We often hear the question: What you you want to be when you grow up?
And also: Who is your role model?
I'm sure there has been varying answers that have come and gone throughout the years, but one has always be a constant, since I was about 14.
She is my role model and I want to be her when I grow up.
This woman fucking rocks. She is still kicking around, however slowly these days, as she's now 81.
I use to watch her show all the time and was blown away with how frank she was about sex - and in such an entertaining way. She came to my college once and I was star-struck.
Not only is her knowledge of sexual health a bottomless well, but she's also a fellow hometown Toronto lady, born and raised. She began a high school birth control clinic in the 70s - which was the first of its kind in all of Canada1, which, at that time, was pretty damn ballsy. She's also written three books about, well... you guessed it, sex; my favorite being Sex Is Perfectly Natural but Not Naturally Perfect.
She has been awarded the Order of Canada AND has her own brand of sex toys!
Yes, that awesome.
If you know who she is, then I needn't say anymore, but if you do not know her, have a quick watch with her on Conan a few years back. You'll quickly understand my adoration for this woman, my hero.
"There's a lot of things that you can use that you've got around the house,
besides the carrots, cucumbers and the regular things..."
ACK. She kills me!
1. Wikipedia: Sue Johanson