WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
The Minority Sex Report, LLC was founded in 2017 because we saw a need to provide comprehensive sexuality education to Black and Native communities. Growing up in rural towns in North Carolina we did not receive comprehensive sexuality education from people who looked like us nor people who were properly trained. Our goal is to ensure that adolescents receive education from people who are trained in reproductive justice and use sex positive approaches.
I started teaching sexuality education in 2016 with an initial focus on reducing sexual health disparities such as STIs and unintended pregnancies. Soon I realized that sexuality education was so much more than just that and my focus shifted to truly being comprehensive, as well as centering pleasure.
As a member of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe and having lived experiences as a Native woman, I recognize the importance of shame-free spaces in the realm of sex education and providing Native women and adolescents with safe spaces to explore their sexuality despite the world viewing us as sex symbols.
Providing the spaces that I did not have growing up is very gratifying, particularly for those younger than me who do not know where to turn.
I started teaching comprehensive sexuality education in 2012. As someone who primarily worked with adolescent girls, I often saw how girls of color and those of lower incomes were mistreated and faced ongoing challenges navigating systems of oppression.
I am passionate about ensuring that Black girls and women have pleasure-filled lives, by creating shame-free spaces to discuss the ins and outs of their sexuality and sexual behaviors. This includes addressing the systems of oppression that impact their every day lives. The most rewarding aspect of this work is being a trusted, shame-free source of sexual health information for Black girls and women.
BOOKS WE LOVE
Come As You Are- Emily Nagoski
We Are Dancing for You: Native Feminisms and the Revitalization of Women's Coming-of-Age Ceremonies- Cutcha Risling Baldy
My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies- Resmaa Menakem
Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good- adrienne maree brown
The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America–Tamara Winfrey-Harris