I wrote a Letter to the Editor of a local paper regarding the abysmal decision of one of the close school districts to all but eliminate sex education in their schools.
I worked with leadership within my local Planned Parenthood Action Council to make sure that my letter was on message as we gear up for the next legislative session.
For all the awesome things about my state, sex ed still isn’t mandatory. As a product of their education system, I had to learn shit the hard way by seeking everything out on my own. Our young folks deserve better than that. While teenage pregnancy is at an all-time low, rates of newly contracted STIs are on the rise, and most of them are being acquired by young people. The quality of the education is to blame.