Youth Affirming Sex Education
Youth deserve to have their questions, feelings, and identity affirmed in all areas. YASÉ is committed to offering more spaces for decolonized sexual education with the focus on self-love and liberation.
Sex Education without Barriers
YASE believes in bringing- or taking sex education anywhere youth are. From virtual to juvenile detention settings, we are determined to disrupt Westernized norms of educating youth about sex and sexuality.
Safe and Affirming Spaces
Brave and Affirming Spaces
The words "safe spaces" have become a trendy label placed throughout marketing everywhere. While it may seem gratifying at first, YASÉ recognizes how offering a completely "safe space" to youth in the country we live in is unrealistic and simply out of our reach. Instead, we are dedicated to creating brave spaces or environments where youth are believed, valued, and given room to grow. From open dialogue to private settings, youth feel heard and supported.
YASÉ leads the conversation on many topics around sex education from:
Creating a Consent Culture
The History and Use of Contraceptives
Sex and Systems
The Face Behind YASÉ
For Tammaka Staley, it was unsettling to constantly be told that her identity was molded by the systemic and racial bondages that denied freedoms we were owed since conception. Not wanting to give said systems power over her liberation, she became committed to the defiance of beliefs and standards that deemed our very being as taboo or unacceptable.