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Author: Sloane Bickerstaff

Sex Education

It’s Not Just About Sex Education

“Wait, I thought I need to have sex and get pregnant so I can get food stamps for my family.”  This is what an eleven year old girl told me during a sexual education session at a local middle school.  I was asked to speak

Woman on video call

Black Women are Goals

During this time of global pandemic, my Sister n’ Love hosted a zoom meeting to check on the mental health of all the black women in her friends and family circle. The people on the conference call ranged from a doctor; to a geneticist;  to

Woman talking

Listen to Black Women

In recent years there has been a lot of discussion around the health disparities in maternal mortality. The CDC reports that black women are two to three times more likely to die of pregnancy related causes than white women. There are several issues we need

Mom talking to daughter

“The Talk”

As a sexual health educator and parent, I have frequent discussions with family, friends, teachers, and etc. asking me when should trusted adults have “The Talk” with the children/youth/young adults in their lives.  My answer is simple, “it’s not just one talk, but several.” If