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Walker Thornton is a sex educator, speaker, and sexual health writer. A former executive director of sexual assault crisis centers, in Alabama and Virginia, with many years of nonprofit board experience at the local and state level, Walker now works to educate and support older women with sexuality-related issues.
“As a freelance writer I write on a variety of topics, but addressing the needs and concerns of women in midlife and beyond is what really excites me as a writer. There are a lot of women writing and blogging about aging and menopause but there is an absence of practical information and advice for women around sexuality and women's sexual health. My mission, as a sex educator and public speaker, is to help women embrace their sexuality through communication, personal exploration, resources and expert advice. I want to challenge the stigma that exists around sexuality and help to promote healthy sexuality.”
Walker offers straight-talk about sex, occasionally mixing in personal stories to emphasize her point. Her mission is to help women embrace their sexuality in a way that feels comfortable at each stage of life. Her writing has appeared on the American Sexual Health Association website, Huffington Post, Better After 50, Senior Planet, and other sites. She is the Sexual Health Columnist for Midlife Boulevard and writes about midlife sexuality at Kinkly.com. Walker currently serves on the Sexuality and Aging Consortium of Widener University’s Leadership Committee. She has presented at the Sexuality and Aging Symposium, CatalystCon, and in other venues across the country.
Walker lives in Charlottesville, VA, where she went to college at UVA in the early 70s. She has a Masters in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia, and post-graduate work at North Carolina State University