Baring It All: Answering Questions for The Handi Book
When you work in sex and disability as a disabled educator, you get used to answering the same old questions about sex: “How do you have sex?” “Do your genitals work?” etc. You're asked these questions SO MUCH that you craft quick and witty soundbytes responses. Question: “Do your genitals work?” Answer: “Why don’t you see me later and find out?” *wink*. I know how to answer these questions and how to make sex and disability something that is digestible for a non-disabled audience. I can answer these questions in my sleep.
Answering the questions also made me proud. I was so excited to share my story with people, and to put my disability truths, some of which I had hidden away deep within myself, on paper for others to read. Knowing that these kinds of questions were going to be out there in a book gave me a sense of hope and excitement that the next generation of disabled teenagers and adults, as well as the next generation of sex educators, would have something that really spoke to their experiences, and that went far deeper than any current resource out there.
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