Who we are
Tim Murray - Creation and presentation
Tim is the author of A Kink in the Cure. At his core, he is a believer in making the world a better place. By day, he spends his time assisting large corporations with global change initiatives and mediating conflict. By night, he advances the evolution of society through supporting local non-profits and engaging with subversive social-change organizations. He carries a degree in Individualized Studies from Goddard College, where he focused on Behavioral Science with an emphasis on the use of BDSM as a tool for healing sexual shame and trauma. Tim is a queer and polyamorous, switch, puppy, service top... among other things. He holds a Certificate in Conflict Mediation, a Black Belt in Lean process improvement, and carries an authentic copy of The One Ring (just in case). He has served on the boards of the Seattle Center for Sex Positive Culture and the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom. He and his partner Aicila Lewis are the co-founders of Radical Intimacy, where they deliver presentations and workshops on topics such as: Balloon Animal Bondage, Self-care as a Secondary, Consensual Sensual Touch, D/s Dynamics for Beginners, Finding Your Edge, Laughter Belongs in the Dungeon, and many others.
Aicila Lewis - Research and Motivation
Aicila Lewis is the Director of Motivation for the research and development of A Kink in the Cure. She is also an Advocate for Dreamers and Underdogs, an Asker of Hard Questions, and a Community Builder. An unapologetic geek, she may be dressed as a Star Trek cos-playing Minion or a Portal test subject (with a fully-functional costume!). Lewis is an Apocaloptimist; she knows that it may all go horribly wrong, but assumes that even the zombie apocalypse will have a bright-side. Aicila has served on the board of directors for a variety of social justice and arts organizations in Colorado and Washington State. She is a believer in equality at a core level and has spent most of her adult life working to it make it a reality for as many people as she can. The Woodhull Foundation, The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, Out Boulder, and the Center for Sex-Positive Culture, have all had the benefit of her driving force at different times. She is one half of the duo behind Radical Intimacy, a Colorado based groups that facilitates workshops and leads discussions on kink, sex, relationships and intimacy. Lewis is blessed to have two fantastic children and an extensive polycule to support her in her various hijinx.