An inclusive, frank and funny guide to navigating consent for tweens and teens of all genders, from the award-winning authors of Welcome to Your Period.
Adolescent health experts Dr Melissa Kang and Yumi Stynes have written the only guide needed to figuring out the rules of consent. Whether it is a curious 11-year-old to 14-year-old, or the parent of someone with a bunch of questions, this book is reassuring, interesting and full of the information required on the subject of consent. This guide responds to the following topics:
- how consent works
- getting haircut or visiting a doctor independently one day
- kissing someone or having a relationship in the future (even of not ready yet)
- knowing how to actually TALK about consent
- it's hard to say no
- don't know when to say yes
- consent is confusing
About the Authors
Yumi Stynes is a writer, broadcaster, television presenter, food fanatic, fitness enthusiast and mother-of-four – including two teenage girls. Among her daily responsibilities she presents a national radio show on the KIIS network and hosts an ABC podcast about women's health call.
She has presented an SBS documentary called Is Australia Sexist?, has given keynote speeches at Dark Mofo Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Department of Rural Health Sexual Health Conference, The Australian Women's Leadership Symposium, One of One International Women's Day Conference and was the fearless MC at the 2019 Women's March in Sydney.
Dr Melissa Kang was the longest-serving expert behind the iconic Dolly Doctor column, but she's also a practising medical doctor for marginalised young people and has academic roles at the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Sydney. She is fifth-generation Malaysian-Chinese Anglo-Australian, that makes specialising in adolescent sexuality and sexual health all the more interesting. She continues to speak about these topics in the mainstream media.
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