Scarlet Ladies was born one cold winter’s day in a coffee shop. In its very earliest days, it was just a little meet-up group where women could go to feel great about themselves. We have come a long way since then.
Back in the very beginning, our cofounders Sarah and Jannette recognised that feminism has done a great deal to empower women in many areas of life – yet female sexuality is still too often ignored or overlooked as an aspect of our emotional and personal wellbeing. They set out to change that.
As Sarah always says, “a woman who is confident in the bedroom is confident in the boardroom”. As women, every day we are undermined by a society that judges us for the sexual decisions that we make. This constant sense of being judged, repressed or ashamed of our feelings and desires can have a detrimental impact on every area of our lives – and not just in the bedroom.
We believe that it’s important to take the time to understand and listen to ourselves as women, in order to live authentically in every aspect of our lives. That’s why we established Scarlet Ladies as a female-only community: to create a safe space, in which every woman can be herself without fear of judgement or shame.
Fast forward nearly two years, and we are so much more than our little meetup group. Our mission has grown, and Scarlet Ladies now empowers and connects women around the world. Our community is open to all, regardless of your sexual orientation or preference. We always say it is about how you like it, not who you like it with. We believe that by destigmatising the conversation around female sexuality, we help women grow in confidence, love their bodies and live boldly in all aspects of life, without fear or shame.