Casey Tanner has a story that’s almost too intriguing to believe; grew up in an alt-right religious family, forced to sign a written vow to heterosexuality as a freshman at a conservative, midwestern, religious college, fell in love with another woman and went on to become a national spokeswoman on queer sex. Ms. Tanner is a self-confessed “Revel” With A Cause, teaching radical self love to queer women in a society that breeds self doubt.
CBD has, for a while, played a significant role in helping Casey Tanner keep her own life in balance and helping her find her inner calm; that experience and Out & About CBD’s unique “do good, do well” mission to enhance wellness in the LGBTQ community, helped to create an organic path to her new part time role as Queer Wellness Consultant to Out & About CBD.
The new position provides an elevated podium to highlight to members of the LGBTQ community and especially queer women, the importance of “Loving Every Day” and specifically how plant-based CBD can play a key role. Ms. Tanner will author bylines, participate in podcasts and proactively be engaged with the press to highlight the sexual and life challenges of queer women especially and how among other avenues, CBD can help play a role.
Ms. Tanner is the Clinical Director at Practical Audacity, an LGBTQ focused, sex therapy clinic in Chicago. She is a licensed professional counselor who received her masters degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and also accrued additional training in sex therapy from the University of Michigan. She specializes in working with individuals and couples in the LGBTQ community on concerns related to sex, gender, transition, relationships, anxiety, depression and trauma. In her role with Out & About she will discuss a variety of topics at the intersection of CBD and queer sex therapy including masturbation, desire discrepancy, and the importance of sex toys.
Out & About CBD has raised more than $1.5 million from almost two dozen angel investors across the country who were attracted by the growth in the CBD market, a seasoned management team with a track record of success, and Out & About CBD’s differentiated business model. The company was founded by long-time brand marketing executive (P&G, Heinz, WPP) Ralph Fascitelli and Wayne Carkeek, a former retail manager at LA-based Alo Yoga. Both principals have links to the LGBTQ community. Carkeek, grew up in a small town in Montana, and came out shortly after a four-year stint in the U.S. Marine Corps. His story which has been chronicled in a short video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOTJctqhhp8&t=49s has been a primary motivation behind launching Out & About CBD.
Out & About CBD is committed to giving a minimum of 5% of all proceeds back to the LGBTQ community. It is a corporate partner of The Trevor Project the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth.
The Out & About CBD product line-up includes a number of premium, US-farmed and third- party tested CBD products including:
- 10mg and 25mg CBD gummies
- A CBD energy and sports recovery drink mix – a convenient alternative to CBD water
- CBD massage oil with lavender
- 2.5oz and 6oz CBD personal lube
- 25mg CBD softgels with melatonin
- CBD massage oil with lavender