Moontide Body Literacy believes in offering Fertility Awareness Education and Sexual and Reproductive Health Education to all.

People of any and all genders, sexes, sexualities, religions, cultures, races, ethnicities, ages, and financial status are welcome.

No one will be turned away from learning valuable information about their body due to lack of funds. At the same time, this is a small business that does not receive outside funding to cover the costs of those that cannot afford this education. I often offer a sliding scale, so that those who are able to afford classes can help offset the cost of those who cannot. If the lowest amount on the sliding scale is still inaccessible, I am very happy to work with people to make attending a class possible. You can contact me at monicaraefrayne@gmail.com

In the future, I hope to partner with community organizations to offer this education to a wider population at more affordable rates.

 

If you're unfamiliar with the idea of the sliding scale, or not sure where you fit, please take a look at this helpful information from Alexis J. Cunningfolk at Worts + Cunning Apothecary:

"The sliding scale is a tool that allows for a product or service to be obtained at multiple price points based on the circumstances of the purchaser. This method allows folks who would most likely be priced out of something to have the chance to take part in it. It also seeks to address the systemic inequalities of class in our culture. 

The sliding scale represents the idea that financial resources, including income, are not and should not be the only determining factor in whether or not someone can access services/care/etc. For a sliding scale to work it relies on the principles of truthfulness, respect for complexity, and accountability.

 Community thrives when accountability is a central value, because that is where trust grows and depth work can be done. Teachers deserve to get paid and students deserve classes which recognize the multiple realities of economic access and privilege that exist.

Recently, someone shared with me the idea of sacrifice versus hardship when examining access. If paying for a class, product, or service would be difficult, but not detrimental, it qualifies as a sacrifice. You might have to cut back on other spending in your life (such as going out to dinner, buying coffee, or a new outfit), but this will not have a long term harmful impact on your life. It is a sacred sacrifice in order to pursue something you are called to do. If, however, paying for a class, product, or service would lead to a harmful impact on your life, such as not being able to put food on the table, pay rent, or pay for your transportation to get to work, then you are dealing with hardship. Folks coming from a space of hardship typically qualify for the lower end of the sliding scale. I find the idea of sacrifice versus hardship to be a very useful nuance when talking about class and access because it recognizes and respects that paying for something might still be a challenge even if it is just a short-term one, while giving appropriate space for those who are dealing with financial hardship."

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