Islander Feminists presents their third annual Sex Ed Loteria

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Sex Ed Loteria playing card that Islander Feminist created.

Gabriella Ruiz, Reporter

On Oct. 23 Islander Feminists hosted their third annual Sex Ed Loteria event via Zoom to educate students on the awareness of sexual health. Students were also encouraged to dress up in their costumes in honor of Halloween being around the corner.

Prior to attending the event, students had to RSVP on I-Engage in order to receive the link to the meeting and their themed sex education/feminism playing card. Students had the opportunity to either print out their playing card or use them digitally on their phones.

Islander Feminists gave out prizes throughout the night to those who had winning cards. The prizes ranged from a Halloween themed basket that included goodies worth playing for as well as t-shirts, buttons, stickers and condoms.

President of the Islander Feminists Tori Foss mentioned that she was very excited for this event and even though it was virtual this year, she hopes that TAMU-CC will be back in person next fall. “We hope that this event provides students with information on how to have safe sex and take care of their sexual health,” said Foss, “We aim to provide a safe and comfortable space on campus for students to discuss and learn about these topics. Hopefully having a fun and engaging way to talk about sex ed will allow students to feel more comfortable speaking about these things with their parents or doctors. We also hope that after this event, they’ll know where to get resources in the community.”

Accounting major Michele Ramirez, a sophomore here at TAMU-CC, attended the Sex Ed Loteria with hopes in potentially winning prizes and also learning about who the Islander Feminists are. Ramirez mentioned that she was close to winning but missed it only by one in two rounds. “Luckily they mentioned they do this every fall, but I would love it if they did the same event again in the spring or something similar to it,” stated Ramirez, “I love how outspoken everyone was! The officers were all incredibly kind and made topics like masturbation, anatomy, abortion, and sex feel ‘non-taboo’ to talk about.”

For additional information about The Islander Feminists, students can go to I-Engage to find TIF’s profile page and look forward to upcoming events hosted by this organization. Students can also follow TIF on their social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram for a better insight of what this group has to offer.