New York, New York

The Patron Program

The Patron Program is an investment
weeks before
a product launches.


It is my feminist, community-based business model that allows me to take my 15 years of research and teaching and develop online, self-guided courses accessible to more people. 

It supports the time, labor, and technical aspects of bringing an online course to the market, especially in the critical 8-weeks before a product is live to distribute.

The Emotional
Self-Defense Course

Patron Program is $497.​ 


The $497 includes tuition
for the online self-guided course
upon its late January release 



A *private 75-minute consultation 
with the material

The session can be done after
the course release,

or now if you'd like consulting ahead of time

on the ideas in the course.

Payments are nonrefundable.

*Please note: In 2020, I won't be offering 1:1 consulting with this online course outside of those signing up for the Patron Program.

The Patron Program is a shift from models that are silent about the realities many women and nonbinary people in business face. 

It is a model that is excited about developing collective systems and approaches—and undoing white and patriarchal norms that foreground an individual (usually white cis wealthy men) as the "successful leader" and change agent.

The leader is us—the collective.

Feminist foremothers told us
again and again and again

that we change the world

only together.

The Patron Program helps open the enclosures of the university and brings into our lives the legacy of feminist foremothers—because feminist study was never intended to be contained inside walls.

What are my credentials to teach?

The Patron Program is an invitation to be part of distributing knowledge I have had the privilege of devoting myself to in: 

3 MA programs 
2 Ph.D. programs 

& the life soul work
that is my feminist teaching, writing, 
and consulting practice.

Since 2005, I have

taken 63 graduate classes
(you need 16–19
for 1 Ph.D!)
in pursuit of my knowledge.

The entire journey I have also been committed to teaching outside traditional academia. But to continue that work as a scholar not supported by a university, I am leaning into community-based
feminist models, not individual "lean in" models of change.


There are many people who taught me community-based models and who helped support my unusually long training across so many areas of study. Special thanks to:
Dr. Michelle Wolff and Derek Jones who funded research on feminist pedagogy in my dissertation; my late friend, professor, and mentor Elizabeth Hess and her partner Kevin; Dr. Jenny Blair; Pattie Flint; Lisa Fann; my family; all the loved ones who housed and fed me over the years so I could keep studying. teaching, and writing; and the ever
 supportive NYC baristas who so often gifted me with comforting oat milk lattes as I researched and wrote on violence and trauma.