Twanna A. Hines, M.S.

An award­-winning sex educator with a heavy addiction to the sociology of sexuality and its relationship to culture and Internet technologies. Also known as FUNKY BROWN CHICK®, Twanna has contributed to CNN, NPR, Sirius, Time Out New York, Lifetime, Mashable, Nerve, New York Press, Fast Company, The GuardianHuffington Post as well as CBC (Canadian National Radio), Paris Première (French Television), and Al Jazeera. She has also been quoted in a host of outlets throughout the U.S., from New York magazine to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Raised evangelical Christian in rural Illinois and Mississippi, she received abstinence-only sex education. In 2005, strongly believing adults needed a space to discuss sex openly without fearing judgment, she built FUNKY BROWN CHICK®. Called one of “the internet’s sultriest sharers” by the Village Voice, details about her rendezvous have been printed in Glamour magazine.