Kirsten M. deFur, MPH

Curriculum Writer

Kirsten deFur is a sexuality educator and trainer specializing in utilizing sex-positive educational approaches, teaching about healthy and unhealthy relationships, and preventing sexual and intimate partner violence. A contributing author to the curricula Teaching Safer SexSex Ed in the Digital Age, and The American Journal of Sexuality Education, Kirsten is the editor of the 4th edition of the Center for Sex Education’s curriculum Unequal Partners: Teaching About Power, Consent, and Healthy Relationships.

Kirsten has been facilitating workshops since 2001 in a variety of settings for participants of all ages, especially as an Our Whole Lives Facilitator and Trainer with the Unitarian Universalist Association. Kirsten is the co-author of the 2nd edition of Our Whole Lives for grades 4-6 and the accompanying Parent Guide.

Kirsten received her Master of Public Health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in Sexuality & Health. She enjoys the critical analysis of social and cultural constructs of sexuality with her sexuality-based book club, made up of sexuality professionals throughout NYC. She shares insights on topics related to sexuality education on her blog, and tweets with the handle @FearlessSexEd.

Kirsten lives in Brooklyn, NY and brings as much enthusiasm to cooking, biking, and cats as she does to sexuality education.