Speaking Topics:

  • Reclaiming Body and Self after Sexual Violation: Five Healing Hacks
  • Treatment Gaps in Women’s Health
  • Pleasure: The Next Frontier in Feminism
  • 5 Myths About Sex
  • Practicing Consent and Bystander Education
  • Intersections of Sex Positivity and Consent Education on Campus
  • Treatment Gaps in Trauma Recovery
  • Using Storytelling as a Way to to Heal from Trauma
  • Pleasure as a Tool for Empowerment and Resilience
  • Author of memoir, The Pleasure Plan: One Woman’s Search for Sexual Healing (HCI Books, sold by Simon and Schuster)
  • Award-winning writer and performer
  • Sexuality Educator
  • Certified Trauma Professional
  • Expert in sexual healing
  • Dynamic presenter, mixing high content with performance
  • Brings humor to difficult topics

Travels From

Washington, DC

Sample Virtual Book Event

Sample Live Book Event

Talks often include short excerpts of Laura’s one-person show.

More Media:

Video, Johns Hopkins (Healing from Sexual Violation)
Video, World Bank (Healing from Domestic Violence)
Video, Fox News TV (Assault Prevention)
Video, Indiana University (Resilience)
Video, Science Speaking Series (Sex Ed for Adults)
Video, Story District (Storytelling Performance)

Article, The New York Times
Article, Salon
Article, Forward

Partial List of Where I've Presented:

  • American Psychological Association
  • Verizon
  • Prince George’s Department of Education
  • Columbia University
  • Brown University
  • University of Maryland
  • Smither’s Group
  • Reston Hospital Center
  • George Mason University
  • Landmark College
  • Wunderman
  • Discovery Communications
  • CBRE Real Estate
  • Tower Federal Credit Union
  • Shirlington Library

Praise for Zam Presentations:

The faculty and staff who brought Laura Zam to campus were thrilled. I recommend this program most highly for any campus.
April Lidinsky
Director, Women’s and Gender Studies Program
Indiana University, South Bend

Excellent presentation. Sorry it ended after an hour. Learned a great deal.
Interactive Presentation Participant
Aon Health Insurance

Due to Laura’s presentation, our population improved significantly in the areas of confidence and being able to tell their story. 
Santa Molina
Director, DC Rape Crisis Center

Laura’s presentation was terrific. The crowd loved it!
Tim Starks
Education Director, Nerd Night
Science Speaking Series

Wonderful presenter. Will definitely use some of the techniques presented.
Audience Member, Resilience Talk
Tower Federal Credit Union

Laura brought tremendous value to Shenandoah University. Her thought-provoking presentation broadened our students’ worldview. We are very happy we brought her to campus.
Tracy Fitzsimmons
President, Shenandoah University

Excellent presentation. Sorry it ended after an hour. Learned a great deal.
Audience Member for Resilience Talk
Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom

Laura’s public presentation was funny, moving and very personal. 
Megan Nesbit
Director, Brown University RISD Hillel