About Ley

Hi. I'm Ley (she/they). It's pronounced 'lee'.

I'm the Director of LGBTQIA+ Programming at
Charlie Health, where I ensure that state-of-the-art mental healthcare is accessible to LGBTQIA+ adolescents and young adults across the United States.

Additionally, I offer specialized coaching and consulting and maintain an active scholarly research profile. You can read more about my services and my work below.

Coaching & Consulting

If you're struggling with the deep questions, please feel encouraged to reach out.

By the
deep questions, I mean the existential questionsof identity, of authenticity and relation, of purpose and place and thriving. While I do not offer psychotherapy and neither diagnose nor provide clinical treatment of mental health conditions, the work we do together can be approached either as a non-redundant complement to therapy or as a robust wellness practice in its own right.

In our sessions, I can offer my skills as a:

Both individual and group sessions are available, incorporating any or all of the above, with a variable and affordable pricing structure.

For more information or to set up an initial consultation, please reach out by
completing this form.

And just to be clear: this practice is anti-capitalist, anti-racist, queer-centered, ENM- and kink-friendly, and SWer-inclusive.



Philosophy of Comics: An Introduction
(with Sam Cowling)

2022. Bloomsbury Press

Public Writing

Minimizing Misgendering: A Plea for Better Pronoun Practices
2021. Aesthetics for Birds

Why Genderfucking is Awesome
2021. Aesthetics for Birds

Bald and Genderless

2021. Just Femme & Dandy 1

Scholarly Articles

Batman: A Case Study in Ontology and Appreciation

2022. Bloomsbury Contemporary Aesthetics

Some Considerations Regarding Adornment, the Gender "Binary," and Gender Expression

2021. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 79(4): 488-492

Aesthetics from the Closet

2021. American Society for Aesthetics Newsletter 41(1): 1-3

Some Ideas About the Metaphysics of Stories

2019. British Journal of Aesthetics 59(2): 147-160

Transparent and Opaque Performance Personas

2019. Journal of Aesthetics of Art Criticism 77(2): 181-191

Psychologism about Artistic Plans: A Response to Rohrbaugh

2018. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 76(1): 101-104

How to Be Omnipresent
(with Sam Cowling)

2017. American Philosophical Quarterly 54(3): 223-234

Abstract Generationation: A Response to Friedell

2017. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 75(3): 289-292

A Return to Musical Idealism
(with Carl Matheson)

2017. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 95(3): 702-715

Unperformable Works and the Ontology of Music

2016. British Journal of Aesthetics 56(1): 67-81

An Ontology of Ideas
(with Timothy Schroeder)

2015. Journal of the American Philosophical Association 1(4): 757-775

Yellowism and Ontology: A Skeptical Analysis

2015. Contemporary Aesthetics 13

Conceptual Art, Ideas, and Ontology

2014. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 72(3): 235-245

Team-Teaching the Atheism-Theism Debate
(with Steven Brown)

2014. Teaching Philosophy 37(4): 465-480

Inconstancy and Content

2014. Dialectica 68(3): 337-353

Sabbath Doesn't Need the Ozzman

2012. In Black Sabbath and Philosophy: Mastering Reality,
Irwin, ed., Wiley-Blackwell
. pp. 126-139

Omniscience and Worthiness of Worship

2011. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 70(2): 147-153

Book Reviews

Review of Sonic Flux: Sound, Art, and Metaphysics

2020. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 78(1): 126-129

Review of The Aesthetics of Videogames

2018. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

Review of The Aesthetics and Ethics of Copying

2017. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews