Kitara's Guiding Values
We believe compassion is the prerequisite to all sustainable healing. For ourselves, for each other, for the planet.
We are open. The more we know, the more room there is to learn.
We trust women and yoni bodied humans - our lived experiences, our wisdom, and our innate ability to heal.
Our minds, our bodies, our souls, and Kitara's offerings are all designed to celebrate an expansion of creativity and growth. Wombspace expansion, after all, is at the root of our human creation and existence and is literally and metaphorically at the core of our brand.
In gratitude, we find unlock divine flow and come more and more alive.
Our Founder Bio
For over twenty years Kit Maloney has been an activist, academic, and entrepreneur committed to channeling her passion for gender equity into a celebration of women and yoni bodied folks embodied health and healing. She’s earned a Masters degree in Gender and Social Policy from the London School of Economics and has been featured widely in the media, including Glamour, Self, and Bustle.
She is also the founder of O’actually & The Pleasure Pledge, two ventures honoring female sexual pleasure (and orgasms!) for safety, healing, and empowerment. Marie Claire named Kit an "Amazing Woman" for her work celebrating women's sexuality.
Founder Story: Skeptic to CEO
Kit's certainly no newbie to talking about taboo, exploring alternative healing modalities, and championing yoni bodied wisdom. And yet...
Even for Kit, upon first hearing about yoni steaming she herself was a bit eye rolley about the whole thing.
As Kit is known to say, Patriarchy’s grasp is strong! So we must stay open, curious, and listen to each other and our bodies inner knowing.
Knowing that many things that initially seem weird quickly become game changers, Kit connected to her boundless curiosity and booked a session with a trained and trusted vaginal steam practitioner to check it out for herself.
Kit's first yoni steam was transformative. The gentle yet potent power of that initial yoni steam unlocked a connection to the Divine Feminine she'd been seeking for years. Then, after three yoni steams, Kit realized her PMS of menstrual cramps and lower back were simply gone.
She was officially hooked on yoni steaming. Known for her relentless curiosity, unshakable commitment to women's safety and empowerment, and infectious laugh, Kit set out to learn everything she possibly could about vaginal steaming.
Kit fervently began her studies of vaginal steaming's global history, yoni steam protocols for addressing a wide variety of ailments, and the early yet wildly compelling science coming out to prove what women have known for thousands of years: yoni steaming is a medicine that works.
She embarked on a certification course to become a Vaginal Steam Practitioner and transitioned fully from being a skeptic to trained specialist.
Then Kit realized, without easy access to the quality products and expert guidance needed for safe and easy vaginal steaming, the practice would struggle to reach yonis far and wide. So with her unique blend of feminism, creativity, and determination, Kit set off to create a venture to spread the love and healing.
Thus Kitara was born!
Kit is immensely grateful to her many teachers.
Kit is an ardent student of Keli Garza's/ Steamy Chick (right/above) and is grateful for her leadership in the field of vaginal steaming and womb health.
Kit is joyously humbled to be surrounded by a community of inspiring, open-hearted, and encouraging friends and family. She currently lives in Maine with her epically supportive husband, sweet pup, and a baby boy on the way.