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Peaches and Cream

A film and educational resource addressing sexting for young adults with intellectual disability

People on set for film making in a bedroom

Peaches and Cream is a film and educational resource addressing sexting for young adults with intellectual disability

About Peaches and Cream

Peaches and Cream is a short educational film addressing sexting for young adults with intellectual disability (ID). It follows the story of River and Avery, two individuals navigating intimacy and online communication in a long-distance relationship.

Supported by the AuDA Foundation and the Profield Foundation, the film and resources are brought to you by Northcott in collaboration with Bus Stop Films.

People with disability and their support networks can refer to the education guide when watching the film. The Peaches and Cream film and resource aim to spark judgment-free conversations about sexting and online safety.

Young adults with ID often lack equal access to online safety education, facing higher risks of harassment and abuse. The Peaches and Cream film and education guide encourages discussions on consent, dating, and the law, offering tips and facts to support informed decision-making.

Education Guide

People with disability and relationships

Everyone has the right to intimacy and building healthy relationships, including people with disability. Yet access to education and understanding about sexual consent, relationships and dating is often limited – or non-existent.

For young people with disability, the need to learn about relationships, sexuality and sexual health can be overlooked, ignored or deemed unnecessary. In reality however, people with disability – and their parents, carers and support networks – often need extra support to learn about relationships and how to express their sexuality in positive and healthy ways.

Coupled with the education guide, Peaches and Cream aims to provide an entertaining, judgement-free tool to help start conversations about relationships for people with disability.

How the film came about

Peaches and Cream was created in response to the need to improve relationship and sex education for people with ID. Thanks to visionary and generous funding, Northcott has partnered with Bus Stop Films to bring these topics to life via film with support from actors, talent and filmmakers with disability. Northcott’s Sexuality and Relationship Counsellor Patrick Hukins co-facilitated six 3-hour workshops for young people with ID alongside filmmaker Ebube Uba.

Many of the young people are students in Bus Stop Film’s Accessible Film Studies Program. In these workshops, the young people with ID discussed sexting, online safety, online relationships, consent and boundaries, with the young people sharing their lived experience with sexting. These discussions formed the storyline for Peaches and Cream, which was written by award-winning executive writer, Emily Dash. The Peaches and Cream inclusively-made short film and accessible resources were made possible by funding from the auDA Foundation and the Profield Foundation.

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