EP27: Amy Jo Goddard on Sex Education, Sexual Empowerment, and #MeToo 3.0

Amy Jo Goddard, author of bestseller Lesbian Secrets for Men and Woman on Fire hails from a Military Dad and Recovering-Catholic-Proudly-Sandra-Dee-Mom; she had no other choice but to become a sex educator just to sail the shaky waters of human experience and help her family survive.  She is an activist and that has taken many forms, including a gynecological teaching assistant, using her body to teach pelvic exams, taking on the medical community re: power and consent in her film, At Your Cervix, to change the practice of on-consensual pelvic exams on anesthetized women, and now with her conference, Sex, Power and Leadership.

 

What You’ll Hear:

-Amy’s feminist awakening and her definition of feminism

– How can we use our power to uplift voices and people who are marginalized

– What has evolved in sex education since the 80s?

– How activism has changed with the internet

– How can parents do better at educating their children about sex?

– How doing your own work around sex and shame can help your kids

– Using sexual archetypes and rituals to understand who we are

– Amy’s experience as gynecological assistant, and how she used her own body to teach pelvic and breast exams

– Unethical ways that OBGYN students are taught pelvic exams

– Gynecological trauma and how it occurs, and how it can affect our sexual identities

– Trauma in the medical industry, and how to rehumanize patients

– Amy’s Sex, Power and Leadership Online Conference 4/30-5/6 – Where does it fit in to the current cultural narrative? Who should watch?

– Creating sustainable change after #metoo

– The importance of including people of color and non-binary people in the conversation about sex and her conference

– How do I do my personal work on myself in order to feel empowered in all things, AND what is the collective work that needs to be done to uplevel and become a space of empowerment for people?

– Censorship online, and online power structures

– Creating more equity and justice in what we produce and share

– Taking on the medical community in her film At Your Cervix

– The conference is open to everyone, and will help people figure out what’s next in the conversation around sex and power. It’s an opportunity for all of us to look at sex, power and leadership. https://cc100.isrefer.com/go/SPL18/kann/

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