(The Open Nesters Episode 29)
Gloria Jackson Nefertiti
What a fascinating conversation!!
It is not often that I [Tessa] am able to meet with such a forthright person. Gloria tells it like it is. She “owns” her many identities, the selves that come together to make up her as a full person. And she helps us understand how we are all an amalgamation of selves, defining the concept of intersectionality along the way.
Gloria has also done a lot of work in the area of “shame” and “sexual shame.” She has had a lot of difficult challenges in her life that turned out to be sources of shame for her as she grew up. She has spent a lifetime dealing with her own shame, and is now helping others deal with their own personal demons.
More About Gloria
Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti is a poet, public speaker, panelist, singer, photographer, performance artist and long-time artist’s model, as well as a former fundamentalist Christian and cult member. She is also a breast cancer survivor. In fact, it was the cancer diagnosis in 2013 that helped her realize how short life is; this served as the catalyst that caused her to come out as sex-positive, bisexual and polyamorous.
Gloria has presented at various conferences in the US and Canada, including Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit (Arlington, VA), Poly Living (Loving More) Conference (Philadelphia, PA), Rocky Mountain Poly Living (Loving More) Conference (Denver, CO), and Polytopia (Portland, OR). She lives in Seattle, WA. You can find Gloria on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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