Tanille Geib

Lover of Humans

Tanille Geib

Part of Tanille's daily self portrait series, My Gaze, 2017. 

Part of Tanille's daily self portrait series, My Gaze, 2017. 

Land Acknowledgement 

Tanille Geib is a 3rd-Generation Canadian of Polish, German, Swedish, and French heritage. She was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta and grew up in Calgary, Alberta known as Treaty 7 territory and the traditional territory of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Nakoda (Stoney), and Tsuut'ina people's. After 4 years of professional theatre in Calgary after highschool, she moved to Vancouver, BC in 2008 and lived there for 8 years as a settler on unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples , including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. In May 2016, Tanille moved to Victoria, BC to pursue work contracts, living and working on Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples traditional land. In her daily honouring, learning, and working, she acknowledges that she contributes to a colonial framework that is inherently violent towards the first people's of this land. On these lands she is humbled and incredibly grateful for all the knowledge and sacred energy here on the West Coast of Turtle Island. Tanille is committed to understanding how she interacts with this land, energy, resources, and culture, promoting a decolonial lens in anyway that she can. 

Careers & Passions

Tanille Geib is a Lover of Humans. She is a sexual health facilitator & curriculum developer, advocate, fundraiser, creative producer, erotic artist, writer, director, filmmaker, yoga teacher, intimacy coach, birth doula, passionate cook, tea sommelier, and cyclist. 

Healthy Sexuality

Tanille has always been passionate about pleasure, critical thinking, healthy expression of oneself, and the human condition. Since she was 13 years old, she could understand that Cosmo magazine would not have a positive impact on her life as a young woman, so she decided to start critiquing and managing the media that she interacted with in her life. When she was 16 years old, her passion became vivid while in Career class she was asked, “What is the one thing you would change about this world?” Answering with determination she stated, “I believe if everyone in the world were comfortable in their own skin, the world would be a better place.”  From this place, this ideal, is where all of her human focused skills have developed. She has flourished as an artist, producer, maker, supporter, and lover. She has studied human sexuality in all the brilliant facets it has to offer for almost 10 years. Since publishing her erotic creative non-fiction cookbook in 2013, and her Sexuality Salon Series in Vancouver 3 years ago, she has taken on curriculum development for a youth program focusing healthy relationships and sexuality. Since 2015 she has been developing and facilitating adult workshops for healthier connections to oneself, community, society, media, and romantic partners. For years she has been an Intimacy Coach, Yoga Teacher, and Birth Doula. Tanille continues to be in awe of all the humans she encounters in her work, to you all, she is grateful.

Writing

Tanille began writing poetry at the young age of seven. Her first poem was called Fields of Sunflowers. Since then she has won awards for her play Alone Beautiful and a chapter from her book, Yogurt Cunt. Her first book Love & Cooking, The Erotic Cookbook was published in April 2013. She has been featured on Elephant Journal and in CORSET Magazine. Tanille loves to write from her own stories, and she gets really excited to express sexuality through her work. 

Producing

Tanille has produced over 400 artists in the past thirteen years in all art disciplines. She is incredibly inspired by people who choose to create and express themselves artistically. By bringing business, art, inspiration, and community together, Tanille has successfully produced many shows highlighting wonderful talent in Calgary,  Vancouver, and Victoria. Highlights include: Phame Productions: Photonic, and Colliding Passions. You are Not Dead, A Guide to Modern Living with Black Pants Theatre, Ingrid Nilson's Welcome to my Wake, and Good Theatre's The Good of the Sun by Betty Lambert all produced at The Vancouver International Fringe Festivals. In 2015 she produced a six week series called: The Sexuality Salon. A community based event exploring modern sexuality, art, and critical analysis of society and media. 

Facilitating & Supporting

Tanille has always been a natural leader and supporter. Through her experiences in retail management, the arts, tea culture, yoga community, collective living, and connection to humans, she has been a teacher in many aspects. She has taught art and drama to kids aged 5-13 for 5 years. She has been teaching yoga for 4 years in Vancouver, and now Victoria. She is a trained doula and she is always excited to contribute to a supportive birthing team. This past year she has taken on the project Healthy Humans as a creator of a program that encourages healthy relationships and sexuality through critical thinking and theatre.