What is it like running a one-woman-sized project?
Here are the numbers, year six: the project reached $200,000 in sales. This success is an excellent response to those who didn’t see the point of creating such tools. They are much needed and there is a lot of demand for it.
I am still working alone- and paying myself a SALARY! – but I now have to give out contracts for accountant, lawyer, 3D scanning, graphic design, a bit of website programming and box folding (yes, boxes are still done by hand by lovely teenager friends, as I no longer have the time to make them).
Remember that this project started with a 5,000$ crowdfunding, as no one had interest funding it. It has been an intense ride. I am sure you can imagine the amount of hours, drive and dedication it took to get this of the ground, without even taking a loan (as someone with no financial security, it has always been a hard limit of mine to not get in debt with this project)
From the onset, SEX-ED + project has been about making knowledge about genitalia accessible to the general public via digital technologies and 3D printing. A lot of time and money has been invested in the creation of a 3D encyclopedia on genitalia.
The next step is to find partner(s) for this project, which is too important to rest on my shoulders alone. That’s one of the reasons why I’m going to conferences, to meet people who could contribute to the progress of this part of the project. (also: massive #sexgeek).
So here it is, let see what year seven has got in store.