Tanille Geib

Hello! Welcome!

Hello! Welcome to the online version of me! My name is Tanille Geib and I am a Lover of Humans. I am a sexual health facilitator & curriculum developer, community leader, creative producer, erotic artist, writer, director, filmmaker, yoga teacher, birth doula, and intimacy coach. I am so honoured to share my passions with you and the story connected on how I came to be here now with you all.

Critical Thinking & Healthy Sexuality

I have always been passionate about pleasure, critical thinking, healthy expression of oneself, and the human condition. Since I was 13 years old, I understood that Cosmo magazine would not have a positive impact on my life as a young woman, so I started critiquing and managing the media that I interacted with. In Career class when I was 16, my passion became vividly clear when I was asked, “What is the one thing you would change about this world?” I answered with determination, “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 my human-focused skills have developed. I have flourished as an artist, producer, creator, supporter, and lover. I have studied all the brilliant facets human sexuality for more than a decade now. Since publishing my erotic non-fiction cookbook in 2013, and producing the Sexuality Salon Series in Vancouver in 2015, I have developed curriculum for a youth program focusing healthy relationships and sexuality. Since 2015 I have also been developing and facilitating adult workshops that promote healthier connections to oneself, one’s community, to society, media, and romantic partners. Throughout this time, I continue to be in awe of all the humans I have encountered in my work and play as a Lover of Humans. 

Writing

I began writing poetry at the young age of seven. My first poem was called Fields of Sunflowers. Since then I have won awards for my play Alone Beautiful and a chapter from my book, Yogurt Cunt. My first book Love & Cooking, The Erotic Cookbook was published in April 2013. I have been featured on Elephant Journal and in CORSET Magazine. I absolutely love to write from my own experiences and vulnerabilities around the human condition, particularly around relationships and sexuality. 

Producing

I have produced over 500 artists in the past fifteen years in all art disciplines. I am incredibly inspired by people who choose to create and express themselves artistically. By bringing business, art, inspiration, and community together, I have 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 Festival. In 2015 I produced a six week series called: The Sexuality Salon. A community based event exploring modern sexuality, art, and critical analysis of society and media.

Territory Acknowledgement

I am a 3rd-Generation Canadian of Polish, German, Swedish, and French heritage. I 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, I 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, I moved to Victoria, BC to pursue work contracts, living and working on Lekwungen speaking peoples traditional land. In my daily honouring, learning, and working, I acknowledge that I contribute to a colonial framework that is inherently violent towards the first peoples of this land. On these lands I am humbled and incredibly grateful for all the knowledge and sacred energy here on the West Coast of Turtle Island. I am committed to understanding how I interacts with this land, energy, resources, people, and culture, promoting a decolonial lens in anyway that I can.

 

If you would like to connect or collaborate, please do so here. Or you can email me at hello@tanillegeib.ca