Full Press Release: BIPOC-AIC Opens October Microgrant Period and Announces Partnerships with Blue Pearl Therapy and Trouble Films
United States (September 30, 2020) – The BIPOC Adult Industry Collective (BIPOC-AIC) opens its October grant period and announces sponsorships with Blue Pearl Therapy and Trouble Films to continue offering free Wellness Wednesday programming.
BIPOC-AIC is accepting applications for its Microgrant Program between October 1-10. All BIPOC sex workers who have worked in any NSFW visual media (camming, content creation, mainstream, indie, clips, and phone sex) for at least one year are encouraged to apply to receive financial assistance. BIPOC-AIC Microgrant Program gives out 3 – $500 grants per month thanks to the generosity of online donations, its educational and wellness programming. Microgrant distribution takes place on the 15th of each month.
The BIPOC-AIC Wellness and Mental Health committee prioritizes performers and other sex workers’ needs to maintain their overall well-being.
In collaboration with Blue Pearl Therapy, BIPOC-AIC offers a stress management support group for BIPOC sex workers on Wednesdays at 4 pm PST/7 pm EST. The Wellness Wednesday Stress Less Support Group series, responds to a poll of performers, desiring emotional and practical support with the unique stressors associated with being a BIPOC content creator during these unprecedented times.
“Performers are experiencing high levels of stress related to changes in working conditions due to COVID, the collective trauma of being Black and Brown people during this volatile time, and the day-to-day stigmatization associated with sex work. As a collective, we want to be able to support one another in a very comprehensive way, and this series will begin to meet that need,” said Jasmine Johnson, Wellness Committee Chair & Licensed Psychotherapist at Blue Pearl Therapy LLC.
Immediately following the group, attendees, allies, and others are invited to join BIPOC-AIC for restorative yoga classes sponsored by Trouble Films. “I am a lifelong yoga person,” says Courtney Trouble, “I hope this series brings a lot of joy and strength to those who attend, while bringing awareness to the amazing work that the BIPOC-AIC is doing.”
BIPOC-AIC’s culturally sensitive, restorative yoga includes a clothing-optional class during October.
The BIPOC-AIC empowers adult performers, content creators, and sex workers through career development, skillshare, and mutual aid to prevent vulnerability and the need to accept unfair business and working conditions.
To register for BIPOC-AIC’s support group or yoga classes visit Eventbrite.
For companies interested in sponsoring their BIPOC-AIC Wellness program contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 Ways to Support BIPOC-AIC
- Sign up for The BIPOC-AIC newsletter.
- Donate directly via GoFundMe.
- Sign BIPOC-AIC’s petition to end racism and wage disparity in Adult media.
- Sign Lotus Lain’s petition to Stop Fetishizing & Devaluing Blackness in Porn.
- Register for Wellness Wednesday Yoga (Open Enrollment)
- Register for Stress Management Support Group (BIPOC Only)
- October 8 – Whore-lo-ween
- October 22 – Fuck the Pay-tri-archy: Know Your Worth & Negotiating Skills
- October 29 – Politricks pt 2 (TBA)