Aida Manduley is an award-winning Latinx activist, therapist, and sexuality educator known for big earrings and building bridges. Queer as heck and with a passion for tech, they live to shake up the landscapes of sexuality and mental health. From The New York Times to The Rainbow Times, Mx. Manduley has been interviewed by a variety of media outlets for their work around community organizing, sexuality education, and various forms of activism. Most notably, Mx. Manduley launched Rhode Island’s first Sexual Health Education and Advocacy Program housed at a domestic violence agency in 2011, which included groundbreaking data-collection on LGBTQ domestic violence and building the infrastructure to provide on-site HIV testing.
These days, Mx. Manduley’s focus is to make the world a more equitable and healing place through macro-level prevention and education (presenting nationwide, publishing articles, consulting with organizations) as well as through micro-level intervention (providing therapy to individuals and relationships). They currently have a thriving clinical practice out of The Meeting Point, serve on the Executive Committee for the Women of Color Sexual Health Network, and have been with The Center for Sexual Pleasure & Health in multiple capacities since 2010. Past projects include sexual health and LGBTQ work at a domestic violence agency, crisis-response with victims of sexual assault, and leadership on a number of national and regional coalitions on HIV prevention, comprehensive sexuality education, and LGBTQ anti-violence. Other areas of geekery include non-monogamy, kink/BDSM, and end-of-life.
Pronouns: They / Them / Theirs