Von (James) DeWitt
Zine Maker and Sexual Health Researcher in Minneapolis, Minnesota
I live in Minneapolis MN where I work in sexual health research and also as an educator around sexual health issues, transgender advocacy, and other social justice topics. I am a white, able-bodied, middle class, queer, non-neurotypical new parent, raised Catholic in the Midwest. I use my personal experience and these facets of my identity to influence and narrate my zines.My zine series "Sex Ed: A Love Story" aims at a holistic approach to sex education for queer and gender non-conforming youth of all ages. I try to keep my creative process and educational philosophy rooted in an anti-oppression framework, while acknowledging the role that privilege, power, sex, and desire have in every aspect of our lives. I believe that there are endless opportunities to deliver important messages about sexuality, sexual health and well-being, and developing a strong and empowered self concept--in the classroom and outside.