What Does Consent Really Mean?
by Pete Wallis and Thalia Wallis, illustrated by Joseph Wilkins
The serious issue of sexual consent is discussed in a graphic novel format that depicts the conversation of teenagers aged 13-18 and their personal feelings on the subject. The comic book story is accompanied by sexual health resources for students and teachers including PSHE practitioners and international equivalents.
While seemingly straightforward, Tia and Bryony hadn't considered this subject too seriously until it comes up in conversation with their friends and they realise just how important it is.
Following the sexual assault of a classmate, a group of teenage girls find themselves discussing the term consent, what it actually means for them in their current relationships, and how they act and make decisions with peer influence. Joined by their male friends who offer another perspective, this rich graphic novel uncovers the need for more informed conversations with young people around consent and healthy relationships. Accompanying the graphics are sexual health resources for students and teachers, which make this a perfect tool for broaching the subject with teens.