Common Ground: Changing Bodies, Changing Times


Laying the Groundwork for Healthy Relationships at Woodside Priory

Justine Fonte, a leading sexuality educator and social justice activist, will explore the skills children and teens
need to develop healthy relationships in today’s world. Her practical advice on raising digitally-
connected kids will include the changing dynamics of love, desire and consent as well as the importance of
talking frankly with our kids about the psychological and social impact of pornography. Fonte promotes
allyship, the lifelong process of building ethical relationships based on self-respect, trust, consistency and
accountability. She encourages kids to exercise agency over their bodies and to embrace their authentic
selves. Fonte is the Director of Health and Wellness at the Dalton School in New York City, where she teaches
health and sex-positive programs for students, parents and faculty.