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Virtual talks, online workshops, at-home activism and campaign contributions: all things sex, relationships, gender, pleasure, consent & bodies on the Outspoken radar right now
FIRST-PERSON POWER It’s amazing that watching the film of a young person talk straight to camera for 9 minutes could be so compelling – both in terms of how it’s edited and because of the riveting words of Amina, a teenager whose experiences spurred her to work with teachers to stop sexual harassment at school. Nominated for a 2019 BAFTA, the breathtaking Now I Can Breathe by Adam Tyler for TrueTube is still topical. How would your teen react to it?
SEE how your teenage girl would respond to Relationships: Memoirs Of A Young Londoner – the new workbook by mentor/coach Danielle Ennis. Drawing on 15 years of experience supporting young people around substance misuse, gang involvement and peer issues, she uses her teen-diary entries as touchpoints and case studies for girls to reflect on communication, values, red flags and consent
SIGN UP to A Night In With Dr Alex George – a talk with personal and professional anecdotes and mental-health tips from his new book Live Well Every Day (6.30pm on 12 May – recording included). Reflecting on sex ed and his then-recent Love Island stint, the A&E doctor/now Youth Mental Health Ambassador impressed us with his speech at the 2018 Sex Education Forum conference. Cost £10
RETHINK the blatant consent issues and power imbalances in Beauty & The Beast with this 1-page handout for kids and this discussion guide for parents and teachers from the knowledgeable Dr Megan Maas. Also listen to her speak about What Parents Need To Know About Porn And Teenagers in last month’s Mighty Parenting podcast