SheSays Amsterdam’s “From Hushed To Heard: Breaking Taboos About Our Sexuality”

Posted on May 15, 2024

By Jennifer Lyon Bell

Tickets now on sale! Jennifer to keynote and speak on a panel with three other erotic craftspeople about their unique missions to shame-bust sexuality



This will be a fun evening!

I’ll give a keynote and take part in a panel discussion with 4 fantastic creative sexuality craftspeople.


Speakers at From Hushed To Heard


About Jennifer Lyon Bell


Jennifer is an award-winning international erotic filmmaker who embraces realism, awkwardness, and intimacy in her feminist ethical porn movies. The founder of Blue Artichoke Films in Amsterdam, her work bridges the divide between adult and art film. She evangelizes for thoughtful and creative sexual representation in media, teaching about sex scenes at the Nederlandse Filmacademie, Raindance, Harvard, SXSW, and TedXYouth. She provides sexuality consulting for brands and TV/film, and became an intimacy coordinator to insure the comfort and safety of actors. She teaches her self-empowering workshop “From Fantasy To Film: Design Your Own Erotic Film” worldwide.

About Jessica van der Berg

Professionally, personally and proudly NSFW | Pleasure champion | Unrelenting hedonist. Jess is a recent graduate of Sextech School and one of the organisers of Porn Film Festival Amsterdam. From 9-5 she’s a copywriter at Human.Nature and from 5-9, she focuses on sex and intimacy based projects with After Dark. Jess is a fierce advocate for the right to self-centred exploration as an expression of autonomy and intention. She’s driven to curate and contribute to safe spaces that dismantle shame, one story at a time.

About Sarah Massey


Sarah Massey is a performance artist, author, and serial entrepreneur on a mission to spread queer joy. With her online events platform, freeQ, and her BDSM novel, Goddess Gold: A Domme’s First Love, Sarah Massey’s message is that the world is a better place when you express your authentic self and have fun doing it! As a leader in community organizing, BDSM, and sexuality, Sarah Massey has hosted hundreds of kinky workshops. Her new project,, brings the art of feminine domination out of the dungeon and into the penthouse. You too can have the confidence of a Goddess.


About Jessica Stahl

Jessica, a taboo-breaking creative director and cartoonist, thrives on shattering societal norms with humour and authenticity. She is the founder of Vanillacooldance, a vibrant community of over 60,000. Through bold cartoons about sexuality, relationships, and the body, she sparks global conversations and creates a safe space to embrace your shameless self. As a freelancer she weaves social missions into culturally relevant campaigns for maximum impact. Cannes Lions selected her as one of 19 global female creative leaders for their 2024 See It Be It program. With viral street art, empowering workshops, and brand collaborations she further amplifies her message.



The team


About Lisa Hogg (moderator)

Lisa Hogg is a bravery advocate and both the founder of BRAVE Amsterdam and the Bad Ass Beautiful Brave podcast. As a natural innovator she aims to bring bravery to people and businesses when it’s required most. An impactful motivator and speaker who is driven by making businesses of tomorrow not only successful, but impactful and brave.


About Nicolette Lazarus (facilitator)


With over 30 years in the creative industries, Nicolette Lazarus founded Womanship to reduce stress and enhance well-being for women. This marketplace connects women with wellness professionals within a secure, anonymous community, facilitating the sharing of concerns and access to services. It also provides professionals with software to boost business efficiency and generate leads through shared events and content. Nicolette’s ambition is for Womanship to become a global hub where women and wellness experts can “Share More, Worry Less” and thrive together.




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