I have always been an earnest student (see Exhibit A) so I'm really not surprised (even all these years later) that being in learning mode continues to feel normal and right to me. I keep looking to help all this sexuality business go better for the kids.
From the very beginning, signing up to be a sexuality educator meant never taking this wonderfully human role for granted, and that has only grown stronger with time. I think about the brief chance I have to provide some comfort and assurance for that one particular kid in class, or that brave parent who was open to learning — it keeps me invested in helping create meaningful growth.
Hearing and learning from SO many kids and adults, being in a position to hear stories and watch awareness come alive on faces, gives me steady practice in shifting my perspective and dropping assumptions and old ideas that get in the way. This is my normal, everyday, delightful experience ... refiguring out, again and again, the very best things I can offer, question, or make a little more room for.
Inspiration for making it easier on kids to be healthy and happy is everywhere. So many good people are working hard to create deeper understanding, more grace, more comfort and better outcomes for young people. (See my favorite people/educators on the resources page).
Special thanks and forever appreciation to -
Julie Metzger, Rob Lehman and everyone at Great Conversations,
Drew Emery and his magnificent film Inlaws and Outlaws,
and Helen Walsh, who offered this path to me.
I am so very grateful this work found me. I hope it finds you too.
Questions? Big ideas? Want to get coffee? I’m ready to talk!