If you are a parent or carer of a young person in primary or middle school and would like to talk to them about puberty, relationships, crushes, feelings, being safe, bodies, boundaries, consent, sex, sexuality, gender identity, sexy stuff online, pornography, etc., you may wish to attend this workshop. As parents and carers, you are your young person’s most trusted and influential teachers and most valued source of information, support, and care. Gen’s workshop, 'It’s Time we Talked', aims to complement your role and support you in easier and more comfortable conversations about 'sexy stuff' with young people. 'It’s Time we Talked' includes sexual health information and tips and ideas for when to talk, how to talk, what to say, and why it’s time we talked with young people about sexy stuff. Let's work together to prepare and protect young people.
This workshop is for Parents and carers of the young person in primary or middle school. Let's celebrate diversity and welcome all people irrespective of cultural or linguistic background, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, spiritual beliefs, or abilities.
The maximum number of participants is 12 people.
Genevieve Lean is living in Bali for four years, working as a sexual health educator and coach. Also a mum of a tween and a teen. She is passionate and dedicated to teaching and learning about sexy stuff. She aims to remain curious and open-minded and to continue her own learning every day. It is an absolute privilege to do this work and she feels so grateful to have the trust, support, and encouragement of so many people. Why does she talk and teach sexy stuff? Before living in Bali, she worked in Australia for 15 years as a sexual health nurse in a busy inner-city clinic and a sexual health educator with both young people and adults. During this time, she heard story after story from people who had not had access to “real” and relevant sexual health information and who wanted to learn. Often the stories she heard were from people who had been in a risky situation, had a negative experience, or when felt lost or needed treatment. Most stories came from a lack of information and a system of taboo, stigma, and discomfort. So, what to do? Being in Bali, she decided to go back to the start, and change this all-too-common negative sexuality education script. And so here she is, offering private appointments and small group teaching and learning in a way that normalizes sexual health and prepares, protects, and empowers people. Regardless of our age, stage, experience, cultural or linguistic background, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or spiritual beliefs or abilities, we all need sexual health information, and she is passionate and driven to make this happen. Her approach she takes a positive approach to sexuality being a natural, healthy, and pleasurable aspect of being human. She celebrates diversity and welcomes all people irrespective of cultural or linguistic background, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, spiritual beliefs, or abilities.