Everyone needs a community of some kind. It’s a basic need of humans - our species is inherently social, with cooperation and social communication built into the very foundations of what we do. It’s why people look for friends and companions wherever they end up, whether online or in the real world. Plurals are no different from this - while we have communities built into our own psyches, many of us also desire some form of camaraderie beyond the confines of our individual Plurality.
It can be hard to find this space, though. There’s little out there when it comes to communities by and for Plurals. You can find community on Discord servers and Twitter, for sure, but many of those spaces are text only, not private or difficult to access, have steep learning curves for those not familiar with social media, and often have singlets involved with their creation.
Fortunately, The Plural Association, a grassroot, volunteer, and peer-led nonprofit, has a solution. We have an exclusive, private community made by and for Plurals to interact with each other and find another home. It’s inclusive - available to Plurals of all origins and types - and oriented for Plurals alone. With our plural-focused platform, you can be confident in knowing everyone you talk to shares and understands your experiences.
One of the most common things experienced by Plurals online is isolation. It’s hard to find a community that’s inclusive, that’s available for everyone to come and join. Our private community aims to remedy that by providing an atmosphere that’s safe for all - with a heavy focus on content warnings for potentially triggering content.
We’re also inclusive to all Plurality origins, and do not allow any form of triggering discourse that might alienate non-traumagenic Plurals.
Our community is moderated in around the clock by other Plurals who make sure that content posted on the community is safe and respectful for everyone.
You’ll find a community of many Plurals who all can feel comfortable with one another’s presence, holding regular discussions across a wide variety of topics. If you have any questions about Plurality, you’ll find dozens of people happy to answer and share their experiences. It’s the perfect place to feel welcome and at home, where you can feel a sense of belonging and contentment that’s hard to find anywhere else online.
Not only do we feature a community for you to feel welcome in, but we offer…
One of the greatest barriers to Plurals can be a lack of finances. Many Plurals are members of marginalized groups - LGBTQIA+ folk, people of color, and disabled individuals - and so lack the necessary funding to afford much in the way of donations. That’s why we offer a sliding scale of payment, so that way you can pay what you can afford.
All of the payments go towards funding our Plural Warmline and other endeavours focusing on empowering Plurals and making one another feel at ease.
These payments come in three tiers for you to pay what you can.
If you’re not sure if you want to participate, we offer a free trial system for Plurals to experiment with the platform and see if they like what’s offered.
Not only that, but we also offer scholarships for Plurals in need or who are interested in volunteering! If you reach out to us via email with ‘scholarship’ in the title, we’ll get back to you with more information. If you still want to donate but can’t afford the $10 USD a month, we can work with you on a smaller donation. If you want to help us out, we offer scholarships to all of our volunteers and moderators.
If, for any reason at all, you’re not able to donate anything or volunteer, feel free to reach out to us anyway and we’ll work on providing you with a scholarship. We do not aim to financially gatekeep or exclude.
For more information on our free trial and scholarship, reach out to us!
Since The Plural Association was founded in February of 2020 - two weeks before the COVID-19 lockdowns - we have…
“Being plural is unlike anything.
It should be marvelous, like life itself — but like life itself, it can be scary.
Then, we turn to our peers, who understand, know, and care.
There, we belong, get empowered, and build pride.
Their support is our life’s foundation.
We built on quicksand, we stumbled, and fell.
Then we finally found this community, and our whole world changed.
When we finally found community, a new chapter started,
and we thank Power to the Plurals for its title:
Together we are stronger.
We are so looking forward to what else The Plural Association will bring forth.” -Stefanie Ziegler, a member of our private community
''Supportive of all plural people, no matter how they identify. Efforts to put community needs first, and awareness of intersectionality.'' -Anonymous
''It gives us hope that we are not alone, and someone is out there listening. It gives us hope stigmas might finally be addressed and combated. Being plural can be very lonely and scary for some without knowing others experience it too.'' -Anonymous
The community is not…
(“impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, especially in the promotion or sale of specific Network.”)
This is to prevent fraud or scams and is not directed at headmates who are fictives or factives. However, to avoid any issues, we recommend signing up with a system or nickname in the first name and last name sections, and putting individual headmates and their information in your bios.
Take advantage of our free trial & signup now to join The Plural Association Private Community or email us for scholarship possibilities at:
contact @ thepluralassociation.org