Kellie believes that sexuality is an unexamined topic that it is an inherent part of our self-expression. As co-facilitator of Sex of Self, she helps bring to light issues around intimacy, self-awareness, and confidence through body awareness, meditations and movement. Kellie's intent with co-creating Sex of Self is to bring conversation and healing to women's sexuality; to reveal and revel in each other's experiences; and to learn and to grow from them. She currently practices massage therapy in Portland, Maine, as well as developing her skills as a somatic sexuality practitioner where she uses intuitive touch, movement, and intimacy-building skills to support individuals and couples. In the last five years, she has devoted time to creating and teaching "Body Enrichment" classes for the Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightenment (ISEE) in Northampton, MA. Read more about her in Maine Today's "Who I Met" here.
Dana believes that sex education is crucial to building self-care tools to improve our emotional and physical well-being. As co-facilitator of Sex of Self, she helps participants to communicate their wants and needs in the moment. Dana's intent with co-creating Sex of Self is to normalize the conversation around sex, as well as to empower participants with information to make the right decisions for themselves. She is a certified sex educator through Planned Parenthood and is the Health Coordinator at Wayfinder School in New Gloucester, Maine. Since 2013, Dana has been volunteering with the Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine on the Crisis and Support Line. Her passion for sex education is exhibited through her crowdsourcing podcast and her advice column, In Layman's Terms. Follow her sex ed inspired Instagram @public_affection.
"I am where I am thanks to your guidance. I learned so much about [being a] real woman as opposed to a homeless woman from group, and [the] work has so much helped in my development and transition."
-Testimonial from a Sex of Self participant.