Guest Poster-To-Be: Rae McDaniel

Hello everyone, 

I am very excited to announce that Rae McDaniel is going to be answering 1-2 questions each month on the blog between now and the end of 2020.

I first “met” Rae when working on the Vice piece about family holiday stuff, and they were both a complete delight and full of quotable phrases. We never managed to actually grab drinks during the Chicago winter, but we’ve stayed in touch and they’ve volunteered to take on some posts.

Here’s their bio:

Rae McDaniel, MEd, LCPC, CST (They/Them) is a Gender and Certified Sex Therapist who works with folks feeling anxious and lost about a transition they’re experiencing in sex, gender, sexual identity, or relationships. Rae also provides consultation & training for professionals and organizations wishing to uplevel their knowledge and expertise in these areas. Rae is the founder of Practical Audacity, a Gender & Sex Therapy group practice in Chicago, Illinois and GenderFck, an online group coaching community for transgender/non-binary folks who want to transition with less suffering and more ease. Rae holds a Master of Education in Community Counseling from DePaul University in Chicago and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. Rae graduated from the University of Michigan’s Sexual Health Certificate Program with specializations in Sex Therapy and Sexuality Education and is a Certified Sex Therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists.

Rae is available to answer questions related to: transgender/non-binary identity, expression, & transition; queer relationships and sex; queer entrepreneurship. 

A trained expert who knows real stuff! Yes!

To direct a question specifically to Rae, write to the usual place and add “For Rae” somewhere in the topical subject line so I can easily collect them in batches. They’ll choose something to answer, write their response, and run it by me for edits/formatting before it goes live for now while they get the hang of WordPress, etc. Since I’m sure demand will be high, I’m also hoping to do at least one “short answer” session/discussion/roundtable with them before the end of the year.

Welcome, Rae, and thanks again for joining us.