Did you know I used to work under THE Dr Jess, Sex with Dr Jess??
As an aspiring sexuality educator, I looked up to Dr Jess as a true leader in our community. One day, at an Everything to do with Sex Show, I approached her and said, " Hi Dr Jess, my name is Alisha Fisher and I want to be just like you when I grow up... How can I make that happen?" Well, she gave me her card and the rest is history!
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How did you find yourself working in sexuality?
It was all the way back in Elementary School, that I found myself being fascinated with how people in intimate partnerships interacted. Asking myself questions like: Why were intimate relationships important? What was happening to our bodies that made us crave intimate touch? etc. Of course, my language was not as developed at that time, but I quickly became the sex-guru-go-to for all questions surrounding gender identity, gender roles, sexual orientations, Kinky connections, Role Play, relationship advice, sexual advice and so forth!
I blindly went into the world of Psychology, thinking that maybe my career was somewhere in this vast discipline. Second year Social Psychology was where I started to find my grove in Close Relationship Studies, and it was there that I started to understand the differences between a sexuality researcher, therapist and coach/educator.
As a Relationship, Intimacy and Flirtation Coach, I really pride myself on utilizing a variety of frameworks to enhance my skills as a Coach in this field. I also have a great “day job” at a local Sexual Assault Centre, where I educate the greater community around topics like Consent, Healthy Relationships, Boundaries, Supporting a Disclosure, and Making Spaces More Trauma Informed. These careers really go hand-in-hand as many are wanting to have great passionate connections, but have experienced a trauma that hinders their ability to feel it.
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