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Author Melissa Febos and how our "Girlhood" shapes the way we think about consent

Teen girls texting
Teen girls texting

Today, we talk about how experiences coming of age impact us into adulthood. Melissa Febos, author of the bestselling memoir Girlhood, joins us.

She writes about what she learned about herself, including the ways we begin to understand consent and how this impacts our relationships long-term.

And later, what should parents and educators consider when teaching about consent?


Cat Pastor contributed to this show which originally aired February 18, 2022.

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