Stephanie Zapata is a Bronx born & raised, unapologetic and queer AF, Boricua sex educator. She comes to you with nearly a decade of experience in the sexual health field and is no stranger to the fight for sexual/reproductive freedom. Stephanie has worked alongside some of the top non-profit organizations throughout the country as a speaker, trainer,
Her passion for this work lies in centering Black, Brown, Indigenous, Queer, low-income and other
system-impacted communities, whom she has worked exclusively with and for throughout her career. Stephanie brings an anti-racist framework to every speaking engagement and curriculum she creates. Instead of trying to hide the ugly parts of reproductive history, she shines a light on them.
Stephanie adamantly opposes respectability politics rooted in white supremacy and rejects the notion that an educator should look or speak a certain way in order to be considered professional. She has coined the term “Unprofessional Professional” to empower those of us who dare show up as our authentic selves in a world that tells us we must dress and speak “this way” if we want to be taken seriously.
Her goal in educating is to make learning, unlearning and re-learning as accessible, inclusive, and interactive as possible. Throughout her sessions you are likely to find pop culture references, memes and gifs galore.
If you are here to bring heart to hard work, join Stephanie, and do so in a liberating way.