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2.03: (Ellen Taylor) - How do you get rid of a stigma?

June 13, 2023 Informing Choices NI Season 2 Episode 3
Big Sexy Talk
2.03: (Ellen Taylor) - How do you get rid of a stigma?
Show Notes

This episode contains an in-depth interview with Ellen Taylor. Ellen is the Vice President and Community Relations Officer of the Secondary Students’ Union of Northern Ireland and chair of the Newry, Mourne and Down Youth Council. She is starring in season 2 of the CBBC sci-fi adventure series Silverpoint, and is currently studying her A-Levels.

During the interview Ellen reflects on school life during Covid-19; her involvement with the Secondary Students' Union of Northern Ireland; establishing a Feminist Society; producing a report into sexism and sexual harassment in schools; counselling services in schools; her experience of RSE and preferences on how it should be taught; the provision of information on sexual health services; social media and the influence of Andrew Tate; and her aspirations for sexual health, rights and education going forward.

Useful links

SSUNI Sexual Harassment and Sexism Survey

DUP's Jim Wells criticised for response to teenager who used 'The North' in email

Period poverty: No free tampons in school 'adds stress to families'

Students tell of anger at cuts to NI education services

The Good Friday Agreement changed everything for Northern Ireland's young people - so teach them about it