creations are as varied as they are powerful. Whether they feature MeToo campaigners closing in on Brett Kavanaugh and some suspiciously vulva-esque-looking tacos, or a woman enjoying some solo-sex, the characters in Birkin’s art are indifferent to your presence. They’ve got bigger things to worry about. Ahead of the release of Sex Ed: A Guide for Adults
on October 29th, the book for which Birkin has designed all fifty illustrations, she shared with us her thoughts on representation, the rise of sex educators, and living in the United States in a time of, arguably, pure chaos.