Talia Sassounes (she/her)
Talia is a sexual psychologist, yoga instructor, bdsm teacher, erotica teacher, performer, and is a domme and sex educator of 9 years! Talia will be speaking on the importance of being honest with yourself before you can be honest with your partner, sexual expression, and the liberation of taking away shame or embarrassment and using that energy for empowerment instead. You can check out Talia’s research summary on Personality Dimensions entitled “Openness to New Foods, and Sexual Exploration” here presented at the 2021 Annual Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, Illinois.
Saed D. Hill (he/his)
Saed Deryck Hill, originally from Queens, NY, earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed his Doctoral Internship for Counseling at the University of North Carolina. He is the Assistant Director of Prevention and Masculine Engagement at CARE at Northwestern University and also serves as a confidential survivor advocate. Prior to joining Northwestern in August of 2018, Saed worked for Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP) as the Senior Education/Outreach Coordinator in charge of delivering comprehensive and sex positive/explorative sexual health programming to K-12 and college students across Kansas and mid-Missouri.
Rebekah Monroe (she/they)
Rebekah has a B.A. with honors in Psychology and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, is the Co-Founder of North American Research Collective for Religious Trauma, Research Assistant looking at social cues of class, and held the position of Project manager for a research lab looking at the convergence of gender and sexual harassment both at University of Michigan. Rebekah also co-founded an anti-racist student group at NEIU, was employed as a Research Assistant for NIH funded grant at UIC, and was recently published at an Undergraduate Journal of Psychology at Berkeley on religious trauma, sex, sexuality, and gender.