Queer Media for Pride Month and Beyond
One of the trends that gives me hope for the future is seeing more and more queer media on shelves and screens. It's heartening that, even in the face of alarming and depressing times, queer and trans people still manage to make art and tell stories.
Scarleteen Confidential: Ten Questions with Scott Todnem about Puberty, Masculinity, and Raising Boys
We encourage parents and guardians to have honest, supportive conversations with young people about sex and relationships. Because we know that can sometimes be intimidating, we're always on the lookout for resources to help with the trickier parts of those interactions, which is why we were excited to read the recently released Sex Education for Boys: A Parent's Guide: Practical Advice on Puberty, Sex, and Relationships by Scott Todnem. Scott chatted with us about how the book came to be, how to model positive masculinity, and the different challenges that come with raising boys.
The Confidence of Fat Sexuality: An interview with sex educator Elle Chase
Supports for Trans Youth and Their Families (and a few words for everybody else)
It's been less than a year since I wrote a blog post like this.
What the Hell is the Deal with the Phantom Side Effects of Hormonal Birth Control Methods?
What's An Abortion, Anyway? An Interview with Children's Book Author Carly Manes
Being Seen, Cared for and Empowered AF by Feminist AF
Through all my phases of self discovery and learning to be a feminist as a teenager and young adult, I never had someone tell me it's okay to be loud and rowdy, to be gender non-conforming, to rock my natural frizzy curls and be openly sexual--especially as a WOC. I would've learned these things way earlier in life if I had Feminist AF in my hands.
Some Books and Balms for Nonbinary Folks
As a writer and a reader, books have always been my constant companions: when I feel alone and isolated, they're one of the first places I turn. We've got you here in our direct services at Scarleteen (and if you want to talk to a nonbinary person specifically, you can always ask for, or email, me or one of our other nonbinary team members, like Ruby or Jacob), but if you also like the company of books, here are a few books I like from nonbinary writers, about nonbinary identities and thought, relevant self-care or help sorting things out for yourself, and a couple of my favorite nonbinary or trans balms for the soul.
Queer Your Eyes and Ears (with some help from the Scarleteam)!
One of my favorite parts of Pride is watching queer stories and media be centered and shared throughout the month, which is why I put out a call to our wonderful Scarleteam to share their favorite pieces of queer media!
Sex after rape. Where do I begin?
Hi. First of all, thank you guys so much for being here; I've used so many of your resources before and found them so valuable, I really appreciate you <3 I am a college student who has had sex with one person before. This person was my boyfriend, who ended up emotionally abusing/manipulating me, psychologically abusing me (e.g....