I volunteer at BLUSH because I believe that sexual health education is crucial for youth to feel empowered in their identity, experiences, and relationships. My goal is to deliver workshops that affirm the experiences of all youth, including those from marginalized communities, such as LGBTQ+, neurodivergent, and disabled youth.
I decided to volunteer at BLUSH so I can help foster open communication about sex and relationships. I think relationships are extremely important, especially when it comes to growing and learning more about yourself. It is important to me that we decrease the taboo and stigma linked to sexual health and help better inform the youth with the education they need to stay happy and safe.
I volunteer at BLUSH because I think sex is something that should be celebrated! I believe sex can be an way to explore one's identity, values, and body, so I became a sexual health educator to empower youth with the knowledge and skills to make informed choices that feel right to them.
The best part of participating in BLUSH is the opportunities I have to both further my own knowledge and engage in candid conversations with youth. Sexual Health extends beyond the physical aspects that curriculums have traditionally focused on. The method of which we choose to model Sexual Health (ie. acceptance vs shame) and how we understand ourselves is an integral factor in our development and decision making. Neglecting the spiritual, emotional, and mental qualities of sexual health, exclusively advocating for abstinence, and teaching only through morality and fear has left generations with fragmented understandings of productive interactions with self and others. Working with BLUSH allows me to cross paths with amazing people and explore different methods of engagement.
Hi everyone, my name is Bella (she/hers). I didn’t have conversations about sexual health and empowerment when I was growing up, so finding and getting involved with BLUSH was a perfect opportunity to change that for myself. Now, I get to work with incredible people and promote healthy conversations about sex and consent.
I became a sexual health educator at BLUSH because I believe everyone, including people who decide not to have sex, should have access to accurate and accepting sexual health education. I want to be a part of advocating sexual rights for everyone, starting by providing sexual health education to high schoolers through BLUSH. I hope our work at BLUSH will positively impact the youths we interact with and make the future generation more sex-positive!
Hello! My name is Angelina and my pronouns and she/her. I decided to volunteer with BLUSH because I want to give youth the information and tools necessary to make responsible choices in regard to their relationships, well-being and health. I enjoy enabling conversations about healthy relationships, body autonomy and media literacy because I think these are overlooked topics in most school.
I have always had a passion for education and working with youth. I've really enjoyed the opportunity to create safe environments for teens to discuss topics relating to sexual health. I think it is crucial that young people have accurate and unbiased information presented to them. Thus allowing them to make more well informed decisions based on their individual values. As well, I have gained plenty of invaluable knowledge and grown so much through my experience with BLUSH.
I work with BLUSH because it offers huge learning opportunities for both facilitators and students in workshops. I really believe in the power of this work to empower youth & facilitators and build more connected, safe and vibrant communities.