This year has been a lot. At times, it has been despair-inducing, and other times it's been heartwarming. Pretty much all the time, it has been hectic and I've been spread too thin. But it has also been so rewarding.
A recent highlight for me was yesterday when I showed my internet friend in Gaza the zine I made of his words about the war. He responded, "Thank you Nicole, no words will describe how it means to do that for me."
While Pleasure Pie mainly focuses on sexual freedom, we know that sexual freedom can't exist without basic safety and freedom. Since the situation in Gaza is so urgent, I've been putting most of my attention recently on using Pleasure Pie as a platform for pushing for the violence to end.
This has mainly looked like calling my representatives, attending protests, boycotting complicit companies, and encouraging others to do the same. And those things are important. But Pleasure Pie is a tiny drop in the bucket of the effort to put a stop to Israel's violence. And having the opportunity to impact one person in Gaza who is living through this war in a much larger way feels very special and meaningful to me.
Here are some of our other highlights from 2023:
Throughout the year:
Thank you for all your support this year! I am so grateful to have a supportive community.