Tiffany Lashai Curtis is a Black, queer, sex educator, award-winning writer, and full spectrum doula-in-training with over five years of experience in the sexual health and wellness space. She has written for brands like Refinery29, MTV News, HelloGiggles, Lonely Planet, Business Insider, and more. She is passionate about Black joy and leisure, pleasure activism, and social justice.
Some highlights of her editorial career include: publishing her first major reported story in 2016 for Refinery29, being published in print in The Philadelphia Inquirer in September 2018, creating a profile series for HelloGiggles for Black Womxn's History Month in April 2019, and receiving The Lenfest Institute for Journalism’s Next Generation Award in February 2020. From October 2020 to March 2021, she was the the lead writer for HelloGiggle’s monthly sex & relationships column “Sex IRL," where she interviewed experts and everyday humans about topics like asexuality, queer sex, and sexual liberation.
She got her start as a peer health educator in 2016, as a member of the The New School’s Sex-E Collective, organizing sexual health events, and facilitating intimate conversations about sexuality and healthy relationships.
She is committed to radically inclusive, comprehensive, pleasure-based, and medically accurate sexuality education. She advocates for wellness, joy, and safety for Black womxn, femmes, and marginalized genders, fueled by her own journey to unlearn cultural and gender-based sexual shame. She has been teaching in-person and virtual sex-ed classes for youth and adults since 2019, and has recently taught workshops on mindful solo sex and navigating sex and dating while STI+ for The Center for Sexual Health and Pleasure and Passional Boutique.
She is currently training to become a full-spectrum doula via Birth Advocacy Doula Trainings, in order to help support healthier reproductive outcomes for Black birthing individuals.
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