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amy sutherland - founder, Writer & educator

Hey all! My name is Amy Sutherland (she/her), and I have been passionate about sexual health since before I hit puberty. I've spent most of my adult life working as a writer focusing on health and wellness. More particularly, women’s reproductive health. But, as with most issues, these are not one-dimensional topics, so, I often find myself writing about lifestyle, culture, and politics as well. 

I hold a Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota where I studied women’s sexual and reproductive health. My thesis explores how credible and relatable menstrual health websites are to the needs of pre- and newly post-menarcheal girls. During my research, I discovered that 52% of teens aged 13-17 go online to find sexual and reproductive health-related information, with internet usage among teen girls growing five times faster than any other demographic. It was at that moment the idea for Harlot was born.

I designed Harlot to fill the ever-growing knowledge gap as sexual health classes continue to be cut from school curricula in the United States. Harlot’s mission is to be a trusted source for teens to explore sexual health outside of religious, political, mass-marketing, or commercial influence. 

Offline, my objective is to fill my home with books, warm conversations, and strong coffee. I live in St Paul with my partner, Travis, and two mischievous cats. You can follow me on my blog, find me on Instagram and sometimes catch me tweeting


written by amy