Meet the Presenters
Bianca Laureano, PhD
Bianca I Laureano is an award-winning educator, curriculum writer, facilitator, and sexologist. She is a Foundress of the Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WOCSHN), The LatiNegrxs Project, ANTE UP! Virtual Freedom Professional Development School for Justice Workers, and hosts LatinoSexuality.com.
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She has written several curricula that focus on communities of color: What’s the REAL DEAL about Love and Solidarity? (2015) and Communication MixTape: Speak On It Vol 1. (2017) and wrote the sexual and reproductive justice discussion guide for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene published in 2018. Bianca has been on the board of CLAGS, the LGBTQ Center at CUNY, The Black Girl Project, and SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. She resides in Oakland, CA. She is the Lead Educator for the Netflix film Crip Camp (2020) and is leading the efforts to create a curriculum that is rooted in disability justice practice, self-determination, and social-emotional learning competences! She received an honorary PhD for her work of justice, equity, and inclusion in the U.S. sexuality field May 2020.
Maya Morena is a sex worker, and writer. She’s worked with Third Wave Fund, Red Canary Song, DecrimNY, and SWOP Brooklyn advocating for sex workers rights.
Daniel Copulsky is a Ph.D. student in Social Psychology at UC Santa Cruz. Daniel researches LGBTQA, nonmonogamous, and other sexual identities, with particular interest in how people choose and make sense of identity labels. Daniel also serves on the board of directors for the Center for Positive Sexuality.
Jeremy Malcolm was the founding Executive Director of Prostasia Foundation, a sex-positive a child protection nonprofit. Prior to that he was Senior Global Policy Analyst at Electronic Frontier Foundation, where he worked on technology policy and human rights issues. Currently Jeremy works as the Head of Trust & Safety at a tech company.
Dr. Shemeka Thorpe is an award-winning sexuality educator and researcher at the University of Kentucky. She obtained her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Community Health Education. Her research focuses on the sexual well-being of Black women using sex-positive and intimate justice frameworks. Dr. Thorpe strives to make research relevant for Black communities by integrating sex research and community health education.