If you’ve had a conversation with me any time within the last 5 months, you are probably tired of hearing about the WTF.Â But I’m not tired of talking about it! I’m excited! I love being on this project and I can’t wait until we can actually start doing things!
I know. I know. I know. WTF? Doing things? What does that even mean? Is Elyse crazier than we thought?
Yeah, kind of.
But to answer your question, WTF is WTF? (Seriously, I’ve been working on these WTF jokes for months… I have tons of them… and none of them are funny. Bear with me.) WTF is the Women Thinking Free. It’s the foundation that I spearheaded with the help of the Skepchicamp planning committee after the enormous success of Skepchicamp. The Man kind of forced our hand on this one since we legally can’t hold another Skepchicamp without becoming an official nonprofit corporation in Illinois. And we can’t afford to hold another Skepchicamp without tax exempt status. (When you try to host a free event in a city with 10.25% sales tax, you’ll understand.)
Anyway, since we’re doing this, we decided we’re going to do this all the muthafuckin way. We’re taking Skepchick to the streets! This isn’t just Skepchicamp anymore. We’re hosting a lecture series, an art expo, a secret project you’ll find out about at TAM, and tonight I just submitted 6 more events for 2010 to be approved by the board (including a world record attempt.) And it all focuses on women in science and women in skepticism. And I’m just getting started!
Right now, what I need you to do is help us out. We want to rock the skeptic world offline. So, if you have a few bucks to spare, I’ve set up an online store where you can make a donation to our little organization. Come July we’ll have more to offer there than just an opportunity to give us cash, but for now, it’s the one thing we need the most.
You can check it out at: http://shop.womenthinkingfree.org/
Any day now, we’ll be officially filing our paperwork to the IRS to become a 501c3 organization. That status, once approved, is retroactive for 27 months. So your donations now will be tax deductible!
And for a limited time, you have the option to donate specifically to this year’s Skepchicon! Which is now anÂ officialÂ WTF event! So all your donations, both at womenthinkingfree.org and through Carrie’s campaign at The Point are tax deductible! (Please donate to The Point campaign first. If the campaign goal isn’t met, no contributions are made.)
The world needs saving! Help us do it!