A marvelous May to you!
Thanks to your support, our pilot grantees are out in the world doing fabulous sex-positive work! That said, I realized the other day that I'm not sure I've done a very good job of sharing their stories. What are these Effing resources actually doing?
Take, for example, our pilot grant to the Adipositivity Project by Substantia Jones. As Substantia says, she's "a fat woman and [her] photo-activism campaign serves people marginalized due to their size, gender, race, sexual expression, physical ability, and otherwise non-conforming bodies." In recent years, her photographs have been exhibited all over the world, including a solo exhibition at the Te Manawa Museum in Palmerston North, New Zealand; and as part of group exhibitions Graz, Austria; Sardinia, Italy; and at the Tate Modern in London.
(Cute couple captured by Substantia thanks to the Effing Foundation!)Read more
Welcome to April!Read more
A marvelous March to you, friends and Effing supporters!
I absolutely meant to write you all last month to announce that our Board has awarded our first six sex-positive grants! But then right after the grants were approved, I was suddenly swamped with work as I added "Grant Administrator" to my list of roles at the Foundation. Whew!Read more
Happy December, darling and delightful do-gooders!
The Effing Foundation is ending the year with a bang. I’ve got so much news for you, I’m going to itemize it for your perusing pleasure:
- Contribute to our first fundraiser
- Welcome THREE new Advisory Council members
- Celebrate eight amazing pilot grant candidates
- Check out our new website
Happy October, Foundation friends!
This month we're delighted to welcome a new Advisor to our Council, Aida Manduley, MSW:
Ahoy, all: We've made it to September! Whew.
Our big news for the month is that we have started assembling our Effing Foundation Advisory Council! I am thrilled to introduce you to our very first two Advisors, Mr.BLK of The Black Pomegranate (@BlkPomegranate) and Crista Anne (@pinkness).
(Mr.BLK; left; Ms. Pomegranate, right) (Crista Anne)
This newsletter is getting out to you about a week later than I had planned, which means it's going to sound a lot more serious than I was initially expecting.
I just got back from my first time attending the Woodhull Freedom Foundation's Sexual Freedom Summit, a conference on sexual rights which strives to be intersectional. I met all kinds of folks including legal professionals, reproductive justice activists, sexuality educators and students, and lots of awesome bloggers. If you're passionate about sex-positivity and want to meet a diverse group of folks working for human rights, I highly recommend this conference.Read more
So I thought I was going to be taking July off from this newsletter...but then awesomeness happened, so I wanted to send out a quick note to let you know:
The Effing Foundation is now available on Amazon Smile! If you choose to shop at Amazon.com -- and I recognize there are totally valid reasons not to -- you can select the Effing Foundation to receive a small donation from your eligible purchases. Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-4822649 to get started.
A joyous June to you all!
After all of the excitement receiving our 501(c)(3) status, the rest of May was relatively quiet. Our registration with Massachusetts finally went through, and we've also updated our information on GuideStar. Next projects include moving our budget and bookkeeping to QuickBooks and recruiting sex-positive artists and educators for our Advisory Council.Read more