Mary Adelle is an experienced workshop facilitator with an aim to unite and empower communities through open conversations, self-examination, and comprehensive education.
Creating within a framework of intersectionality, pleasure, and self-care, I can facilitate workshops on topics such as healthy relationships, sexual assault prevention, gender, sexuality, and more. My workshops can be tailored to private groups, workplace and corporate groups, faith-based groups,
and school groups. I typically work with people of ages 16+.
Are conducted with honesty, care, and intention. I realize that every community I meet with is different, and so my facilitation is a little different for each workshop. I set up each group with a working agreement and goals and objectives, but I like to keep things flexible, too. I can workshop in-person in Frederick, MD and surrounding areas such as D.C. and Baltimore, as well as virtually. Reach out to me if you'd like to learn more about my facilitation style and practice!
In all coaching and workshop formats, I use a framework of anti-racism, so that my clients can become aware of (if not already aware of), the institutional systems (white supremacy, patriarchy, diet culture, beauty construct, ableism, and more), and how these violent systems shame our sexuality and humanity and strip us of our self-worth. I am still learning and growing and I give my clients space to learn and grow with me. Together through this work, we will build more caring and liberated communities.
my recent workshops
Include the following:
+Practicing Pleasure Alongside Activism & Change
+The Circles of Sexuality
+Pleasure as Stress Relief
+Body Image Liberation
+Soup + Sensuality
+The Sensual Writing Workshop
+ Blueprint for Healthy Relationships: Mental Health Edition
+ LGBTQ2SIA+ 101
"I had the luck of being introduced to Mary Adelle and bringing her to our annual Young Adult Leadership Retreat to lead a Healthy Relationships workshop with our young adults. It was amazing to watch her guide these young people through a conversation about a topic that can be difficult to have even in the best of situations. Not to mention the inclusion of adding a hands on arts based activity, this workshop quickly became a favorite among our participants. I truly look forward to hiring Mary Adelle again in the future for more workshops!"
— rowan powell, Transitional Age Youth Outreach Project Coordinator, On Our Own of Maryland, Inc.
"Mary Adelle has almost single-handedly helped us change our workplace culture for the better. It’s relatively easy to find 'experts' to come in to your organization to provide training, but someone that can bring wisdom as well is much more rare. Mary Adelle brought not only knowledge, but also the ability to engage with our staff instantly and draw out their stories and participation. We couldn’t be happier and will absolutely be having her back for future sessions. Mary Adelle comes with my very highest recommendation, don’t miss out!"
— dave matusiak, Director of HR