Rakisha Kearns-White is the 2022 recipient of Brooklyn Public Library’s Dr. Lucille C. Thomas Award for Excellence in Librarianship. She is Brooklyn Public Library’s sex positive, BTS-loving, period equity advocate Young Adult Librarian. She has worked for the past 17-years in the Youth Wing at the library’s Central Branch. Her focus over the past five years has been facilitating puberty and sexuality education for teens; advocating for the prevention of compassion fatigue in library workers; and making the public library a welcoming space for all. During 2022, Rakisha has been spreading her message of the importance and appropriateness of teaching Sexuality Education in public libraries.