June Newsletter

Welcome to the beginning of Quarantine Week 12 for the UN|HUSHED team! UN|HUSHED will be working, writing, consulting, educating, and training remotely for the rest of 2020. We are disappointed about some elements of this change (we miss seeing our students and colleagues in person!) and we are excited about others (like expanding our global audience!).

In June every year we offer trainings on our comprehensive sexuality curricula – and this year we are thrilled to be offering this on our curricula all the way from Kindergarten through High School! As we are offering these digitally via Zoom, we hope that far more people will be able to access them. You can find out more and register for the following:

These trainings will include information and support on how to present the UN|HUSHED curricula in face-to-face settings as well as online environments. We hope you can join us!


We are so excited to announce that we are looking for a remote administrative assistant! You can read more about this on our job board or APPLY NOW.

On July 17th, Karen and Ryan, the authors of our handbook for mental health professionals, will offer a day-long, online training for therapists, counselors, and other mental health professionals. The training will include:

  • detailed, interactive, engaging training on the manual’s content and how to apply it,
  • a free copy of the manual mailed to your home or office,
  • 8 CEUs (no additional charge),
  • all for just $325!

For more information and to register, visit our website: https://www.unhushed.org/training/online-HMHP.php

AASECT Book of the Year Award for Trans+ 

Our Executive Director, Dr. Karen Rayne, received the honor of her most recent book, Trans+: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You, being named Book of the Year by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Councelors, and Therapists. Karen co-wrote Trans+ with Kathryn Gonzales. More information about the book award and the other illustrious award winners, along with Kathryn and Karen’s acceptance paragraphs, are available here: https://www.aasectannualconference.com/awards/.

This spring has been remarkably different from the one we expected to have. We had intended to:

  • put the final touches on our elementary curriculum (we’re about to finish this one), 
  • dive deep into the updates for our middle and high school curricula (our curriculum advisory counsel did this one and now the design team has them), 
  • publish An Introduction to Sexuality Education: A Handbook for Nursing Professionals (we did this one!), 
  • expand our free handouts available in Spanish and Chinese (we did this one too!),
  • travel to California, Nebraska, and more, and
  • generally continue to grow UN|HUSHED as we have since our founding as a 501c3 for the past two and a half years.

We don’t want to spoil the ending, but our focus was different than we had intended it to be.

Instead of business as usual, we created a ten hour web series called How to Teach Sex Ed Online (during a pandemic!). In one way or another, hundreds of facilitators have taken part in the series. (It has been so popular that we are about to offer it in Spanish!) Associated with this, we created several very robust handouts on how to effectively make that shift in the K – 12 classroom that have since been shared around the country and even around the world. If you missed our web series, and interested in catching up on it, you can still register, watch the recorded videos, and access all of the associated resources.


The UN|HUSHED team is 26 people in 7 countries, and we want to take time to highlight just how amazing each and every person on our team truly is. This month we asked Ryan to share why they joined the UN|HUSHED team. Visit that post to read more…

Thanks for following along! We’ll be back in touch next month to say hi and share more exciting news. We’d also love to hear from you. Get in touch with us via our facebook, instagram, twitter, linkedin, or contact us directly through the website.

And, as always, thank you for your critical support of comprehensive sexuality education. Your donations, t-shirt purchases, and social media likes help us continue our work, including providing sliding scale access to our curricula, training sessions, free handouts, and sample activities for everyone.

We value you and everything you do!