Hello beautiful readers!

I hope you’re all enjoying a surge of serotonin from the delightful summer sun. I’ve been a bit delayed with completing this latest blog post as things have gotten much busier for me in my sex education side hustle. Definitely a GOOD busy — all super positive developments! That being said, the reality is that I’ve struggled to allot time for scheduling and transcribing interviews for this series in the midst of it. Because I’m in a period of adjustment with learning to balance my day job with the increased demand in my side job, I’ve decided…


Welcome back darling readers!

Today’s blog features the FABULOUS Diana Esparza. Diana is a local Latina lady who is small but mighty, and full of spunk and sass. I met Diana through a mutual friend who connected us because she believed there was collaborative potential between us. Our friend was absolutely on point with that gut feeling! I’ve always joked that I’m a Latina at heart. Fun fact, I speak some Spanish and have spent a bit of time in Latin America. I’m obsessed with the culture and the people. Latinas, in particular, I find I am easily able to…


Hello lovelies! Happy Spring to you all! With a new season arriving, I’ve been thinking a lot about change — especially in the context of the pandemic. We’ve all had to adapt to unusual circumstances and shift focus so that we can flourish in our new realities. Before COVID-19 hit, I was hyper focused on advancing my public service career. I spent a lot of my down time networking in the field to try and get ahead. This included going out for coffees, happy hour drinks, and evening events to mingle with senior leaders and as well as having a…


Hello beautiful people! I hope you are all holding up well in the continued pandemic pandemonium. As I write this, it has now been over a year since COVID-19 changed daily life for us all. While there are many things I have been able to adapt to, the lack of social interactions has not gotten easier for me since I’m a highly extroverted individual. Although nothing beats in-person connectivity in my opinion, virtual engagement options have definitely helped me maintain some of my sanity. Up until this blog interview, I had been able to meet each of my participants in…


Hellooo and happy 2021 folks! I know the new year hasn’t gotten off to a great start, but I do hope you are all finding ways to keep yourselves physically and mentally strong while we endure the latest provincial lockdown. I was fortunate to do a socially distanced interview with Wanda, the owner of Wicked Wanda’s Adult Emporium, for my blog before lockdown measures tightened. Wanda is an entrepreneur in the sexual health and wellness industry and an active member and leader in the local BDSM community. I was really interested to hear about the driving forces that led her…


Hellooo beautiful people! It’s been a pretty hectic month and half for me with my work and personal life, so I’m a bit behind with writing up some blog pieces, though I have continued to have interesting conversations about sexuality and mental health with local women in the Ottawa community. Somehow I’ve managed to squeeze them into my insane schedule and I am truly so glad because they bring me a lot of joy and really open my eyes to different pathways when it comes to taking care of our sexual and mental wellness.

Today I’m sharing snippets of a…


This year was definitely not what we all expected. We have all experienced the negative impacts of COVID — people have lost their loved ones, experienced employment and business issues, and faced mental challenges to name a few. The reality is that many of us will be unable to gather with our families and friends this year to celebrate the holidays like we normally do. More than ever, I think it’s important that we give gifts this season that support the local economy and encourage people to take care of themselves — whether that be emotionally, physically, or sexually. I’ve…


Hello lovelies! Welcome back to my blog series where I share conversations that I’m having with different women in the Ottawa community about topics relating to sexual and mental wellness. This month, it’s my absolute pleasure to showcase the delightful Tracy Montgomery, a local somatic sex educator and Certified Sexological Bodyworker whose services include intimacy coaching, integrative bodywork, and delivering various workshops. …


I’m quite excited to be featuring my friend Erin Gee in the first post of the Kinks and Coffee blog series! As a quick refresher, I’ve created this series to showcase different women in the Ottawa community who have interesting and unique insights and experiences in areas of sexual and mental wellness. Erin and I have known each other for a few years through mutual friends, and as it turns out, we also have similar jobs. However, that’s where our similarities end, as Erin also has a number of side gigs, most notably as a co-founder of the Bad+Bitchy podcast…


Hi!

My name is Natalia. I’m a regular gal who lives in the beautiful capital city of Canada, Ottawa, but some pretty epic things happened in my personal life these last few years. I’ve spent significant time and effort processing and healing, and while I’m now in a place of greater stability, my journey of reflection is ongoing and I continue to learn from the difficult moments that occurred. Lately, I’ve been craving a new creative outlet and feeling empowered to share my story and insights more openly. Maybe it’s the fact that I just turned 30 and saying goodbye…

Kinks & Coffee

Exploring the relationship between women’s sexual and mental wellness through creative means. Based in Ottawa.

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