Coverstars Mandy and Weezy from Whoreible Decisions, photographed by Jess Pettway for Salty.
Salty’s feminism is not millennial pink. It’s not brand-safe, snackable, or neatly packaged for retweets.
Salty launched on International Women’s Day in 2018. (But was kicked off mailchimp a few hours later, lol.)
Salty is a 100% independent, volunteer ran newsletter, bouyed by the voices of women, trans and non binary contributors from all over the world. We’re a hodgepodge troupe of intersectional, imperfect, smart, multidimensional feminist writers, editors and creators and we want you to be part of the Salty world – we believe in passing the mic.
We’re Salty as hell and ready to change things up around here. We’re sex positive, body positive, and hella positive that the conversations around sexuality and relationships need to be updated.
We all know what mainstream dating content is like – “Ten Ways to Give Better Blow Jobs” “101 New Sex Positions that will blow his mind” “Karma Sutra for Ofﬁce Quickies” (lol) It’s dated. It’s condescending. It’s heteronormative. It’s all about pleasing men, and it’s not how we’re having sex. Modern dating, sex and relationships are messy and awkward and complicated, increasingly casual and not always for straight people. That’s why we need to get a bit Salty with it.
So what, exactly, is Salty?
Salty is a dating, sex and relationships newsletter for and by, women, trans and non-binary people.
What Does Salty Stand for?
From day one, we created some central brand tenets to guide this project. Where ever Salty goes, we promise to uphold these core values and use them as Salty’s North Star. We value Inclusivity, Celebration over Condemnation, Authenticity, Fun and Respect.
What Should You Expect?
Salty releases two to three newsletters per month. First is our Salty Cover Star newsletter: where we feature one sex positive feminist in a pin up style photo shoot and personal essay. The others are Editorial Editions, which include six to eight original articles about modern dating and relationships.
Who Runs Salty?
There’s about 40 people who currently help bring Salty to life, and we’re all volunteers. We prioritize the voices that legacy media traditionally overlooks, and inclusion and diversity behind the scenes at Salty is just as important as it is on our covers. The Salty team is made up of women, trans and non binary people (plus a sprinkling of queer guys.) We take submissions (read our submission policy here). We also need donations to keep us afloat. Please consider donating here.
Members of the Salty team, 2019.
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