Poly Patao Productions /HEAL Project
The HEAL Project, Pure Love and Re(Nude) Sex(uality) Coaching
Ignacio has been working in the field of Gender and Sexuality for almost 20 years. They hold a Masters of Sociology and their work is rooted in grassroots organizing.
Ignacio is a Yamoká-Hu/Two Spirit, Black Boricua Taíno activist, writer and sex(uality) healer. They are the founder and director of The HEAL Project. THP—Hidden Encounters Altered Lives—is a project that aims to prevent and end CSA by making visible the hidden tools used to guilt, shame, coerce and inflict violence onto children.
Pure Love—Is an effort of The HEAL Project and a new online talk show hosted by Ignacio and their adult daughter, Amanda. Pure Love is an honest, vulnerable and intimate talk show about creating sustainable relationships with our children, normalizing the sex talks and shifting the culture of sexual abuse.
In addition to doing prevention work around CSA, Ignacio mentors and coaches survivors of sexual violence via Re(Nude) Sex(uality) Coaching. Ignacio aims to create a sexual healing practice that embraces those who desire to renew or reconnect to sex, those who are ready to have new sexual explorations, which includes the act of self-determined sex and sexuality as a whole.