TED Fellow Karen "Kaz" Lucas is a leader in the world of arts and culture in Kenya.

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Karen "Kaz" Lucas began her career in 1997 as a rapper and singer but has since branched out to experiment with creative ventures and projects in the worlds of performing arts, media production and digital marketing.

More recently, Kaz has been focusing on her lifelong passion for changing the way young people are taught about sex. She started The Spread, a sex-positive podcast focused on providing a straightforward, comprehensive sexuality and consent education -- which she wants to see replace the more usual practice of focusing on negative consequences of sex such as HIV/AIDS or unwanted pregnancy. Highlighting the power of healthy, informed and consensual sexual practices, she wants to change the way Kenyans talk about sex.

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