“What if people don’t hire me because of my vaginas?”
My mouse hovers over the “+ Add a position” button on my LinkedIn profile.
I made up the perfect job title,”Chief Vagineering Officer”
But should I? Making a NSFW, feminism inspired product and bringing it to market has been incredible. I’m proud when people tell me it’s an incredible project. I delight in shipping out an order. And I love that the product turns taboo sex and lady anatomy thoughts into out-loud conversations. But will future employers love those things? (I picture my mother shaking her head “no”…)
My experience updating my LinkedIn profile this afternoon made me realize that there’s so much wrong with sex. Sex is unprofessional. Sex will make you unemployable. Sex will make you look bad.
By making DoubleClit Here happen, I’ve learned so much. From meeting with manufacturers to crafting promotional email campaigns – starting this small business has been the beginning of my “professional experience” in ways I didn’t know about. But more importantly, it’s been my discovery of doing something I feel is important. I’ve had jobs where make reports with data, attend progress meetings, and get a paycheck every two weeks. But DoubleClit Here is way more important than those gigs. DCH decals challenge the norm about female bodies and sexuality. And conversation about female bodies and sexuality is relevant! I’m proud to make something that encourages those conversations. But I also need supplemental income…
I hesitate to write what I’m doing and why on LinkedIn because I’m afraid DCH vaginas will bar me from employment. And it’s a shame.
Tuesday struggles, y’all.