Frenchie Davis MPH is an authority on Human Sexuality and Public Leadership and Health with a laser-beam focus on the African-American community. She is a certified life coach that specializes in REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy) and Emotional Intelligence. Frenchie combines her love and expertise of social services, education, and pop-culture to Entertain, Educate and Enhance the emotional and sexual health of her audiences.

Frenchie founded Dis La Vérité: Institute of Emotional Literacy as a health equity firm to cultivate the normalization of not only being mindful of feelings and needs but being better at honoring and understanding the destination and distance those feelings and needs must travel. For over 20+ years she has honed her craft working with vulnerable marginalized populations that include teen parents, HIV survivors, Black male youth, domestic violence survivors, and social justice victims. She works both nationally and internationally through workshops, lectures, blogging and TV appearances, including HBO’s Def Poetry Jam (2003)and hosted and produced an edge cutting sexuality talk show, “Libido Talk” on WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City from 2011-2014.

Frenchie is a board member for the Incarnation Institute of Sex and Faith (IISF). She collaborates with a broad range of community stakeholders and organizations. As a global citizen she has spent a significant portion of her career advocating in both the US and abroad for the end of HIV prevalence. She is a returning presenter for the State of Michigan Health and Human Services HIV division. She was a research scholar at the Cuba Delegation for Race, Culture, Gender, and Sexuality and was also a scholar at the Black Feminism Summer School and studying abroad in Cachoeira, Brazil for the Decolonization of Black Feminism with renowned academic and activist Angela Davis. In fall of 2018 Frenchie is featured as a sexpert in the newly published book Untrue by New York Times Best Selling Author, Wednesday Martin Ph.D. Frenchie continues to dedicate her passion to building communities that reimagine sexual and emotionally healthy cultural ecosystems for Black and disenfranchised communities.


Health Equity comes in many forms. Our programming transforms

Going Back to Normal Would Be Criminal (Race and Sexuality Series)

60-90  Minute Workshop

Culture, Race & Trauma into Process, Reconciliation, Healing and Practice

Health Equity is an abolitionist framework for racial and sexual reconciliation and healing. This work developed through empirical research, engagement, and experiential learning. This session explores the praxis of emotion, race, culture, gender and power. We treat health equity as formative, and being a pivotal role in reshaping cultural ecosystems, and dismantling systemic inequities that we live and experience each day.

The country has not only opened up, but had a unique awakening. There is no way we should “return back to normal”. This is not a fire drill, where all the students go outside and then report back to class as if nothing happened. We are not “all” in this together, let’s be honest we never were, so…. If we shouldn’t go back to normal, where should we go?  Our program participants can expect:

  • To examine the differences between Reproductive/Racial justice and accountability
  • To develop an understanding of social pathologies that create barriers to sexual and health equity.
  • Strategies for self-advocacy when tears and anger just aren’t enough

No one really taught me how to fall in love! (Dating 101 Series)

We have a lot of catching up to do! You are a few years behind, sorry we just got here, but at least you’re here. Dating has its complexities and falling in love via text and tik-tok is not resulting in the connection you really want, so how does one really fall in love? Maybe you’re not ready for “love” but shouldn’t you at least be ready?

  • To examine how gendered expectations influence the relational decision-making process.
  • To help participants develop sustainable self-advocacy strategies for healthy intimate relationships.
  • To help participants explore and identify healthy social norms and behaviors regarding masculinity, femininity, emotionality, and sexuality.
  • To engender participants who self-advocate their own personal masculinity in a healthy, productive, and fearless approach.
  • The Erotic Organization of RaceIf we can’t get over our racialized sexuality? How do we get beyond it? This series an examination of the marginalization of Black sexuality. While we are all entitled to have sexual preferences, opinions, and find specific ideals about sexuality that speak to our personal livelihoods- it is when these preferences or ideals raise moral issues that we must re-examine the ties that separate us are the same ties that have eternally bound us together. What are racism’s last words? What will be your response?
    • To examine how aesthetic preferences influence violence, reduction and erasure
    • Participants will learn three ways that the construct of race relies on the politics of sexuality
    • Participants will explore and identify how race is used as a technology to control sexuality
  • Sex and Religion:
    • Did you know you don’t have to choose between your faith and sexuality? Let Frenchie introduce you to a sex-positive spiritual life.
  • I Said No! I said Yes:
    • Join this self-advocacy session to learn how to negotiate your needs. Lets talk about consent. Are you going with the flow or are you getting what you need out of a relationship. Let’s heighten your sexual voice!
    • and let’s celebrate all the benefits of being woman!
  • Sexual Accountability:
    • Consent contracts, understanding language and signals, non verbal communication and communication. When all else fails, and you have made your partner uncomfortable, how do you own it? How do you recover?
  • Title IX:
    • We thought we had it right, but we didn’t. What is sexual equity? How do we all participate? What is harassment? What is flirting? G=How do we truly know the difference?
  • Safe Sex, Condoms, and Beyond:
    • How to disclose your sexual status? We can all be apart of minimizing STI/STD prevalence in the 21st century. Let’s have sex, lots of sex…safer sex!
  • Men and Masculinity:
    • I’m a man, how can I get being a man wrong? So many new labels, so many new rules, let’s figure it out together. Be the man you want to be, but better!
  • Sex and Politics:
    • You are a citizen. You have sexual rights, but rights do you really have? Learn the history of sex and politics and how it impacts you.
  • LGBTQ Symposium
    • We have all been intentionally miseducated about our sexuality. There will forever be some kid who believes that birds and bees have sex together. It is time to heal from the mistruth’s that continually cut us everyday. This symposium is about the mistruths of sexuality and sexual identities and how to walk into your authentic self.