Twanna A. Hines


Sex is not inherently wrong, slutty or vulgar. That’s why I promote judgment-free, inclusive sex education and healthy interpersonal relationships.

If you’re interested in the business, through FUNKY BROWN CHICK, Inc., I support fellow artists, nonprofits and small business owners. Find out how.

If you’re interested in learning more about me, in particular, you’ve come to the right place. This is my online creative portfolio. I started writing publicly about sex and healthy relationships, under the name FUNKY BROWN CHICK®, in 2005. Soon, a publication that has since gone out of print, Nerve, asked me to pen a dating column. I was an experienced sex educator and advocate, but I was still awestricken: People get paid to write?! (Note: I’m from rural Illinois.) I accepted their offer.

In the years since, I’ve appeared on CNN, NPR, Sirius and other outlets around the globe, and I’ve been quoted by The New York Times. I’ve written for The Guardian, New York Press, Huffington Post, Fast Company and others. (See: bio.)

Currently, I live in fabulous Silver Spring, Maryland. Previously, I lived in Manhattan, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Amsterdam, The Hague and elsewhere. Regardless where future path(s) may lead, I will forever be grateful to New York City for gifting me with a bolder, more creative life.