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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 »

sxsw edu

Those of us who love the Annex Teen Clinic know that part of what makes us so special is our focus on providing sexuality education and sexual health care by partnering with young people. Partnering. Not directing or making their decisions for them. We do what we do through a positive youth development lens because… Read more »

Parents, we’ve got your back!

Parents are the primary sexuality educators for their children…it’s true! As parents, we often hope our kids are getting accurate sexual health information at school, or in formal settings from other adults. But what they hear and see from their families creates the deepest impressions and can impact their sexual attitudes for a lifetime. At… Read more »

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