Welcome to Consent : How to say no, when to say yes and everything in between - Yumi Stynes

Welcome to Consent

How to say no, when to say yes and everything in between

By: Yumi Stynes, Melissa Kang, Jenny Latham (Illustrator)

Paperback | 19 May 2021 | Edition Number 1

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An inclusive, frank and funny guide to navigating consent for tweens and teens of all genders, from the award-winning authors of Welcome To Your Period.

Adolescent health experts Dr Melissa Kang and Yumi Stynes have written the only guide you need to figuring out the rules of consent. Whether you’re a curious 11 to 14-year-old, or the parent of someone with a bunch of questions, this book is reassuring, interesting, and full of the info you need! I'm ready for this book if:
  • I’m curious about how consent works.
  • I will get a haircut or visit the doctor on my own one day.
  • I think I might kiss someone or have a relationship in the future (even if I’m not ready to yet).
  • I don’t know how to actually TALK about consent.
  • It’s hard to say no.
  • I don’t know when to say yes.
  • I find consent confusing!


About the Authors

Yumi Stynes is a writer, broadcaster, television presenter, food fanatic, fitness enthusiast and mother-of-four - including two teenage girls.

Yumi’s latest book is Welcome To Your Period. Among her daily responsibilities she presents a national radio show on the KIIS network called The 3pm Pickup. She also hosts an ABC podcast about women's health called Ladies, We Need to Talk. The podcast focuses on female sexuality and social issues and is known for its directness and taboo-breaking conversations.

Yumi presented an SBS documentary called 'Is Australia Sexist?', has given keynote speeches at Dark Mofo Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Department of Rural Health Sexual Health Conference, The Australian Women's Leadership Symposium, One of One International Women's Day Conference and was the fearless MC at the 2019 Women's March in Sydney.

She is also the author of Zero F*cks Cooking and Endless Summer.

Most people know Dr Melissa Kang as the longest-serving expert behind the iconic Dolly Doctor column, but she’s also a practising medical doctor for marginalised young people and has academic roles at the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Sydney. She is fifth-generation Malaysian-Chinese Anglo-Australian, which makes specialising in adolescent sexuality and sexual health all the more interesting. She continues to speak about these topics in the mainstream media.
Industry Reviews
'Welcome to Consent is a fierce, funny, celebratory and extremely supportive young people's guide to saying no, saying yes and being "the boss of your body."' – Emilie Coulter, freelance writer and editor

'While one might think consent is a fairly straightforward proposition ("Yes means yes and no means no--right?"), the authors make clear from the get-go that there's a lot more nuance and complexity to consent than meets the eye. Some of the myriad issues that complicate matters include power dynamics, experience levels, cultural backgrounds, communication skills, substance use, desire and embarrassment.' – Emilie Coulter, freelance writer and editor

'Most will see the immense value in honest, direct talk that prepares young people of all types for normal, complicated human interactions. Lucky is the young person who consents to read this book.' – Emilie Coulter, freelance writer and editor
 

 

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