Rosalia Rivera

SAGE Chair

El Salvador/Canada

Professor S. Caroline Taylor AM

Rosalia is a consent educator and child sexual abuse prevention specialist, sexual literacy advocate, TEDx speaker, Chair of the SAGE organization, the founder of CONSENTparenting™, host of the AboutCONSENT™ podcast and creatrix of CONSENTwear™. She is also a CSA (child sexual abuse) survivor and thriver.

As a CSA survivor/thriver and parent, from a family of survivors, she discovered how triggering it was to learn about abuse prevention when it was time to educate her own kids once she became a mother. Determined to break the intergenerational cycle of abuse, Rosalia dedicated herself to her healing so she could overcome the anxiety and triggers that kept coming up when learning about abuse prevention so she could teach her kids.

Through the process, she learned that there were no programs speaking specifically to the survivor experience. This was preventing a large percentage of the parenting population from educating themselves and their kids, thereby increasing the perpetuation of the cycle. That is when she created and founded CONSENTparenting™ and launched her AboutCONSENT™ podcast, dedicated to survivors and those who support survivors to share interviews with experts in the field of mental wellness, trauma, and survivors/thrivers. She has helped thousands of parents through her various social media platform content, her well-reviewed workshops and programs, and her public speaking and presentations.

In 2021 she spoke at TEDxOneonta on the topic of dismantling rape culture, as well as at the well-recognized yearly industry conference, IGNITE by Darkness to Light, on the topic of survivor/trauma-informed abuse prevention education.

In 2019, Rosalia was awarded a Hay House Diverse Wisdom Program scholarship to begin working on her upcoming book, a guide to abuse prevention for survivor parents.

Rosalia has been featured on CNN, CTV News, Univision 34 LA, ABC7, Telemundo as well as BeLatina and Thrive Global. Rosalia has also published articles for BoldLatina and Motherly.

Rosalia is certified under Conscious Parenting Mastery with Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Ph. D., as well as the Canadian Centre for Child Protection® COMMIT TO KIDS® Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training Program and the Stewards Of Children® Training by Darkness to Light, as well as OnWatch™ Certified.