The Plural Association (TPA) has the mission to empower all Plurals worldwide, by connecting, supporting, and offering educational resources, so they can improve their quality of Plural life, through self-advocacy, the future warmline and the many other services that we offer to the community that we build together.
In January 2020 The Plural Association will register as an official nonprofit. It is a collective effort to self-advocate and catalyst the improvement of quality of life of all Plurals worldwide through activism, advocacy and with the help of educational resources and the various services provided.
The Plural Association is run by Plurals, for Plurals and based on peer to peer support. We call upon the expertise and knowledge of lived experienced plurals and our community leaders. Introduction to team members can be found below. TPA does not follow one ideology and is inclusive of all, of course systems who do not identify with the Plural label are also welcome.
We know how hard it is to find someone to talk to who is also Plural and understands what it is like. This is currently and has been for a long time, a huge lack in what is offered to Plurals worldwide. Hence one of the main aims of TPA is to set up a platform that includes a phone warmline, live chat and email option, where trained Plural volunteers read or listen to the worries and stories of Plurals and their individual headmates. If desired, we converse with them and answer their questions surrounding plurality, through the concept of peer to peer support and from our own lived experience perspectives, whilst always empowering the collective Plural we speak with.
The platform, including the warmline will be for all Plurals. It is focused on Plurality rather than mental health, but the concept of a warmline is a line people can call before they reach a potential crisis and with that lowers the risk of reaching crisis, increasing safety and reducing the cost of healthcare.
To be able to provide free calls and chats to Plurals, TPA depends on donations from the community and its allies, while pursuing grants to enlarge our reach, potential and capacity. Help us to reach and empower more Plurals by sharing this post on social media.
Please consider donating here: https://ko-fi.com/thepluralassociation
We welcome one time donations but invite you to consider to become a member starting at $3 per month. By becoming a member you ensure the continuation and stability of our nonprofit and its work. You also help us cover the monthly returning costs of creating and running this great project.
Follow us on twitter to stay up to date, for example when our website goes live at www.thepluralassociation.org – If you want to be involved, please email us
(contact @ thepluralassociation.org) More information will be released soon!
Who is behind TPA?
Sarah& Clark – They/Them (Plural) – Netherlands – Founders – Is a disabled queer Plural activist and advocate, mother, artist and organizer. They have traveled internationally for nonprofit work, speaking engagements and for educational purposes since 2007 and focus since 2017 on Plurals and DID with their organisation Power to the Plurals. They also founded and admin AlterNation a free, online inclusive of all support group for Plurals, that serves nearly 2500 Plurals worldwide in a tight community. They have released over 50 educational videos on Dissociative Identity Disorder and other forms of Plurality. Their website also contains over 50 different articles and various resources. Some of which have been translated by community members in 5 different languages to help Plurals worldwide! Power to the Plurals has worked closely together with Plural Events to organise the first online and free Plural Positivity World Conference 2019 where they presented multiple sessions themselves as well.
Azi Bass – She/They (Plural) – USA – Team Member – She is an ADA advocate for people with disabilities and their service dogs. She is a longstanding admin for the largest Plural support group on Facebook and helps advocate for each of their 7.5k+ members on a daily basis. She is a speaker on Plurality and service dogs amongst other topics. They have an in depth understanding of Plurality and Dissociative identity disorder through their work and own lived experience. They have had different educational opportunities they participated in over the years. They worked for a multibillion dollar nonprofit and their skills and expertise they bring to the team are invaluable!
Laura Puddefoot – She/They (Plural) – Australia – Team Member – Advocates for mental health, support and education. Worked on statewide projects for LGBTIQ+ rights and diversity including speaking at international conferences and for organisational training sessions. Currently studying a double bachelors in psychology. Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder with a service dog named Milo, Laura was a part of the staff from Plural Events, who organised and presented a part of the first Plural Positivity World Conference 2019. She also co-facilitates a Dissociative Disorders support group based in Melbourne and admins a Plural group online. She is excited to be a part of this new venture and we are so glad to have her dedicated selves on board!
Donations can be made here: https://ko-fi.com/thepluralassociation
Thank you for your support!