Hello, sexy bears! My name is Shelly and I’m a third year Integrated Biology major from the Philippines. I became involved in SHEP because I feel that sexual health/ sexuality is an essential topic that is not properly taught and discussed because it is often frowned upon. In fact, I come from a culture where openly talking about sex remains taboo due to its Catholic views. In Manila, I observed the importance of proper sexual health education and the consequences of its absence with my own eyes. Teenage pregnancies, elevated population growth rates, and massive poverty… “Sex Ed isn’t scary, but the lack of Sex Ed is!” Through SHEP, I hope to become a resourceful and sex-positive SHEPI to educate my peers back home. -SHEPI Shelly