Heading 1Marla Renee Stewart, MA is a Lecturer at Clayton State University and a Co-Founder of the Sex Down South Conference and the Sexual Liberation Collective. She is a sexologist, a professional sex, intimacy and relationship coach and sexuality educator. While in graduate school, she created Velvet Lips, a sexuality education company, to empower people of all ages to embrace, educate and enjoy their sexuality and their sexual lives. She has studied human sexuality for more than 18 years at San Francisco State University and Georgia State University, respectively, and has expert knowledge in a wide variety of subjects. She has published academic articles and continues to do sexuality research. She has conducted workshops at conferences, not-for-profit and private organizations, featured on many radio shows, TV shows, documentaries, books, magazines and has been invited to speak at Universities around the world. She also sits on the boards for SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW!, and the Diverse Sexualities Research and Education Institute
Tristan Taormino is an award-winning writer, sex educator, speaker, filmmaker, and radio host. She is the editor of 25 anthologies and author of eight books, including Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships and The Feminist Porn Book. She has directed and produced twenty-four sex ed and porn films. She lectures at top colleges and universities and teaches sex and relationship workshops around the world. She is the host of the podcast Sex Out Loud, where she has interviewed a variety of guests from Dr. Joycelyn Elders and Janet Mock to Bridget Everett and Margaret Cho. She is the creator of Sex Educator Boot Camp, a professional training program, and she runs a coaching and consulting business for sexuality professionals. She is working on her first memoir.