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Chelsey Morgan

Mx. Chels Morgan, CSE ( Pronouns: they / them) is a Queer, Afro-Latinx and Neuroexpansive sexuality and justice educator, intimacy director and coordinator and cultural competency specialist working to use the frameworks of racial justice, intersectionality, disability justice and transformative justice to create an accessible industry for the global majority.

Mx. Chelsey Morgan (pronouns: they/them/xe/xem) is an Afro-Latinx, Neurodivergent, and Queer sexuality and justice educator, cultural competency specialist, and intimacy director & coordinator. Their work as an intimacy director & coordinator specializes in topics of BDSM & Kink, LGBTQ+ intimacy, non-monogamy, and scenes of non-consent They are specifically focused on how the work can serve providing better representation and more equitable resources for members of the global majority in media.

In service of their greater goal to curate trauma-responsive performance and theatrical spaces, they have gained a wealth of training in psychological & physical responses to trauma as well as in the processing of emotional information. Their training includes certifications from Johns Hopkins University in Psychological First Aid (PFA), the National Council for Mental Wellbeing in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), and the American Red Cross in Adult First Aid/CPR/AED. Chels is an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator (CSE) as well as a Certified Holistic Sexuality Educator (CHSE) via the Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightenment (ISEE) and has additional training in Sexual Harassment Prevention with the State of Illinois; Bystander Intervention, Conflict De-escalation, Workplace Harassment Intervention, and Implicit Bias awareness with Right to Be (formerly Hollaback!). Xe is guided by the intersectional, disability justice and transformative justice frameworks developed by black women and black trans scholars who have come before xem. Chelsey is also certified by the ANTE UP! Virtual Freedom Professional Development School for Justice Workers in the history, implementation, and troubleshooting of various justice frameworks related to the sexuality field and has also completed a Transformative Justice & Community Safety self-study led by Spring Up.

Chels has an extensive background in film, television, theater, dance and circus including a Bachelor's Degree in Media Arts Production from Emerson College and they are currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts in Film and Television Production from Loyola Marymount University with a specialization in directing fiction (as of 2022). As a creative, they strive to use their background and knowledge to tell stories of historically dehumanized communities that represent global majority communities in their rawness, in their vulnerability, in their strength and in their pride. Overall, Chels' major career focus is to spread narratives of radical humanity and radical self compassion, and to curate justice-centered and emboldening spaces on screen, on stage and in their communities through media.

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Minding the Gaps: Making Space for All Identities in Intimacy Work

Minding the Gaps: Making Space for All Identities in Intimacy Work

24 August 2022

Ann James sits down with Chelsey Morgan to discuss the way their background in multiple intimacy work methodologies informs their work as a facilitator, director, writer, and intimacy specialist. Across all their work, Chelsey curates a practice that individualizes approaches to intimacy based on the needs of both the actors and the story.