Wanting to live your life authentically and actually doing it is not something a lot of people execute. Sex and sexual health and wellness is still a subject that is still ripe with stigma for adults in the United States.
Wanting to live your life authentically and actually doing it is not something a lot of people execute. Sex and sexual health and wellness is still a subject that is still ripe with stigma for adults in the United States. But Alexandra has made it her mission to educate all within reach regarding a sexual health and wellness STI, herpes, that affects many adults, teens, and children, some in the most emotionally harmful ways. It doesn’t have to be that way. Listen in as she educates us all on how anyone can live a full life with herpes and without the heart-crushing stigma and shame.
Alexandra Harbushka Bio: Alexandra Harbushka’s life was sent into upheaval when she received a call from her doctor diagnosing her with herpes. Shaking, feeling like her life – her goals, happiness, and desires – had all just gone up in smoke, she was left scared shitless and with a new mission, to share her story with people just like her and to let them know that their feelings are normal, natural and that they are not victims. With that mission in mind, she founded Life With Herpes, an online community consisting of a podcast, a website, a Youtube channel, wellness products to support the skin condition, and an online community that provides support, all dedicated to shattering the stigma of living with herpes. Before founding Life With Herpes and becoming a mother to her son Clinton and a wife to her husband Bill, Alexandra worked in corporate America with roles ranging from Ralph Lauren to selling new home construction to being a mortgage loan officer. Her education includes a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona (Bear Down to my fellow Wildcats!), a postgraduate certificate in Ministry, and she is currently working on a master’s in Theology. She is also an ordained minister and provides ministry counseling.