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OTHERTruman National Security ProjectTruCon 2020Austin, TX5/1/2020For the first time ever, Truman National Security Project will host its annual conference, TruCon, outside of Washington, D.C.
SPEAKINGPAILanguage & the Future of SexWashington, DC11/17/2019Twanna addressed the International Family Planning Coalition, a convening of more than 50 diverse organizations working to increase funding for and improve U.S. policies on sexual and reproductive health and rights. She walked the group through sample terms and acronyms they can use to be inclusive in a sexual and reproductive health (SRHR) context.
SPEAKINGSoHo House New YorkArt of StorytellingWashington, DC10/25/2019Sexual health and lifestyle expert Twanna chatted about sexuality, exploration, and the duality of the fascination yet demonization of the Black body. Soho House was "founded in London in 1995 as a home from home for people working in creative fields. There are Houses located in the UK, Berlin, Istanbul, Barcelona, Amsterdam, New York, West Hollywood, Miami, Chicago, Toronto and Mumbai. Each House is slightly different depending on its location, but all share the same ethos: to create a comfortable home from home for a community of like-minded creative people, wherever they are."
Opening Up: Adding and Second or Third Line of Business
Washington, DC10/24/2019You have more than one passion. Don't limit your business to a single set of products or services. Artist and entrepreneur Twanna A. Hines is President and founding CEO of the creative social enterprise FUNKY BROWN CHICK, Inc. Her firm spreads the joy of entertainment and digital media to the masses to create a better world. They do this by producing artistic projects and by providing digital marketing services. During this session, Twanna walked attendees through the process of adding a second or third line of business to create multiple income streams. Get independent from one funding source, and make your business thrive.
THEATERCapital Fringe FestivalWe’re All Going To Fucking Die!Washington, DC8/1/2019A comedic, one-woman storytelling show about sex, anxiety and politics. Join Twanna A. Hines at Arena Stage for stories about overcoming anxiety, taking back our joy, and having the best sex ever!
SPEAKINGBusboys and Poets (Anacostia)
The Power of the Arts to Create Social Change
Washington, DC6/6/2019Join artists and arts organizations for a community celebration to share strategies, tips, and tactics for tapping into the arts to improve gender equality in the U.S. Free and open to the public, a mix & mingle cash bar will be available. Organized by FUNKY BROWN CHICK, Inc. in partnership with Women Deliver and Busboys and Poets, during the event, FUNKY BROWN CHICK, Inc. CEO Twanna A. Hines moderates the discussion with: Isra Chaker, Oxfam​; Ingrid Zimmer, Inner City-Inner Child​; Gabrielle Ewing, National Geographic​; and Briana Green, Mamatoto Village​. Event attendees enjoyed screenings of relevant film clips and view relevant artwork. This celebration was an official satellite event for the Women Deliver 2019 Conference taking place in Vancouver, Canada. Women Deliver is the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women in the 21st century.
SPEAKINGAvalon TheatreRoll Red Roll Panel DiscussionWashington, DC4/3/2019Presented in partnership with Museum of Contemporary American Teenagers (MoCAT) as a part of their series “Coming of Age in Toxicity.” Panelists: Fabiana Diaz, sexual assault survivor turned activist; Neil Irvin, Men Can Stop Rape; Susan Prout, mother of sexual assault survivor, Chessy Prout and co-founder of I Have A Right To; Dr. David Reitman, sub-specialist on adolescent medicine, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Medstar-Georgetown and expert on topics relating to adolescents, young adults and the LGBTQ community; and Twanna A. Hines, award­-winning sex and relationships educator and founder of the creative social enterprise Funky Brown Chick, Inc.
SPEAKINGThe Ivy BookshopSoraya Chemaly in conversation with Twanna A. HinesBaltimore, MD9/15/2018Award-winning writer and activist Soraya Chemaly and Twanna A. Hines discuss Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger, Chemaly’s timely conversation-shifting book urging 21st century women to understand their anger, embrace its power, and use it for positive change.
PODCASTLight Treason News
Brett Kavanaugh calls birth control "abortion-inducing drugs"; Twitter permanently bans Alex Jones
USA8/1/2018Twanna is interviewed by Allison Kilkenny — Twanna reccommends: Eloquent Rage, classical music, meditation, Seven Year Switch, Pose, Black-ish, This Is Us, Black Klansman, Mr. Rogers, going to the Smithsonian, and masturbation.
SPEAKINGPopulation ConnectionCapitol Hill Days: "Beyond Reproductive Rights: Reproductive Justice for All"Washington, DC3/19/2018Addressed nearly 400 student activists in D.C. for the weekend to speak out against Trump's Global Gag Rule. Topics Covered: Public Speaking, Civic Engagement, Entertainment-Based Interventions, Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, LGBTQIIA+ Equality
SPEAKINGCreate Good Nonprofit Communications ConferenceHollywood is Covering Your CauseDurham, NC1/1/2018Delivered keynote presentation to share how to use film and TV stories to bring attention and support to causes. Topics Covered: Public Speaking, Pop Culture Strategies, Entertainment-Based Interventions.
SPEAKINGSisterSongAdvancing Reproductive JusticeUSA1/1/2018Joined SIsterSong to provide an overview of the state of international sexual and reproductive health and rights during "Advancing Global Reproductive Justice" webinar. Topics Covered: Public Speaking, ICT4D, Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, Global Gage Rule.
SPEAKINGAmerican UniversityStrategic Health CommunicationsWashington, DC1/1/2017Delivered undergraduate lecture on the changing landscape of American media. Topics Covered: Women in Media, Representations of People of Color in Media, New Media, Careers in Journalism, Celebrity Engagement, Pop Culture Strategies
SPEAKINGFrank ConferenceLeveraging Film to Tell StoriesJacksonville, FL1/1/2017Partnered with Picture Motion to share skills-building tips for effectively leveraging the power of storytelling — specifically in film & television — to create the kind of social change that moves society forward. Topics Covered: Public Speaking, Workshop Facilitation, Pop Culture Strategies, Entertainment-Based Interventions
SPEAKINGMilwaukee Sexual Health and Relationship Education (SHARE)"They Didn't Teach THAT in School: True Adventures in Real World Sex with Twanna Hines"Milwaukee, WI4/3/2016The weeklong sexuality education event runs April 3 through April 10, and will focus on providing accurate and up-to-date information on a wide variety of topics via engaging programs, presented by experts in the field of sexuality education. The week will kick off with an evening of humorous and enlightening storytelling, featuring Twanna Hines, highlighting the need for ongoing sex education for people of every age.
SPEAKINGWNYC's Greene Space (New York City Public Radio)“The Parent's Guide to Doing It.”New York, NY10/5/2015This episode of the parenting chat show (which just announced its move from WNYC to Earwolf) hosted by Hillary Frank features sex advice guru Dan Savage and writer Jane Marie, talking about sex after baby (or babies). Because Savage is a parent who adopted a child with a partner, while Jane Marie gave birth to hers, the conversation has an interesting range; emotional and physical obstacles to satisfying parental sex are both explored. This non-parent found the conversation hilarious, as well as occasionally useful for child-free couples who are simply domesticated and tired. (The follow-up to this episode, which was recorded live with guests Twanna Hines and Dr. Hilda Hutcherson, is likewise enlightening.)
TVHuffPost LiveFleet Week HookupsNew York, NY8/7/2015Twanna joins HuffPost Live to dish on the hook ups, run-ins, and carnal fun during Fleet Week in NYC. Topics covered: sex in the military, safer sex, condoms, women in the military, interracial relationships, and threesomes.
PODCASTWNYCThe Longest Shortest TimeNew York, NYJuly 1, 2015The Longest Shortest Time Guests Twanna Hines and Dr. Hilda Hutcherson deliver a racy Q&A on sex & parenthood. Slate named the affair The 10 Best Podcast Episodes of the year. Topics covered: sex after parenthood, bisexual parents, traumatic birth PTSD, and cosleeping.
RADIOSiriusXM RadioAre Women's Attitudes About Casual Sex Changing?New York, NYJuly 1, 2015Twanna discussed how & why women like casual sex, appearing on the Daily Drum, a daily news program featuring national and local stories hosted by journalist Harold Fisher and broadcast on WHUR 96.3 FM and Sirius/XM Channel 141. Topics covered: casual sex, sex and gender, hookup culture, and flirting.
SPEAKINGWoolly Mammoth Theatre CompanyLights Rise on Sex: An Encounter with Award-Winning Sex Educator Twanna A. HinesWashington, DC4/16/2015Two inner-city teens, a shy Chinese-American girl and a charismatic African-American boy, fall madly in love until one of them suddenly disappears. Six years later—their intense reunion—along with a new third wheel—opens the doors to an unorthodox vision for a new kind of family. Lights Rise on Grace is an intimate play with a big social and cultural palette and an even bigger heart. It is both an unabashed love story and a hot-blooded stage event: an examination of race, sexuality, and family as unconventional as the relationships it depicts. Post-Show chat with award-winning educator and sex columnist Twanna Hines. Topics Covered: Interracial relationships, Threesome love triangles.
SPEAKINGCatalystCon: Sparking Communication in Sexuality, Activism & Acceptance
Closing keynote interview with Population Services International (PSI) co-founder Phil Harvey
Washington, DC3/1/2015Twanna presented the closing keynote and interviewed an entrepreneur who promotes contraception and HIV/AIDS prevention. She also presented a panel about using media to spread healthy sexual information. Topics Covered: HIV/AIDS, First Amendment Rights, International Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Digital Development: From Principle to Practice
Washington, DC2/29/2015Celebrating the Principles for Digital Development as a foundation for how technology should be utilized in international development programs to increase impact! During this one-day event, Twanna led a talk about how we can move from principle to practice on the digital divide, gender, and sexual equality. Topics covered: technology, fluidity of sexuality, gender in development, international development.
SPEAKINGNorthwestern UniversityMedia, Race and FeminismChicago, IL1/1/2015Headlined event in a series of weekly speakers about feminism in pop culture. Topics Covered: Women in Media, New Media, Careers in Journalism
SPEAKINGAlliance FrancaiseThe Art of French KissingWashington, DC9/26/2014Moderated by award-winning educator and sex columnist Twanna A. Hines, The Art of French Kissing panel includes a mixture of experts on the French kiss.
Topics Covered: Kissing techniques, science of kissing, Intimacy, Sociolinguistics
THEATERCapital Fringe FestivalI Füçkèd Your CountryWashington, DC8/3/2014Twanna grew up in Mississippi, lost her virginity in England, and slept her way through Europe. Laugh and learn during this theatrical storytelling event from award-winning educator and colunist Twanna A. Hines.
FILMDocumentaryAir Sex: The MovieUSA4/8/2014Air Sex: The Movie is a feature length documentary film about the most bizarre touring comedy show there is — the Air Sex World Championships. Twanna explains how comical, fully-clothed, mimed performances might actually deliver sex education to adults who need it. Topics covered: human sexuality, sex education for adults, and interpersonal relationships.
SPEAKINGCapital Fringe FestivalI Fucked Your CountryWashington, DC1/1/2014A comedic, one-woman storytelling show about sex, anxiety and politics by Twanna A. Hines at the 9th Annual Capital Fringe Festival. . Join Twanna A. Hines for stories about overcoming anxiety, taking back our joy, and having the best sex ever! Topics Covered: Healthy Relationships, Interracial Relationships, Intercultural Understanding, Child Abuse
SPEAKINGSan Miguel Literary SalaThe San Miguel International Storytelling FestivalMexico1/1/2014Twanna was an invited speaker at the inaugural San Miguel International Storytelling Festival, which brought storytellers from all over the globe to Mexico.
Topics Covered: Storytelling, Virginity, International/ Intercultural Understanding
RADIOChicago Public RadioCelebrity Sex, Vampires & Paternity Rights for FathersChicago, IL7/16/2013Twanna joins hosts Brian Babylon & Molly Adams at Chicago Public Radio, broadcasting on 89.5FM, 90.7FM & WLU 88.7, to discuss paternity rights for fathers & celebrity influence on the discourse. Topics covered: men's rights, paternity rights, in vitro fertilization (IVF), and diverse family structures
SPEAKINGHarvard UniversityBridging Gender Activism and Careers in Public ServiceCambridge, MA3/8/2013Shared strategies at kick-off event for Women's Week to help students incorporate gender into nonprofit, social service and private-sector careers.
Topics Covered: Professional Relationship-building strategies, Writing Careers, New careers in Journalism, Freelance Writing, Magazine Publishing, International Women's Day, Harvard Women's Week
SPEAKINGKent State UniversitySex, Booze and PartyKent, OH1/1/2013Anti-sexual violence presentation during Sex Week, a week of full programs focusing on the sex education spectrum. Topics Covered: Safer sex, Alcohol & Sex, Drinking on Campus, Sex Week
SPEAKINGWoodhull Sexual Freedom AllianceMedia Literacy BootcampWashington, DC1/1/2013This workshop shared tools of the trade to help audience members' ideas get noticed. Twanna instructed how to insert causes into the national dialogue via media, advertising, public relations and media activism. Topics Covered: Cause-based marketing, New Media, Journalism
SPEAKINGBawdy Storytelling“No Holds Barred” at Galapagos Art SpaceBrooklyn, NY10/26/2012Bawdy Storytelling
SPEAKING92Y TribecaLet Me In You Narrative Whore: "A Six-Word Memoir Story Show on the Writing Life from SMITH Magazine"New York, NY10/4/2012A Six-Word Memoir story shown on the writing life from SMITH magazine.
Topics Covered: Sex and Religion, Virginity, The American Midwest
SPEAKINGBlogHer“Erotica Out in the Open”New York, NY8/4/2012Moderated panel of writers describing how they've staked out distinctive romantic and erotic territories online. Topics Covered: Erotica, BDSM, Fifty Shades of Grey, Online Journalism
SPEAKINGWAM!NYC Gender Justice in Media Conference“Funding for Feminist Media & Making It As a Freelancer”New York, NY3/31/2012WAM!NYC Gender Justice in Media Conference. Join us for a full day of engaging discussion. Some of our featured speakers include Slate senior editor Dahlia Lithwick, civil rights attorney Roberta Kaplan, Mother Jones reporter Jamilah King, Jacobin editor Alex Press, columnist Serena Daniari, and many more. Everyone who comes is a featured guest
SPEAKINGTribeca CinemasPower of My Parts Annual Film Festival for Youth by YouthNew York, NY3/17/2012Sponsored by Young Women of Color HIV/AIDS Coalition. Invited panelist for teen pregnancy film discussion. Topics Covered: Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Adolescent Sexuality, Healthy Relationships, Safer Sex, HIV/AIDS, STD/STI prevention
SPEAKINGSouth by Southwest (SXSW)“Sex, Dating and Privacy Online Post-Weinergate”Austin, TX3/12/2012Panelist with Violet Blue, Rachel Kramer Bussel, and Samhita Mukhopadhyay

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