Nothing Less Than A Fü©K YES!
Nothing Less Than A Fü©K YES!
Become a Consent Ambassador by pre-purchasing this provocative shirt promoting Consent, Mutual Respect and Self-Awareness!
Become a Consent Ambassador by pre-purchasing this provocative shirt promoting Consent, Mutual Respect and Self-Awareness! Read more
About this project
It looks like we won't reach our goal – sad!
However, we have a plan to get your your shirts regardless!! :-)
Follow the instructions below.... and here is what will happen:
- Fill out this Google Survey to tell us the SIZE, STYLE and COLOR of your preferred shirt.
- Send your pledge amount via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org or Venmo at Julia Maryanska (Friends and Family option please!)
- Reference the Campaign page for pricing.
We will leave this survey open for 2 weeks! (closes August 21)
At the close of the two weeks, we will place a big order for all the shirts and ship them to you as planned!
We're so happy that the launch of this campaign has catalyzed so many conversations about consent – from social gatherings we have attended, to articles written, to blasts on social media and more – it is clear that we're by no means done and this is the start of an evolving conversations that will make our communities more safe and pleasurable to be in!
AND....we're psyched that you will all be ambassadors of consent along with us, rockin' these awesome tees and tanks!
Thanks so much for your participation.
Much love, see you on the flip side....
Julia & Stem
NOTE: The shirts in the video are only prototypes. The actual shirt designs will be printed much more BOLD and VIBRANT! See below for digital shirt design mockups so you can see what finished shirts will look like!
To us, a Fü©k Yes is really about owning your True Yes and True No. When we get in touch with our own personal boundaries first, only then are we able to make genuine consensual contact with another and communicate it with confidence, clarity and full respect.
We are Julia Maryanska of Sensual Surrealism and Stem Kent of The Masculinities Dialogue.
Julia is a community builder and the co-creator of the Sensual Surrealism photography project which encourages women to reclaim their power through embodiment of their sensuality. As a Filmmaker and Photographer, her sacred activism is creating healing images and narratives around love and sexuality. Stem created the Masculinities Dialogue to address how mainstream patterns of masculinity are negatively impacting people of all genders. As a white, straight, cisgender man, he feels a calling and a responsibility to educate himself and teach how to embody his sexuality while being a SAFE MAN in this world in allyship with women. He believes It’s time that men step up in halting the violations associated with male sexuality and power.
Our dominant culture simultaneously commodifies and stigmatizes sexuality. As a result, we have little to no healthy models for expressing ourselves sexually and a prevalence of violations, from sexual harassment to sexual assault, taking place, frankly, everywhere, especially in festival and college culture. The current efforts to change this pattern aren't succeeding fast enough.
In response, we have designed this T-shirt campaign to bridge and amplify many of the voices already advocating for a widespread Consent Culture and promote a world that celebrates all people feeling empowered to voice their clear yes's and no's around physical contact with any other person. And we’re not just talking about sex, but all kinds of connection and intimacy.
We have designed a provocative shirt with the help of a brilliant female illustrator that is meant to stimulate conversation about consent, about following your truth, and about being in touch with what you really want.
"Nothing Less Than A Fü©K YES" is meant to set the highest of bars for ourselves when connecting with another. While we can't always be a Fü©k Yes for everything in life, we believe that in our intimate relationships we should require that everyone involved is FULLY informed, able, willing and ready. To find our Fü©K YES and embrace it is a joyful experience and we hope this shirt encourages people to find their joy!
"Thank You For Your No" is about receiving another person's personal boundaries with respect, humility and gratitude. To gracefully accept a "No" is a powerful step of allyship. Rather than overly focusing on our own desires and the hard feelings associated with rejection, we choose to celebrate someone's "No" as an act of self-care and as a gift of their vulnerable truth. When lovers feel safe to say "No," THEN they are truly in choice to say "Yes."
We INVITE YOU to become an Ambassador of Consent and join the ranks of other allies wearing this shirt, advocating for safety within our communities. Our mission of selling 1,000 of these shirts is so that we help build a growing coalition of people who are really going to take this on in their communities because you know this issue is so important!
During this All-Or-Nothing, 3-week campaign, our intention is to pre-sell 1,000 of these shirts! We are offering an awesome variety of styles from high-integrity clothing brands for you to choose from, and we’ll send you a follow-up "Backerkit" survey so you can choose your size and color. Once we get all the surveys back, we’ll send the order out for print and ship you your shirt as quickly as possible!
We recognize it can be intense to wear a shirt with the word “fü©k” on it. However, we feel like it's an appropriate match to the intensity of this issue. To help you feel truly equipped to address future consent conversations, along with each shirt, we’ll email you a pocket-sized Consent Guidebook that you can print out to aid you in discussing this important topic.
We know that violations of consent exist in EVERY community all around the world. We want to name that the prevalence of sexual assault towards marginalized peoples, especially those identifying as Trans, have long gone unnoticed and this must be widely recognized as a glaring cultural concern. The most prominent identity of those committing all of these acts of violence in western culture is white, cisgender men. With this campaign, we are specifically CALLING IN those men to accelerate the process of healing by educating each other, interrupting these behaviors and embodying authentic, healthy models for the next generation!
Throughout this Consent Campaign, we will be spotlighting existing consent projects that are currently providing communities with potent information and resources needed to shift the tide towards a true Consent Culture. We want your participation in this campaign to not only be about receiving this awesome shirt, but about tooling up and getting inspired by all the passionate folks already focused on this mission.
The funds for this project are going directly to making the creating of these shirts possible: compensating the creator of the consent handbook (Carey French) and our brilliant design illustrator (Margaret Fitzgibbon), purchasing the apparel and the printing of the shirts from a female-run printing company (KP Promotions), the labor for packaging and order fulfillment, as well as the shipping costs. The humble remainders will help fuel us in our work within the Sensual Surrealism and Masculinities Dialogue projects!
THANK YOU for checking out this project and considering becoming an Ambassador of Consent! We’d be so grateful if you purchase 1 or more of these shirts for you and your community. And If you feel inspired by this mission, please share this campaign with your friends, send it out to your networks and follow our campaign as we amplify this conversation around the world! We thank you in advance for your allyship with this project and we are honored to be collaborating with you in the greater mission for safety and connection in our relationships.
With deep gratitude, humility and joy,
Julia & Stem
Follow our Work:
Masculinities Dialogues Facebook Page
The shirt that Stem wears in the video is a prototype, and the final printed shirts will be in black ink with a slightly larger image on both sides.
Below are the design mockups and spec sheets for most of the shirt options. We want to offer you as much information about the specific shirts available, especially so you can take a closer look at the size and color options for each shirt. Not all of the organic cotton shirts have a spec sheet, but we'll list all the details we know in the shirt's Reward page.
Risks and challenges
We will be faced with the challenge of shipping everyone their shirt with the correct style, size and color in a timely fashion. To assist us, we will be integrating BACKERKIT in the fulfillment of all your t-shirt orders! Everyone who purchases a shirt will receive a survey once the campaign is complete, for you to choose your shirt color and size. We hope that this allows us to receive all the t-shirt information back quickly in order to get the orders to print and ship them to you by the end of August. Our goal is to have people heading to Burning Man to wear this shirt on the Playa!! In full transparency, this process MAY take longer than we anticipate, which could lead to a slight delay in the shipping. We will do everything we can to ensure the proper shirt gets shipped out as quickly as possible!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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