Hi! It’s me – Nina. I’m a Speaker and Writer on Mental Health and Sexuality. I’m also a Certified Sex Coach (No worries – I don’t come into your room with a ref’s uniform and a whistle). But that’s not really who I am; that’s what I do. Who I am is often unfiltered, completely imperfect, and 100% unashamed.
My superpower is shining light on the most “taboo” aspects of being human – mental health and sexuality. I do not personally believe that either of them should be taboo – but our culture seems to have a different opinion. This superpower is truly just a learned muscle from decades of dealing with my own intrusive thoughts that were often emotionally paralyzing.
“Is something wrong with me for thinking this way?”
“What would other people think if they knew this about me?”
Those were just two worries of many that kept me from truly being myself. It wasn’t until I fully confronted this part of me that I learned to let go of fear, shame, and guilt.
Being a Speaker on mental health and sexuality, I often start the conversations that most want to…but many won’t. If people aren’t saying to themselves, “I can’t believe Nina just said that out loud!”, at one of my events, then I’m not doing my job well enough. Being uncomfortable about a topic usually means we don’t understand it, or it’s different than our “normal”.
As a Certified Sex Coach, Speaker, and Writer, I have taken my pain and turned it into passion and purpose. I use humor (a lot…), candor, and compassion to help everyday people learn to embrace who they are so they can STOP living with shame and guilt, and START living with intention, authenticity, and radical self-acceptance.