Let’s talk about sex: Shereen El Feki at TEDGlobal 2013

Kristen Chapman Gibbons:

Almost always ready to talk more substantively about sex, you?

Originally posted on TED Blog:

TEDGlobal Fellow, and author of Sex and the CitadelShereen El Feki comes on stage to tell us about Faiza, a woman she met on a recent trip to Casablanca. Unmarried, and a new mother, Faiza proudly told El Feki her story as she showed off her young son. “It was a remarkable tale, but Faiza saved the best for last,” El Feki tells us. The young mother then boasted of still being a virgin, with not one but two medical certificates to prove it. “This is the modern middle east, where two millennia after the coming of Christ, virgin births are still a fact of life,” El Feki adds drily.

El Feki has spent years traveling throughout the Arab region to listen to people’s stories about sex. Stemming from her own work as an HIV/AIDS researcher and activist, the project has been a way for her to reconnect…

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About Kristen Chapman Gibbons

Loosely connected facts: Storyteller. Curator of a Better Internet. Lifelong Politico. Social Media Maven. Creativity and Empathy Evangelist. Performer. Creator of Content Worth Sharing. Digital Strategist. Former Social Worker. Decade teaching in Higher Ed. Master's Degree in Theology. Married to an Irishman. 3 darling kiddos. Preacher's kid. Appalachian. Music maker. Music devour-er. ENTP. Bohemian. Geeky. Obsessed with thrift stores and all things vintage. Lover of species.

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