Shelby Knox

Shelby Knox grew up as a conservative Southern Baptist in Texas turned activist and documentary film subject. She recently graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Political Science. Throughout her college career, Shelby traveled across the nation to speak to young people about the importance of comprehensive sex education and the power of youth activism, using the film that carries her name, The Education of Shelby Knox, as a vehicle for discussion. She currently lives in New York City and is a full time speaker and organizer working with progressive organizations to promote sex education, women’s rights, and youth empowerment.


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The Smart Girl’s Guide to Spring Break

Shelby Knox

"Hooking up" is not in itself damaging to one's psychological health, but you still need to take precautions to protect yourself, using tips from the "Smart Girl's Guide" to Spring Break.

Sex, Lies, and Federal Money

Shelby Knox

President Obama and Speaker Pelosi, if you have to throw a bone to the right wing, let it not be the bones of the youth who elected you. We just want the facts that can save our lives.

Watching A Dream Come True, for REAL!

Shelby Knox

Tuesday on Capitol Hill Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Senator Frank Lautenburg re-introduced the REAL Act, federal legislation that would for the first time in history put federal dollars toward comprehensive sex education.

New York State of Denial

Shelby Knox

In New York state, and throughout America, rising HIV infection rates among women reflects a lack of comprehensive sex education teaching women how to stay healthy.

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