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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.


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 ... Read more

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 M... Read more


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