Scholarships

Black Indigenous and People of Colour Scholarships

In recognition of the leadership of Indigenous, Black and People of Colour (IBPOC) in creating counter-normative sexual culture, and of the impacts of sexualized violence that is targeted at IBPOC, the Institute for the Study of Somatic Sex Education works together with the Somatic Sex Educators Association to contribute to the  movements for economic justice. At present our model is to make funds available to people who identify as IBPOC in attending the program by offering funds to cover 50% of the cost of Core Course 1, as well as providing assistance for further courses where possible.

ISSSE applies monies from program income as well as working with SSEA to do additional fundraising. ISSSE commits to continued learning and allyship with IBPOC students in bringing more anti-racist and decolonial awareness and presence to the profession of somatic sex education. This includes welcoming ongoing input on how our current model of funding support is working for folks.

Please contact us in writing, short audio or video recording (2 or 3 minutes) stating your interest in the funding, desired course start date and anything else you would like us to know about you. This is not an adjudicated process funds will be provided as they are available.  info@somaticsexeducator.com

About Our Team

It feels important to us to tell you a bit about ourselves in relation to who we are financially so we can be in this money stuff together. We are a small gaggle of seven humans – trying to negotiate and survive late state capitalism.

Some of us on the team are homeowners, some of us are renters. Some of us are single parents or have been for along time. Some of us have mental health challenges that impact our ability to work. Some of us have chronic pain and health conditions that impact our ability to work. Some of us are BIPOC. Some of us have care responsibilities for our siblings, parents and other elders in our communities. Many of us are survivors of sexualized and gender based violence. Some of us are transgender & genderqueer. Most of us our queer.

Our intention in sharing this is not to negate our commitment to financial access, but to bring in transparency and authenticity about our social location(s) as a group.

At present, the SSEA’s model is to fundraise to make financial support available to people who identify as IBPOC in attending the program. ISSSE applies monies from program income as well as working with SSEA to do additional fundraising, in ways they determine will support best the needs of their BIPOC students.

SSEA and the ISSSE commit to continued learning and allyship with IBPOC students in bringing more anti-racist, decolonial awareness and presence to the profession of somatic sex education.

ISSSE works with each student to offer the support that can make participation in the program possible. This includes welcoming ongoing input and yearly evaluation of how our current model of funding support is working for folks. 100% of all funds raised go directly to program costs for IBPOC students. Your contributions are greatly appreciated!

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