As sexuality educators, we hear ALL kinds of things. Today we'd like to focus on some myths that we've heard over time. If you wear red lipstick, nail polish, or a red dress to church you're a whore. 2. You can use vaseline and baby oil as a lubricant when you wear condoms. 3. If… Continue reading 9 Sex Myths from the 90’s
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we have decided to highlight Native leaders who are trailblazers in the sexual health and reproductive justice field. Madonna Thunder Hawk is a member of the Oohenumpa band of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and co-founder of Women of All Red Nations (WARN). WARN is a radio program… Continue reading Native Leaders in Sexual Health & Reproductive Justice
Years ago our land and parts of our culture were stolen due to colonization - but that’s not where it stopped. Our sisters were (and continue to be) stolen as well. Over the past year or so, there seems to have been a large increase in awareness for Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) -… Continue reading Beyond the Hashtag: #MMIW
On January 10, 2019 we had the pleasure to attend the Martin Luther King Lecture commemorative address hosted by Elon University. The keynote speaker was Professor Anita Hill. The topic of her talk was "From Social Movement to Social Impact". Of course, a program of this magnitude draws out a variety of people from White… Continue reading Social Movement, Social Impact, and the Erasure of Black Women
Imagine having to remind people every October that your culture is not a costume and that your traditions are sacred and not to be taken lightly. Sadly, this is the reality for myself and many other minority populations. Many people think it’s harmless to dress up as another person’s culture but fail to realize the… Continue reading Dear Pocahotties, STOP!
It’s an early spring evening and I’m sitting on a bar stool while my husband is cutting my hair. My palms are sweaty: so are my armpits, my back, and ankles. I sweat when I’m nervous. I had been preparing for this conversation for weeks. “How should I tell him?” “Hey Husband, I’m Queer!” “Guess… Continue reading “Hey Husband, I’m Queer!”
It’s easy to take for granted the modern omnipresence of pornography. If you’re like me, you grew up with the Internet and never knew the difference. For a long time, porn was the only type of sexual content one could view on video. Most of us think of porn as being synonymous with “on-screen sex."… Continue reading How Watching Real World Sex Shapes Me
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