Kitara's 5 Guiding Values
Kit Murray Maloney
For 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.
Kit's certainly no newbie to talking about taboo, exploring alternative healing modalities, and championing yoni bodied wisdom. And yet...
Even after seeking out vaginal steam sessions and loving the practice, Kit herself was a bit eye rolley about the whole thing.
(Patriarchy’s grasp is strong!)
However, after further study of the vaginal steaming's global history, witnessing countless stories of healing, and reviewing tested science and data, Kit was completely hooked. 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.
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 products 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 was born Kitara, a consumer brand for honest, knowledgeable, and holistic menstrual and uterine health.
Kit is immensely grateful to her teachers.
From Costa Rica to Bali to Hawaii to Joshua Tree to Peru, Kit's travelled the world to work with renowned coaches and healers. Her transformative 1:1 work with Nisha Moodley, Elayne Kalila Doughty, Javier Regueiro, Lola Pickett, and Stephanie Burg led her to a reality of healing she wouldn't have otherwise imagined possible.
Kit is an ardent student of Keli Garza's/ Steamy Chick (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, good humored, and open-hearted friends and family. She gives special thanks to her husband, mother, father, and brother, for their steadfast patience, encouragement, and love.