Bianca I Laureano headshot. Bianca is a young, brown-skinned woman with brown curly hair pulled up in a high pony. Bianca has her hands pressed together in front of her and she is smiling. Bianca Laureano, PhD, CSES, MA2

Bianca I Laureano, PhD, CSES, MA2 is an award-winning educator, facilitator, curriculum writer, and sexologist.
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Bianca I Laureano is an award-winning educator, facilitator, curriculum writer, and sexologist. She is a co-foundress of the Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WOCSHN) and The LatiNegrxs Project. Bianca is the foundress of ANTE UP! a virtual freedom school for sexuality professionals offering professional development and certification. Bianca earned her BA in Individual Studies with a focus on Latina Sexualities in 2000 from the University of Maryland, College Park (UM). She earned a Masters of Arts from NYU in Human Sexuality Education in 2002 and a second Masters of Arts from the University of Maryland in Women’s Studies with a focus on sexualities, race, and racialization in 2006. While at UM she was a CrISP Scholar at the Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity and helped create the Intersectional Research Database. She has written several curricula that focus on communities of color: What’s the REAL DEAL about Love and Solidarity? (2015), Communication MixTape: Speak On It Vol 1. (2017), and wrote the sexual and reproductive justice discussion guide for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene published in 2018. Bianca led the curriculum development for the award-winning Netflix film Crip Camp and the PBS documentary I Didn’t See You There which are rooted in disability justice principles. She has been on the board of CLAGS the LGBTQ Center at CUNY, The Black Girl Project, and SisterSong the Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. She is an AASECT certified sexuality educator and supervisor. Bianca was awarded an honorary doctorate from California Institute of Integral Studies in May 2020 for her work in expanding the sexuality field. She is the editor of The People’s Book of Human Sexuality: Expanding the Sexology Archive available July 2023. Find out more about Bianca at her website and about ANTE UP! at 

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