Angelica Lindsey-Ali is a wife, proud home birthing mother of 4, and a lifelong lover of African culture. A native of Detroit, Angelica considers herself a community scholar whose research interests include the West African roots of African American Islamic identity and the role of sacred sexuality within West and East African cultures. She holds a degree in African and African American Studies from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She is a certified sexual health educator has been working in the field of public health for the last 15 years and has been providing 1:1 support to women for 20+ years. She is trained in female reproductive and sexual health, HIV/STI prevention methods, epidemiology, prenatal and postnatal sex education and have certifications in a variety of behavioral health interventions. She also provides experiential learning related to feminine rites of passage which are traditionally carried out within the context of continental communities. She instructs Rites participants on body awareness, sacred movement, and the cultural history, meaning, and technique of dances from Ghana, Mali, Senegal, and Guinea. In addition to her professional work, Angelica is a storyteller, professional dancer and choreographer specializing in the dances of West Africa.