The inaugural WOCSHN curriculum Communication MixTape: Speak On It Vol 1. is available for purchase  December 17, 2017. Contact editor Bianca Laureano at and Designer Abeni Jones at

We encourage you to purchase the curriculum from one of the writers; you may find their information below.

View WOCSHN Press Release.

Lesson Plan Writers

Abeni Jones, Ashleigh Shackelford, Bianca I. Laureano, MA, CSE, Elicia Gonzales, LWS, M.Ed, Mariotta Gary-Smith, MPH, CSE, Rev. Lacette Cross, Sara C. Flowers, DrPH

Writers Biographies & Contact Information

Rev. Lacette Cross

Rev. Lacette Cross, aka Rev. L, lives in Richmond, VA. She is the founder of Will You Be Whole Ministries that talks sex and faith for wholeness with Black women and those who love them. She is an experienced teacher and facilitator on topics related to sexuality and spirituality. Contact Rev. Lacette Cross at

Sara C. Flowers, DrPH

Sara is a seasoned educator and trainer. She earned her Doctor of Public Health degree with a focus on women of color sexuality educators and fidelity of curricula they are required to use. She is the Director of Youth Initiatives for Love Heals Youth Education Program at ACRIA and an adjunct assistant professor at York College, CUNY.

Mariotta Gary-Smith, MPH, CSE

Mariotta is a foundress of WOCSHN and a 3rd generation social justice agitator. She’s a sexologist, AASECT certified sexuality educator, and has presented across the US. With over 20 years of collaboration and lifting a culturally specific sexual health education, equity and justice, Mariotta is committed to communities of color and their optimal sexuality and sexual health outcomes. Contact her at

Elicia Gonzales, LWS, M.Ed

Elicia is a queer Latinx social worker, educator, and cultural activist. She is the Executive Director of the Women’s Medical Fund in Philadelphia, PA and holds board positions with Bread & Roses Community Fund and Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania. She is co-founder of SEXx Interactive in Philadelphia.

Abeni Jones

Abeni Jones is a Black trans communications professional, educator, workshop facilitator, artist, designer, poet, and writer in New Orleans, LA by way of California. Abeni co-authored three lesson plans and designed this curriculum. Find more about Abeni at her website

Bianca I. Laureano, MA, CSE

Bianca is a foundress of the Women of Color Sexual Health Network. She is an award-winning sexuality educator, sexologist, and curriculum writer. She co-founded The LatiNegrxs Project, #FemmeInMourning hashtag, and hosts She has edited the WOCSHN curriculum Communication MixTape: Speak On It Vol 1. Find Bianca at or reach her at

Ashleigh Shackelford

Ashleigh is a Black fat femme storyteller, multidisciplinary artist, and cultural producer based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the founder and creator of Free Figure Revolution focusing on antiBlack body violence, and The Fat Census to radicalize research and provide tangible data to name the violence fat people experience. Find out more information at