OK, y’all. As you know, I try (I often fail, but I try) to leave politics and other real-world issues out of this Tumblr. And I dislike sales pitches intensely. This is probably the only time I am going to break this rule.
I don’t have many causes or charities I believe in strongly enough to give money to. This is one. The state of adolescent/teen sexual information and education in this country is abysmal. HORRIBLE. There is, routinely, only one place in America providing good, useful, correct sexual information to teenagers. Only one place where they can go and ask the hard questions they urgently need answers to without the risk of being shamed, finked on, or fed an agenda. And to say that place runs on a shoestring is to give shoestrings a bad name. Scarleteen has been scraping by on dregs for I don’t know how long. I’m really not sure what Heather Corinna lives on - and Heather’s lifestyle is extremely modest.
(Disclosure: Heather has been a friend of mine for many years, since back in my brief sex-writer days.)
I can’t keep Scarleteen alive by myself. They need money, and they need ideas. I would appreciate it if you would at least go read the page linked above, and if you can spare either, please do. (And a repost would be lovely, if you feel up to it.)
End of pitch. Thanks for your patience.