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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

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Cervical Cancer Took Our Matriarch

January is Cervical Health Awareness month. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year.   In 1999 one of those women was my great-grandmother, Elizabeth "Malizabeth" Smith Jones. My great-grandmother was the matriarch of our family. She was known for feeding us good ole country meals, keeping a huge 5-gallon… Continue reading Cervical Cancer Took Our Matriarch

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We Are Still Here: Native Sex Ed

November is recognized as National Native American Heritage Month.  During this time we celebrate our traditions, cultures, and histories, as well as honor our ancestors and Indigenous Peoples worldwide. Last night I had the opportunity to attend The Second Annual American Indian Culture Show hosted by the Carolina Indian Circle. There were so many great… Continue reading We Are Still Here: Native Sex Ed

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Recap: NCSEXCON “Sexual Health Equity”

On September 14th and 15th we had the opportunity to attend the NC Sexual Health Conference (NCSEXCON). This year's theme  "Sexual Health Equity" was inspired by Dr. Cornell Wright's closing keynote speech at last year's conference. He defined sexual health equity as "an approach to the state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to… Continue reading Recap: NCSEXCON “Sexual Health Equity”

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Confessions Pt. III: The Truth About How I Got Into Sex Ed

     Quite often I get questioned about how I got into the field of sexuality education.  My answer is always, “When I was in undergrad a friend of mine got a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and I wanted to find ways to prevent that from happening to others.” Four and half years later, I… Continue reading Confessions Pt. III: The Truth About How I Got Into Sex Ed