Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Photographer: Nikt Wong

Year of Submission: 2016 (Educators Edition) 

June Low is a sex educator in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. In a country where many people regard talking about sex as taboo, her job often has its tricky moments. According to June, Malaysia’s long-standing approach to sex education – focused almost solely on abstinence – has never really been effective. To give teenagers better knowledge about sex, in 2015 June began hosting an internet sex education show. Titled “Popek-Popek” – Malay slang for “talking” – the show, made in the living room of her home, offers a comprehensive view of the options available to young people wondering about sex. “My videos are available online for free, so no one can stop me from reaching young people seeking information,” says June.