Something Positive For Positive People Announces Non-Profit Status
If you’re one of the 41K people who’s ever downloaded an episode of the sex positive podcast, Something Positive For Positive People, you will be happy to know that SPFPP is now an official non-profit.
(And if you haven’t listened to the podcast yet…get to it!)
“As a nonprofit, SPFPP will be able to go beyond curating meaningful conversations with activists, educators, and survivors,” said Courtney Brame, the founder of Something Positive for Positive People and official spokesperson for DatingPositives. “In addition to the podcast, SPFPP will be working to connect people to services: be it therapy, sex education, or any other resource connected to sexual health and wellness.”
Brame, who was diagnosed with herpes in 2012, created the podcast, Something Positive for Positive People in 2017 as a result of talking to other positive people, and hearing people describe extreme depression, suicidal ideation, and loneliness – all seeming to stem from stigma and lack of access to proper resources.
SPFPP’S MISSION STATEMENT:
TO EMPOWER PEOPLE LIVING WITH STI’S TO ADVOCATE FOR THEMSELVES
People have expressed how comforting it has been to listen to people’s experiences healing from the psychological and emotional effects of the stigma after a positive STD/STI diagnosis. These stories empower people to see themselves, date, disclose, understand their condition and become stigma busters to those around them should they choose to share their status with others. SPFPP connects anyone struggling with their diagnosis to the qualified mental health professionals needed to guide them through their healing.
UPLIFT & ENCOURAGE USE OF SEXUAL WELLNESS & EDUCATION RESOURCES
We hope to better prepare people for a positive diagnosis and/or when a friend/partner discloses their positive status to them. SPFPP’s resources all allow for people to access sexual wellness services near them that they are comfortable accessing. Resources include condoms/barriers, birth control, sex education, STI/STD testing and treatment for all bodies. Providing visibility to all these resources in one place helps ease challenge of finding accurate, useful sexual wellness information.
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Stay positive everyone!