CONVOS That H.E.A.L. (Heal, Empower, Affirm, and Liberate) is an intentional space were brave souls come with open hearts to have real conversations that H.E.A.L. This event is called "My Sexuality is Sacred" (FOR BLACK WOMEN ONLY). Our mission is to create a safe, healing, and affirming space that is sensitive to the variety of sexual experiences Black Women have on their life’s journey. We desire to offer perspective, information, and practices that will aid in supporting Black Women on their self-love and healing journey.
Find out more about our amazing panelist below!
Name: Lyvonne Briggs
From: New Orleans
Business: Beautiful Scars
Lyvonne Proverbs Briggs (aka “Pastor Bae”) is a body and sex-positive preacher, writer, and transformational speaker. She is the founder of beautiful scars, a healing-centered storytelling agency focused on fostering pleasure and resiliency. Briggs has been featured in ESSENCE, Cosmopolitan, and The Washington Post magazines, and Sojourners named her one of “11 Women Shaping the Church.” Briggs, an NYC native, is currently based in New Orleans, LA.
Name: Malika O’Neill, LPC
Business: The Pleasure Collective LLC
Malika is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Sexologist, Educator, Author, and Pleasure Enthusiast. Malika is the CEO and founder of The Pleasure Collective, LLC, a psychotherapy practice providing therapy, coaching, and educational services to help you manifest peace and pleasure so that you can live the life you deserve and desire. Malika's clinical practice serves individuals, couples, families, and groups from diverse backgrounds and believes there should always be a safe space to explore our wounds because they are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of us. You can find Malika’s work featured in Cosmopolitan, O.School, and PBSI Publications.
Name: Renée Marie Adolphe
Business: Prandhara Prem
I’m Renee Adolphe aka Prandhara Prem, International Tantric Holistic Therapist, Relationship and Sexuality Coach, Ordained Interfaith Minister, and Rebirther! I began my journey as a healer more than 23 years ago as a Psychotherapist, with a Master's in Counseling Psychology and Post Graduation degree (Brazil) in Transpersonal Psychology. Through my own journey of sexual healing towards wholeness and expanded pleasure, I have come to believe that there is a lot more to sex and pleasure than what our culture has led us to believe. I received a Certification as a Shamanic Medicine Woman in 2015, a Certification as a Tantric Therapist and Rebirther in 2016, I later went on to complete a Certified Relationship and Sexuality Coach course in 2018. In addition to Tantra, Coaching, Rebirthing, Shamanism, I also work with many diverse forms of Reiki!
Name: Goody Howard
From: Dallas, Texas
Business: Ask Goody
Goody Howard is a sexologist and educator who hosts and sex-positive, intimacy, and empowerment workshops. She layers her focus on pleasure and education with her energetic and engaging presentation style. While her oral sex series LICK! and Lip Service! are her most popular classes, she also teaches comprehensive sex education and provides sex-positive professional development workshops for social workers, counselors, therapists, and healthcare professionals nationwide. Goody has been educating on campuses, in communities, and for companies for over 13 years! Connect with her online at @askgoody on most social media platforms or on askgoody.com.