Welcome to Effing!
Here at The Effing Foundation, our year actually starts in the month of July. This is also the time when we’re excited to welcome new additions to Effing’s Board of Directors and Advisory Council.
The work that we do at Effing, providing grants to sex-positive artists and educators, comes from the labor and passion from our Board of Directors and Advisory Council staff. These are the talented humans who evaluate projects, give feedback, and ultimately decide who will become the latest grant recipients.
Perhaps the greatest strength of the Effing Foundation is the unique perspectives and knowledge of each Board and Advisory Council member, which deepen our organizational understanding and service to the sex-positive community. This is an invaluable gift.
Without further ado, welcome to the newest members of the Effing Foundation!
New Advisory Council Members
To begin, welcome previous Effing grantees Goddess Cecilia and Jimanekia Eborn to the Advisory Council.
|Cecilia Villero (she/her/siya) is a Sexuality & Pleasure Educator, as well as a Filipina Mermaid Goddess who helps you reclaim and relearn your pleasure. Goddess Cecilia can be found on Twitter and Instagram.
|Jimanekia Eborn (she/her)is a Queer Media Consultant, Comprehensive Sex Educator and Sexual Assult and Trauma Expert. With a Masters in Health Psychology, Jimanekia is the host of Trauma Queen - a podcast mini-series for survivors of assault and our allies, and the Founder of Tending the Garden, a healing retreat for assault survivors of different marginalized identities. Follow Jimanekia on Twitter.
This cycle also brings several additions to the Advisory Council who are new to the Effing Foundation, while also bringing a breadth of sex-positive expertise to the Foundation.
First up is Rae Chen (they/them), a polyamorous sex, beauty, and lifestyle writer living in Edmonton, Alberta. Rae uses a review-style format to educate and improve access to safe, informed, and responsible pleasure. Find Rae on Twitter and Instagram.
|Next is Sugarcunt (they/them), a sex writer, worker, and educator from WNC. Over the years, Sugarcunt’s work has evolved , from sex toy reviews to advocacy which focuses on the effects of poverty and the needs of other ND abuse survivors with C-PTSD and BPD. Follow them on Twitter.
Meg G (they/them) is a sex educator, sex toy reviewer, and witch who lives in the mountains of Pennsylvania. They are a kinky, polyamorous, nonbinary demisexual femme. Meg G started their current blog in 2017, which centers around sex, kink, polyamory, spirituality, and reviews. They can be found on Twitter.
New Board Member
Please welcome Jay Watts, the newest edition to the Effing Foundation’s Board of Directors!
|Jay Watts / Jay tha' Loveologist (she/they) is an Affrilachian Queer Sexuality & Diversity Scholar and currently a DE&I Vice President for a domestic violence organization. She has a Bachelors in Social Studies Education from the University of Louisville; Masters of Art in Human Services from Eastern Kentucky University; Master of Education in Cultural Foundations of Education; and nearing completion of a PhD in Mental Health with a focus in Race, Sexuality & Healing from Walden University in 2022. Follow Jay on Instagram.
Virtual Grant Cycle Info Session
On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, Effing Foundation founder Dr. Kit Stubbs (they/them) and Board President Carlton Perry (he/him) will host a virtual info session about the 2021-2022 Effing Foundation grant cycle. The hour-long session will contain lots of information for anyone who may be interested in applying for an Effing Foundation grant. Learn more and RSVP for this free session on the Facebook Event Page.
If you’d like to support the Effing Foundation and its work, please visit our donation page to learn more about the ways to get involved. As always, thank you for your support.
Carlton Perry (he/him)
Board President, The Effing Foundation