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Stories, wisdom, advice, and inspiration from noteworthy and honorary women who happen to be Deaf, all across America to inspire others
Stories, wisdom, advice, and inspiration from noteworthy and honorary women who happen to be Deaf, all across America to inspire others
Stories, wisdom, advice, and inspiration from noteworthy and honorary women who happen to be Deaf, all across America to inspire others
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The Light of Deaf Women: Inspirational Stories

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The Light of Deaf Women: Inspirational Stories from Visionaries, Artists, Founders, and Entrepreneurs is a book aimed to motivate all kinds of people to go after their dreams, channel their own inner artist, take that leap to found an organization, or even to start their own business.

Everyone needs to feel connected, that one story to find relatable and to be inspired to take that next big step; Global Deaf Women created this book to share 60+ stories of all sorts Deaf Women who are of all ethnic background, different nationalities, different types of profession and industries, and of diverse identities. The women are from all over the United States alongside with a photo captured by Deaf photographers.

*This is a mockup image of what the book will look like*

The book will be 8.5" x 8.5" and in Hard Cover.

The Light of Deaf Women: Inspirational Stories from Visionaries, Artists, Founders and Entrepreneurs features photos captured by several different Deaf Female photographers from different states.

*Each Deaf Women has a full page black and white photo that captures their gift alongside with their interview/stories*

The Light of Deaf Women: Inspirational Stories from Visionaries, Artists, Founders and Entrepreneurs will not be a book only of inspirational stories but also a collection of adventures, accomplishments, and advices.

Creator: Sofia Seitchik

Contributing Photographers: Clare Cassidy, Cat Cassidy, Jennifer Gomez Tandoc and TBA.

Funds + Timing:

 

 2017

April-May: Kickstarter Campaign

  • Photoshoot of Women
  • Final Interviews for Stories

May: Kickstarter Releases Funds

  • Submit Edits & Stories to Publishing

June: Final Stages

  • Layout & Print Proof
  • Send to Print

Late June: Delivery

  • You get YOUR book!

Risks and challenges

Risks are low. We have already gathered all of the Deaf Women who have met all of the criteria to participate in the book. We have a network of trustworthy and talented photographers who have taken on this project on top of their daily schedules.

We have taken some steps to further minimize risks, such as we already have 60+ stories of Deaf Women ready to be edited and published!
We have also decided to domesticize our publishing to try to have more control of the quality and timeline of delivery to our backers.

Challenges are prevalent in meeting the deadline that the publishers have set for us, May 9th; to complete all of the editing and submission of the stories in order to get the books out to the backers in June.

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    Name on Website, digital copy, SIGNED hardcover copy of "The Light of Deaf Women" book, 1 hour coaching from Global Deaf Women via Video Conferencing.

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    Light of your School/Organization

    Name on Website, digital copy, 5 SIGNED hardcover copy of "The Light of Deaf Women" book, 1-day coaching/workshop for Deaf/KODA children to take the direction of their lives! The workshop will guide the children to make their visions into reality with steps to capitalize their inner gift and talent. The workshop will be from Global Deaf Women, Sofia. (travel expenses not included)

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    Name on Website, digital copy, SIGNED hardcover copy of "The Light of Deaf Women" book.
    Your pledge will grant Global Deaf Women the funds to be able to provide 1-day coaching/workshop for Deaf/KODA children at an underserved school or organization to take the direction of their lives! The workshop will guide the children to make their visions into reality with steps to capitalize their inner gift and talent. The workshop will be from Global Deaf Women, Sofia.

    Your name or organization/business name will be mentioned and advertised as the donor!

    *One pledge value of $1,733 could provide two (2) different schools/organization with the workshop in the United States of America OR up to three (3) schools/organization internationally.

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