Hey guys! My name is Ashley Sargeant (Founder of DONTSTOPSARGEANT.COM)and I am so stoked to announce that I will be launching a brand new empowering music video on 10/31/15 (Halloween) --but I need your help to make it happen! This super cool music video will be set to Rachel Platten’s "Fight Song" and will be titled “I AM STIGMA FREE” in celebration of mental health awareness. It will feature up to 12 powerful women who I have the privilege of calling my friends, including my 11 year-old niece Delia, who are all fighting to break free from the negative stigma on mental illness. What you will see in this video will be visually impactful as you literally see us breaking through these very real stigmas!
To make this awesome music video a reality, I need to raise at least $2K on my Kickstarter BY OCTOBER 23rd @ 11:00 PM. Believe me, if I had unlimited resources I would throw them all at this project, but unfortunately I don’t. The passion is definitely there, but unfortunately the sponsorship is not and that is the only thing holding me back. I’ve already thrown thousands of hours and well over a thousand dollars at this campaign. That’s why I need your help to help make this music video happen!
I just launched a DON’T STOP SARGEANT etsy shop (www.etsy.com/shop/dontstopsargeant) last night with these hand made prints titled "I AM STIGMA FREE" that will also be featured on the white t-shirts of those participating in this music video. Pretty cool, right? :)
The $2K from this Kickstarter is to cover the cost of t-shirts and dog tags for the performers, a studio location rental fee, as well as professional filming, editing, and photography costs. I have already launched 3 music videos tapping into my own income and resources to advocate for early returning missionaries and those fighting to overcome mental illness with a cumulative reach of about 60,000 views. My goal with this video is to see over 100,000 views on this video alone, and I believe it can be done.
If people don’t think your dreams are completely crazy, you are not dreaming big enough! Period. WE ARE THE MUSIC MAKERS, AND WE ARE THE DREAMERS OF DREAMS. Please help me make this dream to create this music video and add our voices to this conversation come true! Thank you for your support and contribution to this worthwhile project -- and whatever you do, just don't stop!
Risks and challenges
Given my experience on the last three music videos I have launched, the biggest challenge I forsee will be in the editing phase. Editing always takes so much longer than you think it will, and with what I am hoping to see accomplished on this video, I know it will take that full week to get it where it needs to be. This is not an impossible challenge to overcome and I'm grateful for my previous experience that has prepared me to take it on!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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