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DIGITAL LOVE by Physician and Musician V. Tiarrá Released Highlighting Relationships In The Digital Age

MIAMI, Fla. -- R&B Fusion Artist V. Tiarrá just released her newest hit video for her single, "Digital Love," just as her prior single, "Batter Up," a lyrical critique to the many issues U.S. Citizens face as politicians "politick" and use their constituents for their own political power, was featured at the 2020 Democratic Party of Miami-Dade's Blue Gala.

In the rhythmic "Digital Love," V. Tiarrá, wants to spread her message that although technology is a popular and common means of connecting in this digital age, it may in fact make us more distant. Instead of being able to obtain true connection from other people, we are often left asking questions to artificial intelligence. V. Tiarrá playfully asks throughout the song, "Siri, do you love me?".

In the just released, colorful and fun "Digital Love" music video, V. Tiarrá makes her point of (dis)connection through the journey of dating using an online dating app. Online dating can be a serious rollercoaster of highs and lows of technology's psychological effects, which are oftentimes programmed to toy with our minds for greater devotion and alliance to the "method" and "application" made to find your true love.

Telling the story of a typical relationship, V. Tiarrá goes on to highlight the ups and downs and darker side of online dating. She speaks to the quickly changing beginning and end where "just like magic...when the stars and the moon will show love....All I need is connection / some real love in this digital world" highlights the height of emotions and hope, until paranoia and disappointment leads to "Siri, do you love me / You used to act like you kinda cared / But now there's no love for me... Siri, do you love me / if you do, would you let me know."

According to Pew Research, 30% of U.S. Adults say they have used an online dating site or app. 45% of users felt more frustrated than the 28% that reported feeling more hopeful. All the while, 60% of women aged 18-34 say someone on a dating site or app continued to contact them after they said they were not interested, while 57% of these women report being sent a sexually explicit message or image they didn't ask for.

V. Tiarrá's lyrics hit home when she asks of 'Siri' early in the song "How about a little affection / A soft touch in this cold, hard world", and shortly thereafter follows up with "People just want attention / By any means / Just give them a mention" where she questions our alliance, ego and relationships as we trade our health, safety and mental health, for "pics on the gram" and "social distance in the club / masks off" all the while having "Siri on the table /That's love."

V. Tiarrá critically questions our society and dating norms where perfection and lofty goals dominate mindset, and everyone is easily disposed of with a simple swipe. Many, within the online dating community, give mere seconds to connect, rather than the hours, days and weeks genuine relationships take to form.

V. Tiarrá as a physician and healthcare professional can understand the complex and long-term effects of new technology. She wants to bring light to the many cultural and societal issues prevalent in today's digital world.

If you or someone you know is in need of mental health services and doesn't know where to start you are not alone. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800-273-8255, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline, 1-877-SAMHSA7, is available Monday-Friday 8 am-8 pm EST.

V. Tiarrá has been featured in countless publications, including but not limited to, Newsbreak, The North Dallas Gazette, The Sun-Sentinel, Medium, The Hype Magazine, Sawgrass Sun and Rive Video. Further, V. Tiarrá partners with Headcount, a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy.

V. Tiarrá Event Dates

9/10/2020 - Digital Love Music Video Official Release

10/24/2020 - Women are Powerful Digital Social

Event info: https://www.facebook.com/V.Tiarra/events/

V. Tiarrá Bio

V. Tiarrá came to life in 2018. She found her way back to music after a long break, by first pursuing a career in medicine as a physician. She currently works as a Medical Director practicing in South Florida where she can support her hometown and current community. Music has helped V. Tiarrá heal from illness, and helped her find her true inner voice. Her style is a smart and soulful R&B/hip hop/pop mix. V. Tiarrá loves to write lyrics that reflect on the social conditions of the world, ranging from politics, money, feminism, to love. She was born and raised in South Florida.

Please get in touch with V. Tiarrá through Drew@AllyBeeDesign.com for upcoming events, interviews and opportunities for collaboration.

Join VTiarrá's Fan Club by subscribing on VTiarra.com for upcoming events, song releases, music videos, and merchandise.

Learn more: https://www.vtiarra.com/

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V. Tiarrá Electronic Press Kit EPK: https://www.sonicbids.com/band/v-tiarra/

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National Initiative Vows to Close Racial Wealth Gap and Provide Ongoing Support and Resources to Black Businesses and HBCUs

CHICAGO, Ill. -- 31 Days and Beyond is a national initiative designed to bring awareness, support, and resources during a tumultuous time in America that has caused 41 percent of Black-owned businesses to close their doors due to COVID-19 compared to just 17 percent of white-owned businesses.

L. Maxwell McKissick, Marketing and Entertainment Executive as well as the Founder of the Midwest-based nonprofit, SERVE 60 - created and founded 31 Days and Beyond to serve as a catalyst and call-to-action for Americans to work together and support Black entrepreneurs, Black businesses, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

"Historically, Black Americans have long suffered from the racial wealth gap and Black businesses have been plagued even more so by a multitude of challenges and inequities on the pathway to finding success in America," stated McKissick. "It's the main reason that I felt compelled to create this campaign and initiative so that other Black entrepreneurs could receive some much-needed support via a platform that's actionable, sustainable, and designed to help close the racial wealth gap."

Nikki Woods, former Executive Producer of the nationally syndicated "Tom Joyner Morning Show" and CEO of Nikki Woods Media, LLC will serve as Brand Ambassador and an Official Spokesperson for the initiative.

She is also the product of an HBCU - Howard University.

"This kind of help and support can be crucial for African-American entrepreneurs and small business owners," states Woods. "I'm excited and honored to be a part of it."

National sponsor, Husch Blackwell - one of the nation's largest law firms - has also signed on to support the campaign and website designed to focus on three key areas and goals:

1. Raise awareness and visibility for Black-owned businesses and HBCUs across America.

2. Create, develop and manage an economic empowerment fund to support Black-owned businesses and HBCUs which will provide small business grants and scholarships up to $1,000

3. Create, grow, and manage The Give Black Network- a national network of business professionals that will donate up to 1 hour of skills or services to support a Black-owned business.

Find more details on how you can support the 31 Days and Beyond initiative or become a part of The Give Black Network, please visit: https://31daysandbeyond.com/

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SERVE 60 is a national nonprofit and initiative designed to increase service and volunteerism in America for at least 1 hour at a time. For more information about how you can become a part of the one-hour volunteer movement, please visit https://serve60.com/

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Why would a Russian-Jewish couple, living near Boston, return to the Soviet Union in 1931?

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- "Forget Russia" (ISBN: 978-1732848047) by L. Bordetsky-William, scheduled for publication on December 1, 2020 by Tailwinds Press, tells the story of three generations of Russian-American Jews journeying back and forth, throughout the twentieth century, between America and Russia, searching for some kind of home and, of course, finding something altogether different.

It is a tale of love, murder, revolution, and betrayal. In 1980, Anna, an American college student journeys to the Soviet Union to confront her family's past. As Anna dodges date rapists, KGB agents, and smooth-talking marketeers while navigating an alien culture for the first time, she must come to terms with the aspects of the past that haunt her own life.

With its insight into the everyday rhythms of an almost forgotten way of life behind Brezhnev's Soviet Union, "Forget Russia" is a disquieting multi-generational epic about coming of age, forgotten history, and the loss of innocence in all of its forms.

Advance Praise for "Forget Russia"

"One by one, Anna will lift the tops from the Russian dolls starting from the original tragedy-the murder of her great-grandmother Zlata during a pogrom-to shed light on the destiny of three generations of women ... In this dazzling choral novel, woven together over almost eighty years, the great grand-daughter triumphs in the challenge to reunite her family forever, calming their hearts beyond the centuries," said Maia Brami, author of "All Yours."

About the Author:

L. BORDETSKY-WILLIAMS is also the author of "The Artist as Outsider in the Novels of Toni Morrison and Virginia Woolf" (Greenwood Press, 2000); the memoir, "Letters to Virginia Woolf" (Hamilton Books, 2005); and three poetry chapbooks - "The Eighth Phrase" (Porkbelly Press 2014), "Sky Studies" (Finishing Line Press 2014), and "In the Early Morning Calling" (Finishing Line Press, 2018). She is a Professor of Literature at Ramapo College of New Jersey and lives in New York City.

To obtain an advance copy of "Forget Russia" for a book review or to arrange an author interview, use the following contact information:
Author: L. Bordetsky-Williams
Phone: 917-701-4880
email: forgetrussia@gmail.com

Website: https://www.forgetrussia.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForgetRussia
Twitter: @BordetskyL

Book Trailer (YouTube): https://youtu.be/eDICgOz-Kqo

Tailwinds Press: http://www.tailwindspress.com/forget-russia.html

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Direct-to-Consumer Boutique Bakery Brand COOKIE…take a bite! Launches Back to College Cookie Deliveries

SANTA ROSA, Calif. -- Direct-to-consumer Boutique Bakery brand COOKIE...take a bite! will expand its offerings to ship back to school college cookies to share love with the college kids who are facing a new normal.

"We always believe that making high quality cookies are time well spent and we want to be able to offer it as a feel -good option to send to college kids from friends and family who want to share their love with them and their understanding that 2020 hasn't been easy for them," said Tracy Mattson, owner of COOKIE...take a bite! "We want them to feel special and spread our message that everyone deserves a good cookie!"

This family owned bakery in Sonoma County, California hand craft these cookies daily. They use the best all-natural ingredients which include local eggs and honey as well as organic butter, milk and flour. "We are excited to bring cookies to another level and make them a tasty, decadent treat for any occasion". One of their best sellers is their signature award-winning Lemon Moon cookie which is a customer favorite and made with fresh lemons. It is a tangy cookie with a soft, chewy center.

Tracy Mattson is a professionally trained pastry chef with over ten years of experience working in fine dining restaurants. She trained at L'Academie de Cuisine in Washington, D.C. and started her career working in restaurants on the East Coast before settling in Sonoma County, California.

Her resume includes working as a Pastry Chef for esteemed chefs such as James Beard nominated Peter Pastan of Washington D.C. and Doug Keene of 2-star Michelin rated Cyrus in Healdsburg, Calif. To hone her craft and learn from the amazing talent in the pastry world, she has staged around the United States and abroad including Joel Robuchon in Las Vegas, Nev. and Le Bernardin in New York City, NY and Cafe Diglas, Vienna, Austria.

COOKIE...take a bite! will be offering 10% off purchases with the special code: ENJOY.

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Saving Lost Kids Celebrates Winning Board Approval to Develop the Largest Care facility in the U.S. for Children Rescued from Trafficking

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Tennessee-based Pastor Brian Callies is the Founder, President, and CEO of the nonprofit "Brian Callies Foundation" as well as head of "Saving Lost Kids." Over the last four years these organizations have built a remarkable reputation for being a powerful force boldly addressing the issues of missing, exploited, and trafficked children in effective ways.

These include helping with education, raising community awareness to these dangers, and taking smart measure to drastically reduce the number of children who fall victim to exploitation. "Saving Lost Kids" recently announced the exciting news that it has received board approval and begun its first steps in developing, what it hopes to be, the largest, most impactful restorative care facility in the U.S. for children facing these dire concerns. The enthusiasm surrounding this new aspect of their project is high and rising.

"Everyone can be a part of the solution to missing, exploited, and trafficked children," commented Callies. "Individually, we all can do a small good. But when we come together - then we can do something truly great."

According to "Saving Lost Kids," its team is working hard bringing together individual, corporate, government, and non-profit efforts and support for the project to bring the facility to life. So far, there are already over 25 companies agreeing to support the project, plus two government agencies, and plans to meet with TN Governor Lee's Office for endorsement.

The location is still being considered with a number of choices in West Tennessee being looked at. Plans are for a 75-100 acre, 18 building, facility, with all services on-site. Ten homes will be open in the first phase and another 10 homes in the second phase. Each home supports five girls, who have their own bedroom and bath, and a full-time house mother. "Saving Lost Kids" and its partners will provide a wrap-around circle of care for the spiritual, physical, physiological, medical, educational and social health of the children. An onsite church, school, medical facility, recreation building, equine therapy, and art therapy facility are all planned for its early stages, covering the essential needs of all the kids who will be getting help from the program.

Callies points out this an opportunity for all aspects of the community to show support for a project that will radically change their lives for the better, "We are inviting every person, company, and organization to become a part of this enormous important effort by pledging to do just 'one thing'. For example, you can sign up for a monthly donation, provide for one construction item, or become a connector to build the support network, etc. By combining all of our 'one things' together, we can create something truly beautiful."

The community continues to be very supportive of "Saving Lost Kids."

A recent supporter remarked on Facebook in a five-star review, "This is a great organization for helping find lost children. Thank you so much for the work you do through your awesome Foundation! You are making a difference!"

For more information be sure to visit https://savinglostkids.org. Stay part of the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

About Saving Lost Kids

We are a national 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization dedicated to saving missing, exploited and trafficked children through awareness, education, prevention, unification and practical solutions.

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Pandemic Stress Can Change Eyesight and Impact Eye Health

DENVER, Colo. -- Doctors of optometry across Colorado, 2020 Eyes Colorado, and the Colorado Optometric Association (COA) have launched a September awareness initiative to help educate Coloradans on the impact of stress on eyesight and eye health.

"The long-term stress individuals and families are experiencing this year has the potential to impact eye health in a range of ways from mild eye discomfort to vision loss. This is a health issue that is preventable and most related symptoms can be managed at home. If symptoms linger or impact your quality of life, we do recommend an optometric eye exam," says Sheryl Benjamin, COA Executive Director.

Everyone has experienced that familiar moment in a challenging situation when stress takes over the body. This is called fight, flight or freeze and it's where the body moves into protection mode. Initially, the heart may pump faster as adrenaline moves through the body, breathing becomes shallow, and pupils dilate enhancing the ability to see danger. The body is preparing for a physical threat even if the stress is from a non-physical threat like a difficult project at work or a conflict with a friend.

The individual may experience a range of stress from mild stress to high stress. The eyes also experience a range of impact due to stress from mild discomfort to debilitating vision loss.

Symptoms of Stress Impacting Vision Health:
* Tunnel vision - Loss of visual acuity in the peripheral vision. The person feels like they can only see in front of themselves.
* Light sensitivity - An intolerance to light. The person feels like they have to close their eyes when experiencing light and they feel discomfort.
* Eye twitching - Random spasms around the lid of one or both eyes.
* Very dry or very wet eyes - Both of these can be cause by stress depending on the body's response.
* Blurry vision - This is usually mild when caused by stress.
* Eye strain - Fatigue of the eyes may be caused by stress, but can also be caused by too much screen time.
* Vision Loss - The stress hormone cortisol can damage the eye and the brain. Stress is also linked to causing diseases that can lead to vision loss including glaucoma.

It's more likely that the eye's response to stress will be minor, but if any of these symptoms are impacting your quality of life or the symptoms persist contact your optometrist immediately.

Ideas to Lower Stress & Relax Your Eyes
* Reduce your screen time for a few days to reduce eye strain and give eye muscles a break.
* During screen time use the 20-20-20 Rule. Every 20 minutes look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
* Participate in a daily meditation.
* Exercise daily.
* Walk outside if possible.
* Eat a healthy diet.
* Get good sleep.
* Join an online social group.
* Consider weekly mental health therapy.
* Connect with your doctor about potential medication if stress and anxiety remain unmanageable.

Optometrists know that stress impacts every system of the body including the eyes. Colorado's doctors of optometry want you to know that the benefits of managing stress on a daily basis will not only improve eye health, but overall health. Even picking one stress reducing activity daily can help. Read more at: https://2020eyescolorado.org/pandemic-stress-can-change-your-eyesight-pr/

About the Colorado Optometric Association (COA):

The Colorado Optometric Association (COA) is the professional organization of optometrists in Colorado. Over 600 Colorado Doctors of Optometry are voluntary members of the Association. COA has also launched a public health campaign called 2020 Eyes Colorado.

Since 1892, the COA has assisted its members in providing the highest standard of professional care to their patients by sponsoring continuing education programs for doctors, advocating in local and state governments for programs and laws that represent patients' best interests, and providing information for the public. For more information, please visit http://www.visioncare.org/ or call 303-863-9778.

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Outdoor Movement Series Launches in Mequon, Wisconsin Sept. 20

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- A pine forest in the heart of a nature preserve in Mequon, Wisconsin will be the site of the first of three conscious dance movement sessions, "The Wisdom of Your Body" series. It is offered by Carrie Branovan, the Milwaukee-born artist-educator who founded "Dance Your Prayers."

"We all remember the joy of dancing like no one is watching," said Branovan. "This 'Wisdom of Your Body' series inspires us to spread our wings and try something new!"

Designed to meet strict social distancing guidelines, the series allows each participant to enjoy abundant space to move. Each session features a 60-minute playlist of organic world beats curated by Branovan and followed by a cool-down, meditation period, and an art project.

Music is listened to using "silent disco technology." This enables participants to dance up to 100 feet from the central DJ table. The event is open to all cultural backgrounds, genders, ages (18+), races, and physical condition regardless of dance experience. If you can move, you can dance.

"Dancing in nature with the trees, wildlife, flowers and sky is a connection that helps us learn how to manage uncertainty of these extraordinary times," said Branovan.

"After conscious-dancing in innovative cities like London, Dublin and the Bay Area in California for more than a decade, I look forward to bringing this healthy practice to my birthplace, Milwaukee."

Branovan notes that "The Wisdom of Your Body" series helps participants learn new ways to enjoy freedom of movement while getting a break from the media and the digital world to be with nature. Participants stretch, dance, play, jump, bend and rest at their own pace.

"The Wisdom of the Body" series meets 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 20 and 27 and October 4, 2020. Exact location is provided after registration. The suggested donation is $5-$20 per session with proceeds going to Ozaukee Washington Land Trust.

For more information and registration go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/119925860477.

Email Carrie Branovan at: carriedanceyourprayers@gmail.com

Facebook event page is: https://www.facebook.com/events/319347509147412/

Twitter @lensqueen0926

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Fort Collins Mayor Wayne Troxell declares September 16, 2020 Holocaust Survivor ‘Joe Rubinstein Day’

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Author Nancy Sprowell Geise announces that on Sunday, September 14, 2020, Mayor Troxell presented Holocaust survivor with the honor in recognition of Joe's 100th birthday. Joe said, "I am so honored and grateful that I'm still alive to celebrate 100 years. I can't believe it. I love life and I love people."

Shortly before dawn on a frigid morning in Radom, Poland, German soldiers forced twenty-one-year-old Icek "Joe" Rubinsztejn onto a crowded, open-air truck. The next day, several around him were dead. From there, things got worse for young Joe​-much worse.

Joe arrived at Auschwitz/Birkenau on April 30, 1942, and was imprisoned there for over two years before being taken to several other notorious camps, including Buchenwald, Ohrdruf, and Theresienstadt. Throughout his ordeal, surprising and remarkable events occurred to save his life.

Barefooted when he was seized, Joe would become one of New York's leading shoe designers for legendary companies Herbert Levine, Inc., Nina Shoe, and others. Beth Levine called Joe, "The Man with the Golden Hands." Joe designed some of the most expensive and sought-after shoes in the world. Shoes designed by Herbert Levine, Inc. were worn by first ladies and movie stars alike. While the Nazis took everything else, they were unable to take Joe's love of life and his love of people.

Joe, who is Jewish, met Irene, who is Catholic, in Germany after the war. They married in 1947 and later this month will celebrate 73 of marriage. They lived in New York for over 30 years before moving to California, and then to Colorado in 2007.

When Joe was taken from his family, he had no idea he would never again see anyone he knew or loved. His widowed mother and four siblings, including Joe's identical twin, were believed murdered at the Treblinka death camp along with over 33,000 others from the Radom Ghettos.

Despite having lost nearly everything a person can lose, Joe found a way to live a joy-filled life. He says, "No matter what, we have to love each other."

For over 60 years, Joe never told anyone his story because he did not believe anything good could come from doing so.

Now, nearly every week Joe receives letters from people all over the world who have read about him in the book, "Auschwitz #34207 - The Joe Rubinstein Story" (ISBN: 978-1939919120) by author Nancy Sprowell Geise.

Learn more at the book at and author: http://www.nancygeise.com/

Purchase book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRZ40B2

People tell Joe that if he found a way to live joyfully after all the loss and trauma he experienced, then they know they can face their challenges. Joe's life is an inspiration for us all and an example of how to thrive, despite the most difficult of situations.

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Fall Trends to Transition into Winter

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Jewelry lovers, the American Gem Society has a message for you: this is your season. This fall, some of the most stand-out fine jewelry you will see comes from members of the American Gem Society, a community of jewelry professionals dedicated to protecting the jewelry-buying public through a high standard of ethics and ongoing education.

According to Katherine Bodoh, CEO of the American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories, these five fine jewelry trends will provide the added detail you need this season to complete your ensemble. These pieces are also instant classics that can easily transition to winter, spring, and beyond. Be Zoom ready with any of these trends.

Medallions: this summer favorite is not slowing down. You can wear medallions alone or layer them or go bold and dazzle with medallion earrings and bracelets. Medallions stun in gold, but silver tones also make an unforgettable impression.

Restored Jewelry: do you need a jewelry makeover? Your local American Gem Society jeweler can work wonders on heirloom jewelry. Diamonds and gemstones can be removed from a ring or any piece of outdated or worn/well-loved jewelry and transferred to a modern piece of wearable art for your ears, neck, wrist, or fingers. If you can think it, they can most likely create it. A number of AGS designers also update older pieces by using recycled diamonds, other precious gemstones, charms, and much more to create contemporary designs.

Big Links, Long Chains: an extra-long chain is sophisticated and helps complete a look, especially one with higher necklines. Plus, let's face it: it also means no fiddling with a finicky clasp. This fall's styles feature big links for a bold statement, an homage to eighties jewelry. Slip it over your head, wear some diamond stud earrings, add a classic watch, and you are good to go. Or go short: choker-style chain necklaces in a high-polished metal provides an edgy yet glamorous look.

Pearls: the popularity of this organic gem endures. Staying with the big links trend, pair a chunky link with a drop pearl and you have a showstopper. Or, layer long strands of pearls with a couple of silver or gold link necklaces for a style that says there is nothing wrong with a wrist party!

Bright Colors. If you are a fan of seventies jewelry, the jewelry gods have smiled upon you. This season, think jewelry painted in enamel or treated in bright hues of red, blue, green, and yellow. Brighten up a dark outfit or enliven your mood on a rainy autumn day. If you plan to invest in one accessory this year...this is it!

To see photos of the latest trends in fine jewelry, visit http://americangemsociety.org/FallTrends.

To find an American Gem Society Jeweler who can help you find the perfect accessory or holiday gift, visit http://americangemsociety.org/FindaJeweler.

About the American Gem Society

The American Gem Society, founded in 1934 by Robert M. Shipley, is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to promoting a high standard of ethics, continuous education, and consumer protection within the jewelry industry. The American Gem Society awards credentials for its members, who are held to the highest ethical and professional standards in the industry and must pass annual recertification examinations to maintain their titles. Less than one in twenty jewelers in the country have chosen to meet the exacting standards necessary for membership.

Website: https://www.americangemsociety.org/

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Tickle.Life Joins with Wellcelium to Grow Its Sex Ed Efforts

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Tickle.Life (Tickle-dot-Life), World's First Community based Discovery Platform for Sex and sexuality, today announced a new collaboration with Wellcelium (well-see-lee-um), a new online school teaching sex, intimacy, and relationship skills through offering live classes, one-on-one coaching, and a variety of quality resources to deepen and grow human relationships.

Talking on the collaboration, Founder and CEO Shakun Sethi, Tickle.Life stated, "Tickle.Life has been created as a bridge between the best of the industry and amazing sexual wellbeing providers and people who are exploring their services. With this partnership, we are a step closer and excited for nurturing the growth of human relationships."

"We need each other right now because human connection is vital to all of our lives," says Dr. Pavini Moray, Wellcelium creator. "But the Covid-19 pandemic has broken up our communities and stressed our relationships."

This partnership will bring together two sex-positive platforms to elevate access to illuminating resources supporting intimacy, relationships, sexual and mental wellness around the globe. These SexTech platforms share a common mission of normalizing sexuality and pleasure so people can enjoy sex-positive lives without shame. This is an initiative to bring more visibility to the collaborators of Tickle.Life and the world-class sex educators of Wellcelium, through various marketing and content-sharing strategies undertaken by both websites.

More information:

Wellcelium:
* https://wellcelium.org/
* https://www.facebook.com/wellcelium
* https://www.instagram.com/wellcelium/

Tickle.Life:
* https://www.tickle.life/
* https://twitter.com/ticklelife/
* https://www.facebook.com/tickledotlife/
* https://www.instagram.com/tickle.life/

About Tickle.Life

Tickle.Life based in San Francisco, California, was founded in 2019 by serial entrepreneur Shakun Sethi and Parag Gupta, Co-Founder and CTO. Tickle.Life creates an ecosystem for all sex positive people across the world by supporting sexuality exploration, sexual and mental wellness, LGBTQIA+ communities and sex education. Tickle.Life is the world's first community-based Discovery platform which features sex and sexuality related content from over 350 plus world renowned sexual well-being professionals and over 1000 podcasts for sex positive people.

About Wellcelium

Created by Dr. Pavini Moray, a sex educator and somatic sex therapist, Wellcelium promotes the spreading of pleasure on purpose and offers skills-based learning opportunities for all types of people and relationship styles. Wellcelium is a mash-up of two words: wellness and mycelium, the thread-like structures that make up the far-reaching roots of mushrooms. The Wellcelium team envisions networks of erotic wellness, spreading around the globe, offering everything you wish you had been taught about relationships, sex, and intimacy.

Pavini Moray is a somatic sex educator and activist on a mission to help others get free in their bodies. Moray founded Wellcelium with the goal of bringing world-class teachers of sexuality, embodiment, and intimacy together to create a community that is relationally and erotically well. Pavini has a Ph.D in Somatic Psychology, Certificates in Sexological Bodywork and Sex Education, has trained with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute and the Strozzi Institute. Pavini also has a Master's in Montessori Education, and Educational Therapy training from UC Berkeley.

*VIDEO (YouTube) "Welcome to Wellcelium": https://youtu.be/6Q6-EBTTHKY

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