AJ Locashio, M.Ed. (she/they), lovingly called our SOO – Smooth Operations Octopus 🐙, is an autistic, ADHD, CPTSD, queer, genderqueer military spouse and mom. She is an educator, certified clinical sexologist and coach, sensory environment strategist, and Founder of Mama Pistachio. When not working, AJ can be found playing D&D with her family, hunting ghosts, and killing zombies.
Like the octopus has many tentacles, brains, and hearts, humans have many experiences. Each experience influences how we think about, feel about, and participate in the world around us. And our nervous system is at the center of it all. Through an intersectional lens, AJ advocates for and supports neurodivergent and queer health and relationships.
AJ Locashio, aka Mama Pistachio, is a professionally licensed teacher, educator, and coach. She is a certified clinical sexologist, sensory environment strategist, and community advocate. She holds membership in the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, Modern Military Association of America, American Board of Sexology, American College of Sexologists International, World Association for Sexual Health, and World Association of Sex Coaches.
On a personal note, AJ is a proud neurodivergent, queer, military spouse and mom. She co-hosts the Drudgery and Dreams Podcast and is a founding member of the Umbrella Alliance. When not working, Angela can be found researching all the things, playing D&D with her family, and killing zombies.
She offers 1-1 coaching for neurodivergent and queer individuals and small-business owners, mentorship for sexuality professionals, and consulting for organizations to create inclusive, sex-positive and neurodivergent allied, psychologically safe work environments.