Lorienne Oshen Vos
Oh boy! Or rather “Oh girl!” My daughter is now 16. Some six years ago, talking about sex with her was a truly terrifying thought. I had no idea where or how to begin, yet I knew what young children were being exposed to online and in the playground, and that I had to find a way to offer an alternative. Working with Kate, helped me step through my fears and step up into being the safe, go-to place for my daughter. Often times now this amazingly wise 16-year old teaches me about navigating uncomfortable conversations and emotions and when I wonder how she does it, she simply replies, “Mom, I learnt from the best.” And that’s why I’m here. I have personally witnessed the transformation in my relationship with my daughter and I know it’s possible to move from fear to open connection that has empowered her to cultivate her ability to be self-directed, self-governed and self-boundaried. This is priceless beyond measure.