Leya Tanit Named 2022 XBIZ Honors ‘Community Figure of the Year’

Pineapple Support founder and CEO Leya Tanit was named “Community Figure of the Year” by the 2022 XBIZ Honors, online industry edition.

“I want to thank XBIZ from the bottom of my heart for this recognition,” Tanit said. “This award only increases my determination to meet the increased demand we’re seeing. We’re pulling out all the stops in 2022, with extra support groups, workshops and online events scheduled to be announced over the coming months. This award is for everyone on the Pineapple team, for all the hard work they’ve been putting in.”

Pineapple Support, founded by Tanit in 2018, has so far connected over 5,000 adult performers and industry members to mental health services, including free and low-cost therapy, counseling and emotional support.

Winners of the 2022 XBIZ Honors, online industry edition, were presented Wednesday, Jan. 5 during the XBIZ 2022 conference. Click here for a full list of recipients.

Pineapple Support Announces Events Schedule for January

Pineapple Support has announced its events schedule for the month.

The organization and its founder and CEO Leya Tanit will participate in a number of panels and events at XBIZ 2022, unspooling through Thursday this week in Hollywood, and the inaugural X3 Expo Friday and Saturday:

XBIZ 2022: Wednesday

  • 12 p.m. (PST): “Pineapple Support Presents: New Year, Same You?”
  • 1 p.m. (PST): “Chaturbate Presents: Knowledge is Power — Advocating for Your Adult Business” (panelists include Tanit)
  • 3 p.m. (PST): “State of the Industry: 2022 New Year Edition” (panelists include Tanit)
  • 7:30 p.m. (PST): XBIZ Honors 2022, online industry edition (hosted by Tanit and Austin Fiascone)

X3 Expo: Friday, Saturday

  • Performer chill-out lounge

On Monday, Jan. 10, Pineapple Support will host the Malibu Wellness Retreat.

The event, sponsored by Chaturbate, is free to all performers and will take place at a rural retreat center in Malibu with a schedule centered on relaxation and wellbeing, including facials, massages, tarot readings and yoga.

Pineapple Support will also host three workshops at the InterNext Hybrid Expo, which runs Jan. 14-17.

InterNext: Saturday, Jan. 15

  • 4 p.m. (PST): Community Processing and Motivation Workshop

InterNext: Sunday Jan. 16

  • 2 p.m. (PST): “Shadow Work” seminar
    4 p.m. (PST): “Mindful moderation” seminar

“After a short break over the holidays, myself and the rest of the Pineapple Support team are raring to get started with the new year and I’m thrilled with this lineup of events, workshops and panels that we’re hosting and taking part in this month,” said Tanit.

“Many performers are eager to start a more positive, healthier and happier year in 2022, so we’re making sure we have a strong presence at major industry events where we can help them make that happen,” she added.