018|Sexual Politics & Culture|3 Comments

Enough. Times Up.

That’s what a group of over 300 Hollywood actresses and executives said in a bold statement they put forth this past weekend, as the new year dinged in. At last, as countless victims of harassment, coercion, rape, and exploitation have spoken out and said, “Enough,” it feels like the solidarity of women and those who stand [...]

By |January 5th, 2018|Sexual Politics & Culture, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recap 2017: The Year In Sexuality

As we head into the last holiday of 2017, I wanted to send you my year-end sexuality review. This was a doozy! Enjoy the read and the links and let’s bring in 2018 right. We’ve got a world to improve and sexual agency to claim. Join me for Your Best Sexual Year Yet 2018. If [...]

By |December 29th, 2017|Sexual Politics & Culture, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Front Lines of the National Sex Ed Conference

California is burning again and I am in Atlantic City at the National Sex Ed Conference. It is always a breath of fresh air to be around other people like myself who commit our days to having difficult conversations and helping people with their sexuality. I got to meet Dr. Joycelyn Elders today, the former [...]

By |December 8th, 2017|Sexual Politics & Culture|0 Comments

“What Do We Do With The Boys?”

When I was in graduate school at NYU, I worked as a mentor and tutor as part of a community partnership at an alternative high school in Bushwick, Brooklyn (pre-gentrification, long before Bushwick was a cool place to live). Most of our 300 students had had trouble for one reason or another in the ginormous [...]

By |November 17th, 2017|Sexual Politics & Culture|0 Comments

When It Comes to Sexual Harassment, Sex and Power Are Inextricably Linked

As I engage with the current dialogue about sexual harassment, I continue to be struck by how people want to simplify it. This widespread harassment that is bubbling to the surface has many layers and many meanings and we do ourselves a disservice when we try to box it into being about one thing. Let’s [...]

By |November 10th, 2017|Sexual Politics & Culture|0 Comments

How White Supremacy and Misogyny Connect

This past weekend I was honored to go see a man whose music I grew up on and loved shine his heart-light on a crowd of adoring long-time fans. Neil Diamond is a gem, one of the greatest songwriters of our modern world, and a true gentleman. He ended his show as I predicted, encoring [...]

“Is it Possible to Drop Our Identities And Just Be Human?”

I was listening to the Dalai Lama talk this morning in San Diego about how much happier and less lonely we’d be if we saw ourselves as one human family and stopped disconnecting and separating ourselves from one another with “I’m this” and “You’re that.” At Los Angeles Pride last weekend Adam Lambert repeated a [...]

13 Reasons to Have Hope Around Sexuality, Justice and the World in 2017

Most of us would agree that 2016 has been a challenging year, with so much loss, grief, polarization and despair. We've gone through a lot as a culture and as a nation and certainly, individuals are going through their own deep pain on a personal level as we feel what is happening in our world. [...]

By |December 23rd, 2016|Sexual Politics & Culture|0 Comments

Intersectionality & What It Means to “Call In”

In the sexuality field we have been having rich conversations over the last many years about both intersectionality and what it means to “call someone in” rather than “call them out.” Too often when we have an issue with something someone has done or said we feel the need to “call them out” and tell [...]

By |December 19th, 2016|Sexual Politics & Culture, Uncategorized|0 Comments