SEX: it’s everywhere…
But where can Young People GET THE TRUTH?
Google? Try it, not exactly appropriate for our eyeballs.
Friends? Hella myths and rumors get born and passed around.
Sex ed class? If our schools even have those classes anymore.
Family??? Probably really uncomfortable if they talk to us at all.
WE HAVE A BETTER IDEA: HOW ABOUT FUN, CREATIVE AND SEXY VIDEOS BY AND FOR YOUNG PEOPLE? WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN…BUT WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
Help us make Sex Ed: the Saga a reality
IF WE REACH OUR $5,000 GOAL WE CAN FINISH OUR TWO VIDEOS THAT ARE IN PROGRESS RIGHT NOW:
(HERE’S THE LINK TO OUR INDIEGOGO PAGE)
- The Taylor Swift and Macklemore parody , “We Are Never Ever Ever Getting STIs” music video
- The animated “Letters to My Sex Ed Teacher” short film
AND we can make Sex Ed: the Saga an ongoing project with the next video:
3. Everyone Does It: Documenting conversations between generations about sex, relationships and other issues.
These videos educate, inform and start converstations about:
- Using Protection
- STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) Prevention
- Partner Communication
- Gender Identity
- LGBTQ friendly sex ed
- Family Communication
If we surpass $5,000 by A LOT, then we could make a 4th, 5th or even 6th video! We want to be able to expand the series to include:
- Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships
- Young Parenthood
- MUCH MUCH MORE!!!!
Making these videos and getting them out into the world takes a lot: green screen time, props, animation of sex ed balls (you gotta see it!), awesome locations and distribution costs. Your donation makes it all possible!
Our videos might make you laugh, squirm, cry, but first and foremost we want them to start a CONVERSATION! If we don’t give youth accurate and relevant information in a way that we will hear it, who will?
Who We Are
We are Asian youth from Oakland, CA! We are part of Forward Together’s Youth program which has been doing youth organizing work with Asian youth since 2005. We are 14 to 20 years old. We come from low-income, immigrant, and refugee families, and we are training to be leaders in our communities to make change around the issues that are important to us.
We are currently leading a campaign called Sex Ed the City to get better sex education in Oakland Schools. Every day at school we deal with relationships, health, safety, sex, gender and sexuality … But our schools don’t provide us all the information and support we need to navigate these issues.
We’ve been meeting with school board members, teachers, and school administrators to make the changes we want to see happen. But we also need to be educating other youth at the same time. That’s what these videos are for, and that’s why we need your support!