Margaret Pinder, EdD brings decades of focus on healthy sexual practices from her work as educator, counselor, consultant, and nurse. As a woman growing up in the south, holding leadership positions throughout her career, and personally interfacing with her own as well as thousands of people’s struggles to know and be known, Pinder speaks from beyond the pain and pleasure inherent in active sexual relationships, to envision opportunities for deep meaning and promise.
Linda Carlson, MEd brings candor, humor, and hope to her work as an experienced therapist, consultant, and educator. Linda moved often in her youth and teen years, creating a perspective that relationships require work and a willingness to start over. Although challenging, these early experiences have prepared Carlson to speak with experiential wisdom. With compassion, humor, insight, and gracious candor, Carlson addresses both pitfalls and pleasures that await those brave enough to enter the complex arena of sexual relationships.
Karen Isbell, MA poet, teacher, and educational leader brings voice to the many facets of a well rounded, robustly expressed sexuality. Always the scholar as well as practitioner, Isbell’s masters thesis probed the intricacies of sexuality and spirituality, finding convincing truths hidden among historical paradoxes. A life long asker of questions, Isbell’s questions and responsive meditations pierce veils of defense to reveal truths that hold potential for growth and development.