lips is a feminist technology organization at the forefront of the inclusive design movement, building products designed to unlock opportunities for previously underserved and intersectionally marginalized communities.
our first product is a social media platform designed for women, non-binary folks, lgbtqia+ individuals, and their fans who are seeking a space to express themselves through art, and discover creators without the unhealthy aspects of mainstream internet culture such as online harassment, discriminatory censorship, and plagiarism.
we are building more inclusive machine learning and contextual ai technologies that can be used across industries to improve the online experience of traditionally marginalized communities.
Annie Brown, Founder
San Diego, CA, US
Instagram’s Shadow Ban On Vaguely ‘Inappropriate’ Content Is Plainly Sexist
“After Tumblr’s ban on adult content in December, Annie Brown, a San Diego-based digital marketer and feminist activist, noticed sex workers and sexually expressive artists were “floating around the internet with nowhere to go because they were told that they’re unwanted or inappropriate,” she said. She’s now working to transform Lips, the sex-positive magazine she founded years ago, into a social media site where users can freely embrace and share their sexuality.”