Chella is a qualified teacher, education consultant, science communicator, comedy performer, artist and designer. She has recently moved on from her role as head of PSHE in a Sheffield secondary school to complete her Master’s Degree in Education focusing on using art and drama to challenge and change attitudes to menstruation in primary and secondary schools, and she will continue to develop her Gender Respect research and consult on menstruation education with our partner schools. Her ongoing and groudbreaking research into menstruation education has an accompanying #PeriodPositive campaign and website which includes tips for teachers, and shares free classroom-tested lesson plans and resources. She regularly consults with schools and SRE charities on reproductive health education, LGBT inclusion, media representation, and consent, and researches for and designs the Sex Education Forum’s termly e-magazine, The Sex Educational Supplement.
Chella is an established science communicator, performing solo shows and working with the the public through ScienceGrrl and with MOSI, Manchester. She regularly performs with Science Showoff and hosts her own travelling science communication comedy night promoting women in STEM called Comedy in Space. She is the Sheffield Docfest 2013 Specialist Factual New Talent Pitch winner, for which she wrote and presented Lifting the Lid, a short film about menstruation education for the Open University. You can watch her popular TEDxSheffield 2012 Talk, Adventures in Menstruating: Don’t Use Shame To Sell, here.
To read Chella’s blog, click HERE.