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Sexibition 2011

By Bella Sie On April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments


Bella and Michelle came down with a table full of goodies to attend the Opt Sexhibition, a part of the Opt 50th Anniversary Celebration. We chatted with some lovely attendees about our sexual health campaigns, including LACE, Around the Kitchen Table, and I Have Immunity. Then we thought we would make a little video to share with everyone!

PS - We know our video text is backwards but we did that deliberately. Just to be interesting.

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Hello Cool World at the Sexhibition!

By Michelle Reid On April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Bella and Michelle from Hello Cool WorldBella and I couldn't be more excited about attending the Sexhibition that Opt is hosting tomorrow at the Radisson Hotel, in Richmond. The Sexhibition is a part of its 50th Anniversary celebrations, which include the Opt Gala on Saturday.

The Sexhibition, according to Opt's website, "is a 'sexploration' of organizations and small businesses whom we consider to play an integral role in healthy sexuality and sexual health in British Columbia." At Hello Cool World we feel like that describes many of our projects- that's why we created That's So Sexy, to showcase all our sex-positive campaigns!

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Michelle is a freelance writer and anthropologist with a Master of Public Health from UBC. Her passions are promoting health and building community. She's worked in grassroots community organizations in Vancouver, Victoria and Oceania.

Getting ready for pleasure?

By Michelle Reid On April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

The biggest party of the year is happening this weekend! And no, we don't need the words "royal" and "wedding" to describe it-- but "hot," "sexy," and "fun" all apply! You guessed it: Opt's 50th Gala, this Saturday, April 30th. If you don't have your ticket yet, pick one up now-- they're almost sold out!

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Sexually active teens rally in support of Planned Parenthood

By Michelle Reid On March 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you follow any news about sexual health you've probably heard the uproar over the proposed cuts to Planned Parenthood funding in the US. Planned Parenthood, which operates 800 clinics across the United States and provides millions of women with basic reproductive and sexual health services every year, such as Pap tests, breast exams, low-cost contraception, and abortion. For women living in poverty and in rural areas, it may be the only option for accessing necessary health care services.

Wesleyan Uncut responded to the intention of the House of Representatives to cut all federal funding to Planned Parenthood with their video "I Have Sex." The services of Planned Parenthood are vitally important to young people, who are often uninsured or low-income, or unable to go to their parents or schools for information. These youth want the House of Representatives to know that they are sexually and politically active, and they intend to make their voices and votes count.

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We're in the News Today!

By Katherine Dodds On March 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Vancouver social marketer touts sexy messages and grassroots involvement. Argues fear-based campaigns don't work as sexually transmitted infections on the rise.

Vancouver Courier's Cheryl Rossi writes about Hello Cool World...

Check out today's Vancouver Courier for the article on our campaigns around sexy sex ed! The article talks about our favorite client cohorts -- Opt, LACE Campaign and Cindy Masaro's new research project!

As quoted HCW founder Katherine Dodds says: “It’s about wanting to actually have an impact on peoples’ sexual behaviour in a sense that positively impacts their lives and makes safer behaviours desirable, not all about disease and dreadfulness".

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Katherine Dodds AKA "Kat" is the founder of Good Company Communications and Trained in renegade advertising & branding through her work with Adbusters in the '90s, Kat's early induction into the possibilities of the web-world was inspired by the term hypertext, which she immediately found comforting. She is dedicated to cause-related communication and to the development and use of tools that promote democratic processes.

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