Tammaka Staley, Founder
The great Assata Shakur once said, “Black revolutionaries do not drop from the moon. We are created by our conditions. Shaped by our oppression.” For Tammaka Staley, it was unsettling to constantly be told that her identity was molded by the systemic and racial bondages that denied freedoms we were owed since conception. Not wanting to give said systems power over her liberation, she became committed to the defiance of beliefs and standards that deemed our very being as taboo or unacceptable. Sex, and every facet of it, is one arena Tammaka does not mind dancing in. Challenging the culture of sex shame, she created YASE' to be a revolutionary pioneer for youth and adults seeking to learn more about their sexual identity, have a brave space for natural inquiries, and promote body positivity and sexual expression. The notorious condom hustler and Sexfirmation Goddess is determined to eradicate colonized paradigms to sexual health and help create a consent culture, one person at a time.