Hello, sexy bears! My name is Steamy Shelly and I’m a Integrated Biology senior 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, IMG_1236.JPGI 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 in Cal and back home.