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The Beauty Clause is a book project dedicated to discovering, understanding, and celebrating beauty in cultures around the world.
The Beauty Clause is a book project dedicated to discovering, understanding, and celebrating beauty in cultures around the world.
93 backers pledged $11,237 to help bring this project to life.
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The Beauty Clause is a book project and social media initiative dedicated to discovering, understanding, and celebrating authentic beauty in cultures around the world.

The Beauty Clause as seen on The Huffington Post
The Beauty Clause as seen on The Huffington Post

Our plan is to travel the world, seeking out women in each of the countries we visit who can help us better understand the standards of beauty unique to each of their cultures. We will be compiling their stories along with photographs of our travels into a coffee-table style book.

 Here's a glimpse of a few of our advocates here in the U.S. and the stories they've shared:

Our hope is that by bringing awareness and understanding to the different standards of beauty in cultures around the world our readers will be able to more easily recognize beauty in other people, as well as in themselves. By sharing these stories and photographs, we hope to build a community of compassionate individuals focused on promoting empathy amidst diversity and comradery upon similarities.

What people are saying about The Beauty Clause:

The Beauty Clause is dedicated to bridging the gap between cultures and people around the world. The ability to recognize and celebrate beauty in the unfamiliar is not only critical to the advancement of the human spirit, but imperative in stopping the personal detriment caused by being outcast by the world around you.

Q: What about men?

A: We absolutely, 100% believe that everyone is beautiful and is worthy of feeling included in and noticed by a world that can all-too-often be quick to judge and quick to outcast people who are different than them or different than what they know. With that, for our first book, we plan to focus on women. Being completely inclusive is something that we discussed, and is and will forever be important to us, but we strongly believe that different groups of people are weighted by issues and standards that are specific to their group. The arguments about beauty that surround men are oftentimes very different than those that women face on a daily basis and so we decided to choose one target demographic for this project and the first book. With that, we are dedicated to being as inclusive as possible within this demographic. As our project and efforts gain momentum, we hope to have the ability to give full focus to both women and men. 

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Like The Beauty Clause on Facebook to read more stories from women around the world.
Like The Beauty Clause on Facebook to read more stories from women around the world.

Risks and challenges

Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing. No one will be charged for a pledge towards a project unless it reaches its funding goal.

As with anything in life, our plan for The Beauty Clause is weighted by the possibility of unforeseen challenges and forks in the road. Our timeline and the specified delivery dates of rewards includes additional time we have allowed for delays in travel plans, the creative process, as well as the formatting and publishing of the book. Because of the ever-changing dynamics of international affairs, we are prepared to adjust our travel itinerary as needed to maintain our personal safety. However, we are committed to ensuring that any adjustments to our travel itinerary will not disrupt or delay the delivery of the final product and, most importantly, will not compromise the integrity of our mission to create awareness and understanding of the beauty standards in diverse cultures around the world.

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    A $10 pledge will buy us a meal on the road.

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    A custom-made Beauty Clause postcard and personalized note from the road.

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    A $25 pledge will pay for our meals for a day while we're on the road.

    Backer Rewards:

    A custom-made Beauty Clause postcard and personalized note from the road. (March 2016)

    A copy of The Beauty Clause book. (December 2016)

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    A $50 pledge will help cover our expenses for a one-night stay while we're on the road.

    Backer Rewards:

    A custom-made Beauty Clause postcard and personalized note from the road. (March 2016)

    A copy of The Beauty Clause book. (December 2016)

    Email updates from the road with sneak peek stories and pictures. (November 2016)

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    A $100 pledge will help us to buy a week's worth of groceries while we're on the road.

    Backer Rewards:

    A custom-made Beauty Clause postcard and personalized note from the road. (March 2016)

    A copy of The Beauty Clause book. (December 2016)

    Email updates from the road with sneak peek stories and pictures. (November 2016)

    Be mentioned as a donor in the book.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    A $250 pledge will help cover our hotel expenses for a week while we're on the road.

    Backer Rewards:

    A custom-made Beauty Clause postcard and personalized note from the road. (March 2016)

    A copy of The Beauty Clause book. (December 2016)

    Email updates from the road with sneak peek stories and pictures. (March 2016)

    Be mentioned as a donor in the book.

    Nominate someone you know to be featured on our blog and social media accounts. (October 2015)

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    A pledge of $500 or more will help cover our flight and transportation expenses while we're on the road.

    Backer Rewards:

    A custom-made Beauty Clause postcard and personalized note from the road. (March 2016)

    A copy of The Beauty Clause book. (December 2016)

    Email updates from the road with sneak peek stories and pictures. (March 2016)

    Be mentioned as a donor in the book.

    Nominate someone you know to be featured on our blog and social media accounts. (October 2015)

    Access to our private travel blog while we are traveling. (March 2016)

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    A pledge of $1,000 or more will help cover the cost of printing and publishing The Beauty Clause.

    Backer Rewards:

    A custom-made Beauty Clause postcard and personalized note from the road. (March 2016)

    Email updates from the road with sneak peek stories and pictures. (March 2016)

    Be mentioned as a donor in the book.

    Nominate someone you know to be featured on our blog and social media accounts. (October 2015)

    Access to our private travel blog while we are traveling. (March 2016)

    Skype with us on the road. (March 2016)

    Receive two pre-released, inscribed copies of The Beauty Clause (one for you and one for a friend, or two for you and nothing for your friend). (November 2016)

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Funding period

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