(born April 18, 1970) is an author, activist, and Internet publisher with a focus on progressive, affirming sexuality. She is a self-described "queer polymath
: feminist activist, writer, photographer, artist, educator, Internet publisher, and community organizer."' She was one of the pioneers of positive human sexuality
on the Internet
Heather Corinna was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in Chicago and Pennsylvania. Corinna is a graduate of the Chicago Academy of the Arts
, where she studied music, creative writing, and art. She also attended Shimer College
during its time in Waukegan
, where she majored in Humanities. During her twenties, Corinna worked for several years as an early childhood educator, having trained at the Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center
from 1997 through 1999. After working in education with developmentally disabled adults and in a Montessori
elementary classroom, she founded an alternative kindergarten/pre-kindergarten in Chicago.
Corinna has written about the role that an experience with sexual assault and other violence in her youth have played in motivating her art and activism.
- Founded in 1998 by Corinna and co-editor Hanne Blank, Scarlet......