Kayleigh Daniels Dated

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So who is Kayleigh Daniels?

Kayleigh Daniels is an entirely fictional, 30-year-old woman of colour, who's desired by a whole host of different kinds of people. She has lots of great – and sometimes not so great – sexual experiences and her stories are published on web platform ‘Kayleigh Daniels Dated’.

Why?

We currently live in a world where comprehensive sex education is still a long way off in many regions. The stigmatisation of sex-related issues, poor body image and shaming sex-positive behaviour, is making things difficult for everyone.

But it doesn’t have to be like this. This new website centres experiences of people like Kayleigh, people whose journeys through sexuality aren't often acknowledged.

We want people to be able to have open and honest conversation about all this stuff without embarrassment, stigma or shame.

Kayleigh's stories are published once a month. A theme from each story is developed for its companion piece – written by doctors, therapists and facilitators from the fields of sexual health sex therapy and psychiatry – to demystify the taboos surrounding women's sexuality.

The responsive website features original illustrations and iconography along with carefully curated social media channels.

Kayleigh Daniels Dated in the press

“Web platform Kayleigh Daniels Dated is the new way to immerse yourself into refreshing, realistic and relatable stories on all things dating, sex and relationships.” Beth Fuller, Noa Vee, September 2018

“It’s also an opportunity to break the stigma around black women who are dating. A somewhat over-told, perspective includes the sexualisation and fetishism of black women, with their partners perhaps fitting a certain stereotype. But all of Kayleigh’s pursuits are a variety of different physical and socio-economic types.” Rochelle Thomas, Reform The Funk, September 2018

“Women of colour-generated stories about the sex lives of women of colour are few and far between. Award-winning copywriter Almaz Ohene has decided to buck the trend with her daring sexual health platform”, Joy Francis, Words of Colour, October 2018

“Writing erotic fiction helps poet Almaz Ohene feel more present in her own body”, Sirin Kale, VICE, January 2019

“The erotic descriptions are elegant and hot, and the outlines of the sex are exquisite and delicate”, Abby, A Day Magazine, January 2019

“Kayleigh Daniels Dated combines sex education with spicy (like, spicy) dating tales about the title character. Ms. Daniels is a woman of color who explores her sexuality and gives us an honest look into her life and experiences. The creativity behind and importance of KDD is so worth supporting.” Mia Davis, Talk Tabü email newsletter, April 2019 

“It’s impossible not to notice the current trend for more honest depictions of women’s sexuality, right? Yet time and time again, the mainstream media centres Caucasian women’s experiences over the stories that could be told about any other groups of sexually active women.” Almaz Ohene, gal-dem, May 2019

“I launched the web platform, to centre the experiences of people like Kayleigh, people whose journeys through sexuality aren't often acknowledged.” Almaz Ohene, Refinery29, June 2019

“It may sound alarming to many, but the overarching impact is far more important than squeamishness around sex. It’s vital for us to continue promoting a more inclusive and representative conversation about sex. Everyone deserves to discover their desires shame-free, and with full access to the facts.” Almaz Ohene, Independent, June 2019

“Kayleigh Daniels Dated is demonstrating that women of colour want to read erotica that features them. When we talk about sexual pleasure there are lots of women of colour that engage with it.” Dr Annabel Sowemimo, Sex Power Money Podcast With Sara Pascoe, August 2019

So, what’s next?

Our vision is to educate everyone about their sexuality, bodies and desires. And to uplift the work of as many women of colour as possible, by commissioning lots of us to take on a range of roles within the project – from illustration to expert health consultation.

Momentum for Kayleigh Daniels Dated is growing

To date, the project has been self-funded by Almaz Ohene, however, in order to deliver the next four months of content, we need the financial backing of individual supporters to complete this season’s full content cycle of 24 pieces.
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Subscribers
$7 or more per month

Extended content – stories and body talk features

So who is Kayleigh Daniels?

Kayleigh Daniels is an entirely fictional, 30-year-old woman of colour, who's desired by a whole host of different kinds of people. She has lots of great – and sometimes not so great – sexual experiences and her stories are published on web platform ‘Kayleigh Daniels Dated’.

Why?

We currently live in a world where comprehensive sex education is still a long way off in many regions. The stigmatisation of sex-related issues, poor body image and shaming sex-positive behaviour, is making things difficult for everyone.

But it doesn’t have to be like this. This new website centres experiences of people like Kayleigh, people whose journeys through sexuality aren't often acknowledged.

We want people to be able to have open and honest conversation about all this stuff without embarrassment, stigma or shame.

Kayleigh's stories are published once a month. A theme from each story is developed for its companion piece – written by doctors, therapists and facilitators from the fields of sexual health sex therapy and psychiatry – to demystify the taboos surrounding women's sexuality.

The responsive website features original illustrations and iconography along with carefully curated social media channels.

Kayleigh Daniels Dated in the press

“Web platform Kayleigh Daniels Dated is the new way to immerse yourself into refreshing, realistic and relatable stories on all things dating, sex and relationships.” Beth Fuller, Noa Vee, September 2018

“It’s also an opportunity to break the stigma around black women who are dating. A somewhat over-told, perspective includes the sexualisation and fetishism of black women, with their partners perhaps fitting a certain stereotype. But all of Kayleigh’s pursuits are a variety of different physical and socio-economic types.” Rochelle Thomas, Reform The Funk, September 2018

“Women of colour-generated stories about the sex lives of women of colour are few and far between. Award-winning copywriter Almaz Ohene has decided to buck the trend with her daring sexual health platform”, Joy Francis, Words of Colour, October 2018

“Writing erotic fiction helps poet Almaz Ohene feel more present in her own body”, Sirin Kale, VICE, January 2019

“The erotic descriptions are elegant and hot, and the outlines of the sex are exquisite and delicate”, Abby, A Day Magazine, January 2019

“Kayleigh Daniels Dated combines sex education with spicy (like, spicy) dating tales about the title character. Ms. Daniels is a woman of color who explores her sexuality and gives us an honest look into her life and experiences. The creativity behind and importance of KDD is so worth supporting.” Mia Davis, Talk Tabü email newsletter, April 2019 

“It’s impossible not to notice the current trend for more honest depictions of women’s sexuality, right? Yet time and time again, the mainstream media centres Caucasian women’s experiences over the stories that could be told about any other groups of sexually active women.” Almaz Ohene, gal-dem, May 2019

“I launched the web platform, to centre the experiences of people like Kayleigh, people whose journeys through sexuality aren't often acknowledged.” Almaz Ohene, Refinery29, June 2019

“It may sound alarming to many, but the overarching impact is far more important than squeamishness around sex. It’s vital for us to continue promoting a more inclusive and representative conversation about sex. Everyone deserves to discover their desires shame-free, and with full access to the facts.” Almaz Ohene, Independent, June 2019

“Kayleigh Daniels Dated is demonstrating that women of colour want to read erotica that features them. When we talk about sexual pleasure there are lots of women of colour that engage with it.” Dr Annabel Sowemimo, Sex Power Money Podcast With Sara Pascoe, August 2019

So, what’s next?

Our vision is to educate everyone about their sexuality, bodies and desires. And to uplift the work of as many women of colour as possible, by commissioning lots of us to take on a range of roles within the project – from illustration to expert health consultation.

Momentum for Kayleigh Daniels Dated is growing

To date, the project has been self-funded by Almaz Ohene, however, in order to deliver the next four months of content, we need the financial backing of individual supporters to complete this season’s full content cycle of 24 pieces.

Recent posts by Kayleigh Daniels Dated

Tiers
Subscribers
$7 or more per month

Extended content – stories and body talk features