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LONG BIO (222 words)
Karen B. K. Chan is a sex and emotional literacy educator in Toronto with 20 years of clinical and training experience. Karen (aka BK) is dedicated to education that is plainly spoken, emotionally honest, and grounded in justice.
Known for her accessible style and easy sense of humour, BK speaks internationally in classrooms and at conferences, to students, parents, and professionals. BK integrates curriculum content into stories, and theory into practice.
Her 5-minute YouTube video "Jam" (which likens sexuality to musical jamming) is used as a teaching resource internationally, and her chapter on sex and creative play was part of AASECT's Book of the Year in 2014. BK's writing has appeared in publications like Sexology International, Any Other Way (Coach House 2017), the Tete-a-Tete, SimplySxy.com, and Action Canada's national education manual. BK was named "2014 Service Provider of the Year" by Planned Parenthood of Toronto, and one of 30 distinctive Chinese Canadian women in Ontario in 2017.
In addition to her content expertise, BK has training in Creative Facilitation, Productive Thinking, Non-Violent Communication, and is a facilitator for YES!, which hosts intensive gatherings for social changemakers worldwide.
BK is currently working on a series of children's books about feelings, and a series of mini books about cultural competence. Her online course on Emotional Intelligence is slated to be released in Fall 2017.
SHORT BIO (44 words)
Karen B. K. Chan is a sex and emotional literacy educator in Toronto, Canada. Karen (aka BK) has taught and written about sex, sexuality, and emotional intelligence for 20 years. She is dedicated to having conversations about sexuality that are real, transformative, and kind.