Kristel Penn received her Bachelor of Arts from George Washington University and holds a Marketing Certificate from Santa Monica College. She is currently enrolled at Southern California University in their MA in Psychology program. Penn is the Marketing and Editorial Director at Grooby, the leading producer of trans erotica. With over ten years of experience, she has worked diligently as an advocate within her industry to promote visibility and empowerment through sex positivity.
Her workshop on destigmatizing the adult industry and porn consumption, co-presented with an LMFT, was presented at the Contemporary Relationships Conference, Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit, and as part of Kink.com’s educational track.
Penn recently received nominations for the 2019 XBIZ Industry Exec Awards for Community Figure of the Year and WIA Woman of the Year. Grooby also received multiple XBIZ, AVN, and TEA nominations.
She is a published author whose essay is included in Dan Savage’s best-selling book, It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living. She is also featured in Dave Naz’s book, Genderqueer and Other Gender Identities and appears in Naz’s upcoming book, Identity: In & Beyond the Binary.