Sex, Lies & Citizenship

Sex, Lies & Citizenship is a community-based participatory theatre project focused on improving sexual health knowledge and positive sexuality among self

advocates. The research questions guiding this project are:

1) What are self advocates’ experiences of learning about sexual health and sexuality?

2) What information is needed to achieve successful sexual health education and positive sexuality?

3) What impact does participatory theatre have on breaking down barriers and challenging stigma related to sexuality and intellectual disability?

Building on research gathered in an earlier pilot project, Sex, Lies and Citizenship will conduct a series of interviews with self advocates and use community-based participatory methods to create, produce and evaluate a participatory theatre project on sexual health, sexuality and intellectual disability. The public “theatre” will be performed in late Spring 2019 at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster.

More information about the project will be shared on this page soon.

If you have any questions about how you can be involved please contact the Lead Researcher Dr. Rachelle Hole at or Cindy Chapman, the Project Coordinator at or 604-822-5872.

We are presently looking for self advocates 18 years of age or older who would be interested in participating in a private and confidential interview about how they learned about sexual health, sexual rights and what their experiences were like.

recruitment poster

If you think you might want to participate in an interview, please let us know.  Kindly complete and return the Consent to Contact form and one of our researchers will contact you.

Consent to Contact Form