Irene Javors, LMHC has degrees in counseling, philosophy and history. She writes on the interplay between culture and psyche. She is the author of ' Culture Notes: Essays on Sane Living.' She has written essays and reviews for the Gay and Lesbian Review /Worldwide, Hyperallergic as well as other cultural journals. She reviews for the radio show State of the Arts, NYC Edition. She has taught on the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of women’s and gender studies as well as gender and sexuality.