With over a decade of experience alongside queer and trans folk, Cavanaugh Quick‘s work focuses on cultivating leadership and autonomy in youth and adults. Through reflective practice and strengths-based approach, he engages leaders of all ages as they investigate institutional systems of oppression and strategies for interpersonal support in their professional and personal communities. He has worked with school administration and faculty members, mental health clinicians, and other youth service providers as well as student unions, summer camps, and experiential education services. In addition to youth and community organizing, Cavanaugh teaches comprehensive sexual health and relationship education and offers consultation, technical assistance, and training for service providers focused on the needs of LGBTQIA+ people across multiple areas. He is a New York State certified sexual assault crisis counselor and his work in sexual wellness is trauma-informed. Cavanaugh is kink-affirming and poly-positive.
He is a member of the Sexual Liberation Collective and a Pleasure Professional for O.School. Cavanaugh holds an MSW from the University at Albany, and a B.A from Sarah Lawrence College, where he studied neuropsychology and sociolinguistics. Cavanaugh believes in honesty, self-education, and radical kindness.
Cavanaugh loves the pronouns they/them/their, but they will not be upset about he/him/his while you're learning.