Our Story

Our mission at EMPWR has always been to promote the healing and empowerment of all those impacted by sexual or relationship trauma by making healing more approachable. We started off as two survivors wanting a space to share the wisdom and information that had helped us along our own healing journeys.

Throughout our work as survivor advocates, we kept hearing about a common, shared experience - no one is taught how to be in tune with their boundaries and desires. Whether you are a survivor of sexual violence or not, our culture of sexual shame and repression leads all of us to feel disconnected from our bodies and our sensualities.

We partnered up with the pleasure advocate and somatic embodiment coach, Marlee Liss, and The EMPWR Collective was created. We built two unique programs to support each and every one of you in unlearning shame and reclaiming pleasure empowerment. Our dream is to give you the tools and support you need to empower yourself to create your ideal relationship with sex and pleasure.

 

Our Team

Advocates, educators, coaches, counselors, & humans

 
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Isa Bogart

Co-Founder of EMPWR.

Isa (she/they) is a survivor advocate and sex empowerment educator based in Chicago. She hopes to pursue a career in counseling and wellness education centered on trauma survivors and LGBTQ+ health, and is pursing a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northwestern University. In her free time, she is listening to audio books, learning about herbal healing, or finding the best cafe to read and study in.

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Nina Randolph

Co-Founder of EMPWR.

Nina (she/her) is a pleasure enthusiast and survivor advocate based in Los Angeles. She is grateful to continue growing alongside this community centered around pursuing sexual empowerment and building healthy relationships. She has a career at the intersection of data analytics and marketing strategy. When she is not working, she is running, hiking, beaching, goofily dancing, or very slowly reading romance novels.

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Marlee Liss

Somatic Coach

Marlee (she/her) is a somatic coach, award-winning speaker, author and restorative justice advocate. She is also a lesbian, sparkle-loving, Jewish feminist and trailblazer. Marlee made history in the justice system when her sexual assault case became the 1st in North America to conclude with restorative justice through the courts. Since then, Marlee has coached hundreds of women and non-binary folk in reclaiming sensuality and embodied leadership. She has shared her voice via Forbes, HuffPost,Buzzfeed, Mel Robbins Show, Recovering from Reality podcast with Alexis Haines, and more. As a speaker, Marlee has presented/consulted for for the US Military Sexual Assault Response Team, on an elite panel for the National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence, Fordham School of Law, University of Toronto and more. Currently, her story is being made into a documentary directed by Kelsey Darragh. Learn more at www.marleeliss.com