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Consent is about allowing someone to do something to you that you really want them to do. It requires an enthusiastic, voiced yes. It should be about pleasure, equal pleasure, for both parties.
This talk is in the vein of Nikki Gemmell’s hugely popular Weekend Australian column, but tailored to an audience of senior school students (she has three teenagers herself.)
The talk aims to empower our young people. It is about respectful relationships. Reciprocal relationships. Porn. Drinking and drugs. Having a voice. Control. Bewilderment. Generosity. Talking with each other, having your mate’s back – and pleasure.
One year 11 student who heard this talk came up to Nikki Gemmell afterwards and said, “that’s the best Sex Ed talk I’ve ever heard. Why aren’t they all like that?”
A look at our young women, taking in all the things important to them – with a particular focus on inspiring confidence in them. I am an author as well as a mother of four, and I write about the topic often in my Weekend Australian columns. Topics covered: Any combination of below, tailored to […]
A look at teenagers, taking in all the things important to them. I am an author as well as a mother of four (currently with three teens under my feet,) and I write about the topic often in my Weekend Australian columns. Topics covered: Any combination of: Self image Consent/sexuality Drugs/drinking Screens Confidence Body image […]
A rollicking session on my journey into making a career out of writing – from an 8 year old getting a poem published in a school magazine to books appearing around the world in 22 languages, with a lot of rejections and heartache along the way. Topics covered: How I began Branching out from fiction […]
A rollicking session on how to be a writer and illustrator (the illustrations for the Coco Banjo series were done by the author.) Topics covered: How to be a writer How to be an illustrator Where the inspiration for Coco Banjo came from How you can write a story – or even a book! – […]
The talk will aim to bring out the creativity in all participants. It will cover how I got started (with a poem published in a school magazine aged 8 – to being published all over the world.) It will talk about what works in narrative writing/persuasive writing/poetry (or whatever style of writing the teacher wants […]