Shaan Lashun is a sexual health and wellness educator with a background in health equity, kink education, and LGBTQ+ sexuality. Their work engages individual and cultural trauma, healing-centered harm reduction, and the politics of desirability. They specialize in added impact of substance use, sex work, displacement, colonization, and mental health on the intersection of race, sexuality, and gender. Shaan holds a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration on African Politics from Howard University. They were named one of “100 Black LGBTQ Leaders to Watch” by the National Black Justice Coalition and have worked with organizations such as NASTAD, the Victory Fund Institute, and the NYC Department of Health.