I'm so excited for Girl Tales. Where do I subscribe FOR FREE?
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Tell me more about Girl Tales!
Girl Tales is podcast theatre for young audiences. Award-winning female and trans*-identified playwrights flip the fairytales they fell for as children and make the girls the heroes. In these stories, our damsels are in power and our princesses are in action. And we need your help to make it happen!
I work hard for my money! Where's it going, Girl Tales? Excellent question! We want to be as transparent as possible with you. Take a looksee at our budget.
Media Host $15/month
Actor 1 $35/tale
Actor 2 $35/tale
Actor 3 $35/tale
Actor 4 $35/tale
Producer/Sound Designer $50/tale
Kickstarter Videographer $210
Fiscal Sponsorship Fee $10/month
Trademark Fee $69
KidsListen.org Membership $100
Girl Tales Stickers $69
Girl Tales T-Shirts $250
Why are you doing this? Our host and artistic director, Rebecca Cunningham (the woman in the video above), is a theatre director and childcare provider. Girl Tales is a culmination of her experience in both fields. It's because of her work that we take gender parity in storytelling very seriously. We're sure you've already noticed that fairy tales and literature are already lacking when it comes to strong girl characters but, just take a look at some of the research done by Janice McCabe, a Florida State sociologist who led the study of nearly 6,000 books published from 1900 to 2000.
- Males are central characters in 57 percent of children's books published per year, while only 31 percent have female central characters.
- No more than 33 percent of children's books published in any given year contain central characters that are adult women or female animals, but adult men and male animals appear in up to 100 percent of books.
- Male animals are central characters in more than 23 percent of books per year, while female animals are in only 7.5 percent.
- On average, 36.5 percent of books in each year studied include a male in the title, compared to 17.5 percent that include a female. Although books published in the 1990s came close to parity for human characters, a significant disparity of nearly 2 to 1 remains for male animal characters versus female.
- From Peter Rabbit to Curious George
Risks and challenges
We will be able to launch this coming fall, only with the raised funds. If there are technical issues, this may delay the process but we fully intend to have three tales for you to hear in November. A tale will be posted each month.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (30 days)