Queer and Trans Affirming Mental and Sexual Health Advocacy
LGBTQ+ advocates and facilitators Bex Mui and Emily Schorr Lesnick talk with Jen about supports for LGBTQ+ youth, from mental health to sex ed to spirituality, and how they are connected. They’ll share insights from their youth workshop, which shares a variety of perspectives on gender, sexual orientation, and relationship structures and supports students in both reflecting on their own identities, and in advocating for the LGBTQ+ affirming sexual health curriculum they need and deserve.
Bex Mui is a biracial, queer, cis femme organizer and consultant committed to the work of LGBTQ affirmation at the intersections of education, spirituality, and sexuality. She is a returning Third Space guest and core founding member of Nourish: An Emerging Ministry Collective, and founder of @HouseOfOurQueer on Instagram. Bex has supported school, district, and national LGBTQ-inclusion and social justice initiatives and has developed equity-themed professional development workshops for students, faculty, administrators, and families. Instagram @ItsBexNow and @HouseOfOurQueer, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rmui17/, Linked in:https://www.linkedin.com/in/bex-mui-12318b60/
Emily Schorr Lesnick (she/her) is a white educator, facilitator, and theater maker who has worked in independent schools for 10 years. She is the co-creator of How We GLOW, a piece of interview theatre that explores lgbtq+ youth identity, which has performed at over 30 schools and community spaces. She can be found on Instagram and Twitter @eschorrlesnick. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-schorr-lesnick-she