“The most proof I need that sexuality is so powerful is how often we try to shut it down.”
-Mary-Margaret Sweeney

Today I have the incredible privilege to introduce you to one of my favorite humans and share this dynamic interview with Mary-Margaret Sweeney, founder of seek&summon. We dove in deep from the moment we sat down together. We explored a number of soulful and necessary topics like owning our individual expression, demystifying trauma, honoring shame, being mindful of our own privilege and holding space for others, and unfolding our own healing path. And in fact, we spoke at such length that we are splitting the conversation into two episodes.

In Part 1 of our interview, we explored the many layers of our sexualness, personal power and expression, and the necessity and potency of being witnessed and connected in community.

Stay tuned for Part 2 which will focus on trauma and shame. We breakdown common myths and perceptions and give light to the grace of healing and growth.

Mary-Margaret has a masters in social work, is a certified yoga teacher, and is a member of my #BAGG (my bad-ass girl gang for those of you not up on current cultural slang). seek&summon’s mission is to seek evolution, integrity, and wholeness at the community level by summoning our inner teacher at the personal level. An experienced trainer and facilitator with over a decade of experience, Mary-Margaret creates trainings concerning sexuality and healthy relationship education, the influence of trauma on our continued lived experiences, self-care and trauma stewardship, cultural competency, and she facilitates retreats. Her yoga classes range from all levels vinyasa flow to introspective yin yoga to meditation and breath work. Mary-Margaret also works as a consultant to entities seeking to assess the culture, morale, and self-care of their employees, and provides guidance and assessment to those launching or revamping a sexual health curriculum.

In short, she’s a counselor and sexual health and self-care educator who believes in the value of connection, authenticity, and providing safe space to unpack and heal our own stories.

Where to Find Mary-Margaret Sweeney
http://www.seekandsummon.com/
Insta: @seekandsummon

Inspired References from Today’s Show
Pussy: A Reclamation by Regena Thomashauer (a.k.a. Mama Gena)
Shannon Brasovan and Purvi Lippincott from Practice Indie
Felicia Kiesel from Boomerang Boutique

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Attributions:
The music you hear in the introduction and closing of this podcast is from artist and composer Broke for Free (published under a Creative Commons Attribution license).

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