Will Brame and I have finally managed to coordinate research and schedules and had our first big bad brainstorming session on our new project, a follow-up to Different Loving. In this volume, we will tell the stories of our original interviewees and how their lives and journeys in BDSM have evolved since we first met them in the early 1990s, providing a unique perspective on what it means to live as BDSMers.
Below is a copy of the letter we are distributing to our original interviewees. Over the course of two decades, we've lost track of many of them, but I was happy to realize just how many people have stayed in touch, or become close friends! I'm tagging my FB peeps but will also send letters to those whose email addresses I still keep.
If someone you know was an original interviewee but has lost touch with me, please let them know about this project, and ask them to write us at email@example.com.
Dear Different Loving Interviewee,
Gloria and Will Brame are delighted to announce that we have begun work on a follow-up volume to the original best-selling Different Loving, to which you made an invaluable contribution by sharing your story. Can you believe that it’s been over 20 years since you first were interviewed by us? By our reckoning, you were probably interviewed between 1991-1992, as the book was published in 1993. So many things have happened in the world of BDSM since then!
We are writing you now to ask if you would like to participate in the upcoming volume. The new project is simply a 20-year follow up to the interviews. Focusing on a select group of interviewees (not ALL of those from the original), we want to find out what has happened to YOU since the first edition, and to hear the story of your personal journey in our wonderful kinky world since the early 1990s.
If you would like to add your story to our new book, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a release form and a set of questions tailored specifically to you, and based on your original interview in Different Loving.
Thank you so much for considering this project, and helping us to provide a vital, original teaching tool for future generations of people like us.
Our email for this project is email@example.com