Hi, I'm Marlee.
I am a somatic coach, award-winning speaker, author and restorative justice advocate. I am also a lesbian, sparkle-loving, Jewish feminist. I made history in the justice system when my sexual assault case became the 1st in North America to conclude with restorative justice through the courts. Since then, I have coached hundreds of women and non-binary folk in reclaiming sensuality and embodied leadership.
I've shared my voice via Forbes, Huff Post,Buzzfeed, Mel Robbins Show, and more. You can find all of my press and media coverage listed here. As a speaker, I have presented/consulted for for the US Military Sexual Assault Response Team, on an elite panel for the National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence, Fordham School of Law and more. Currently, my story is being made into a documentary directed by Kelsey Darragh. Keep scrolling to learn more about my work and my story...
Check out my podcast, The Sensual Revolution here...
A Glimpse into my Reclamation Journey...
My path of embodied empowerment, sensuality and sense of safety has not been easy. Throughout my life I struggled with disordered eating and internalized homophobia. After experiencing sexual trauma, I navigated PTSD and just felt completely lost within this patriarchal mess.
It wasn't until after that sexual trauma that I sought out support and resources and dove deep into my healing. I travelled all over the world studying somatic sex education, anti-oppressive social work, trauma-informed yoga and more. Eventually, I made history in the justice system and met my assailant in an 8-hour restorative circle. Events that were once reminders of my deepest wounds... now feel like symbols of my resilience.
Now, I am living in more joy, self-love and authenticity than ever before. I am grateful everyday to live as a coach, speaker, advocate and proud lesbian woman. My biggest passion in life is to support folks in healing, transformation and reclamation - on both an embodied and systemic level.Learn More about my Coaching Programs Here
Book me for Workshops and Speaking
I share story and voice on all things restorative justice, healing trauma and inclusive sex education from a Queer lens. In 2021, I was awarded 1st prize of 43 speakers in the international Speaker Slam Competition on Forgiveness - see my winning speech in the video here.
I have delivered keynotes for: Fordham School of Law, Trauma Recovery Conference, University of Toronto, Canadian Restorative Justice Consortium, US Military SAPRO and more. I have been interviewed on: Mel Robbins Show, CTV News, and podcasts with Sah D'Simone, Alexis Haines, Alexandra Roxo, Kelsey Darragh and more.
If your campus, community, conference or organization is looking for a speaker, I'd be honoured to share these messages of healing justice with you. Click below to see my speaker reel, testimonials, past speaking experience, one sheet, keynotes and workshop outlines.Learn More about my Speaking Services. Currently booking into May of 2023.
Join our Global LGBTQIA+ Community!
Monthly membership led by myself and Eva Bloom. The F*ck Comphet Support Club welcomes you!
Read my Book: Re-Humanize
Poetry & facilitated discussion questions on survival after sexual assault
"The amount of shame & self-hatred I was able to dissolve from working with Marlee was huge. I have a more loving relationship with my body, a better understanding of who I am. After years of sexual trauma & continued patterns of unhealthy partnership - I finally feel and understand my worth. It's so beautiful."
"In my life I struggled a lot to love and accept my body. Through just a few months working with Marlee, I was able to claim that I am good enough no matter what. I know that my worth is unquestionable now. Now, I love myself and my body more than ever before - it's so amazing that I finally get to feel this."
Let's Stay Connected!
- For daily updates and epic calls to empowerment, follow my journey here on IG: @Marlee Liss
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