About The Event

Cupcakes, Cocktails and Conversations, annual event is the result of minority women wanting (often-demanding) transparent, open, safe, and healthful discussions about sexual health and relationship education.

Since its initial inception in 2007, we created this event to be cost-efficient for all women regardless of socioeconomic status and have educated over 500+ BIPOC women. Tickets prices are always less than $30.00. Statistics continue to show BIPOC women are disproportionately at risk for sexually transmitted infections, intimate partner violence and decreased education in sexual health.

 SPONSORED BY:

* Sister W.E.L.L.S. Counseling, Coaching & Consulting, PLLC

* Ta’Nisha Monique Cupcakes – https://www.tanishamoniquecupcake.com/

TICKETS:
Ticket Only: $20.00
Ticket + Cupcake: $30.00
Ticket + Cupcake + Mixer: $40.00
Host Package: $160.00                          (Minimum of 5 group tickets must be purchased. Comes with 6 cupcakes and 6 mixers.)

SPONSORS & VENDORS:

We are looking for Sponsors who would like to donate small items for our goody bags (e.g., coupons, condoms, lubricants, lingerie, sex toys, massagers, oils/lotions etc).

 

SPONSORS & VENDORS:

General (your logo & website): $25
Sponsor (general + vendor room): $50
Panel (all above + be a panelist): $125
Event Title (add name to event title): $375

TICKETS GO ON SALE NOV. 1ST!!

Use Code: KamalaVP for 40% Off General Tickets

MODERATORS & PANELIS

Below are a list of the moderators & speakers for the Cupcakes, Cocktails & Conversations event.
Adeea Rogers                    "The Trendy Socialite"

Adeea Rogers "The Trendy Socialite"

Moderator

As the Trendy Socialite, Adeea believes her calling is to help empower and encourage others to develop and purse their passions. Whether it’s natural hair advocacy, leadership lessons, or instruction in etiquette. Part of being a Trendy Socialite is developing
multiple passions. Adeea happens to love natural hair, fashion, helping others build their brands, leadership, beauty, networking, charity…and she hopes to inspire
others to find their passions and follow them.

Dr. Sherrá Watkins

Dr. Sherrá Watkins

Moderator

Dr. Sherrá Watkins is a Clinical Psychotherapist as serves as the Director of Wellness Counseling at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. A leader in the mental health and substance field, her passion is transform systems that perpetuate decreased access and utilization of counseling services to BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color).  Dr. Watkins earned four degrees from East Carolina University. She is the CEO and co-owner of Sister WELLS and proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Dr. Watkins currently resides in Sint Maarten with her husband (Lorinza) and two boys, William and Bryson.

Dr. Charla Blumell

Dr. Charla Blumell

Panelist

Dr. Charla Blumell, is a Connecticut born, North Carolina resident, working in higher education in the Piedmont area. Charla’s role expands student knowledge & experiences in regards to the dimensions of wellness, attentive to inclusivity, addressing health equity, resiliency &  prevention efforts.  Charla brings a wealth of knowledge and experience by working with adults on behavior change, through motivational interviewing and health coaching. She is a subject matter expert in the areas of sexual health, healthy relationships, stress management, and self-care.

Dr. Shawnté Elbert

Dr. Shawnté Elbert

Panelist

Dr. Shawnté Elbert was born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC and currently resides Ellensburg, WA. Currently, she is the inaugural Associate Dean of Health and Wellness at Central Washington University. Her portfolio includes supervision of Disability Services, Counseling Services, Student Health, University Recreation and the Wellness Center. She is a graduate from East Carolina University with BS in Health Education and Promotion with a concentration in Worksite Health. She received her Master of Arts degree in Wellness from Chatham University and completed her Ed.D. from St. Thomas University in Educational Leadership and Management in August 2019.

WORKSHOPS:
See some of the workshops we will be offering. More will be added…

Alicia Andrews                "Public Health Sexologist"

Alicia Andrews "Public Health Sexologist"

Panelist

Alicia merged her love of public health education and the multifaceted support of sexuality studies to amplify her passion to serve others. She earned degrees from the Department of Public Health Education at North Carolina Central University (Durham, NC) and Widener University (Chester, PA); specializing in Human Sexuality Studies. Alicia is known as the Public Health Sexologist, the Founder and Visionary of BeFree Wellness Education and Consulting. Serving the masses as an Independent Health Educator, Public Health & Sexual Health Program Consultant. BeFree’s mission is to “create and revitalize communities by improving the public’s total wellness through holistic sexuality education, public health services, and community support”. Her vision is to educate all populations about the importance of understanding how individual sexual wellness is impacted by their total health.

Tanya Bass            "Southern Sexologist"

Tanya Bass "Southern Sexologist"

Panelist

Tanya Bass is the founder of the NC Sexual Health Conference (NCSEXCON). She is a member of the
Women of Color Sexual Health Network, the Association of
Black Sexologist and Clinicians, and the American Association of
Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Tanya is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator (CSE) currenlty serving as a member of the editorial board for the American Journal of Sexuality Education. Tanya is an alumna of North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) Department of Public Health Education, where she has served as an adjunct instructor
for several years and is currently the lead instructor for Human Sexuality. She is completing her PhD in Education at Widener University in the
Center for Human Sexuality Studies.

Malika O'Neill

Malika O'Neill

Panelist

Malika O’Neill is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Sexologist, Educator, Author & Professional Coach. She is the CEO, Founder & Visionary of The Pleasure Collective LLC and Queens Coaching and Consulting LLC where she provides psychotherapy, coaching, and educational services to help you manifest peace, pleasure and a thriving business. She is also the founder & CEO of Fancy Desires & Co / SHE + ME, a body-positive adult shop curating safe spaces to promote body-positivity, self-love, and diversity of all vulvas. Malika believes there should always be safe spaces to explore our wounds because they are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of us. She has earned degrees from Lincoln University and Widener University; specializing in counseling and human sexuality studies. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Walden University.

Nicole Young FNP

Nicole Young FNP

Panelist

Nicole Young is a family nurse practitioner with a distinct passion for women’s and obstetric health. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Winston-Salem State University in 2005. After working as a Labor & Delivery nurse for 12 years she obtained her Master of Science degree from Chamberlain University in 2018. She wants women to feel empowered enough to serve as their biggest advocate. She enjoys family time with her fiancé, 12 year old daughter and 5 month old son.

Tanya Bass                      "Southern Sexologist"

Tanya Bass "Southern Sexologist"

LoveCraft Conversations: The Importance of Sexual Communication in Families

This workshop will discuss the value and implications of generational communication on sexuality. Often, the experiences of others influence the thoughts about sexual behavior of individuals. These experiences can facilitate and curtail how we navigate our sexuality. Culture, family values and other societal norms have a role in sexual health based on race, gender, and other social identities collectively. The discussion will highlight the value of including lived experiences and perspectives when as a way to improve sexual health and relationship development.

Dr. Sherrá  Watkins

Dr. Sherrá Watkins

TRAP Thinking: Are You Sabotaging Your Relationships?

Thinking traps are negative thought patterns which prevent us from seeing things as they really are. Thinking traps are often deeply ingrained in our psyche. By twisting our thoughts, they can make us easily jump to conclusions and make bad decisions – preventing us from seeing the whole picture. Are you inadvertently sabotaging your relationships with faulty thoughts and beliefs. Thinking traps like these can keep you from having the relationship (e.g., dating, friendship, marriage) you truly want.  

Alicia Andrews

Alicia Andrews

Turning Me On! Communicating Sexual Health & Pleasure with Intimate Partners

Understanding ones’ sexuality and pleasure has one thing in common, communication. Effectively communicating sexual health and pleasure is important skill to possess to maintain healthy boundaries and meet optimal intimate pleasure with self and partners. Join in the discussion to learn about sexual communication and reflect on what REALLY turns you on!

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