About

Photo: Randy - OKC

 

Candace Liger is a national spoken word artist, facilitator, and the dynamic National Academy of Sports Medicine trainer and founder of Felyne Fitness and Felyne Fetish, championing creative wellness practices, body activism, and PROACTIVE self care for the FIERCE ones.  She is the creator of JahRation Nation Dance Fitness Program rooted in Dancehall and Afrobeats music. Her workout collective includes easy to access videos to incorporate more meaningful movement into our lives.

She was the co-founder of OKC Artists for Justice, the organization primarily responsible for ensuring national media attention directed in support of the survivors of ex-cop Daniel Holtzclaw. She is the founder of #ProjectBlackbird -- a digital advocacy organization rooting in healing justice for communities of color. As an activist, she has focused on encouraging intersectional approaches to challenge systems of oppression with a particular focus on racial justice, healing justice, and mass incarceration. Her latest project, #ConsentConscious,  advocates for more comprehensive consent education to support our overall health, pleasure, and safety.

Candace graduated from the NOVA Victim’s Assistance Academy in June 2019.

Within the scope of her social justice work, she has been awarded the 2017 Social Justice Award from the YWCA of Oklahoma, the Woman of Action Award from the National Organization of Women, and the 2017 ACLU Angie Debo Civil Libertarian award.

Recent Events & Appearances:

  • Facilitator | House of Pleasure 2019 - Durham, NC

  • Presenter | 2019 Fashionably Fit - Charlotte, NC

  • Facilitator & Performer | Sex Down South Atlanta, GA Sept 2019

  • Panelist | Vinos and Vulvas - - Asheville, NC

  • Facilitator | Fetish Fitness Class - Asheville, NC 2019

  • Host & Performer | Urban Burlesque - NC 2019

  • Performer | FLOW Erotic Show - Dallas, TX

  • Host & Facilitator | Kinks & Drinks - Washington, DC Oct 2018

  • Performer | Sex on Stage - FL Oct 2018

  • Facilitator | Black Love Convergence - April 2018

  • Facilitator | Black Women's Health Forum - May 2018

  • Facilitator | African American Policy Healing Camp July 2017

  • Panelist | Civil Liberties and Public Policy - Apr 2017

  • Facilitator Black Pride LGBTQ Health Forum - June 2017

 

Awards & Recognition

2016 Women of Impact Award – Women of Color Expo

2016 Women of Wisdom and Intellect Award – Zeta Phi Beta

2016 Woman of Action Award- National Organization for Women

2017 Social Justice Activator Award- YWCA of Oklahoma

2017 Angie Lebo Civil Libertarian Award - ACLU of Oklahoma

Websites:

www.CandaceLiger.com

www.ProjectBlackbird.com

www.FelyneFetish.com

www.DecolonizingFitness.com

Social media:

Decolonizing Fitness Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/decolonizingfitness

Instagram: @CandaceLiger & @JahRationNation @ CoachFelyne (Kink Centered Page)

Project Blackbird Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectblackbirdokc/

Footage:

OKC Artists for Justice (Co-Founder) Poetry & Recap (Case of Daniel Holtzclaw- former cop sentenced to 263 for sexual assaulting black women): https://vimeo.com/120863426

4PLAYNC Performance: https://youtu.be/5HR7fJkqAGE

The Poetry of Radical Consent Workshop (Self-Curated): https://youtu.be/WTrn-sdZzao

Afrodgak Erotic Show (Self-Curated): https://youtu.be/-EKLZEJDEko

Tabernacle Healing Justice Event (Self-Curated): https://youtu.be/B3C3KSnMimE

Liberation Event (Self-Curated): https://youtu.be/q-q2nSwkYbI