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Deeply intuitive

intentionally courageous

and socially introverted.  

radically hopeful

University of Kentucky Associate Professor

Center for Healing Racial Trauma Director  

Mom. Wife. UGA PhD. DST. Spelman Alumna. Friend. Sister. Daughter.  

Dr. Candice Nicole

Leading Expert in Sex Research

Dr. Candice Nicole Hargons is an award-winning associate professor of counseling psychology at the University of Kentucky, where she studies sexual wellness and liberation. She is the host of F*ck the System: A Sexual Liberation Podcast and How to Love a Human, a liberation podcast that asks people with multiple marginalized identities what the world would be like if it loved them. She has published over 50 research articles and has been featured in the Huffington Post, the APA Monitor, Good Housekeeping, Women's Health, Blavity, Cosmopolitan, and the New York Times.

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What matters

to me the most

My Mission


Love is power and purpose. It is the energy and the reason.

 I see my work as a reminder of the inherent worthiness of all humans, an invitation to practice love for self and others, and a series of lessons in liberation. Recognizing the privilege of my position in academia, I don't want my best work locked behind academic paywalls, so I do the double work of sharing as much as I can publicly. 

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