• Recent Presentations

    Social media. Photoshop. Porn. Gen Z is the most image-centric generation of our time. Body image plays a hypersensitive role in the life of this vulnerable population. It impacts their emotional well-being, physical health, and dictates social status. The “beauty ideal” marginalizes those who do not meet it and automatically oppresses students of color when this body ideal is centered on whiteness.

     

    These standards impact romance, self-esteem, diet, and hookup culture. In this workshop, we examine this type of oppression through a health and social-emotional lens and unpack the factors that influence self- image and body dissatisfaction.

     

    Speaker to educators of the National Association of Independent Schools in 2017 in Anaheim, CA.

    Speaker to Mandela Washington Fellows in 2017 in Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

    Harvard Graduate School of Education

    Panelist with Robert Kraft moderated by Richard Weissbourd in a 2017 Askwith Forum in Cambridge, MA

    Harvard Graduate School of Education

    Panelist with Peggy Orenstein and Richard Weissbourd in a 2016 Askwith Forum in Cambridge, MA

    Parent Presentation​

    Speaker to parents in 2018 at an all boys school in Manhattan, NY.

    Sex Ed at Home

    Parent Presentation​

    Speaker to parents in 2018 at an all boys school in San Francisco, CA

    Sexuality Education Symposium

    Watch an excerpt from a 2017 presentation to educators of the Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools in Baltimore, MD

    9th Grade Assembly

    Watch an excerpt from a 2017 presentation to a day school in Bronx, NY

    12th Grade Assembly

    Watch an excerpt from a 2017 presentation to an independent school in Bronx, NY

    Your #Authentic Self

    8th Grade Assembly

    Presentation to 8th graders in 2017 at a public school in Manhattan, NY

    All High School Assembly

    Watch an excerpt from a 2017 presentation to a boarding school in Massachusetts

    Parent Teacher Association

    Watch an excerpt from a 2017 presentation to a public school in Manhattan, NY

    Porn Literacy

    11th Grade Class

    Presentation to 11th graders in 2017 at a French International School in Los Angeles, CA

    NYC Parents in Action

    Panelist in a 2016 event for NYC parents in Manhattan, NY

    Phillips Academy Andover

    Speaker and panelist in 2016 in Andover, MA

    Parent Association

    Watch an excerpt from a 2016 presentation to an independent school in Manhattan, NY

    Gender Equity & Justice

    Faculty Professional Development

    Panelist in a 2016 event in Manhattan, NY

    Filipino-American National Historical Society

    Watch a presentation excerpt from the 2016 FANHS Conference in Manhattan, NY.

    All High School Assembly

    Watch an excerpt from a 2015 presentation to an independent school in Manhattan, NY

    Supporting Trans Youth in Schools

    Independent School Nurse Association

    Panel Moderator in a 2015 event in Manhattan, NY

    10th Grade Assembly

    Watch an excerpt from a 2015 presentation to a boarding school in Connecticut

    Filipino-American Professionals

    International Filipino Association​

    Panelist in a 2015 event at New York University

    Activist Theater

    Producer and performer in the all-Filipina cast of original work which premiered at the Philippine Consulate in March 2016 in New York City to benefit Roots of Health, an organization providing free reproductive clinical and educational services in the Philippines.

    Asian Institute of Management

    Visiting researcher presenting research on sex education curricula in 2011 with former Philippine Secretaries of Health Esperanza Cabral and Alberto Romualdez in attendance in Makati, Philippines