Back to School (i.e., Unhushed Comprehensive Sex Ed)!

For ten years now I have sent out a variation of an email that I just sent out a few days ago. It’s a momentous occasion for me, and I’m so excited to share it with you:

This is UN|HUSHED’s

10th year

providing comprehensive sexuality education programs to the Austin community!

We have ranged from having one to three classes running at a time, and they are all unique, beautiful, life-building experiences. Our very first student ever said this about her experience:

“Karen, early in my teenage life (and at the insistence of my incredible mother), instilled a sense of empowerment that I had never before heard from the adults in my life. Although it took me a while to truly hear her advice, it stuck with me and eventually became the metronome that brought me back to treating myself with the respect and reverence that I deserve.”

UN|HUSHED has grown since then, and I rarely find myself in the classroom anymore. Instead, I am guiding and supporting teams of sexuality educators both near and far as they provide so many more students this kind of experience. And so I couldn’t be more excited to set up an UN|HUSHED parent orientation with two of the finest sexuality educators I know: Jessica Smarr and Ryan Dillon. Come, meet them, learn about the Unhushed program, and register your kid(s) if you think it’s a good fit!


Saturday, August 11, 4:30 – 6:30, Bennu Coffee (515 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704)
Wednesday, August 15, 6:00 – 8:00, Bennu Coffee (515 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704)


A conversation with a facilitator is required if you want to register your youth for the class, so if you can’t make one of these two meetings, send us an email ( and we’ll figure out another time for you to meet.

Please let us know ( whether you’ll be joining us if you can, so we can be sure to have enough copies of our handouts. If you aren’t sure until the last minute, you’ll always be welcome even without an RSVP!

Thank you for all that you do.

Karen Rayne, PhD
Executive Director, Unhushed