COURSE LAUNCH: July 25-31, 2022
Launch Special: Course and Deep Dive with Aaron & Grace (Aug 25 or 27, 2022)
Course Creators & Facilitators
Aaron Johnson & Grace Bryant
Aaron Johnson is a sex educator that focuses on the Chronically UnderTouched, particularly African Heritage people. As co-founder of Holistic Resistance, Aaron takes the time to hold the stories of black people around homophobia, transphobia, internalized racism, those that are Chronically OverTouched without consent, and incest survivors. Because the purchasing, selling, and commoditization of the sexual energy of black bodies is a part of American history, the long term impact of those trauma stories should be acknowledged and held as a part of sex education curriculum. In Aaron’s experience, a sex education program that does not include a deep analysis of the lynching of black people is incomplete. Aaron has created the African Heritage Chronically UnderTouched Project, the basic strategies to bring a young black man from being Chronically UnderTouched to a state of touch balance as part of the lifelong journey of interrupting white oppressive systems that make touch balance a radical action.
Grace Bryant loves inviting people into the shadows, discomfort and fun of sex, sexuality & intimacy, community building, anti-oppression, and dismantling our inherited and created conditions. They founded Sacred Embodiment Community whose vision promotes connection and transformation through social change, awakened embodiment, conscious relating and spiritual liberation. Grace offers intimacy, relationship, spirituality and life coaching through touch & bodywork, energy work, emotional awareness and mindfulness. Grace has also worked with youth, educators and parents for two decades in the fields of performing arts, leadership, environmental education, yoga and mindfulness, emotional awareness and dismantling inherited conditions. They are exceptionally grateful for all of the communities, colleagues and courageous people in their life who inspire creativity in the chaos and have taught them so many tools of radical acceptance, and personal and societal dismantling.