We did it!

Ella Frost raised £695 from 28 supporters.

or

Start your own crowdfunding page
[object Object]

Closed 28/05/2017

57%
£695raised of £1,200 target by 28 supporters

    Weʼve raised £695 to help print a publication on sexual health for people of colour <3

    Location
    London, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Sunday, 28th May 2017

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered charity.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

    Story

    For us as two women of colour, one black African and the other mixed black Caribbean and white, relevant spaces to discuss sexual health and pleasure have always seemed few and far between. Within many of our communities sex has been enshrined in shame. I remember as a young teenager my father telling me, in all seriousness, that should I fall pregnant he would not only kick me out but my mother too. Or, when at 19, I told my best friend I was in my first same-sex relationship and she could only respond with laughter and a request to be present when I told my religious mother.

    The taboo around sex, exacerbated by the different intersections at which we exist, have made it difficult for many people of colour to celebrate themselves as sexual beings, while also making light of our right to healthy sexual relationships with others but also within ourselves. These intersections being race, cultural stigma, class and ones ability to find information support where necessary, ableness and mental health. To add to this, the sparseness of safer spaces means important conversations on sexual well-being have been relegated to our innermost circles or lurking in online forums under crude avatars where this shame remains omnipresent, and likely goes on to linger in our sexual experiences as adults.

    Currently it exists as a zine holding a plethora of experiences and advice from people of colour across three continents, expressed through poetry, short-story, illustration, photography, collage and essay. We never could have anticipated how far our call-out for submissions would have reached… but people’s willingness to share, has only compounded the importance of this project.

    We aim to make BLACK FLY affordable, as well as giving each contributor their own copy. Therefore we are fundraising to cover production costs.

    Thanks for reading this far and please share if you can!

    Nana and Ella <3

    Updates

    1

    • Ella Frost10 months ago
      Ella Frost

      Ella Frost

      10 months ago

      32% THERE. This is amazing and we are getting there slowly!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU ELLA AND NANA

      Share this update to help us raise more

    10 months ago

    Ella Frost started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Supporters

    28

    • Sarah O'Reilly

      Sarah O'Reilly

      Apr 30, 2017

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 22, 2017

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 20, 2017

      £30.00

    • camilla powell

      camilla powell

      Apr 14, 2017

      Hi EllaI'm sending you a donation - hope all's going brilliantly. I lost your email on my computer so can't reply to you directly, which is a shame.much loveCamilla

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 3, 2017

      Nice one Nana x

      £10.00

    • Natalie Hyacinth

      Natalie Hyacinth

      Mar 27, 2017

      This is such an important and great project! These discussions are very much needed so I am very happy to offer my support.

      £10.00

    • A West

      A West

      Mar 22, 2017

      Lots of good wishes Ella & Nana and Black Fly too XX

      £50.00

    Great people make things happen

    Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

    Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

    About Crowdfunding
    About the fundraiser
    Ella Frost

    Ella Frost

    [object Object]

    London, United Kingdom

    We are raising money for the first edition of BLACK FLY zine, an anthology of experience and knowledge from the POC community across three countries and more. This book is a collective voice about sexual identity, sexual well being and sex positivity for black and brown people.

    Report this Page

    * JustGiving crowdfunders pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.