Kathy Slaughter, LCSW, devoted their life to understanding abuse: learning how it happens, how recovery works, and what can be done to prevent it. Currently, they lead Soaring Heart Center, a values-driven, impact-oriented entity in Indianapolis that offers talk therapy and coaching. In presentations like Love Lessons from Open Relationships (a 2018 TEDx Talk, with 275k views and counting) and many professional trainings, Kathy speaks with passion, fierceness, and the magic of compassion. They drop truth bombs with clarity and warmth. In this way they help thoughtful, self-aware people struggling to connect with others learn they have the right to pleasure, agency, and love. By learning this, they can enjoy sincere and fulfilling relationships with themselves and others. Kathy believes therapy and other forms of healing should bring you more in alignment with your core self, at ease in the world, and able to enjoy abundant love.