Staff & Board

Michelle Hope Slaybaugh (she/her/hers)

Director of Programs

Michelle Hope is a dedicated Sexologist, educator, and activist with a Master’s degree in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College, and extensive post-graduate training in sexuality.  As a veteran speaker, Michelle has over 15 years of experience delivering impactful and informative lectures and trainings across the nation. She believes her work with marginalized urban communities, has provided her with deep insight and comprehension of the holistic implications of sexuality on an individual’s life.  

Previous to her role as the Director of Programs for SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change, she served a pivotal role developing the reproductive health program at the Harlem Children’s Zone. In addition, she founded Mixed Moxie a social impact firm focusing on the expansion of comprehensive sex education, reproductive justice and sexual health equity for all people.

Michelle has shared her expertise on various reproductive justice topics on ViceNews, BET’s Black Coffee, RevoltTV, Power105’s Breakfast Club, and has been published in TheGiro along with other major publications. Michelle’s goal is to reach the masses and engage in real, raw, and unapologetic conversations about sexuality.

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