About

Hi. I'm Ley (she/they). 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
sexological embodiment coach and existential consultant. Fancy, huh? You can read more about what that all means under "Services."

I'm also the LGBTQIA+ Curriculum Coordinator for the Sexual Health Alliance, an LGBTQIA+ Programming Consultant for Charlie Health, an editor at Anomalous Press, a featured content creator at MŌN, and a yoga instructor of Downtown Desert Yoga.

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Certifications

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


Sexuality Counselor (certified through the Sexual Health Alliance)


Mindfulness Instructor (certified through the Center for Koru Mindfulness)


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

Therapeutic Game Master (certified through Geek Therapeutics


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

Booking & Services

Are you struggling with questions of identity? Of meaning and relation, of purpose and place? Do you want to cultivate a more radical and aligned you?

Let's talk.


Through queer-affirming, sex-positive, trauma-informed
coaching and consulting sessions, we can explore:

  • Gender Identity & Expression

  • Sexuality & Sexual Identity (including kink & BDSM)

  • Relationship Dynamics (including non-monogamy)

  • General existential malaise stemming from late-stage capitalism and dominant cultures of shame.


As a coach and consultant, I neither diagnose nor pathologize. Instead, you can expect our sessions to integrate mindfulness, contemplative embodiment, and philosophical exploration in an individualized combination that best suits your particular needs.

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When you're reading to start our work together—or just want to chat to see if we're a good fit—you can schedule a free initial consultation through my Calendly.

All sessions are held on Zoom.

Session pricing is available in three tiers:

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

Regular (R): default price.

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


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


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


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

Classes & 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

Meditative Vinyasa (Downtown Desert Yoga)
Tuesday and Thursdays
10:00 - 11:00 AM Mountain

Q&AA: Queerplatonic & Aro-Ace Showcase (Live Podcast on MŌN)
Starting December 22nd!
2nd and 4th Thursday (every month)
7:00 - 7:30 PM Mountain

Writing & Research

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Public Writing


"Enough is a Myth" — Kink, Consent, and Trans Representation in Hellraiser. 2022. Anomalous Press


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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Book


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


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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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Scholarly Book Chapters


The Karmic Tragedy of Bruce Wayne: Batman as Anti-Buddha. 2022. 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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Scholarly 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