Sarah Bernstein is a sexuality educator, activist, and theater artist whose work focuses on ending interpersonal and state violence. As Education Specialist for the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH), they work with a network of youth and adult educators to develop and facilitate sexuality education that is accurate, centers queer and trans youth, and encourages inquiry. Outside of ICAH, they are the founder of Adult Sex Ed. Groups (sliding scale sex ed. classes centering LGBTQ experiences), and have recently facilitated adult-facing workshops at UIC’s Women’s Leadership and Resource Center, and UIC’s Gender and Sexuality Center, Early to Bed, Fed Up Fest, and in classrooms at Northwestern University.
They have significant experience working with individuals and small groups who want intimate settings to increase their knowledge of sexual health, rights, and identities or develop a personal practice that aligns with their needs and values. Topics of individual or small group exploration have included: non-monogamy, kink and power dynamics, consent and personal accountability, and safer sex practices. When they’re not teaching sexuality education, they write queer sci-fi plays, cover their face in glitter and call it art, and work with grassroots organizing movements in Chicago.
Pronouns: They / Them / Theirs