In a healthy relationship, both people should feel comfortable with the level of physical activity occurring whether it be kissing, hugging, touching, or sex. Coercion comes in many different forms and no one should feel obligated or pressured into a sexual activity they don’t feel comfortable with. Consent is about permission; it is specific to the activity, freely given, and never assumed. When coercion is present consent is not possible.

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  • Megan is passionate about prevention education and community. She strongly believes in social justice and ending violence. Megan works as a digital educator at HCWC where she uses social media, our podcast, and community presentations to promote gender equality, advocacy, consent, and healthy relationships. She is also passionate about advocating for peace, equality, and youth empowerment. She enjoys research, watching movies, playing roller derby, and spending time at the river with family.