Meet Alison Macklin, MSW
CHIEF STRATEGIST, AUTHOR AND TRAINER
I am a national leader in the comprehensive sex education field for almost 17 years. As a consultant, it is my goal to ensure I am supporting young people as they develop. I do this through working with the two major systems they are engaged in as they develop: families and the educational system.
Why is Sex Education Important?
It's who we are
It's how we identify in the world. From what we wear to where we go to the bathroom.
It's how we
It's the biology of what happens when sperm meets egg – maybe in the actual act of penis to vagina sex or maybe through IVF. It's the 21st century – there are lots of ways a sperm and egg can meet.
It's who we're attracted to
There is Heterosexual, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, and so, so much more!
It's how we show someone we love them
There's hugging, holding hands, kissing, sex, and...
It's how we don't have a baby
Condoms, pills, IUD, not having sex, abortion. There's lots of ways to not be pregnant.
It's affirmative consent
It's how, when we are ready, we get to say "YES!" to what we do and don't want to do sexually.
"Alison has brought a clearness of vision and strategy to our state advocacy work that creates smart, thoughtful pathways for legislative and advocacy success for our partners around the country, while increasing the value and opportunities for SIECUS."
— Christine Harley
President & CEO, SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change