Hurray! I’ve finally made it around to another birthday, mostly alive, and pretty much in one piece. Since this time last year, I’ve been lucky enough to get a full time job that I love, travel to and present in Portland, San Francisco (twice!), Seattle, Denver (thrice!), Las Vegas (twice!), New York City, Long Island and am heading to Long Island/New York City yet again on the red eye tonight. Despite a few trips to the late night kitty ER, all the cats are in good health, I have a new-er and working car, I’m still in epic debt but am able to get by keeping my head above water which is more than many are able to do, and I have a wonderful and amazing partner to whom I became engaged and will wed in a queer-tastic celebration of love next fall. All in all, I’m a pretty lucky girl.
That said, I like to make a request. If you a few extra bucks lying around, please please please donate them to Scarleteen. They are an amazing website providing real and accurate sex education in a non-pornographic way to youth and whoever else can use it, and they always, as do most not profits, need a little extra financial love. Even $5 from every reader would really go far in helping them out. So that is what I’d like to ask for my birthday, is for you to support sex education however you can. Attend my classes (or those of other educators), read our books, watch our DVDs, train to be a peer health educator, reach out, and/or financially commit to sex positive organizations like Scarleteen. That would be such an amazing birthday present!