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A podcast featuring reimagined fairytales that empower young girls who nevertheless persist.
A podcast featuring reimagined fairytales that empower young girls who nevertheless persist.
119 backers pledged $5,140 to help bring this project to life.

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I'm so excited for Girl Tales. Where do I subscribe FOR FREE?
Ah, we knew you would ask and we're so glad you did. Hear our preview episode and be among the first to hear our newest tales! Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and leave us a review! Just follow your favorite link below and click subscribe! And make sure to REVIEW (!!!!) the podcast. That's how we get more lovely listeners like yourselves.

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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. 

Tech
Website $22/month
Media Host $15/month
Microphones $150

Artists 
Dramaturg $50/tale 
Actor 1 $35/tale
Actor 2 $35/tale  
Actor 3 $35/tale  
Actor 4 $35/tale  
Playwrights $50/tale  
Producer/Sound Designer  $50/tale  
Musician $35
Kickstarter Videographer $210

Extra
Fiscal Sponsorship Fee $10/month  
Trademark Fee $69
KidsListen.org Membership $100
Girl Tales Stickers $69
Girl Tales T-Shirts $250
Marketing $500     

Total 
$4,986.00 

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 

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Her Highness Builds Robots Coloring Book with $100 donation
Her Highness Builds Robots Coloring Book with $100 donation
 

        

 

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.

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    $100 will help us soar to our dreams on a flying carpet! Thank you! With this donation, you will receive the best coloring book ever, Her Highness Builds Robots. In this coloring book you will meet seven diverse Princesses - Priya, Rafa, Holly, Diamond, Taylor, Jae and Juanita. In addition to being princesses, they are each pursuing an exciting and empowering profession: robot designer, chemical engineer and sculptor to name a few. It's the best item to have handy when listening to Girl Tales!

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