Work with Heather

Heather is writing a new book and is only available in a limited capacity through June of 2020. They are happy to refer those seeking help to respected and talented colleagues who are available. For those seeking sex education outreach programming, other Scarleteen staff may also be available. For literary inquiries, contact Heather’s agent Anna Sproul-Latimer. For all other inquiries, please use the contact page.

Heather is an engaging, responsive, original, thoughtful and in-demand consultant, speaker, educator, editor and advocate.

Heather can help you with: 
  • Sex, healthy relationships and abuse and assault prevention education programming, curricula and delivery development, including help with inclusivity (particularly for LGBQ, trans and gender non-conforming people; sexual abuse/assault survivors; pregnant teens, youth with disabilities and homeless/transient youth), avoiding or correcting adultism, and the development of peer-to-peer sex education programs.
  • Development or fine-tuning of alternative and online education models.
  • Direct and immediate mediation, support and advocacy for and with young people, including sexual abuse/assault victims and survivors, youth in abusive relationships, queer youth, teens in conflict with parents or guardians, pregnant teens and homeless/transient youth.
  • Substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading, including for or with young writers or readers.
Some of Heather’s past speaking engagements and consulting work:
  • Sex Ed for the Real World: A Conversation with Heather Corinna and Hanne Blank; guest teaching: Intro to Queer Studies and the Biology and Politics of Women’s Health (Denison University, Laura C. Harris Series, 2019)
  • Consulting/Open Q&A for Vashon Teen Council (Vashon Teen Council, Washington, 2018 and 2019)
  • An Open Discussion About Spring Awakening and Young Adult Sexuality (Speaker, Garfield High School Theater Department, Seattle, 2019)
  • Then and Now: Inclusion of Sexual Abuse and Assault Survivors in Sex Education and Sexual Health Services (Plenary, Summit on Sexual Health Promotion and Sexual Violence Prevention, Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force, 2016)
  • Seeing and Countering Adultism (Plenary and workshop, WSCADV annual conference, 2014)
  • Open Q&A (Guest Speaker, Planned Parenthood East King County Teen Council, 2013)
  • Don’t Fear the Router: How the Internet Can Save Sex Ed (Keynote, National Sex Ed Conference, 2013)
  • Pills, Profits and Pleasures: Sexual Health & Pharmaceuticals (Panelist, Good Vibrations Sex Summit, 2013)
  • Abstinence Support Talk (Lead Presenter, Pacific Lutheran University, 2012)
  • Healthy Relationships and Consent (Lead presenter, speaker and program consultant, Oregon Episcopalian School, 2012)
  • Human Sexuality (Teacher and program consultant, Tacoma REACH/Goodwill, Fall/Winter 2012)
  • Sexual Anatomy, Consent and Sexual Readiness (Co-organizer, consultant and presenter, Sex Education Week, Puget Sound Community School, 2013 and 2016)
  • Call to Action: Feminism and the New Media (Panelist, Forging Justice Conference, 2013)
  • Pleasure-Based Sexual Anatomy (Annual Training, AMSA Sexual Health Scholars Program, 2009 – 2017)
  • Using Online and Mobile Technologies to Reach and Teach Young People and Pregnancy Prevention and Sexual Health Education for LGBTQ Youth (Plenary and workshop, Teenwise Minnesota annual conference, 2012)
  • The History and Relevance of Take Back the Night (Keynote, Take Back the Night Rally, University of Puget Sound, 2012)
  • Supporting Children and Young People in Healthy Sexualities (Workshop, Early to Bed, Chicago, 2012)
  • 20 Questions with Heather Corinna (Speaker, Chicago Women’s Health Center, 2012)
  • Pleasure and Consent (Speaker and consultant,  The Women’s Center of Pacific Lutheran University, 2012)
  • Youth Sexualization, Youth Sexuality: How to Identify and Counter Sexualization While Supporting Healthy Sexual Development and Sexual Expression (Co-Presenter,  Sex::Tech conference, San Francisco, 2012)
  • Special guest, Trojan Sexual Health Advisory Council, 2011
  • Online Sex Education: Benefits and Challenges (Lecture, Onscenity Research Network and the Schools of Arts and Social Sciences at Brunel University, 2011)
  • A Conversation with Jaclyn Friedman and Heather Corinna (Elliott Bay Books, Seattle, 2011)
  • Providing Sexuality Information and Support to Homeless Youth (Trainer and consultant, Spruce Street SCRC staff, Seattle, 2011)
  • Wiring Sex Ed: Using Online Technologies to Provide Sexual Health and Sexuality Services to Youth and Adults (Co-presenter/trainer, full-day workshop, AASECT, 2011)
  • Including Marginalized Youth Online: Gender, Disability, and Social Justice (Co-presenter,  Sex::Tech, San Francisco, 2011)
  • 21st Century Reproductive Justice Activism (Presenter, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington Youth Summit, 2011)
  • What Is Feminist Sex Ed? (presenter), 10 of the Best Things You Can Do for Your Sexual Self (discussion), Sex Ed for the Real World: Putting Pleasure Back on the Map (keynote); consultant for Gender & Sexuality Center staff (Carleton College, Minnesota, 2010)
  • What is Sexual Health? And Determining and Addressing Sexual Problems (Trainer, SFSU/National Sexuality Research Center Summer Institute, San Francisco 2010)
  • How to Be a Sex-Positive Parent (Discussion, Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco, 2010)
  • I’m a Feminist Sex Educator (Lead presenter/panel moderator) and Connecting the Dots: Fine Tuning Prevention Message Delivery (Co-presenter, Sex::Tech conference, San Francisco, 2010)
  • Hookup Culture (Panelist, Campus Outreach Services, Harvard College, 2009)
  • And Now, Everything Else: All Sex Ed Can Offer Beyond Mere Risk Management  and Anarchist Sex Ed (Talk and workshop, Sex::Tech conference, 2009)
  • Contraception Training for Hotline Staff (Trainer and Consultant, WithinReach/Take Charge, Seattle, 2009)
  • Using Online Technologies for Organizing & Activism (Co-presenter, NARAL Youth Leadership Summit, Seattle, 2009)
  • Intergenerational Women’s Sexuality Workshop (Lead presenter, Early to Bed, Chicago, 2008)
  • On Innovation and Inclusivity in Sex Education (Lecture, National Sexuality Research Center, University of Texas, Austin, 2008)
  • Talking Publicly with Young People about their Sex Lives: a New Media Approach (Co-Plenary speaker, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Western Region, 2007)
  • Garfield High School Sex & Relationship Summit (Presenter, Seattle, 2007)
  • GLBTQ Pre-Prom Sex Ed (Presenter, District 202, Minneapolis, 2006)
  • Teen Sexuality Roundtable (Presenter/workshops at Women & Children First, Chicago; Early to Bed, Chicago; Amazon Bookstore Cooperative, Minneapolis; Sex Ed Resources, Victoria, B.C., The Center for Sex & Culture, San Francisco, 2006)
  • Independent Media/Sex on the Web (Panelist, Webzine 2001, New York)
  • Freedom of Speech and Censorship of Sexual Literature (Co-presenter, Illinois Library Association, 1999)
  • Women & Sex on the Web (Panelist, Good Vibrations, San Francisco, 1999)