Vino & Vulvas®:
This kick ass panel is jam-packed with some of our MOST REQUESTED panelists! We discuss Feminism, patriarchy, femme identity, gender and the social construction of it, racial implications… all the big stuff that seems to be writhing as a collective rage of Kali energy rising that is particularly stirred up at this point in time. This talk is cathartic, powerful, analytical, and authentic. This to say… we do our very best not to stay in the rage… we round it out. :) Promise.
Vino & Vulvas founder and host, Sex Counselor & Educator, Pelvic PT
Mental Health Professional, AASECT Sex Therapist, Owner of Out of the Woods Therapy
Mental Health Professional, Writer and Instructor about Racism in Clinician/Client relationships
Artist, Mental Health Professional, Transgender Support Outreach, and Professional Educator on topics of gender and sexuality
Director of Consent Conscious Project, Founder of Project Blackbird, BDSM Educator, Fetish Fitness Instructor, Person Trainer
The mission of Vino & Vulvas® is to invite community between cross-disciplinary sexual health providers and the public, and to create conversation that encompasses the depth of inclusive human sexuality.
One hour panel discussion
45 minute anonymous Q&A with live audience
Who is this for?
Vino & Vulvas is always open to all genders, ages (18+), orientations, and races. We strive to be as legitimately inclusive as possible. Know that when you come to V&V, we’re trying hard to avoid heteronormative, cis-normative, white supremacist, sex-negative, patriarchal bullshit.
About Vino & Vulvas®
We provide an open space for talking about challenging topics that are often taboo. We meet in a public venue to get out of the shadows and create an open community where all of us (women, men, genderqueer, trans, gay, straight, bisexual, experienced, newbies, kinky, vanilla, young, mature, all races etc.) can laugh and learn more about our sexual selves. We can start to bridge the gap between sexual healing practices, medical sexual health, and sex therapy. It's sure to be an exciting journey. Get comfy and and enjoy some edgy, inclusive, and informative conversation.
Meet the Host!
Heather Edwards, PT, Sex Counselor & Educator, Founder of Vino & Vulvas® (she/they)
Heather Edwards, PT, CSC has been a pelvic physical therapist for 17 years and is an AASECT certified Sexuality Counselor as well as a Sex Educator. They achieved their dual certificate at the University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program. They founded Vino & Vulvas in 2015 and it quickly became their favorite thing to do. They have presented at APTA and AASECT conferences and teaches for Pelvic Guru Academy on the topic of Trans-Inclusive Sexual & Pelvic Health. In addition to education and clinical work, Heather is an artist and illustrator of the coloring book series "Coloring Books for the Crotch Enthusiast". To connect with Heather, email email@example.com. H
Jamie Brazell, M.Ed, LMFT, CST (she/her)
Jamie has been consciously thinking about gender and sexuality for many years and is thrilled to offer services as a AASECT certified sex therapist and licensed therapist in her downtown Asheville private practice, Out of the Woods Therapy.
Back in 2002 and in Camden, New Jersey, Jamie began her journey in this field as a certified rape crisis counselor and advocate for survivors of domestic violence. Serving in this role informed many of her decisions around professional development - such as earning a BA in Women’s Studies from Temple University and a M.Ed. in Human Sexuality from Widener University. She later completed clinical training at West Gate Family Therapy in conjunction with earning a second Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Jamie has done a lot of things that she’s super proud of in her career, including: writing curricula and facilitating workshops in Boulder, Colorado for LGBTQ ally development, participation in development of a pilot program for sexual abuse prevention for Boulder public schools, serving on the sex education advisory committee for Greenville, SC public schools, teaching sex education to at-risk youth in the upstate of SC, meeting with SC legislators regarding sex ed reform, creating and conducting an assembly for middle school children on the topic of bully awareness, and providing therapeutic counseling services to diverse populations of individuals, couples, and families in mental health agencies in SC and NC.
In her current private practice, Jamie provides individual or relationship counseling for adults and teens with a specialization of helping clients overcome various sexual issues or concerns that may be causing shame or impacting relationships. For more information, please visit www.outofthewoodstherapy.com.
Elizabeth McCorvey, LSCW(she/her)
Elizabeth McCorvey, LCSW, is the co-owner of Unbridled Connections, LLC. She works with adults, teens, children and families using equine-assisted psychotherapy (therapy using horses!) She also loves relationship counseling and exploring issues of intimacy. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 828-365-8013
Tuesday Feral, LPCA, MA, NCC (they/them)
Tuesday is an artist, mental health professional, and educator. They have worked with Tranzmission for the last nine years. Tuesday is passionate about building resilient networks of support within our extended community. Tuesday also has trained on a national, state and local level with Tranzmission. They also co-instruct Pelvic Guru Academy’s Transgender and Nonbinary Pelvic Health on a national level. course and has been on several Vino & Vulvas panels starting back in 2015. To contact Tuesday: Tuesday@tranzmission.org
Candace Liger, Artist, Founder of Felyne Fetish Fitness (she/they)e/her)
Candace "Coach Felyne" Liger is a national spoken word artist, facilitator, and the dynamic trainer and founder of Felyne Fitness and Felyne Fetish, championing creative wellness practices, body activism, and PROACTIVE self care for the FIERCE ones. Conjuring the depths of her own eroticism, her dynamic and unpredictable performances blend captivating wordplay, sensual movement, and her own blend of sadistic antics. In the past year, she has been featured at Sex on Stage (FL), Black Love Convergence (NC), F.L.O.W (TX) and has hosted workshops centering radical consent and using kink as a healing, liberatory exploratory practice.
She is the founder of #ProjectBlackbird -- a digital advocacy organization rooting in healing justice for communities of color. As an activist, she has focused on encouraging intersectional approaches to challenge systems of oppression with a particular focus on racial justice, healing justice, and mass incarceration. Her latest project, #ConsentConscious, advocates for more comprehensive consent education to support our overall health, pleasure, and safety. Within the scope of her social justice work, she has been awarded the 2017 Social Justice Award from the YWCA of Oklahoma, the Woman of Action Award from the National Organization of Women, and the 2017 ACLU Angie Debo Civil Libertarian award.
www.CandaceLiger.com | www.FelyneFetish.com | www.ProjectBlackbird.org |
Email: Ligerfitness@gmail.com | Instagram: @CandaceLiger & @CoachFelyne