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Educating Future Native Leaders

This year the North Carolina Native American Youth Organization (NCNAYO) celebrated their 39th annual conference.  This conference is held every year on a different college campus within North Carolina for Native high school students from across the state.  About 10 years ago I had the privilege to attend NCNAYO for the first time and last… Continue reading Educating Future Native Leaders

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Reproductive Rights and Justice: Who Gets Left Out of the Conversation

Growing up in a hyper-religious family in the Midwest lent itself to easily identifying as “pro-life”. One of the ten commandments included not murdering others and denying a person the right to life was easily seen as murder. However, as I lived in a fairly liberal town for the majority of my life and became… Continue reading Reproductive Rights and Justice: Who Gets Left Out of the Conversation

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The Hypersexualization of Black Women

"The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman” (Malcolm X). America has never treated Black women equally in all its history. Which brings me to my point of hypersexualizing. Black women constantly must… Continue reading The Hypersexualization of Black Women

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Parents, It’s Not A Cookie…It’s A Vagina

As a professional who has worked with children for several years, I’ve witnessed children say some of the cutest, funniest, and even heart-melting things. I’ve also seen parents “baby talk” with their toddlers and at times even creating words that only they understand.  It’s safe to say that some children’s speech is more advanced than… Continue reading Parents, It’s Not A Cookie…It’s A Vagina

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The Big O…No: The Orgasm Gap

Recently we were featured on the Push to Start podcast. During our segment, we discussed the orgasm gap between men and women, and the stats were well...kinda shocking and heartbreaking. What is the 'orgasm gap'? The orgasm gap refers to the fact that men have more orgasms than women during sexual encounters. For instance, 36%… Continue reading The Big O…No: The Orgasm Gap

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Representation Matters: Black Women & Femme Trailblazers

February is Black History Month. Last year we honored several Black pioneers in the field of sexuality education.  However, this year we are focusing on honoring seven women and femmes who are providing representation while advocating for reproductive justice. From Afrosexology providing representation of sex-positive Black sexuality to Sheryl Lee Ralph representing and advocating for… Continue reading Representation Matters: Black Women & Femme Trailblazers

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Creative Liberation: A Son of Simba Experience

  When and how did you become passionate about painting? LA: I was always passionate about painting. Both of my parents are crafty – my mom builds stuff and my dad was always sketching or making next level paper airplanes. In school, I did one project on how spray paint affected the environment and another on… Continue reading Creative Liberation: A Son of Simba Experience