Lydia Hamel works as a Sex Educator and Therapist in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She has recently completed the Intensive Sex Therapy course at Guelph University and the Sexual Attitude Reassessment course at the Sex Down South Conference in Atlanta. She collaborates with individuals and partners to unpack relational and sexual concerns from a systemic standpoint, working to understand how they intersect with social norms implemented by colonial, patriarchal and capitalist domination. Lydia has worked for the Gender and Sexual Health Initiative in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. In Montreal, she worked as a Sexual Health Educator for Aids Community Care Montreal (ACCM), facilitating workshops for youth on sexual health, consent, harm reduction and healthy relationships.