Shadeen Francis, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist, professor, and author specializing in sex therapy and social justice. She has been a featured expert on platforms like CBC, Psychology Today, the Huffington Post, and the New York Times to share her expertise, and speaks internationally on topics such as sexual self-esteem, intimacy, and relationship negotiation. Shadeen’s belief is that the world is built on the strengths of communities. This worldview has propelled her to focus on underserved populations: ethnic and cultural minorities, the kinky/poly/queer communities, and victims of economic hardship. Her work allows people of all backgrounds to improve their relationships and live in peace and pleasure.

Shadeen is currently working on UN|HUSHED: The Elementary School Curriculum with Jessica Smarr.