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My book, Good Sexual Citizenship: How to Create a (Sexually) Safer World from Cleis Press is out now!

What people are saying:

"A must-read for those who wish to ignite robust discussion and

informed conversation anywhere, but particularly among students and practitioners in sexual health educational settings." - Journal of Feminism and Psychology

"Friedrichs does an excellent job of highlighting intersectionality (race, gender, class, and sexuality) within sexual citizenship...This could have great utility as required reading for a university human sexuality course." -Psychology of Women Quarterly Journal

"As a longtime sexuality, sexual health and relationships educator and activist, I feel that Ellen lays out exactly the kind of foundation that underscores all of the best sexuality messaging for truly healthy sexual relationships, interactions and culture on the whole." -- Heather Corinna, founder of & author of S.E.X: The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties

"Inclusive, intersectional, and packed with both important historical data..The perfect tool for parents, educators, and any reader interested in furthering positive, just, healthy sexuality." — Al Vernacchio, Author of For Goodness Sex

Order it here.

Originally, from Vancouver, Canada, I am a health educator, writer, and mom of three kids. I run a middle and high school health education program and teach at the City University of New York's  (CUNY) City Tech campus.

You can see recent work in Motherwell, the Washington Post,  Parents and HuffPost. Plus, I answer questions on the okayso app. Over the years I have been a contributing writer for Everyday Feminism, edited's LGBT teens site, and penned a sex education column for teens for A lot of my writing appears at Rewire News.

 I also run workshops virtually or in person across the the US and Canada, and give presentations for kids and adults.

because a lot of people have a lot of questions...

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