Announcing the Amplified Voices Sex Blogger Scholarship!

We are offering SIX scholarships to our online sex blogging class, especially for under-represented voices!

Graphic advertising the Amplified Voices Sex Blogger Scholarship, sponsored by Early to Bed, Fuze, We-Vibe, Dame, Crystal Delights, and OhMiBod.

Hi! Me again! Today I am using exclamation points a lot because I’m so excited to announce this thing! Remember how I’m teaching an online sex blogging class this fall with my good friend JoEllen Notte? WELL, thanks to several amazing companies, we are offering six individual scholarships to the class, which will be held online from September 1st through October 20th. Yes, six, thanks to the generosity of Early to BedFuzeWe-VibeDameCrystal Delights, and OhMiBod.

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).

Whether you’re already blogging or hoping to start, our group class offers six intensive weeks of structured learning and peer camaraderie and support, with in-depth lessons about all aspects of being a sex blogger: site set-up, niche carving, content creation, monetization, social media mastery, and more. Originally setting out to secure one, maybe two scholarship sponsors for the class, we never could have anticipated the generosity of Early to BedFuzeWe-VibeDameCrystal Delights, and OhMiBod, who each agreed to sponsor a student.

Not only do these companies believe strongly in diversity within the sex blogging community, they also value JoEllen’s and my work. Here’s a bit about each of them.

  • Early to Bed: An indie sex shop in Chicago run by one of the sweetest people we know. They were one of the very first shops to earn a spot on JoEllen’s Superhero Sex Shop list.
  • Fuze: A Canadian sex toy manufacturer who deals primarily in silicone dildos and butt plugs. Known for sleek toys — some with innovative, curved bases for comfortable harness use.
  • Dame: You may be surprised by Dame’s inclusion on this list, since I had some choice words for their Eva vibrator, but the company has been 100% on board with this endeavor!
  • We-Vibe: A rechargeable vibrator manufacturer. Bloggers from sea to shining sea love their Tango and Touch. Fun fact: We-Vibe sponsored JoEllen’s Superhero Sex Shop Tour.
  • Crystal Delights: Makers of gorgeous glass toys with Swarovski crystals in their bases. Crystal Delights won Manufacturer of the Year in my 2012 Best/Worst list.
  • 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 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 protected] and [email protected].

Applications are due July 25, 2017.
Candidates will be chosen and applicants contacted by August 1.