Sexual freedom is the taproot in the tree that is human personal freedom and agency.
Dr. Laura McGuire is a nationally recognized trainer, subject matter expert, and inclusion consultant. In 2018 she founded The National Center for Equity and Agency to further her mission of healing the structural inequalities that lead to interpersonal violence and marginalization.
Dr. McGuire earned her bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Thomas Edison State University and her graduate degrees in educational leadership for change from Fielding Graduate University. Her doctoral dissertation, entitled “Seen but Not Heard: Pathways to Improve Inclusion of LGBT Persons and Sexual Trauma Survivors in Sexual Health Education,” examined the marginalization of sexual minorities within health education on a global scale.
Dr. McGuire is a certified full-spectrum doula, professional teacher, certified sexual health educator, and a vinyasa yoga instructor. Her experience includes both public and private sectors, middle schools, high schools, and university settings. In 2015, she served as the first Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Program Manager at the University of Houston, and in 2017, she became the first Victim Advocate/Prevention Educator at the US Merchant Marine Academy. She is a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), Society of Professional Consultants, and is a member of numerous committees and boards. Dr. McGuire lives in the United States, where she works as a full-time consultant and expert witness.