About Avri

My fancy work title is psychosexual consultant. I’m a roaming Johannesburg-based freelancer that works in the spaces where sexuality and mental health meet. As a fringe dweller myself, I have a special passion and place in my heart for identities and communities that don’t fall into the mainstream. I work with polyamorists, kinksters, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, queer, gender non-conforming, asexual and transgender community, gamers, geeks, and people who use drugs. Philosophically I describe myself as a harm reduction intertextualist – a position I’m happy to flesh out one day in a BoinQ episode. My intention is to get comfortable in the uncomfortable places; to map difficult conversations; to question all my dearly held truths; to grow and connect; and to invite others to do the same. I have some degrees and qualifications in Journalism, Media Studies, Sexology and Applied Psychology and am currently doing a Masters in Community-Based Counselling.