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STI Awareness Month

The month of April is STI Awareness Month and is all about, well, raising awareness of STIs. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) continue to be highly stigmatized in our society. Jokes and stereotypes about them make people feel anxious and embarrassed. Unfortunately, STI stigmatization can delay testing and treatment which can lead to long-term health problems… Read more »

Where can I learn more about body literacy?

Hey all, I’m back with the concluding chapter in our series on body literacy. In part 1, we defined body literacy. In part 2, we dove a little deeper to discuss why body literacy matters. And in part 3, I will be sharing ideas on ways to become more body literate! Learning from different sources… Read more »

Part 2: Why does body literacy matter?

This post is the second in a series of three where I discuss body literacy. In case you missed the first post, it is where I broke down the definition of body literacy. In this second part of the series, I will discuss why body literacy matters. So, why does body literacy matter? Let’s find… Read more »

Body Literacy 101

This post is the first of three where I will discuss the concept of body literacy. So, let’s begin with an obvious question about the topic: what is body literacy? Well, in the simplest of terms, body literacy refers to the observing, learning about, and the understanding of one’s body. OK, so what exactly does… Read more »

How to teach children consent without talking about sex

Conversations about consent typically don’t happen until teens first learn about sex. But body autonomy and personal boundaries are integral parts of our lives from the day we are born. Teaching children about consent when they are young can help them be more aware and vocal about their needs, wants, and desires once they are… Read more »


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