By the end of this year, the Badass Ladies You Should Know series will have featured 50 amazing women: authors, scientists, activists, rabbinical students, surgeons, artists, producers, comedians, designers, entrepreneurs, and more.
This project has been a labor of love, but to continue for a third year, I need help covering its financial and time/labor commitments. These include hosting fees, research, soliciting and formatting interviews, and promotion, among other things. After a lot of internal debate, I've set up a Patreon in hopes of offsetting these costs.
Don't have money to spare? No problem -- signal boosting is also greatly appreciated. You can follow and support Badass Ladies on any (or all!) of these accounts.
As always, I also appreciate it if you promote, request, review, and/or buy my book. (There is a currently a giveaway running on Goodreads!)
Once my goal of $15 is met, I'd love to expand other projects I've taken on in the past. Future possible goals include:
- updated YA cover diversity charts for 2016*
- new infographics assessing YA publishing deals, trends, and more
- updating YA Highway's Publishing Road Map
- an expanded self-publishing section of the Publishing Road Map
- in-depth profiles of historical Badass Ladies
- how-to guides for aspiring Badasses
- a Badass Ladies zine or collaborative project
- open to suggestions!
* I am planning to chart at least the 2016 books from Big 5 publishers, regardless of financial support, and I need volunteers to help me count covers so that I'm not the sole arbiter of what qualifies as diversity representation. If you'd be willing to flip through a Dropbox folder of images and input stats into a Google doc, please sign up here!
All Patreon supporters will get my undying love and gratitude, but in special thanks, I'm offering the following perks:
- Pledges of $3 per month or more will receive periodic bonus content from recent and future Badass Ladies profiles.
- Pledges of $5 per month or more will also get first shot at items in The Badasserie, my upcoming Etsy store, before I publicly advertise its opening or future restockings. (Purchases are of course welcome, but I'd also be grateful for any word of mouth you can share. Follow its various social media accounts here.)
- Pledges of $10 per month or more will also get a custom 3x3 wall hanging or sew-on patch with the word of their choice (see store link above for examples; limited quantity).
- Pledges of $25 or more will also get a signed finished copy of my debut novel, After the Fall (limited quantity).
I'd love to hear ideas for other possible projects or perks. Thank you so much for your interest and support!