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    October 4, 2019

    Raising body-positive children doesn’t just mean raising intuitive eaters who don’t diet. Your child’s understanding of how their body functions, ability to treat their body with kindness, and decisions about who interacts with their body are essential to body-positivity too — and that’s why we need to talk about sex and consent.

     

    This week we were lucky enough to speak with one of the health educators out there who IS doing sex-positive, relevant, intersectional, stigma-busting work, Justine Fonte. She reminded us that parents are sex educators too — and in fact, the most important ones. When our kids aren’t getting reliable, accurate, or fulfilling sex ed at school, from their friends, or on the internet, it’s our job to provide the info they need to make the right decisions for themselves and feel good about their bodies.

    October 2, 2019

    For its 2019 theme, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) recognizes “Pinay Visionaries: Celebrating Filipina American Women” and their contributions to history and the Filipin@ American community nationwide. Throughout history, Pinay — Filipina American women — leaders, laborers, scholars, scientists, and activists have been the backbone of the Filipina/o American community. These Filipina Americans have overcome racial and gender discrimination, and have persevered to contribute to their respective fields. We celebrate Filipina American women across the United States, including Pinays like Justine Fonte.

    September 2019

    A Filipina, Feminist and Foodie Ms. Justine Ang Fonte was growing up, she soon discovered that not everyone was "woke with their ancestry." It was thanks to American comedian Rex Navarette that she was inspired to celebrate her ancestry and explore how fun it is to be different. Justine shares her work as a health educator, the importance of setting boundaries, and how founding Raised Pinay brought together her two biggest passions: her motherland and sex education.

    August 2018 Women of Color Trailblazers

    For their August 2018 episode, The LIT Network featured Justine in a web-series highlighting NYC women of color leaders and entrepreneurs who are transforming their workplaces and communities. These women are sharing their wisdom on navigating workplace challenges, work life balance and other career advice.

    January 2018 Menlo School, CA

    In three sessions throughout the morning of January 4 at Menlo, Justine Fonte ’04, M. Ed, MPH, shared strategies for parents and students alike to embrace sex positivity and work toward establishing a “consent culture” around sex and relationships.
     
    One key point Fonte hit repeatedly is that a consent culture is designed to help people have the fulfilling lives they deserve.

    October 2017 National Association of Independent Schools Publication

    August 2011 Philippines Daily Inquirer

    Op-ed piece