Melissa

Munjeeta has been in education for 11 years and has been an avid writer since childhood. She graduated from Leeds University in 2006 with a 2:1 in Biology and History & Philosophy of Science before completing her Primary PGCE at Manchester University. She taught the British National Curriculum in the UK for 4 years and, while pleased that sex education was a part of it, was often frustrated by the content.

She then moved to Busan in the Republic of Korea to teach the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP) at Busan International Foreign School. It was when teaching the PYP to children from all over the world that her interest in children's social and emotional development and mental health really took hold. Munjeeta found navigating the boundaries when teaching sex education to children with different cultural backgrounds fascinating and really began to realise the importance of inclusive sex-positive education. On her return to the UK she completed her Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills for Working with Children and her Level 3 Certificate. This led to a period of working as a Learning Mentor before she decided to pursue a career in writing with a focus on sex-positive sex education.

Munjeeta is now based in London, UK and as passionate about education as she always has been. She would like to use the skills she has acquired in a more creative way, outside of a classroom environment. She is owned by two cats, always has at least two books on the go, loves cooking and eating, and is learning to love running.