Lara Purvis

Education Coordinator, Lara Purvis is a full-time employee at Venus Envy, a writer on queer and sexual rights  and a single mama. A Jack (or Jill) of all trades, Lara has been an elementary school teacher, a birthing educator, a doula and a farmer. Her writing has graced the pages of Xtra, Xpress, Rabble.ca and the Ottawa Citizen and has now evolved into blog musings and workshops on sex positivity and consent.  Lara enjoys the daily deviance of wielding dildos, and the gentle learning and unlearning that happens in sex-education workshops. Away from work, Lara can be found growing green things with her six-year-old sidekick, riding bikes and playing with a pony called Woo.