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  1. Embracing the Spirit of Inclusion: San Francisco’s Two Spirit Pow Wow (2017) San Francisco hosts the largest Two Spirit pow wow in the nation, a special event open to all nations that embodies and teaches the spirit of inclusion. This video and accompanying article explain the important role Two Spirit people have played in Native American communities, how colonization has impacted that role, and the current resurrection and celebration of Two Spirit culture.

  2. How to Have a Healthier Positive Relationship to Sex (TED Talk, November 2017) From our fear of women’s bodies to our sheepishness around the word “nipple,” our ideas about sex need an upgrade, say sex educators (and hilarious women) Tiffany Kagure Mugo and Siphumeze Khundayi. For a radical new take on sex positivity, the duo take the TED stage to suggest we look to Africa for erotic wisdom both ancient and modern, showing us how we can shake off problematic ideas about sex we’ve internalized and re-define pleasure on our own terms.


  1. Why Are People Into That?! Why Are People Into That?! is an indie podcast created, produced, and hosted by Tina Horn. Each episode focuses on a subject of human sexuality and non-judgmentally asks the question: Why are people into that?! Through conversations between the host and her guests, each of whom is an expert in the episode’s subject, the podcast explores science, psychology, social dynamics, and history as well as scintillating stories and tips for exploration.

  2. Food 4 Thot A discussion of sex, relationships, race, and identity, this round-table podcast explores everything at the intersection of queerness and brownness.

  3. Unlearn Shame, Process Trauma, and Learn About Sex and Pleasure with Andrea Barrica, CEO & Co-Founder of O.School (Rhodes Perry, February 2018) Andrea Barrica is CEO and Co-Founder of O.School, an online shame-free platform for pleasure education, powered by live-streaming and chat to help people unlearn shame, process trauma, and learn about sex and pleasure. Rhodes Perry interviews Barrica to discuss the importance of sex education that focuses on pleasure, centers queer people and people of color, and is accessible to people all over the world.


  1. What’s the Difference Between Being Bisexual, Pansexual, & Queer? (Refinery29, April 2018) In the light of recent celebrities, such as Janelle Monáe, coming out as pansexual, this article provides a succinct and easy-to-access explanation of the differences and overlaps between terms like bisexual, queer, and pansexual.

  2. At the intersections of Asexuality and Queerness (The Body Is Not an Apology, February 2017) This writer explores the relationship between their asexuality and queerness; the differing opinions about whether or not asexuality falls under the “queer” umbrella; and the importance of recognizing the common ground between the two.

  3. Fifty Shades versus BDSM: The Reality of Consent (The Globe and Mail, February 2017) This article examines the complicated ways in which consent—and BSDM in general—is portrayed in the book and Hollywood film series Fifty Shades. While the books and films started a larger conversation about BDSM in mainstream U.S. culture, the writer critiques the ways in which consent is absent from several interactions throughout the storyline.

  4. Imagining a World Without Sexual Orientation (The Society Pages, May 2016) Dr. Lisa Wade discusses the complexities of sexual orientation and suggests that while labels assist with normalizing various orientations, they also produce identities of expected sexual behavior.