mater mea presents motherwork: Intimacy + Sex
Motherhood is often synonymous with sacrifice: You sacrifice your body, comfort, sleep, and time for your little ones. Sex is typically considered just one more thing you have to give up. But it doesn't have to be. There can be space for intimacy and sex as a mom. In fact, there IS space for intimacy and sex as a mom.
Join us for a panel and workshop on navigating sex and intimacy while parenting—covering everything from being a new mom who is all touched out to being a single mom who wants to get back into dating.
What does it mean to be desired and feel desirable postpartum? How can you reconnect with your partner after that post-baby, six-week recovery period—or six years after that? We'll get the answers to those questions and more, and learn a few tips so your sex life doesn't become one more sacrifice.
founder, mater mea
Anthonia Akitunde is a journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief of mater mea, a platform that celebrates and supports Black mothers. She is passionate about showcasing the richness of Black motherhood. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Root, The Huffington Post, and more.
clinical social worker + sex therapist
Chamin Ajjan, LCSW ACT, is the author of Seeking Soulmate: Ditch The Dating Game and Find Real Connection. She is a licensed clinical social worker who graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and attended graduate school at Columbia University. She has postgraduate training in sex therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy and is a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She has been in private practice since 2004 and is the founder and Clinical Director of Chamin Ajjan Psychotherapy, a boutique clinic in New York City.
clinical social worker + therapist
Melissa Ifill is passionate about seeing people succeed and develop into their best selves despite going through some of the most difficult things that life has to offer. Melissa specializes in helping clients develop coping skills to address the effects of trauma such as anxiety, depression, and challenges managing various life transitions.
chief provaceteaur, house of plume
Lidia Bonilla is a coach, thought leader and the chief provocateur at House of Plume, a lifestyle company that provides elegant storage for your sex toys and other intimate items. She launched the first sex-related brand that was successfully funded on Kickstarter. She is also the co-founder of the Women of Sex Tech, a community featured in The New York Times for empowering and supporting women in the sexual wellness industry.
Lidia empowers women leaders to experience pleasure and purpose in their lives through her coaching programs and workshops. She is on her own journey of self-discovery through her yearlong commitment to daily pleasure called the Pleasure Odyssey.