Talking about the birds and bees in the #MeToo era

Bonnie J. Rough is an award-winning author, a sought-after speaker, a writer for the Seattle Review of Books, and as "an unabashed admirer of SRoB" (we're blushing), this week's sponsor. Her latest book, Beyond Birds & Bees: Bringing Home a New Message to Our Kids about Sex, Love, and Equality, explores the question of how to talk to children about sex — when our own discourse has dramatically shifted with the advent of #MeToo. The book has already received attention from The Atlantic, The Cut, and the Chicago Tribune, among others.

We're delighted to have Rough on the site and excited to let you know about several chances to see her speak, coming up in September and October.

  • On September 11, Town Hall is hosting a conversation between Rough, parenting expert Amy Lang, and columnist Nicole Brodeur on how to raise children who handle consent, gender, and equity better than today's grown-ups.

  • On September 20, Rough is paired with author KJ Dell’Antonia at Phinney Books for a conversation that should be even more personal, direct, and revealing.

  • On October 29, she's speaking at the Redmond Library (King County Library System) solo, which should be the perfect chance for deeper conversation about her current and past work.

Get more information about both events on our sponsor feature page, then put them on your calendar.

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