Bio

Heather (they/them) is a dedicated queer feminist activist, author, educator, artist, teacher, organizer and innovator who grows big things from small seeds and works to create, cultivate and support positive growth and change.

Heather is the founder, director, designer and editor of the web clearinghouse and organization Scarleteen, the first truly comprehensive sex, sexuality and relationships education site and resource for young people of its kind. Heather and Scarleteen have provided millions of young people accurate and inclusive information and support every year for the last 20 years.

Heather is also the author of the inclusive, comprehensive and progressive sex, sexual health and relationships book for young adults, S.E.X: The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties (DaCapo Press, 2007, 2017), now in its second edition; with Isabella Rotman, Wait, What?: A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up (Oni Press, September 2019), for older middle readers and younger teens, and in 2021 will release What Fresh Hell Is This? Perimenopause, Menopause, Other Indignities and You — A Guide (Hachette/Lifelong, Spring 2021).

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Wait, What?: A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up

Wait, What?: A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up

From Heather Corinna, founder and director of Scarleteen.com, and Isabella Rotman, cartoonist and sex educator, comes a graphic novel guide that covers essential topics for preteens and young teens about their changing bodies and feelings.

Join friends Malia, Rico, Max, Sam and Alexis as they talk about all the weird and exciting parts of growing up! This supportive group of friends are guides for some tricky subjects. Using comics, activities and examples, they give encouragement and context for new and confusing feelings and experiences.

Inclusive of different kinds of genders, sexualities, and other identities, they talk about important topics like:

  • Bodies, including puberty, body parts and body image
  • Sexual and gender identity
  • Gender roles and stereotypes
  • Crushes, relationships, and sexual feelings
  • Boundaries and consent
  • The media and cultural messages, specifically around bodies and sex
  • How to be sensitive, kind, accepting, and mature
  • Where to look for more information, support and help

A fun and easy-to-read guide from expert sex educators that gives readers a good basis and an age-appropriate start with sex, bodies and relationships education! The perfect complement to any school curriculum.

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