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ANTE UP! SAR February 2024

February 23 @ 10:00 am - February 25 @ 3:30 pm PST

Register for the SAR here

Drs. Bianca Laureano, MA, CSE, CSES, and Sheila Addison LMFT, CST, present this intensive, three-day training for practicing and emerging sexuality professionals. This SAR is a hosted by ANTE UP! and guided by the goals of liberation with a focus on racial, reproductive, disability, and media justice!

The investment for this professional development training, a requirement for AASECT certification is only $500. Payment Plans are available.

Send your questions to Bianca at AnteUpPd@gmail.com.

Bianca uses dr/she/ella pronouns; Sheila uses she/her pronouns.


AASECT has approved virtual SARs. This SAR is a virtual SAR and all activities will be online on a secure virtual platform. Please contact us if you have questions or require closed captions, ASL, and any other access needs you may have. Access information is below in the FAQ.

The proposed outline for the 3 days Friday February 23 – Sunday February 25, 2024 is as follows, time is in PST:

  • 10:00am -11:30pm:: 1.5 hours of topics and activities
  • 11:30am-11:45pm:: 15min break no CEs
  • 11:45pm – 1:15pm:: 1.5 hours of topics and activities
  • 1:15pm – 1:30pm:: 15 min break no CEs
  • 1:30pm – 3:30pm:: 2 hours of topics and activities
  • 5 hours of instruction per day x 3 days =15 hours of live instruction
  • 15 hours of SAR

This program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselor, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 15 CEs that can be used toward obtaining or maintaining AASECT certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact info@assect.org.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the SAR?

Yes! Each participant must be at least 18 years old to participate.

What can I bring into the SAR?

The SAR is virtual and we know participants may be at home or as alone as possible in their offices. Please do what you need to be present. This is a childfree event and we welcome chest feeding parents to feed their children as needed. All meals may be eaten during the SAR or during breaks. Take any medication you need.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Bianca at AnteUpPD@gmail.com

What’s the refund policy?

Full refund for those who paid in full upfront.

Partial refund less the deposit for all payment plans.

Only a 50% refund within 30 days of the event for all ticket types.

Accessibility Information

All videos will have English subtitles or transcripts, font size on powerpoint will be 24+, we will read aloud what is posted in the chat box on the zoom platform, and we are guided by disability justice principles. Please contact Bianca to confirm your needs are supported and honored. Image above is of water splashing with a black background and several droplets.

What is a SAR?

Sexual Attitudes Reassessment (SAR) is a very clinical way of describing a professional development experience focused on sexuality topics. When done with compassion and intention, a SAR is an extensive sexuality training and workshop for individuals who support clients in various ways in their work.

SARs are not only for people in the sexuality field, they are for all of us! If you work with people in a therapeutic, healthcare, educational, social service, support, or adjacent environment, you need a SAR. When done with an interdisciplinary approach, a SAR allows each participant the opportunity to examine their own personal beliefs, understand how those beliefs inform their work and identify areas in which they need to develop more cultural competence.

The ANTE UP! SAR is an experience unlike any other SAR or any other professional development experience. Moving beyond common practices and attempts of inclusion and diversity, the ANTE UP! SAR combines racial justice, disability justice, reproductive justice frameworks and practice with tools for self-analysis and embodiment. Participants are welcome to bring their full selves into a learning and an unlearning space. Our intention is to make connections, be challenged, expand, and go all-in for collective and individual liberation and freedom. In other words, ANTE UP!

The world we have inherited is not the same one that we were trained in to do this work. It’s a different world for each of us and there is an urgency to make crucial decisions about the practice we have connected with and caring for other human beings.

The ANTE UP! SAR requires each of us to go all in and not half step when doing this work—it is for community members who are ready for a next-level experience of un/learning. We will explore how to identify how -isms may still manifest and unlearning as a lifelong practice. This SAR is a unique space to be honest about our feelings, where they are held in our bodies, and how they show up for us. It will help you identify internalized societal norms, challenge language and stigma, become more reflexive, understand your boundaries—as human beings and professionals—and communicate them more effectively. In all the work we do, we make decisions that have consequences, and this SAR will allow you to clarify your own path, grounded in your ethics and values, and step up to the challenge of facilitating more healing, resilience, and autonomy for the communities you serve.

Where does my money go?

When you pay for your ticket $500, 100% of event fee, goes directly to Bianca and Sheila. There is a small fee from Eventbrite to manage ticket sales. This is an event and training that is by and supporting a fat disabled LatiNegra Puerto Rican femme sexologist (Bianca) and an independent sex therapist (Sheila)! This is economic justice.

Who are the facilitators?

Dr. Sheila Addison, LMFT, CST, has worked with the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities for nearly 25 years as an affirming couple and family therapist informed by global feminism, anti-racism, queer and trans liberation, fat acceptance, and disability justice. She offers supervision and mentoring as an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. She is a Certified Gottman Therapist and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. She is also Executive Director of Margin to Center Therapy, where she supports members of equity-deserving groups in earning licensure and launching private practices. She offers Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion services, including the Ally Skills Workshop, as Margin to Center Consulting. She lives in West Seattle with her partner and two grey cats, Koala T. Cat and Eleanor Roosevelt. Sometimes she gardens. Sometimes she writes things.

Dr. Bianca I Laureano, MA, CSE, CSES is an award-winning educator, curriculum writer, and sexologist. She is a co-foundress of the Women of Color Sexual Health Network and ANTE UP! a virtual freedom school. She has written curricula and led the curriculum development for the award-winning Netflix film Crip Camp and PBS documentary I Didn’t See You There, both guided by disability justice principles. She is an AASECT certified sexuality educator and supervisor and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the California Institute for Integral Studies for her work in expanding the US sexuality field. She is the editor of The People’s Book of Human Sexuality: Expanding the Sexology Archive (2023). Find out more about Bianca at her website BiancaLaureano.com and about ANTE UP! at www.AnteUpPD.com .

Accessibility Information

All videos will have English subtitles or transcripts, font size on powerpoint will be 24+, we will read aloud what is posted in the chat box on the zoom platform, and we are guided by disability justice principles. Please contact Bianca to confirm your needs are supported and honored. 


February 23 @ 10:00 am PST
February 25 @ 3:30 pm PST
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