Power and Intersectionality ft. Dr. Bianca Laureano

Bianca I Laureano is an award-wining educator, curriculum writer, facilitator, and sexologist. She is a Foundress of the Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WOCSHN), The LatiNegrxs Project, ANTE UP! Virtual Freedom Professional Development School for Justice Workers, and hosts LatinoSexuality.com. She has written several curricula that focus on communities of color: What’s the REAL DEAL about Love and Solidarity? (2015) and Communication MixTape: Speak On It Vol 1. (2017) and wrote the sexual and reproductive justice discussion guide for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene published in 2018. Bianca has been on the board of CLAGS, the LGBTQ Center at CUNY, The Black Girl Project, and  SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. She resides in Oakland, CA. She is the Lead Educator for the Netflix film Crip Camp (2020) and is leading the efforts to create a curriculum that is rooted in disability justice practice, self-determination, and social-emotional learning competences! She will receive an honorary PhD for her work of justice, equity, and inclusion in the US sexuality field May 2020.

What We Talked About

I'm with Dr. Bianca Laureano, award-winning AASECT Certified Sex Educator fierce haired Black Puerto Rican foundress of ANTE UP!, The LatiNegrxs Project & WOCSHN. We are together today, in face of the US going through yet another trauma of a coup by white supremacists.  Let’s talk about this and the impact it is having on our communities, including it not being surprising at all… 

Bianca has been doing trainings on power and intersectionality.  I invite her to talk about how power and intersectionality impacts our sex lives.  It’s so important to acknowledge the realities of the world we live in, take responsibility for our part and start taking action to protect, and lift up, those who need it. 

Honor the rage of your inner angry teenager! Embrace different perspectives! Embrace cultural relativism! Did you know? A lot of the oppressions that exist in the world are not static, they can change. WE can change.

We (speaking especially to my fellow white people) all need to be mindful about not using white-washing language, and avoid hiding behind the “Western gaze”. We need to be invested in humanizing each other.  

We need more varied perspectives circulating among our system of helpers, educators, and other professionals. This is part of Bianca's mission with her work in education (and re-education).

What is a SAR and how is each one unique? Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR) is a 3-day virtual workshop for professional development around cultural and sexual topics. Dr. Bianca's next SAR's are set for April 29th and 30th, and July 8th and 9th

Bianca is also hosting Black Sweat, a professional development opportunity to learn from emergent and seasoned BLACK sexuality pros, held every Sunday up through July 2021.

Where to find Bianca