Health and Sexuality Educator, Writer, and Presenter
I run a middle and high school health education program
Much of my writing is related to health and sexuality (both of the adolescent and the adult variety), and some of it covers my experiences parenting.
I also run workshops for parents, educators, middle and high schoolers, and college students. Among other things, I cover: talking to kids about sex * puberty * consent * sexual health * feminism * gender * sexual orientation.
Reach out if you are interested in a sex ed workshop or presentation!
Contact me at [email protected]
Assorted Articles and Blogs
Articles on teen sexuality and sexual health and how our current approaches aren't really doing the trick.
News flash: Women have body hair. Armpits, legs, genitals - even faces. And it's become a widely accepted rule that they must remove this hair. Some women choose to do this...
Check out some of my favorites, to the right and below.
by Ellen Friedrichs If you grew up in the United States, it is almost inevitable that you've been subject to a few standard aphorisms. These include things like: "Anyone can...
One day, when I was about twelve, my younger cousin Sasha and I were dancing in our grandmother's living room as my mom and a few other adults chatted in the kitchen a few feet...
The first time I formally learned about was in grad school. I was training as a peer sexuality educator, and we did an exercise where we had to decide which activities needed to...
Recently, I was gossiping with my neighbor about a mutual friend whose wife had moved out, making him the primary parent to their two- and four-year-old children. "He's been...
A number of personal essays I have written on raising my kids the sudden death of my partner.
Here I've written about parenting, money, feminism, and estate planning.
Here are some additional articles for DailyWorth on a few more topics.
Talking to your LGBTQ+ kids about sexuality can seem daunting. These 5 tips will help you have these important conversations.
This month marks the fiftieth anniversary of the approval of oral contraception in the US, and the Pill's age is starting to show. Problems abound with its delivery, dosage and...
The bone marrow disease called CAMT is extremely rare among the general population. It may have long gone undiagnosed, especially among Ashkenazi Jews.
Numerous articles on some of my favorite themes.
Posts on all manner of teen sexuality and relationships.