Sex Ed With DB
 
Danielle Bezalel aka DB
 

Danielle Bezalel aka DB

Danielle Bezalel is the creator, producer, and host of Sex Ed with DB. The idea of the podcast all started when Danielle went to Israel for a year to teach English in 2014. She has always been passionate about sex education but during her time in Israel, this passion was ignited. She encountered a rabbi who had very different ideas as to what young women should know and learn about sex (read the full story featured here).

After thinking about this experience more deeply, Danielle decided she would create a podcast that normalizes the often taboo topics of sex education. In June of 2017, Sex Ed with DB was born: an intersectional, feminist podcast for folks who want to hear real stories from 5 Bay Area voices as they try to revolutionize the way we talk about sex!

While Season 1 is nearing an end, Season 2 is just around the corner!

Visit the Sex Ed with DB GoFundMe page to learn more and donate to the cause: https://www.gofundme.com/edwithdb.

Danielle graduated from UC Berkeley in 2014 (go bears!) with a degree in Film and Media and a minor in Education. When she’s not working on Sex Ed with DB, she’s singing and performing in her band Happnstance, working out or doing Zumba, traveling to a new and exciting place, or hanging with her awesome friends and family.

 
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Season 1 Featured Voices:

Ivy Chen, MPH Ivy Chen, MPH is a sexuality health educator, and has been working with Bay Area communities for 21 years. She teaches students ranging from the 4th grade through college age, as well as parent groups, community based organizations, teachers, and other health professionals. Topics covered in her workshops include puberty, healthy relationships, body image, consent, sexual decision making, sexually transmitted infections, birth control, and increasing communication about sexuality within families. She is also a lecturer for the health education, sexuality studies and psychology departments at San Francisco State University and has taught two large human sexuality courses for the last 15 years.  Overall, she strives to make learning important information about sensitive topics as accessible, comfortable and fun as possible.

Ivy Chen, MPH

Ivy Chen, MPH is a sexuality health educator, and has been working with Bay Area communities for 21 years. She teaches students ranging from the 4th grade through college age, as well as parent groups, community based organizations, teachers, and other health professionals. Topics covered in her workshops include puberty, healthy relationships, body image, consent, sexual decision making, sexually transmitted infections, birth control, and increasing communication about sexuality within families. She is also a lecturer for the health education, sexuality studies and psychology departments at San Francisco State University and has taught two large human sexuality courses for the last 15 years.  Overall, she strives to make learning important information about sensitive topics as accessible, comfortable and fun as possible.

Ingrid Ochoa Ingrid Ochoa, MPH, CHES has served in several key roles in the public health field at San Francisco State University. She is currently the Undergraduate Program Coordinator and Clinical Faculty at the Department of Health Education. Formerly a Sexual Health Educator with SFSU Health Promotion & Wellness unit and Family Planning counselor at the Student Health Services (SHS) and Program Director for the Sexual Health Peer Educators Advocating Campus Health (PEACH) wellness program. Her passion and concentration is to serve the diverse campus student community by promoting health equity at the individual, community, and structural levels, facilitate retention and increase graduation rates, and to reduce systematic health disparities which value diversity, engage communities and are grounded in cultural humility.

Ingrid Ochoa

Ingrid Ochoa, MPH, CHES has served in several key roles in the public health field at San Francisco State University. She is currently the Undergraduate Program Coordinator and Clinical Faculty at the Department of Health Education. Formerly a Sexual Health Educator with SFSU Health Promotion &
Wellness unit and Family Planning counselor at the Student Health Services (SHS) and Program Director for the Sexual Health Peer Educators Advocating Campus Health (PEACH) wellness program. Her passion and concentration is to serve the diverse campus student community by promoting health equity at the individual, community, and structural levels, facilitate retention and increase graduation rates, and to reduce systematic health disparities which value diversity, engage communities and are grounded in cultural humility.

Dr. Rebecca Levy-Gantt Dr. Rebecca Levy-Gantt is DB’s loving mom and an Ob Gyn physician in the North Bay with a private practice, seeing women from aged 14 to 94.  Her special interests are contraception, fertility management, hormonal management, and healthy living. She is also a writer, contributing advice and information to health magazines and online websites.

Dr. Rebecca Levy-Gantt

Dr. Rebecca Levy-Gantt is DB’s loving mom and an Ob Gyn physician in the North Bay with a private practice, seeing women from aged 14 to 94.  Her special interests are contraception, fertility management, hormonal management, and healthy living. She is also a writer, contributing advice and information to health magazines and online websites.

Pristine Shin Pristine Shin has been living in the Bay for about 7 years. She first moved up here to attend UC Berkeley, and graduated in 2014 with a BA in Public Health. Since graduation, Pristine has been working with Study Smarter, a local tutoring and test prep company, and currently serves as a Director of Education and Scholarship Program Coordinator. When not working with tutors or students, Pristine enjoys surfing, cooking up a storm, listening to audiobooks, and hanging with her incredible community and loved ones.

Pristine Shin

Pristine Shin has been living in the Bay for about 7 years. She first moved up here to attend UC Berkeley, and graduated in 2014 with a BA in Public Health. Since graduation, Pristine has been working with Study Smarter, a local tutoring and test prep company, and currently serves as a Director of Education and Scholarship Program Coordinator. When not working with tutors or students, Pristine enjoys surfing, cooking up a storm, listening to audiobooks, and hanging with her incredible community and loved ones.

Aaron Steinfeld Aaron Steinfeld spends their time talking with queer and trans high school students about activism, oppression, sex ed, and healthy dating. Aaron is also a a graduate student studying Education at San Francisco State University, and continues to find ways to learn about sexuality to benefit themself and the people they educate. When not working or learning, Aaron loves spending time with their families and cats, reading fiction, and putting on makeup.

Aaron Steinfeld

Aaron Steinfeld spends their time talking with queer and trans high school students about activism, oppression, sex ed, and healthy dating. Aaron is also a a graduate student studying Education at San Francisco State University, and continues to find ways to learn about sexuality to benefit themself and the people they educate. When not working or learning, Aaron loves spending time with their families and cats, reading fiction, and putting on makeup.

Imani Wilson and Ella Zalon Imani Wilson and Ella Zalon are recent graduates from the Oakland School for the Arts as well as RAPP (Relationship Abuse Prevention Program) Alumni. They both identify as queer and have taken steps to ensure that sex education become the norm in their personal lives.

Imani Wilson and Ella Zalon

Imani Wilson and Ella Zalon are recent graduates from the Oakland School for the Arts as well as RAPP (Relationship Abuse Prevention Program) Alumni. They both identify as queer and have taken steps to ensure that sex education become the norm in their personal lives.


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