We appreciate the feedback we have received regarding our Fellowship Program. We would like to offer some context and background, and clarify some details.
For years, people have been pitching us their content to share for free on our blog, and we have poured our personal resources into the running of the blog and its associated programs. Following the pilot edition of our Fellowship program last year, and the positive feedback received, we are excited to be able to extend the program and dedicate a stipend to our Fellows. As a small non-profit initiative, this is a small but significant step in pursuing the Fellowship’s objective of providing resources for Fellows to pursue and develop their own work.
The Fellowship program is one of the ways we try to support and compensate the people who create with us. We provide editorial support and resources to Fellows and work with them to ensure that they are able to elevate their standard of work by the end of the program. We also provide mentoring sessions/workshops exclusively to fellows. This includes the Adventurous Fellows Seminar Series where we invite experienced writers and creators to hold workshops for selected Fellows and other applicants who didn’t make it to the final selection.
Adventures is a low-pressure environment. The requirement for long-form articles is 1,000 – 1,500 words. The video length requirement for video creators is based on their own individual capacity. We don’t put fellows under pressure to produce work and if for any reason they cannot meet their timelines, we do not penalize them.
We would like to emphasize that the primary intention of these Fellowships is to provide publishing, editorial and mentoring support to African women/non-binary creators who may not otherwise have it.
Adventures from the bedrooms of African Women started as a space for African Women to share our experiences of pleasure, sex and our diverse sexualities. We value our contributors and community and we’re committed to maintaining a space that is safe and dignifies African women and non-binary/gender non-conforming people.
If you have any questions or need further clarification about the Fellowship program, please feel free to reach out to us via email [email@example.com] or send us a message via any of our social media pages and we will be happy to provide more information.