Here at The Lahlita Project we have a dedicated core team of magical beings working behind the scenes to curate and contribute to the running of this community.

We work, play and create together, curating a delicious balance of friendship, joy and true drive for sexual freedom.

Ria Hope (they/them) – Founder & Creative Director

Photo Credit: Harry Vann

Ria is a sexuality educator, intimacy enthusiast and general cheeky monkey. They started The Lahlita Project in 2018 at the age of 22 with a simple vision to create an accessible and inclusive space for younger people to explore and discuss sexuality.

Since then Ria has built a thriving online community, led countless workshops and talks across the UK and worked alongside world-renowned sexuality professionals.

Ria places activism and equality at the forefront of their work, believing that the crux of many issues faced in the modern world stem from a lack of education on human connection.

In their work Ria uses a multi-modal approach, centring playfulness and self-expression. They draw on their current training in Sexology, their in-depth studies of the history of sexuality and their awareness of energy systems to continue developing sustainable and exciting ways to promote discussion around sexuality.

You can see Ria talk at The Sex Lectures here.

Heidi Taylor-Wood (they/she)

Photo Credit: Harry Vann

Heidi is a creative producer and DIY queen. They’re led by their inquisitive mind, love of play, and drive to facilitate opportunity for discovery, connection, belonging and acceptance.

They joined the Lahlita team in May 2021 and are proud to be honouring their calling to celebrate this work. They care about trauma awareness, queer and working-class identities, talking about fetishes, climbing things and choral music.

Kelsey Lou (she/her)

Kelsey is a body positive Art Nude Model with a passion for breaking taboos and empowering herself and others to be comfortable in their own skin. Driven by self expression, mutual understanding and authenticity; trauma awareness and cultivating healthy boundaries are a huge part of her inner work that she hopes to draw upon and help influence others to live lives within line of their own spirits. 

She is incredibly excited to be the newest member of Lahlita’s Room and explore what her place brings within this powerful community!

Maisha Kungu (she/her) – Group Facilitator & Administrator

*Maisha has now left the core team, but remains an influential part of the project.**

Maisha joined the Lahlita team in the Summer of 2020. She is a movement specialist dedicated to love, joy, and full-frontal freedom of expression.  She is a valued member of The Lahlita Project core team. Maisha assists Ria and the team in any way she can whilst also bringing her personal inspiration, artistry and experience into the project. Maisha works closely with the belief that everyone has a right to life, love, sensuality and most importantly, personal power in their own physical-energetic form.

Aimie Duggan (she/her) – Workshop Facilitator & Group Moderator

**Aimie has now left the core team, but remains an influential part of the project.**

Aimie is an advocate for self-care, sex-positivity, period power and healing. She also joined the team in 2020 alongside Maisha. She is a certified Transpersonal coach, which means that she’s trained to work with your subconscious mind to inspire inner transformation. Play is essential to her approach! She also loves to read tarot, practise yoga, explore her roots, travel and connect with like-minds.