When high school student Felix Davis was
assigned a senior project, he wanted to create a way to support the transgender
community. He surveyed a Facebook transgender support group with over 13,000
members. When asked about what gender-affirming activities they regretted not
experiencing, the dominating response was overwhelming: getting to participate
in scouts as their authentic selves. Davis used this info as the basis of his
senior project and created Slothicorns, a "magical and tired" online
troop for transgender scouts of all genders and ages.
Davis used his art tablet to design a mascot and troop
patches. He also designed badges, a colorful series of patches for scouts to
earn by completing tasks in one of six themes:
• PLAY (red)
• PRESENTATION (orange)
• AFFIRMATION (yellow)
• CULTURE (green)
• COMMUNITY (blue)
• HOBBIES & INTERESTS (purple)
nd with a goal to secure funding for 250 scouts.
As word of Davis' idea grew, so did the number of people
wanting to get involved and help transform his idea into a reality. A diverse
group of artists, business owners, and activists from across the country
generously offered to help out. Before long, what started as a school
assignment evolved into a non-profit organization. Slothicorns Inc. will launch
its campaign on Kickstarter on April 2
Slothicorns board member TJ Hartman was eager to assist.
"I became involved in Slothicorns, Inc. because I love to help and lead
others. This project lets me do something I love without the pressure of
conforming to the gender binary. Scouts are scouts, no matter their gender, and
I am honored to offer my skills and time to enrich the lives of others."
Hartman emphasizes, "It is so important to feel like a part of something.
The camaraderie and accomplishment of a scout troop can change a life. It can
even save a life."
Slothicorns Inc. is dedicated to helping transgender
individuals develop skills, pursue experiences, and foster an intersectional
community that promotes empathy, courage, and joy. Slothicorns membership is open
to transgender, gender-nonconforming and gender-questioning U.S. residents of
all genders and ages. Slothicorns Inc. is organized and operated exclusively
for charitable purposes in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
To learn more visit www.Slothicorns.com