#52: Melissa Pintor Carnagey: Sex Positive Families & Gender Neutrality
In today's episode, I speak with the incredible, Melissa, who is a Parent Empowerment Coach and Founder of Sex Positive Families. Melissa talks about how to parent in a sex positive and gender-neutral way, and why this matters. Sex Positive Families operates under the belief that gender is a social construct and that it's important for us to socialize our children differently. Melissa shares how sex positive parenting has has positive outcomes in her home with her family. We also talk about why gender reveal parties, and gender expectations placed upon a baby because of their genitals is harmful. In addition to parenting in a gender-free way, it's important that we, as individuals, self-reflect and examine the gender we have internalized within ourselves and that gets played out in our everyday lives. Melissa is a powerful example, teacher and coach who is paving a different, more freeing way for us all. Whether you're a parent or childfree, this episode is for you if you want to gain a deeper understanding of gender, sex and liberate yourself from society's constructs and expectations.