"We're very nervous about adult sexuality...We have to laugh about our embarrassment with sex."

- Linda Williams, Professor of Film Studies, UC-Berkeley

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" Natural sexuality is fundamental to building a genuine female identity."

- Dr. Rachel Hillel

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Click below for my interview 
on staying sexually vital
at ANY age...

And click below to see how I turned a health crisis into comedy!

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      I believe where lives intersect at the sharing of a story, new understanding and courage are fostered. It is a belief I infuse into my work as a performer and writer as well as a motivator. Storytelling (especially humorous stories) is the cornerstone for my performance art as Ginger Peechee-Keane...to uplift, empower and inspire women into snapping out of the trance that they (we) lose value with age, particularly when it comes to sexual viability.

             Like Ginger Peechee-Keane (who likens herself to being "The Tony Robbins of Mature Adult Sexuality"), I also do motivational speaking. Keynotes include the Chicago Dept. of Human Services, Executive Women International and the Screen Actors Guild.  Additionally, I've been  interviewed on ABC’s Nightline and Tony Brown's Journal on PBS on the influence and impact of diversity in the media and written essays for The Los Angeles Times and Soap Opera Digest on the subject. I also contributed a humorous essay on mid-life dating and the practice of safe sex to Not in My Family,  Gil Robertson's heralded anthology on the HIV/AIDS crisis. 

            Along with  graduating from Southern Illinois University (Go, Salukis!) with concentrations in Theater & Journalism and the Negro Ensemble Company theatrical training program
(Go, Negroes!) in New York City, I'm also an honors grad of the Hypnosis Motivational Institute in Tarzana, CA, where I spent a year training to use hypnosis therapeutically. Cited by the State of California and named "Volunteer of the Year" by the Los Angeles Dept. of Children's Services for my work with at-risk youth, I use Milton Erickson’s teaching tales and humor methodologies to affect positive behavioral change. And  in 2017, AARP cited me as an Age Disruptor and featured me in their #Disrupt Aging campaign.

         We've got to change our beliefs before we can convince others.  There are no barriers other than those we create ourselves. And, yes, I DO practice what I preach!
 
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Below, (L-R)  Top Row: as "DiDi Bannister" with the cast of the ABC soap opera, EDGE OF NIGHT -- as the clueless "Julie Pinderhughes" with Meshach Taylor in the cult-comedy CLASS ACT -- as "Elizabeth Royal Winston" in the  CBS sitcom,THE ROYAL FAMILY, with Redd Foxx and Della Reese.
Second Row:
as "the tragically disfigured Lena Hart" on the NBC soap SUNSET BEACH -- as "Ellen Parker, " the cheated-on coach's wife opposite O.J. Simpson on the HBO dramedy, FIRST & 10  -- with Diana Ross in the holiday classic, THE WIZ -- on NBC's THE BLACKLIST...
and the best is yet to come.