But perhaps most importantly she is the sister you probably never had!
At an early age, Ella had the unique opportunity to be a confidant and support system for many people. With wisdom, humor, and openness passed down to her from her bisexual grandma, Ella received a rich education. In 2000 at UC Santa Cruz she began The I Want Sex Club (I.W.S.C.) for students who wanted to talk about sex in a non-judgmental, supportive forum. Shortly thereafter, she graduated with a Sociology B.A. from UCLA, and then went on to teach comprehensive sexual health education to high school classrooms throughout Los Angeles Unified School District.
An advocate of wellness, Ella is a certified yoga teacher, has attended countless seminars in personal development, whole food nutrition, birth work and continues to take in wisdom from professors, midwives, mystics and storytellers.
In 2013, Ella was flown to London to speak at TEDxWhiteChapel regarding her work on goaskella as a doula, sexual health advocate and being on a path, not for the faint of heart. Check out what she had to say here.
Currently, Ella is studying in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles.
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You can also find Ella contributing her wit and wisdom on elephantjournal.com, an online news source with the mission of “bringing together those working (and playing) to create enlightened society”.
“And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anaïs Nin