Heather Corinna, Chair

Expert, Chair

Heather Corinna is a queer and nonbinary feminist activist, author, educator, artist and organizer. They are the founder, director, designer and editor of the web clearinghouse and organization Scarleteen, the first comprehensive sex, sexuality and relationships education site and resource of its kind, in operation since 1998. 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 (2007, 2017), now in its second edition; with Isabella Rotman, Wait, What?: A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up (2019), for older middle readers and younger teens; and What Fresh Hell is This? Perimenopause, Menopause, Other Indignities and You (2021). They have been an early childhood educator, a sexuality, contraception and abortion educator and counselor, a member of the editorial board for the American Journal of Sexuality Education and the Board of Directors for NARAL Pro-Choice Washington; a writer and contributing editor for the 2011 edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves; and a plaintiff for the ACLU where they eventually got to stick it to the Bush administration, which was one of their Best Days Ever. They are navigating middle age and all it entails with as much grace as they can muster (spoiler: not much), and currently live and work in their hometown on the unceded land of Chicago.