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samantha bitty

Sexual Health & Consent Educator

samantha bitty is a sexual health and consent educator, speaker and social entrepreneur.  She is the host of SEXY SEXUAL HEALTH TRIVIA and the founder of Inner Development Project. By facilitating creative educational spaces, samantha helps audiences to have better relationships with themselves and others.  

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

Sex & Relationships 101; 201
In this presentation, Samantha offers practical guidance on communication, self-awareness, maintaining wholeness, and empathy in romantic relationships. She provides an overview of sex, consent and pleasure. Introduces intersectional approaches to understanding sex and relationships.  Includes a meditation and intention setting for relationship ideals. Q&A.

Key Takeaways:
• Tools for healthier relationships with yourself and others.
• Techniques for handling rejection and increasing confidence in practicing consent.

 

Platform Plus

Sexy Sexual Health Trivia
The only one of its kind, SEXY SEXUAL HEALTH TRIVIA is a playful, and highly interactive trivia game, developed and hosted by Toronto sexual health educator samantha bitty. First developed for a university/college audience, this presentation disrupts the traditional learning environment, using humour and tact to promote healthy and fun conversations about safer sex, consent, pleasure, relationships, and communication; empowering participants to take care of their physical, emotional, and spiritual sexual health. samantha bitty’s passion, wit, and depth of sexual health knowledge, always results in memorable and impactful experiences.

  • samantha put a lot of attention, love and hard work into her preparation and that resonated with our audience...her talk was everything we hoped it would be: dynamic, funny, honest and thoughtful. It broached challenging topics in a careful and considerate way, which allowed the audience enough room to feel safe and empowered to speak freely.

    - Programming Director, Elena’s Club

Summary Profile

Laughter, empathy and liberation are central pillars of samantha’s work, as she unpacks systems of oppression and guides participants to their own values and definitions of being whole, rooted in love and abundance.  She deploys games, technology and humour to cultivate fun and safe spaces to tackle challenging topics.    

samantha began her path as a volunteer sexual health educator at Planned Parenthood Toronto in 2011.  Her love with the ever evolving field of sexual health and providing one-to-one support, drew her to community health promotion locally and internationally.  She has since worked as a counselor in a number of sexual/reproductive health clinics, as a mentor training other sexual health educators and traveled to develop education and resources for women’s empowerment projects abroad.  Her goal is to replace ideas about sex and relationships that originate in patriarchy, misogyny, capitalism, and shame, with ideas stemming from abundance, sex positivity, love, and choice.  Her work is LGBTQ2S+ inclusive and youth positive.

Patterns samantha identified through her clinic experience, namely the connection between negative sexual health outcomes – including self-doubt/consent related sexual violence – and low self-esteem, anxiety, and challenges with communication in relationships with, led her to founding Inner Development Project (2016), a Toronto-based outreach program, facilitating workshops with young women/non-binary youth.   

Guiding principles of her practice are anti-oppression, empathy, intersectionality, joy of learning and liberation.  samantha bitty is most fascinated by the nuanced impacts of internalized systems of oppression, and passionate about changing the way communities access education, art and resources.