Hi, and welcome to Formidable Femme!
I’m Sarah Brynn Holliday (pronouns: she/her/hers), a queer femme feminist sex blogger, educator, and sex toy company consultant. I have a background in abortion rights and access, queer and trans liberation, and radical, pleasure-and-trauma-informed sex education.
I started Formidable Femme in 2015 after writing my undergraduate senior thesis on how to craft a revolutionary model of sex education in the United States. After researching sex blogs for months, I decided to create my own website, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!
Here, I mainly write about how sexuality intersects with feminism, queerness, depression, and trauma. Much of my work centers around pushing for ethical, equitable, feminist business practice within the sex toy industry, and I often call out companies that are behaving badly. You’ll also find some sex toy reviews and product round-ups here, especially if you read through earlier posts from 2015 and 2016.
In addition to running this blog, I’m also a Pleasure Professional with O.school, a radical, inclusive platform for online sex education. At O.school, I help people learn how they can reclaim sex and pleasure after trauma, particularly through using sex toys. You can learn more about my upcoming classes with O.school here.
Since I started Formidable Femme in 2015, I’ve attended and presented at Eroticon, a UK conference for sex writers, been named a top sex blogger on Kinkly and Molly’s Daily Kiss’s annual lists, spoken at colleges up and down the east coast, worked with dozens of incredible companies, and made lifelong friends who I’m thankful for every day.
Want to say hello or work with me? You can contact me here!