Consent is critical for all human beings to understand. When people overlook consent and boundaries it can lead to mental and emotional trauma for others.

Simply said, consent is the mutual agreement between participants to engage in an activity.

But consent applies not only to people in relationships, but also to strangers and people we don’t know very well.

So, we need to actively gain consent. Whether it is physical boundaries related to personal space, intimate boundaries related to touch, information boundaries related to sharing someone’s data or sharing certain data with them, and linguistic boundaries related to the kind of language we use for or around the person.