Hey folks, did you know that I, along with Epiphora, teach a class called The Business of Blogging About Sex that teaches aspiring bloggers the skills they need to succeed online? And did you further know that our next group class is happening this September? Okay, both of those things are totally true and now that we’re all on the same page I have some BIG news. Seriously, I couldn’t be more excited about this. Are you ready? Okay, here goes, check it out!
Oh my goodness, what is the Amplified Voices Sex Blogger Scholarship? Well, for as long as Epiphora and I have offered our class The Business of Blogging About Sex, it has been our dream to make our class accessible by offering scholarships and we’re finally getting to do it! Thanks to the help of some amazing sponsors, this year we are offering not one, not two, but six (6), I’ll say it again because it’s that exciting, SIX scholarships to our fall 2017 group class, to be held online from September 1st through October 20th.
Our aim with this scholarship is to amplify the voices of people who have, in the past, been under-represented in sex blogging. We want to combat the notion that sex blogging is only accessible to white, affluent, able-bodied cis people. The scholarship is open to all, but priority will be given to candidates with financial need as well as intersecting and marginalized identities (e.g. people of color, disabled folks, and gender and sexual minorities).
Big, huge shout out to the bad asses at Early to Bed, Fuze, We-Vibe, Dame, Crystal Delights, and OhMiBod without whom this would not have been possible! Check them out!
Early to Bed: An indie sex shop in Chicago run by one of the sweetest (and most hilarious) people we know. Early to Bed was one of the very first shops to earn a spot on my Superhero Sex Shop list.
Fuze: Known for sleek, stylized toys — some with innovative, curved bases for more comfortable harness use — Fuze is well-known by lovers of high-quality toys.
Dame: Founded by two smart women with the purpose of making innovative sex toys, Dame sees it as their mission to design well-engineered products that heighten intimacy and empower couples.
We-Vibe: A rechargeable vibrator manufacturer most known for their flagship vibe that can be worn during penetrative sex. Fun fact: We-Vibe sponsored my Superhero Sex Shop Tour.
Crystal Delights: Makers of gorgeous glass toys with Swarovski crystals in their bases. Shellie, the owner, is awesome and actually listens to her customers.
OhMiBod: Most known for music-responsive vibrators, OhMiBod won Manufacturer of the Year in Epiphora’s 2014 Best/Worst list.
Hope to join us this fall for a month and a half of extreme sex blogging boot camp? Applying for the scholarship is simple: in 300 words or less, please tell us about yourself and why you want to be a sex blogger (or why you are one already). What’s your story? What drives you? What do you hope to accomplish?
Email your application to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are due July 25, 2017.
Candidates will be chosen and applicants contacted by August 1.