Life Choices & Abortion Education
September 17, 2021
Hosted by Christi Anne Bela
I was around 9 years old when I first watched "Dirty Dancing" and at the time I had no idea what was happening with Penny / Abortion plotline. It was recently that I was watching an interview with Eleanor Bergstein the screenwriter and she talked about how studios wanted her to take that out, but she specifically wrote the story in such a way that the Abortion couldn't be edited, it was a vital part of the plot. I was in my 20's when I watched "Fast Times at Ridgemont High", by then I knew exactly what was happening when Jennifer Jason Leigh's character had an abortion because by that time I had experienced it for myself. This episode is not about Pro-Life or Pro-Choice, but about my reality. A reflection on the power of options, that are only as good as the education that predates them. I pose the question of how can we do better on all sides to inform and empower.
Unbuckled, with Intimacy Architect Christi Anne Bela
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Christi Anne Bela
Christi Anne Bela, published author, keynote speaker, radio personality and Intimacy Architect. Her expertise is helping people discover the power of intimacy and how to harness it, opening themselves to living passionately.
Christi Anne began her work as a sexuality educator in 2008. She has an extensive background in Tantra, Yoga and wellness, including training at the Autism Center of America and the Kundalini Research Institute.
She is the founder of Intimacy Architecture, which combines self-growth and community building to create safer ways to enjoy and honor the power of our sexuality. The acronym she created, C.A.T.C.H., to teach boundaries to people of all ages and abilities is featured in the “Consent Guidebook” and was part of the talk she did at TEDx Lenox Village Women in 2020.
Christi Anne has spoken on the subject of consent and boundaries at the Sex Down South Conference, Mega Disability Conference and the Arc Conference for the last 3 years. She has run workshops for Sex Positive World, body positive Burlesque series, fundraisers for LGBTQ youth and outreach with the Nashville Pride.