noun| vag·es·teem | vaj·e·steem


1. the concept by which one builds the confidence of/in their vulva and vagina. This confidence leads to a healthy and satisfying sex life.

2. A workshops series and podcast that teaches folks with vaginas how to have good and healthy sex through courageous conversations.


Having "The Talk" With Your Children

Check out my article in For Harriet about consent!


Insecure on Good Morning Washington


ABC7- Good Morning Washington

WOW Conference

VirgoGirl Interview

Good Morning Washington

Debunking Sex Myths on Good Morning Washington!


Kreyolicious Interview

My xojane Article

I wrote about my experience in Africa and it was amazing!


Vanessa Geffrard

My first time in Nigeria was amazing! Check out my interview with Johns Hopkins.

Kamaria Doula Breat Health Event

I discussed breast health with the participants and how to improve our "boob"esteem!

I was on TV!

This was my interview on Good Morning Washington! It was fun being on the couch with Jummy discussing VagEsteem



Vanessa Geffrard is a life affirming sex educator residing in West Baltimore. Vanessa wears a multitude of hats; she manages and implements middle school programming, adults trainings, and community workshops. She also trains and educates adults, parents, and community groups around sexual health topics such as consent and boundaries, sexually transmitted infection prevention, contraceptive methods, teen pregnancy and abortion stigma, healthy relationships, LGBTQ inclusion.

Vanessa is the founder of VagEsteem™, a workshop series and podcast that encourages good and healthy sex through courageous conversations about love, sex, relationships, and everything in between. Recently, she traveled to Nigeria to engage in a learning exchange with health educators and providers on best health outreach and education practices and global access to reproductive healthcare. She chronicled her journey and was featured in  xojane. Vanessa's specialty conversations on consent and healthy relationships was also featured in For Harriet.

Vanessa earned a Bachelor of Science Community Health degree from University of Maryland, College Park and holds a Master of Public Health degree from Morgan State University. In her Master’s program, Vanessa focused on health policy, specifically researching the positive impact of web-based interventions as they relate to decreasing the risk of HIV/AIDS among young women of color.

Vanessa has been awarded The Daily Record's Leading Women Award. She runs a Girl Scout Troop, loves to travel, loves eating Chinese and Mexican food, loves spending time with her amazing and supportive husband, her adorable nephew and her dog, Buttons.


Vanessa Geffrard



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