Dr. Carolyn West
is an award-winning author, filmmaker, keynote speaker, and Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington. She is devoted to creating inspirational films, presentations, workshops and trainings that empower domestic violence and sexual assault survivors during their healing journey, and that educate and equip professionals with the skills to provide culturally sensitive services. She has travelled internationally to consult, lecture, and deliver training seminars on topics related to intimate partner violence and sexual assault, as well as providing expert witness services to the legal community.
Dr. West’s documentary film Let Me Tell Ya’ll Bout Black Chicks: Images of Black Women in Pornography has been shown at colleges and universities across North America, stirring impactful conversations that empower people, especially Black women whose experiences of domestic violence and sexual assualt have been often overlooked.
On any given day, you might find Dr. West delivering a keynote address at a domestic violence conference, speaking at a university, showing her documentary film at a community human trafficking awareness event, advising organizations on culturally sensitive practices, or teaching psychology and sexuality classes at the University of Washington.