Shadeen Francis (she/her) is a licensed marriage and family therapist, board certified sex therapist, educator, and author that specializes in demystifying pleasure, building emotional intelligence, and the intersection between sexual wellness and social justice.
A sought-after speaker passionate about honest dialogue, Shadeen has made featured expert appearances across numerous outlets - from national platforms like ABC, FOX, and the New York Times to internationally recognized brands like Playboy, Tinder, and Teen Vogue. Shadeen is an avid writer and has authored several chapters on topics ranging from sexual fluidity to community leadership. Her acadamic teaching repertoire includes graduate and postgraduate courses on Psychosocial Genetics, Research Methods, and Social Responsibility.
Shadeen loves taking her audiences deep into the heart of their desires, and with a background in Neuroscience and radio hosting, she easily transforms difficult subjects into actionable convos.
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