When she was 15 years old, Katya Palsi was sexually assaulted, leading to a subsequent unhealthy katya relationship. Unable to process these experiences and feeling too ashamed to share her trauma with those around her, Katya sank deeply into depression, anxiety, and negative coping mechanisms until she finally sought help.

Equipped with a degree in advertising, her strong self-esteem, and ongoing mental wellness, Katya now enlightens others about the stigma surrounding mental health issues and healthy relationships. Katya’s goal is to inform both males and females about the messages that they receive from society and the media regarding their physical and mental well-being, and educate them about consent, media literacy, and self-care.

Katya is based in southern New Jersey. Speaking engagements beyond 120 miles may require a fee for travel expenses.