"Sexuality is typically viewed in our society as the province of young, white, able-bodied, cisgender, thin, “beautiful” people, and if you do not fit this description, your sexuality is either ridiculed or fetishized. I think sexuality educators have a responsibility to explode that myth and represent and support people of every age, race, ability, size, etc. to own their authentic sexuality. I also think that even within sexual communities that are viewed as positive or progressive, there is policing of what the “right” way to be sexual is – are you kinky enough, are you queer enough, is your gender expression or the gender of your partner acceptable, etc. I really strive to create an affirming place for everyone to the best of my ability."
Laura Anne Stuart, in the Hump Day Hero from the Center on Sexuality, Pleasure and Health.
Laura was my peer health educator advisor while I was in college, and she is one bad-ass mentor, role model, and sex positive person. I admire all her work, and I am so happy she was featured in the CSPH Hump Day Hero series!