Barak & Sheba
pansexual, polyamorous, partners
Barak is a wickedly perverted, poly, semi-het, sadistic quasi-Dom, who never takes himself too seriously. He has been presenting and formally teaching within the vanilla arena as a medical professional, safety officer and rights activist for over 18 years. He is currently exploring his blend of spirituality within his SM and is always planning, plotting and pontificating their future goals.
Sheba is a poly, bisexual, spoiled rotten slut. She enjoys being treated like a princess and can be a royal Brat sometimes. She loves to play, but is also an activist, author, community leader, and educator. She has shared her knowledge and experience with groups and at events around the country.
Class: Real-World Polyamory
polyamorous and a relationship anarchist for about a decade
Krista (She/Her/They/Them) has identified as polyamorous and a relationship anarchist for about a decade but has practiced some form of non-monogamy her entire life. She has done extensive community work since 2013 as an Administrator and Events Coordinator for Utah Polyamory Society, gaining valuable experience in unconventional lifestyles and sexualities. This knowledge, along with her degree in acting and certification in instructional design, have helped define her role as mentor, sex positive educator, and consent advocate throughout the country. Her goal is to create a platform, through practical and instructional training, for people to have better and safer sex, grow personally and ethically, and to construct more fulfilling relationships and family structures that meet their specific needs and desires.
powerhouse professional and dynamic speaker, is a business owner, community leader and nonprofit founder
Alice Foeller, a powerhouse professional and dynamic speaker, is a business owner, community leader and nonprofit founder in Columbus, Ohio. She makes her living running SiteInSight, a company that improves the web presence of organizations and businesses through design, content and efficient workflow. Alice is an advocate for equality, and was featured prominently in the Columbus Dispatch for her advocacy for a 16-year-old US citizen who was unable to obtain a state ID due to the immigration status of her mother. She founded Elevate Northland, a nonprofit project building an international shopping and dining hub in the Northland community of Columbus, so that profits from adventurous eaters will support the community of immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs that most need them.
Alice recently completed a year-long advanced communications program focused on managing teams and developing leadership through integrity, responsibility and generosity. During this program, she was chosen in her third quarter to lead her Detroit-based team. In her fourth quarter, she was selected to mentor team leaders from 26 cities around North America.
Independence, health and strength are important values for Alice, who has completed multiple marathons and an Ironman triathlon. She is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Alice has two teen children with her ex-husband, with whom she has a nesting arrangement at the children’s house. With her current primary partner, she practices ethical non-monogamy.
-BabyBadass- & SassySubterfuge
-BabyBadass- (she/her/hers) is a service-oriented, switchy, witchy soul and creature of advocacy and compassion. She centers matters of Inclusion, Diversity, and Accessibility. She has proudly joined in co-producing Snowbound, a 3-day comprehensive rope conference in Cincinnati, OH. She has years of experience as a professional caregiver and is passionate about facilitating and inspiring herself and others to live their best lives. She is an advocate and educator regarding personal autonomy and relationship ethics, and she has co-tought courses with her collared submissive, SassySubterfuge, at PXS 2018, The Space’s MP&C, Open Hearts C.O., and other communities within the region. Talk to her about dogs, body modification, and horror flicks!
SassySubterfuge (she/her/hers) is -BabyBadass-’s collared submissive and poly partner. She is a queer, disabled POC. She lives with mental health adventures including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder (Bipolar Type), Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Panic Disorder. She has done extensive crisis advocacy and youth outreach and has over a decade of personal experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and is moving into Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) as tools to navigate her adventures more effectively. She works professionally in Inclusion and Diversity and Accessibility spaces in the corporate sector, and is delighted to serve as the Coordinator for D&I and Accessibility on BTL/PXS’s Staff Team effective 2019. You can reach her and provide any and all event-related D&I and Access feedback to her alias: firstname.lastname@example.org
educator who is fed up with the idea that learning comes from a teacher
Ashley looks like an edgy, middle class white lady, but she doesn’t look like a teacher. She is a teacher. With 3 Ball State teaching degrees, she’s an educator who is fed up with the idea that learning comes from a teacher. Instead, she crafts workshops and activities that invite introspection and curiosity while accommodating for all learners. She’s at her happiest when demonstrating consent with youngsters, guiding youth into comfort surrounding condoms, and answering questions about sexuality honestly. And what about her sexuality? Ashley identifies as a feminine, bi-curious, ethically polyamourous, sexual submissive. With over a decade of experience in the BDSM scene, she isn’t shy of perverse topics. She is a liberated, ethical slut who wishes to share with others the freedom of sexuality without shame
Class: The Circles of Sexuality
coach, professional cuddler, and speaker focusing on the skills that help people have more fulfilling relationships
Lisa Meece is a coach, professional cuddler, and speaker focusing on the skills that help people have more fulfilling relationships. Lisa founded Holding Space, LLC in 2016 to help individuals build their skills in personal and relationship contexts. She co-founded CuddleXpo, the first international conference for professional cuddlers, and has taught skills like communication, building healthy boundaries, creativity, and consent practices at events and as independent workshops. In addition to her coaching and cuddling work, she is an instructional designer by training and trade, which means she creates training for corporations.
She has been in a variety of ethically non-monogamous relationships over the past 15 years. When she’s not talking about relationships of various styles she’s likely to be found at local science fiction or other geek-related conventions.
thinking about all of the things that connect us together as people
Nova has been non-monogamous for 11 years and spends a lot of time thinking about all of the things that connect us together as people, the unique journey each person is on in their life, and the way that poly allows us to love others in a way that honors those things. She’s also a mom, a programmer, and her love language is music.
-STEELmagnolia- & Clee-Torres
thinking about all of the things that connect us together as people
-STEELmagolia- better known as Mags, has been active in her local community for 4 years. She identifies as a polyamorous, homo-flexible, sadomasochistic switch who loves spending her time exploring and learning all life has to offer. Mags spends her time as a staff member for Adventures in Sexuality and volunteering for The Columbus Space doing a multitude of things to help educate, promote and champion for a safe, fun and supportive bdsm/kink/poly lifestyle.
Class: Poly Freshman Roundtable
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