I want to help your team tell your story in a consent-based way that respects the boundaries of everyone involved.

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This is me

My background as an actor for theatre, tv, and film, and my education in a performing arts conservatory taught me how necessary the role of an intimacy coordinator is. I experienced first-hand the power imbalances in classrooms, rehearsal-rooms, and film sets that  made it difficult for me to set boundaries and take care of myself. I knew that harm was being enacted and that something needed to be done about it. 

As soon as I learned about intimacy coordination, I dove into research and training. I took dozens of hours of classes and workshops, read piles of books (see my reading list), and found community and mentorship. Now, I find artistic fulfillment and healing in doing the work of an intimacy coordinator and dedicate myself to harm-reduction in our industry and beyond. Alongside promoting a consent culture, my goal is to center the awareness of and opposition to white supremacy, ableism, transphobia, and cis/heteronormativity in my work, and from that perspective, provide support for ethically created storytelling.

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Image by Mahrael Boutros
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Does your project need an intimacy coordinator? 
Questions to ask!

  • Does the scene require nudity or simulated sex of any kind?

  • Does the scene contain heightened sexually charged physicality?

  • Does the scene require any non-sexual instances of otherwise intimate/vulnerable  moments? (ex. Utilizing an actor’s lived experience of race, gender, sexual/romantic orientation, disability, or culture?)

  • Does the scene require a nudity or simulated sex rider?

  • Is the director confident in handling this scene appropriately and navigating the actors in physically and emotionally uncomfortable moments?

  • Is there a specialized movement you do not know how to approach or choreograph? (ex. strip tease, lap dance, group intimacy, BDSM)

  • Are there any power dynamics or pre-existing relationships within the company that may necessitate the use of an outside eye? 

  • Is the crew up to date on all closed set protocols?

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Testimonials

"...she is easily one of the most enthusiastic, knowledgable, driven, and safest presences I've ever worked with."

Jo DiNozzi (director, producer, fight choreographer)

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6677854/

"Her capacity to prioritize both actor and crew safety while providing support for all is exactly what the industry needs."

Acacia (intimacy coordinator, writer, director)

https://acacia.gay/

"I can't imagine working on a scene like this without an intimacy coordinator now."

Brian J. Smith (actor)

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1668284/

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