sex love joy episode 7: aida manduley
In this episode of Sex Love Joy, I interview Bilingual consultant, speaker, and sexuality educator Aida Manduley we talk about her growing up in Puerto Rico and how that shaped her sexuality. She reveals how her parents were great about giving her information & education on the topics of puberty and anatomy but not the dynamics of sex. The quest for that led Aida to digital spaces which would help her find information and community. In this interview Aida also talks about how representation is important so that we all can dream and move the generations forward. She gets into her thoughts on the body positive & body love movements. And of course lots of talk about sex, love, joy… listen to hear it all.
Aida is a bilingual consultant, speaker, and sexuality educator with over 7 years of LGBTQ activism under her belt. Hailing from Puerto Rico, she has presented across North America on a variety of sexuality topics and their intersections with issues such as digital literacy and racial justice. Aida’s currently pursuing her Master’s of Social Work at Boston University—with a focus on aging populations—and holds a B.A. in Gender and Sexuality Studies from Brown University, where she won awards for leadership and fostering diversity.
One of the joys in her career has been her affiliation with The CSPH since 2010 and she is now separately planning a video series about non-monogamy with a social justice angle. Past projects include sexual health and LGBTQ work at a domestic violence agency, crisis-response with victims of sexual assault, and leadership on a number of national and regional coalitions on HIV prevention, comprehensive sexuality education, and LGBTQ anti-violence. Her other areas of expertise include organizational development, sexual stigma, kink/BDSM, and youth education.