OAKLAND — Nenna Joiner, owner of Feelmore Adult Gallery and author of the book "Never Let the Odds Stop You," has announced that she will visit Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with Team4Tech, a Redwood City, Calif.-based nonprofit that partners with Google, Facebook, Adobe and others to bring technology to underserved parts of the world.
Joiner said that she was inspired to help people in developing countries after a friend did volunteer work in Kenya. However, prejudice against the adult industry has been a concern for the Oakland resident.
"After being turned away from teaching local kids in Oakland due to the nature of my industry, I thought it was best to look outside where organizations weren't as biased towards passionate people from the adult industry," Joiner said. "The additional factor that two of the four orphanages care for children with HIV/AIDS made greater reason why I should do my best to bring hope to the children by teaching entrepreneurship and technology skills that could make their lives better. Everyone needs a hand in life, so just imagine these children."
With 14 days left for fundraising for Joiner's trip to Vietnam with Team4Tech, she is reaching out to the adult industry for tax-deductible donations. Joiner can be contacted via the Feelmore Adult Gallery's main number: (510) 891-0199.