Today we’d like to introduce you to Mickie Woods.
Mickie, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Sex used to be a forbidden subject, and dating was something I was always told I should wait until I’m 30 to do. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a curious, free-spirited person but, due to my religious upbringing, I didn’t start dating until college (#latebloomer) and I was absolutely clueless about sexual and relational health. But instead of just crossing my fingers and hoping for the best as I ventured into this new journey, I decided to let my curiosity fuel the pursuit of a deeper understanding of the types of relationships I was forming and the dynamics within them. I wanted to know: How do I prioritize pleasure in my sex life and effectively communicate my desires? Is there a key to meeting more compatible partners and creating a more fulfilling dating life? How do I build relationships worth having and stop wasting my time and energy?
So I stepped outside of my comfort zone and began attending sex conferences and events to learn from sex educators and relationship therapists around the world. I gathered so much empowerment and knowledge throughout this time that I later chose to begin sharing my own journey online to help others find the same freedom that I’d found. I now provide spaces for others to let go of outdated sex and dating philosophies and start approaching dating in a way that makes the most sense for them.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It’s never easy challenging parts of ourselves that have so many taboos and stigmas attached to them. All our lives we are flooded with harmful messages and misconceptions about the complexities of our sexualities. We are placed in boxes and given limits to how we should connect with ourselves and others when, in reality, there are a million different ways to healthily do so.
Body positivity, sexual empowerment, dating coaching, etc. come with a lot of emotional labor and work towards unpacking and unlearning toxic ideologies that have been placed on us since birth. It’s scary stepping into your truth; if it weren’t, everyone would be doing it. But with the right support, we can pull back the layers and not only discover what our hearts need, but gain the proper tools to confidently and ruthlessly pursue those needs. We can absolutely learn how to live happier lives, filled with relationships that feel damn good.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Quickies With Mickie – what should we know?
I’m Mickie (known as Quickies With Mickie) — a quirky sex educator and sensible dating coach helping people tap into their sensuality, design dating lives that work for them, and create and sustain healthy, authentic relationships.
Through storytelling on YouTube, weekly podcasting, daily blogging on Instagram, and one-on-one coaching, I unapologetically and transparently express myself and remind others that they have full permission to do the same. My unique advice and refreshing perspectives have been featured in Sexual Health Magazine, Elite Daily, and more.
Currently, I am gearing up to start graduate school to obtain a master’s and doctorate for a career as a certified sexologist and clinical psychologist. I hope to continue doing work that encourages people to be shameless in their pursuit of pleasure and inspires people to create lives they are passionately proud of.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
Shout out to all my ex’s for teaching me how NOT to be in a healthy relationship 😉
- Website: www.mickiewoods.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quickieswithmickie/
- Other: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/quickies-with-mickie/id1488563845
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