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INTERVIEW: Shira Taylor, Creator of SExT: Sex Education by Theatre, Talks About ‘Bodak Consent’

Shira Taylor created SExT: Sex Education by Theatre back in 2014 for her dissertation during her time at the University of Toronto, in order to explore the use of theatre for sex education aimed at young students. The play, SExt, has been performed by youth peer educators at Canada’s largest theatre festivals to thousands of students in schools and indigenous reserves across Ontario and Saskatchewan. She has also worked with teachers to implement sex education in an art-based, culturally-inclusive and impactful ways.

“Bodak Consent”– a Bodak Yellow (Cardi B) parody– was created through SexT’s partnership with the Canadian Foundation of AIDS Research (CANFAR). Read the interview below with Shira to find out more!

Thank you so much for talking to Defective Geeks and answering our questions today. Can you tell us about SExT: Sex Education by Theatre, how it was founded and why you wanted to start it in the first place? What are the programs’ main goals?

Five years ago, I walked into one of Canada’s most diverse and over-populated high schools, located in an immigration destination of Toronto, with the idea of having sex education more comprehensive, relevant, and impactful by emboldening youth to sing, rap, and dance about everything from chlamydia to homophobia to racism. This visit led me to create the peer education program, SExT: Sex Education by Theatre, as my PhD Thesis (Public Health, University of Toronto) to empower youth from communities where talking about sex is cultural taboo to take center stage. Our main goal is to support young people to reflect on, challenge, and communicate their realities and celebrate their unique identities through performance art. Youth are invited to tackle current issues head-on in a non-judgmental environment that promotes education, discussion, creativity, and personal discovery.

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Ep. 201 George Shaw

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Our guest this week is musician, George Shaw. You’ve heard his music at The Geekie Awards and Geek & Sundry’s TableTop with Wil Wheaton. He also wrote and produced ‘Star Wars Musical’, a Disney parody! We got to chat with him about music, movies, cartoon theme songs and what it means to be a creator online.

The Hipster Hobbit

The Hipster Hobbit, like most parody videos, started as a joke while we were waiting in line for the midnight show for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I hope you guys enjoy this video and check out some of our photos from the shoot below. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel while you are at it — like and leave comments for us too!

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Journey to The Hobbit: Hillywood’s Parody Video

I may very well be more excited about the upcoming release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey this month than I am about Christmas. We get Christmas every year! The Hobbit is only going to come for only three years. Starting today, I will be showcasing Hobbit movie related things that are popping up all over the internet. I am going to start with this fan parody video:

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