When it comes to sexual violence, the statistics are staggering. On average, one in three women are victims of intimate partner violence and one in five women are victims of sexual assault.
These numbers underscore the epidemic of sexual violence in the U.S., which disproportionately impact women of color, immigrant women, LGBTQIA+ women, and disabled women.
For African American women, sexual assault and violence are incredibly pervasive issues that routinely go unreported and under-addressed.
In this episode of Sex Is Medicine, Devi Ward Erickson and Certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioners and ACS Certified Sexologists, Ahmane Glover, Candice Anitra, and Sequita Whitfield discuss some of the unique issues that arise for Black women on their journey of sexual healing and empowerment.
Ahmane’ Glover lives on the edge of intense creative energy. She craves passion, joy and limitless possibilities for personal and communal wellness. When the world says, “give up,” the rhythm of her life says, “create change!” She is a spoken word artist, cultural organizer, tantrika, sexologist and holistic trauma informed facilitator of healing committed to creating innovative strategies to heal social division and ignite social change. Her sacred mission is to activate the power of the arts for communal healing and liberatory movements.
Sequieta Whitfield B.A. is a Certified Sexologist specializing in Authentic Tantra®, Certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioner & Certified in Lomi Lomi Massage. She is a highly sought-after Retreat Coordinator/Event Planner and Workshop Facilitator and owner of Simply-Tantra based in San Diego, CA.
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*The Tantra Mastery Training Program does not require approval by the registrar of the private Training Institute Branch (PTIB). As such, the registrar did not review this program.