The V. Club Presents…Sexpectations! A Workshop on Expectations and Timelines Society Puts on Women | Sept. 6, 2018


What expectations and timelines does society put on you as a woman? This workshop will address the societal pressures put on women to partner up, get married, and procreate. We will discuss how to deal with these pressures if your desires do not line up with societal expectations.

In this workshop, we will:

  • Address how these pressures affect how we experience ourselves as women.
  •  Discuss feelings of inadequacy related to our sexuality and body image connected with this pressures.
  • Explore the many layers that contribute to these pressures. How did we get here? What can we do about it?
  • Learn how we can contribute to rewriting the stigmas attached to singlehood, partnership without marriage, and being childfree (by choice or not).


Thursday, September 6 @ 7pm


The V. Club, 152 West 25th Street, Suite 602, New York City

RSVP here; Space is limited.

About the Presenters

Jelisha Gatling is a licensed marriage & family therapist in private practice in New York City. She helps couples and individuals move forward and heal from betrayal and is an avid writer. Jelisha’s creative arts & comedic background is weaved into her therapeutic work as well as her blog, which you can find at

Luisa Spadafino is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and training Sex Therapist in NYC. After graduation from Rutgers University as a Classical Vocalist she changed course and obtained a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Masters Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. Luisa enjoys working with couples, individuals with trauma and serious mental disorders, as well as relational issues that occur in families. A strong feminist and social justice perspective fuel her work. She currently works for ACS and in private practice in Manhattan. She is excited to share this experience with the workshop participants and help ladies of all ages feel good about where they are an where they want to go in life- wherever that may be.