By Ashley Maier on April 11, 2014 · tagged as , , , ,

Let’s connect our work to sexual health

screen shot of blog postJust what exactly is sexual health and why is it important to sexual violence prevention?  Last Saturday, for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), I answered these questions in a guest blog for See The Triumph:
I remember vividly, a few years ago, the director of a local sexual assault organization asking me why I talk about sexual health so much.  What does that have to do with sexual violence prevention?  Well, I told her, a lot.
The blog is both an homage to sexual health promotion and a call for connection.  Let’s connect our work to sexual health.  After all, what are we for if not, as I say in the post, “the opposite of the bad.”  In a nutshell, that is my approach to sexual health – simple in its clarity.
Read the guest post here.
For more on sexual health, take this eLearning course.
Ashley Maier

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Ashley Maier, MSW, MPA, has worked in the movement to end gendered violence for well over a decade. She began as a volunteer at a domestic violence shelter in Illinois, served as a hospital-based advocate in St. Louis, coordinated community health/family violence training programs for pediatric residents in St. Louis and San Diego, and managed Oregon’s Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) grantees and program. Ashley is a contributing author to Lantern Book’s 2013 publication, Defiant Daughters: 21 Women on Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat and is creator of the 2015 book, Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice.

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