About

Hi. I'm Ley. (She/they.) It's pronounced 'Lee'.

I'm an autistic, asexual, non-binary transgender woman living in Las Cruces, New Mexico. I'm other things, too.

For example, I'm a philosophical life coach, queer mindfulness and yoga instructor, sexuality professional, academic researcher, and one-person punk band.


In the past, I've been a data scientist, a radio producer and host, a heavy metal journalist, an Associate Professor of Philosophy, and an apartment maintenance person who sometimes cleaned boats.


My CV is available
here.

Services

Struggling with the deep questions? The existential questions? The questions of identity and meaning, of authenticity and of thriving, or peace and purpose and place?

Well then, please feel free to
reach out.


Through multi-faceted, customizable coaching sessions, we'll work together in an affirming and trauma-informed framework to integrate philosophical, contemplative, and somatic practices and perspectives with the aim of effectively and efficiently engaging your way forward toward the realization of your goals and aspirations.


We're able to address a wide range of issues through a variety of approaches, with my specialties including struggles of identity, gender, sexuality, relationships, moral uncertainty, creativity, and authenticity, explored through analytic, feminist, existentialist, Daoist, and Buddhist perspectives.


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Coaching is an unregulated field, and I believe in transparency. So, here's what I bring to the table:


Ph.D., Philosophy (with over a decade of teaching and research experience)


Sexuality Counselor (certified through the Sexual Health Alliance)


Philosophical Consultant
(certified through the Logic-Based Therapy & Consultation Institute and National Philosophical Counseling Association)


Mindfulness Instructor (certified through the Center for Koru Mindfulness)


Mindfulness Coach (certified through Michelle Young at MyVinyasaPractice)


Trauma-Informed & Accessible/Adaptive Yoga Instructor (RYT-200, registered through the Yoga Alliance)


Reiki Master (trained in the Usui lineage)


Geek Specialist (completing certification through Geek Therapeutics)

Therapeutic Game Master (completing certification through Geek Therapeutics)


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Pricing Options


Per Session $50 (C) | $70 (R) | $90 (B)


4 Sessions — $175 (C) | $245 (R) | $315 (B)


8 Sessions — $325 (C) | $455 (R) | $585 (B)


(C)ommunity: for clients who would benefit from a little financial assistance.


(R)egular: default price.

(B)enefactor: for clients who would like to chip in and aid in others receiving affordable care.


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For more information or to set up a free initial consultation, please reach out by completing this form. You also have the option of scheduling a free initial consultation through my Calendly.

Events

Queer Mindfulness (Virtual)
1st and 3rd Wednesday (every month)
6:00 - 7:00 PM Mountain

Mindfulness for Kinksters (Virtual)
2nd and 4th Wednesday (every month)
6:00 - 7:00 PM M
ountain

Buddhism and BDSM (Four-Part Series) (Virtual)
T
he MŌN App
September 21st & 28th, 2022
October 5th & 12th, 2022
5:00 - 5:45 PM Mountain


Understanding the A in LGBTQIA (Virtual)
The
MŌN App — Let's Talk Sex Inclusive Sexual Wellness Series
October 11th, 2022
5:00 - 6:00 PM Mountain


Autosexuality as Queer Identity (Virtual)
S
exual Health Alliance Philosophy, Identity, Activism: Queer and Trans Sexualities Conference
October 22nd, 2022

Gender: Identity, Expression, and Embodied Activism
Furman University
November 3rd, 2022

Writing

Books


Metaphysics: 50 Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Thought Experiments
(with Sam Cowling and Kelly Trogdon). Under contract. Routledge.


Philosophy of Comics: An Introduction (with Sam Cowling). 2022. Bloomsbury Press


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•Public Writing•


An Open Letter to New Parents of Transgender Children. 2022. Clarity Child Guidance Center Blog.

"Don't Let Anyone Make You Disappear"— Heartstopper and the (Re)Discovery of Queer Youth. 2022. Anomalous Press.

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


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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


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


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Book Chapters


The Karmic Tragedy of Bruce Wayne: Batman as Anti-Buddha. Forthcoming. In Theology and Batman, Brake and Robertson, eds., Lexington Press


Sabbath Doesn't Need the Ozzman. 2012. In Black Sabbath and Philosophy: Mastering Reality, Irwin, ed., Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 126-139


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Book Reviews


Review of Uncommon Sense: Jeremy Bentham, Queer Aesthetics, and the Politics of Taste. Forthcoming. British Journal of Aesthetics.


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