FACILITATORS


Introducing Sum of Us Festival facilitators! Sum of Us has selected the top womxn, trans, & non-binary educators in the country to lead workshops ranging from yoga, body positivity, activism, sex coaching, artistic expression, fitness, and much more. We hope to cultivate life-changing experiences for all bodies through mindfulness, awareness, and education.


 

Gender Activism

Katie Sowers NFL Coach, Speaker & LGBTQ+ Activist.  Katie Sowers is the second woman to hold a full-time NFL coaching position, and the first openly gay coach in the NFL…

Katie Sowers
NFL Coach, Speaker & LGBTQ+ Activist.

Katie Sowers is the second woman to hold a full-time NFL coaching position, and the first openly gay coach in the NFL…

 

Social Justice

Taylour Miller Fisher Artist & Social Justice Educator.  Taylour is curating a spoken word visual album, using her family history as influence in order to dismantle white supremacy…

Taylour Miller Fisher
Artist & Social Justice Educator.

Taylour is curating a spoken word visual album, using her family history as influence in order to dismantle white supremacy…

 

Dance & Poetry

Charlé Jay aka Lay Luscious Slam Poet, Song Writer & Professional Dancer.  Lay is an international competitor, working with brands such as Nike, World Star, and has featured in “Oxygen’s Sisterhood of Hip Hop”…

Charlé Jay aka Lay Luscious
Slam Poet, Song Writer & Professional Dancer.

Lay is an international competitor, working with brands such as Nike, World Star, and has featured in “Oxygen’s Sisterhood of Hip Hop”…

 

Meditation & Tarot

Vira Illustrator & Tarot Card Reader.  Vira is an artist and yoga teacher who works professionally as an illustrator. Vira teaches the principles of meditation…

Vira
Illustrator & Tarot Card Reader.

Vira is an artist and yoga teacher who works professionally as an illustrator. Vira teaches the principles of meditation…

 

Trans Panel

Buck Angel Trans Activist, Adult Performer & Entrepreneur.  Buck Angel has been featured in Forbes and Cosmopolitan as a charismatic trans activists and human rights advocate…

Buck Angel
Trans Activist, Adult Performer & Entrepreneur.

Buck Angel has been featured in Forbes and Cosmopolitan as a charismatic trans activists and human rights advocate…

 

Trans Panel

Kai Wes Trans Activist, Actor & Influencer.  Kai first appeared as a part of the sexually fluid season of MTV’s “Are You The One?”, the first ever all sexually fluid cast…

Kai Wes
Trans Activist, Actor & Influencer.

Kai first appeared as a part of the sexually fluid season of MTV’s “Are You The One?”, the first ever all sexually fluid cast…

Fitness & Nutrition

Allison Tibbs Personal Trainer & Healthy Lifestyle Coach.  Allison was named Women's Health Magazine’s Action Hero and is the best selling author of “Mastering the Art of Success”…

Allison Tibbs
Personal Trainer & Healthy Lifestyle Coach.

Allison was named Women's Health Magazine’s Action Hero and is the best selling author of “Mastering the Art of Success”…

 

Body Image Activism

Kaylynn Marisol Self-Love Activist & Yoga Instructor.  Kaylynn is the founder of “BodyFly” podcast and “Body Talk” series in Sacramento. Kaylynn is also working on a children’s book publishing…

Kaylynn Marisol
Self-Love Activist & Yoga Instructor.

Kaylynn is the founder of “BodyFly” podcast and “Body Talk” series in Sacramento. Kaylynn is also working on a children’s book publishing…

 

Yoga, Meditation, Reiki

Stephanie Roy Troia Yoga/Meditation Instructor & Reiki Healer.  Stephanie Roy Troia “Shakti Steph” graduated from The World Peace School in Rishikesh, India. She is a registered Yoga trained teacher…

Stephanie Roy Troia
Yoga/Meditation Instructor & Reiki Healer.

Stephanie Roy Troia “Shakti Steph” graduated from The World Peace School in Rishikesh, India. She is a registered Yoga trained teacher…

 

Vocals for Healing

Timari Thorstenson Vocalist, Musician, Music Educator & Composer.  Timari’s combined love for music and interest in mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing led her to earn a degree in Psychology and Music…

Timari Thorstenson
Vocalist, Musician, Music Educator & Composer.

Timari’s combined love for music and interest in mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing led her to earn a degree in Psychology and Music…

 

Movement & Choreography

Carlena Britch Actress, Director, Writer & Movement Coach.  Carlena Britch continues to break barriers and standards in all parts of the entertainment industry…

Carlena Britch
Actress, Director, Writer & Movement Coach.

Carlena Britch continues to break barriers and standards in all parts of the entertainment industry…

 

Sound Healing & Ancestral Magic

Krylon Superstar Two-Spirited Healer & Voodoo Practitioner.  Krylon became involved in voodoo practices after visiting New Orleans and studying with a High Priestess…

Krylon Superstar
Two-Spirited Healer & Voodoo Practitioner.

Krylon became involved in voodoo practices after visiting New Orleans and studying with a High Priestess…

Realistic Aging & Art

Melissa Barron aka “Crone of Arc” Artist & Activist.  Melissa is a cancer survivor, founder of “Art for Trees”, and uses her platform to reclaim once oppressive words surrounding ageism…

Melissa Barron aka “Crone of Arc”
Artist & Activist.

Melissa is a cancer survivor, founder of “Art for Trees”, and uses her platform to reclaim once oppressive words surrounding ageism…

 

Sex & Relationships

Elizabeth McGrath Sex & Relationship Therapist & Coach.  Elizabeth is trained in the Somatica Method™ and continues to speak both locally and internationally about sexuality, gender…

Elizabeth McGrath
Sex & Relationship Therapist & Coach.

Elizabeth is trained in the Somatica Method™ and continues to speak both locally and internationally about sexuality, gender…

 

Cooking Classes, Nutrition & Grief

Stephanie Papadakis Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant  Stephanie Papadakis, N.C. is an AIP Certified Coach, and Certified Grief Recovery Specialist® living in the San Francisco Bay Area…

Stephanie Papadakis
Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant

Stephanie Papadakis, N.C. is an AIP Certified Coach, and Certified Grief Recovery Specialist® living in the San Francisco Bay Area…

 

Fitness & Mindfulness

Tori Deal Mindfulness Coach & Influencer.  Tori is a TV personality and singer. She first appeared on MTV’s “Are You the One?” in 2016 and launched her career…

Tori Deal
Mindfulness Coach & Influencer.

Tori is a TV personality and singer. She first appeared on MTV’s “Are You the One?” in 2016 and launched her career…

 

Rope Workshop

Blue Rope Expert & Entrepreneur.  Blue has been teaching and performing rope bondage across the U.S., since 2012. In June 2017, she opened VoxBody Studio…

Blue
Rope Expert & Entrepreneur.

Blue has been teaching and performing rope bondage across the U.S., since 2012. In June 2017, she opened VoxBody Studio…

 

Entrepreneurship & Self-Care.

Natalie Huerta Entrepreneur & Founder of The Queer Gym.  Nathalie has shaped and evolved The Queer Gym -formerly The Perfect Sidekick- based on her own experiences…

Natalie Huerta
Entrepreneur & Founder of The Queer Gym.

Nathalie has shaped and evolved The Queer Gym -formerly The Perfect Sidekick- based on her own experiences…