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Welcome to Consent

This event has been cancelled in line with current health advice and restrictions on travel from New South Wales. If you have tickets for this event, we’ll be in touch with you directly via email.

Find out more about our response to Covid-19 here.

Consent is complicated! Saying no can be hard. Talking about consent can be uncomfortable. But it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re setting boundaries at the hairdresser, visiting the doctor solo, or thinking about your first kiss, it’s important to feel in control. 

In Welcome to Consent, former Dolly Doctor columnist Melissa Kang and writer and broadcaster Yumi Stynes give teens the language to talk about what they want for their bodies.

This hilarious, frank, and inclusive guide tackles everything you need to know about how consent works, how to talk about it, and how to be welcoming and inclusive along the way.

Whether you’re a parent or a curious teen with a bunch of questions, these frank and funny adolescent health experts will walk you through the basics (and the not-so-basics) of consent. This event is a must for anyone thinking about how to navigate yes, no, and everything in between.

Our bookseller for this event is The Kids’ Bookshop.

This event is suitable for teens aged 11 and up.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, venue capacity is unfortunately limited. We will not be able to accommodate walk-ups or a waitlist as may have been the case in the past. Read more about our live events plan here. Check our website, follow us on social media or sign up to our e-newsletter The Wheeler Weekly for updates and any late ticket releases.

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Portrait of Yumi Stynes

Yumi Stynes

Yumi Stynes is a writer, broadcaster, television presenter, food fanatic, fitness enthusiast and mother-of-four - including two teenage girls. Yumi’s latest book is Welcome To Your Period. Among her daily responsibilities she presents a national radio show on the KIIS network called The 3pm Pickup. She also hosts an ABC podcast about women's health called Ladies, We Need to Talk. The podcast focuses on female sexuality and social issues and is known for its directness and taboo-breaking conversations.

Portrait of Melissa Kang

Melissa Kang

Most people know Dr Melissa Kang as the longest-serving expert behind the iconic Dolly Doctor column, but she’s also a practising medical doctor for marginalised young people and has academic roles at the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Sydney.

She is fifth-generation Malaysian-Chinese Anglo-Australian, which makes specialising in adolescent sexuality and sexual health all the more interesting. She continues to speak about these topics in the mainstream media.

Melissa has co-written, with Yumi Stynes, Welcome to Consent and Welcome to Your Period.

Wheeler Education

Being a teenager is all about change. Adolescence is when most of us form a sense of the world, try to find our place in it and (hopefully) have some fun along the way. Beyond what we learn at school, some of our most valuable learning happens when we discover the communities and ideas that connect us.

In the extraordinary times we live in, Wheeler Education is here to bring the world to teens – and teens to the world. We’ll explore the challenges facing young people right now, and the bold ways they’re envisioning their own futures. Hear from teens, writers, and educators about their passions, plans, survival tips and more.


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