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Talking about SEX can be awkward. Our videos make it easier... and funny! Because we have questions and want better answers.
Forward Together Youth
Oakland, California
United States
1 Team Member

Video Premier on IndieGoGo!

We wanted to let everyone see the first video of the Sex Ed: The Saga series! We hope you all enjoy it!

Video Premier in Oakland, CA!

Tuesday, Aug 6th 6-8pm at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center- 388 9th St. 2nd flr. Come to our Oakland Speaks: #SexEd anual event where we will be premiering our first 2 Sex Ed: the Saga Videos. 



We've still got a long way to go. You can help make Sex Ed: the Saga a reality!

Did you ever have to watch a gym teacher put a condom on a banana? Do you wish young people have a better way to get the information they need to make smart decisions about sex? Well here is something YOU can do about it!

We are Asian youth from Oakland, CA and we are making a series of fun, creative and sexy videos to get young people talking about sex. We need YOU to help reach our goal of $5,000 to finish making these videos, which educate, inform and start conversations about:

  • Sex
  • Using protectiion
  • Preventing STIs (sexually transmitted infections)
  • Partner communication
  • Gender identity and sexual orientation
  • LGBTQ-inclusive sex ed
  • Self acceptance
  • Family communication

We know it's hard for young people to get accurate information about sex. And we usually don't get to decide what kind of sex ed gets taught to us. So we're taking matters into our own hands and making our voices heard. Sex Ed: the Saga is BY YOUTH, FOR YOUTH, and it's like nothing you've ever seen before! We use music, dancing, animation, and funny pop culture references to start conversations on topics that no one else is talking about.

Making these videos and getting them out into the world takes a lot: green screen time, props, animation of sex ed balls (you gotta see it!), awesome locations and distrubution costs. We can't do it without you!


Who We Are

We are Asian youth from Oakland, CA! We are part of Forward Together’s Youth program which has been training Asian youth to be leaders in their communities since 2005. We are 14 to 20 years old. We come from low-income, immigrant, and refugee families, and we are  making changeon the issues that are important to us.

We are currently leading a campaign called Sex Ed the City to get better sex education in Oakland schools. Every day at school we deal with relationships, safety, sex, gender and sexuality...but our schools don't give us the information or support we need to navigate these issues. So we're doing something about it!

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This campaign ended on August 8, 2013
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  • $1USD
    Sex Ed the City Sticker

    Get an awesome sticker with our campaign logo on it. (link)

    4 claimed
  • $25USD
    Youth Zine & Name in Credits

    You'll get a copy of the gender and sexuality focused zine "Moving On" AND get your name in a special thanks to supporters AND a totally fashionable sticker!

    7 out of 40 claimed
  • $35USD
    Greeting Card Set

    Get a set of 5 gorgeous folded greeting cards designed by radical community artists (link) AND the Zine AND your name in the credits

    8 out of 20 claimed
  • $50USD
    Safer Sex Kit

    We're making Safer Sex Kits (includes condoms, lubes, stickers and how-to directions) AND the Zine, AND a credit shout out, AND a very sticky sticker.

    3 out of 30 claimed
  • $100USD

    One of these 2 beautiful posters by Melanie Cervantes (http://goo.gl/oAb4A) and Favianna Rodriguez (http://goo.gl/1ZTUH) AND safer sex kit AND greeting cards AND a credit shout out AND a very cool sticker.

    3 out of 10 claimed
  • $200USD
    2 Posters

    Both of these beautiful posters by Melanie Cervantes (http://goo.gl/oAb4A) and Favianna Rodriguez (http://goo.gl/1ZTUH) AND Safer Sex Kit AND greeting cards AND a credit shout out AND a very cool sticker.

    0 out of 5 claimed
  • $500USD
    Meet and Greet with the Actors

    Meet the Forward Together youth of the video AND both posters AND greeting cards AND a Safer Sex Kit AND the Zine AND a Credit shout out, AND a very sticky sticker.

    0 out of 2 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Cameo in our Video

    Be a star and join us in a future video shoot! (must be local Bay Area) AND both posters AND greeting cards AND a Safer Sex Kit AND the Zine, AND a credit shout out, AND a very sticky sticker.

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