About: Samantha Bitty | LGBTQ Speaker
Samantha Bitty is a sexual health and consent educator, speaker, certified Emotional Intelligence coach and social change entrepreneur. With humour, empathy and liberation as central to her work, she uses games, drag, and media to push the boundaries of propriety and facilitate entry points into challenging conversations. samantha prioritizes art, aesthetics and accessibility to teach sex-ed that is rooted in pleasure, anti-racism, disability justice, and is affirming to folks across the gender/sexuality spectrum and survivors of gender-based violence.
Based in Toronto, Samantha is the host of SEX SESSIONS (SliceTV), SEXY SEXUAL HEALTH TRIVIA, is the founder of Inner Development Project. She has developed and facilitated workshops, seminars, and trainings locally, and internationally.
With a long, diverse, and unconventional education/career path, samantha has held many titles. From customer service agent in a sex toy shop, to Planned Parenthood abortion counselor, to dive bartender, to nationally recognized relationship expert – using each opportunity to hone her intelligences.
Samantha Bitty was drawn to the field of sexual health, through her own negative experiences of insufficient, and at times harmful, access to education and healthcare. Vowing to be the person she never had on the other end of young women and people’s engagement with sexual health care, she obtained a volunteership as a Peer Educator at Planned Parenthood Toronto.
Discovering a passion and talent for connecting with individuals in client-centered, intersectional care, as well as mentoring others to so, she began exploring program development for community health promotion locally and internationally.
Patterns identified through this work, led her to founding Inner Development Project, a Toronto-based outreach program, facilitating workshops with young women/femme spectrum non-binary youth. Workshops focus on the development and strengthening of inter and intrapersonal skills – addressing the negative mental, physical and sexual health outcomes prevalent in this age group.
Often told Samantha Bitty was “not a good fit” in formal institutions, Samantha was pulled away from the clinic/health care sector and into entrepreneurship in a variety of community focused practices aiming to create educational spaces that address injustices, the erasure of communities marginalized by racism, homophobia/transphobia, ableism and classism. Critical to this work is changing the ways these communities access arts, education and resources, through an emotional intelligence and anti-oppression framework.
Through many iterations, failures, and self-limiting beliefs, Samantha began experimenting with a highly aestheticized, dramatized, comedic version of herself to present her work. Deploying and learning new creative and technical skill sets, this ‘femme armour’ made way for samantha bitty, and she has since been presenting her out-of-the-box (and out-of-pocket), pleasure centered and comprehensive sex education to youth, post secondary and adult audiences across Canada and via virtual means, internationally.
Aside from her work as a public speaker/media personality, samantha works as an equity consultant for a range of services industry clients, project manages public artworks, and provides individual and partnered sex/relationship emotional intelligence coaching.
Sex & Relationships 101; 201
In this presentation, Samantha Bitty offers practical guidance on communication, self-awareness, maintaining wholeness, and empathy in romantic relationships. She provides an overview of sex, consent and pleasure. Introduces intersectional approaches to understanding sex and relationships. Includes a meditation and intention setting for relationship ideals. Q&A.
• Tools for healthier relationships with yourself and others.
• Techniques for handling rejection and increasing confidence in practicing consent.
Sexy Sexual Health Trivia
The only one of its kind, SEXY SEXUAL HEALTH TRIVIA is a playful, and highly interactive trivia game, developed and hosted by Toronto sexual health educator samantha bitty. First developed for a university/college audience, this presentation disrupts the traditional learning environment, using humour and tact to promote healthy and fun conversations about safer sex, consent, pleasure, relationships, and communication; empowering participants to take care of their physical, emotional, and spiritual sexual health. samantha bitty’s passion, wit, and depth of sexual health knowledge, always results in memorable and impactful experiences.
Sexy Sexual Health Education
Online or on campus, keep your students engaged year round in conversations about sex , consent, relationships, and more. This package of 8 pre-recorded videos covers topics like Hooking Up in Consent Culture, Flirting, Safer Sex IRL & Online, and more. Designed to be shared on your website or social media.
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