Recordings of August Sugar & Spice Monthly Talk (S&Sx). Theme: Truth Seekers

Posted On: August 22, 2021

We run three virtual sexuality festivals with the one in March comprising of 30 presenters, 12 presenters over 5 days. You can watch past recordings we’ve put up here.

We are taking a pause on Sugar & Spice festival but launched our monthly talk:

  1. Wed 28 April 2021 –  Violence
  2. Fri 14 May 2021 – Pleasure
  3. Fri 18 June 2021 – Pride Month
  4. Thurs 22 July 2021 – Creativity

Complete recording S&Sx5: Truth Seekers

What does it mean to stand in your truth, even if it means standing alone?

Jamie Nonis shares their personal journey of stepping fully into their trans identity and living in integrity with their true self. Discover how powerfully our lives can transform when we stop abandoning ourselves, reclaim our self-worth and overcome disempowering beliefs and narratives on the road to achieving internal alignment.

Take back your power and take back control of your life, your story, your destiny.

About Jamie Nonis

Jamie Nonis is an accomplished journalist published in many of Singapore’s top-tier luxury, lifestyle and business publications including Channel NewsAsia LuxuryTatler Singaporeand The Edge Singaporeover 20 years.

As the only trans masculine presenting journalist in their media niche and a double minority in their field, Jamie is passionate about using their voice and platforms to spotlight LGBTQ+ conversations to help elevate the community while engaging more mainstream audiences through their two podcast series: The Jamie Nonis Show and SPEQ:TRUM, which was created as a safe space for LGBTQIA+ voices, stories and dialogue.

Social media links: @jamienonis | @speqtrumpodcast | @thejamienonisshow

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About Dr. Rica Cruz

Dr. Rica Cruz is a psychologist, a media personality, and an entrepreneur. She has a PhD in Psychology and had further training and certifications in sex and relationships therapy from the University of Guelph, Cambridge Alliance-Harvard Medical School and the Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality.

Her expertise is focused on Filipino sexual behaviours and sexual pleasure and her practice revolves around individuals and couples with sexual and relationship/marital issues. She provides sexuality education to the Filipino youth and is part of campaigns for HIV Awareness and family planning. She has also worked with UN Women and other NGOs to help address gender-based violence in the country.

She has her own podcast, Conservative Ako, to help Filipino women let go of the shame and stigma and completely embrace their sexuality. She also co-hosts Feelings at OnePH, a public service program, giving advice on love and sex. Her other media projects include being on Boys’ Night Out, Magic 89.9; a Podcast Network Asia show, The Sexy Minds; and regular columns in Tempo and has written for Metro.Style, Smart Parenting, and other media publications.

As a sex therapist, researcher, educator, and lover, she opines that Filipino sexual ownership is sexier than sex.


3. To Live A Life That Is Free And Without Fear: Breaking The Shackles Of Sexual Harassment by Nicole Jo Pereira

Touching on the definitions of Sexual Harassment and Assault, what actions and behaviors fall within these ambits, what can you do if you are a victim of sexual harassment or if you know of someone who is a victim, how to tenderly broach the topic while being careful and mindful of ones words along my own personal experiences helping women bring their perpetrators to justice and in the process regain their dignity and self-worth.

About Nicole Jo Pereira

Nicole Jo Pereira is a law graduate from Reading University, UK who passed the Certificate in Legal Practice (‘CLP’) as well as the Bar Professional Training Course (‘BPTC’). She has been admitted to the Bar of England and Wales (Middle Temple) and since then has completed her chambering in Malaysia; she now awaits being admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaysia.

During her years in the legal profession she discovered a passion for championing women’s rights as well as the rights of children and has gone on to publish numerous articles on Sexual Harassment in Malaysia.

While waiting to be admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaysia, she joined MIRM in November 2020 which she has since found to be an eye opening experience. MIRM has enabled her to pursue her passion in community service while exposing her to the realities and difficulties of day-to-day life for many marginalized communities in Malaysia.

Nicole strives to dedicate her life and legal training, which she has been fortunate in obtaining, towards ensuring that women and children have the opportunity to live a life that is free and without fear. This is something MIRM has enabled her and is continuously training her to do.

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About the Curator Dr. Martha Tara Lee

Surrounded by friends who were sexually inhibited and struck by dire lack of positive conversations around sex and sexuality in Singapore, Dr. Martha Tara Lee set out to make a positive difference in embarking on her doctorate in human sexuality before launching Eros Coaching in 2009. Today, she remains dedicated to working with individuals and couples who wish to lead self-actualised and pleasure-filled lives.

She also holds certificates in counselling, coaching and sex therapy, and her fourth degree – a Masters in Counselling in May 2018. In practice for more than 12 years, she is the only certified sexuality educator and certified sexuality educator supervisor by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) in Singapore. She is also a Red Tent Women’s Circles Facilitator from Star of Ishtar.

Often cited in the media, Dr. Lee is the appointed Resident Sexologist for; as well appointed sex expert for Men’s Health Singapore, and Men’s Health Malaysia. She was recognised as one of ‘Top 50 Inspiring Women Under 40′ by Her World in July 2010, and one of ‘Top 100 Inspiring Women’ by CozyCot in March 2011. She has published four books: Love, Sex and Everything In-BetweenOrgasmic YogaFrom Princess to Queen and {Un}Inhibited.

Martha works with individuals and couples in private coaching sessions, and conducts her own workshops. She takes prides in making sure all her workshops are also fun, educational, and sex-positive. This comes easily to her because even though she is extremely dedicated and serious about her work, she fundamentally believes that sex is meant to be fun, wonderful, amazing and sacred. As such, this serious light-heartedness has shone through again and again. For her full profile, click here. Email her here.




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