Women’s health discussions held


Kathy Fang

Biology teacher Dr. Kate Schafer and psychology teacher Kelly Horan share details about the Nov. 15 forum during the school meeting on Nov. 9. The next forum will be held on Dec. 8.

by Rose Guan and Sahana Srinivasan

Psychology teacher Kelly Horan and biology teacher Dr. Kate Schafer led the second iteration of the women’s health discussion yesterday during long lunch in the Nichols CyberLoft.

The discussion centered around relationships and self-esteem. These forums have been held since September of this year, and all future women’s health discussions are open to all female-identifying students at the upper school.

The forums’ organization is led by Jenna Sadhu (12), who was spurred by her ReCreate Reading group’s reaction to their text, “Girls & Sex” by Peggy Orenstein, with the help of the book’s teacher sponsors, Dr. Schafer and Horan.

“People come together, and we talk about sexual awareness, sexual education, self-respect, self-value, social media pressure, insecurity, stigma, all of that,” Jenna said.

The next meeting of the forums, which take place in the Cyberloft in Nichols, is on Dec. 8.

This piece was originally published in the pages of the Winged Post on November 16, 2017.