GATHER with Kerri Isham
Changing our Relationship with Sexual Healthy Education for Adults & Children
GATHER is a community of Indigenous and non-Indigenous changemakers coming together on a consistent basis to learn, heal, and grow - together - and a digital storytelling platform that tracks these raw, real, and authentic conversations and tells the story of the wisdom gathered for a purpose throughout this individual and collective journey of expansion.
WHO is Kerri Isham?
Kerri is a knowledgeable, experienced and passionate educator, coach and facilitator dedicated to excellence and committed to the empowerment of people of all ages. Her primary goal is to make exploring sexual health fun and meaningful, and to alleviate the shame and embarrassment sometimes associated with this topic. Kerri specializes in sexual abuse prevention, supporting children and youth with diverse-abilities and the impact of pornography viewing on children and youth.
Kerri believes that we can do more together and that we suffer alone. By inviting in the resources around us we can lift up causes and goals of changemaking organizations and individuals around us to create impactful systemic change. Certain problems that were bubbling under the surface are now forefront (poverty, unhoused, sexual abuse, sexual assault, lack of housing, opioid crisis, intimate partner violence) and we know that silos are ineffective, fostering isolation.
Some of the ways that Kerri is inviting in braiding for impact into her practice is through collaboration with Nanaimo Women Helping Women with existing front-line organizations, banning together with other sexual health educators to support one another so that we can support our communities (Sexual Educator Alliance (SEA), and supporting and collaborating with other parents to ensure our children are raised by a village and not individual families.
Why is this conversation important?
Braiding for impact gives Kerri hope that we can create a better way to live together, to share resources and to respect mother earth because the way in which we've been functioning is not working. Inviting in a return to Indigenous ways of knowing and being to care for our children, to take care of our environment, and to live honestly and respectfully is the path that lays before us, should we choose to walk it.
Connect with Kerri by visiting her website, and supporting this change work by talkig to your children and grand-children about their bodies. Tell them their bodies are sacred. Kerri has a vast amount of resources on her website to facilitate any learning needs.
Gather with us on May 18, 2022 at 8 am PT for a co-created conversation and changemaker community experience. LIVE on LinkedIn.
Meet your GATHER for HER Co-hosts here:
Moderator Christina Benty
Host Charlene SanJenko
Story tracker Tina Overbury
Graphic recorder Sharon Marshall
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