Hi everyone! Welcome to Girls Who Eat.
Would you like to support an all-female, independent publication that celebrates food and the culture of food, as well as challenges ideas that circulate around disordered eating? Would you like to help fund the printing of a project that will have all sales proceeds benefit ProjectHeal (an organization that helps people who suffer from eating disorders)? Would you like to support a roster of amazing diverse female artists?? Then keep reading!
Girls Who Eat will be a food themed 6x9’’ 20+ pages art zine that celebrates women and girls who love food. All proceeds from the sale of this publication will go towards ProjectHeal, a non-profit organization that specializes in the rehabilitation of people with eating disorders as well as community education for high school and college-aged people. They have three chapters in California! http://theprojectheal.org/
Girls Who Eat will be showcasing work from the following artists (And several others!):
As well as some killer design work by Megan Lotter
***Also disclaimer, adhering to the rules and regulations of Kickstarter, this Kickstarter is to fund the PRINTING of this zine and is not raising money to be directly donated to charity, the sales of this zine will be donated to Project Heal once the zine is in print. Also we are in no affiliation with Project Heal, we are completely independent from their organization.***
Why girls, Why food?
My name is Ana Valdez and I'm an artist and illustrator from the Bay Area in Northern California and I love food. My grandma once told me that the best way to experience your own culture or a culture that is not your own is through food. Food is where the history and honesty of people resides, and the kitchen table can be an amazing place of bonding, love and even political discussion. Food is what makes us human, cooking civilizes us and is what can unify us. It’s safe to say that the majority of people love food and love to eat! It's more complicated than this though today, the majority of women in the western world unfortunately have an extremely complicated relationship with food. The prevalence of disordered eating extends far and deep in the western world, as well as being much more complicated than just anorexia and Bulimia. Crash dieting, fat-shaming, fitness obsession, photoshopped models, and lack of body diversity in media skew our perception of our bodies and often lead to disordered eating. As a woman you hear things like: You’re too thin, you’re too fat, don’t eat that it’ll go straight to your hips, eat more, eat less, have a salad, don’t eat carbs, etc. etc. etc. It’s lame, you get it.
But here’s the deal: women are people (duh).. people need to eat to live… And women eat. In fact, we freakin’ love it. I'm sure you're not surprised by this.
We are not starving daughters, we are Girls Who Eat.
Risks and challenges
Here's the deal: Our goal is $700 which covers printing and shipping costs for roughly 1000 zines.
Donating the listed minimum that is listed (second tier) gets you a printed copy of our publication.
If we make more than $700 more zines will be printed! Why do we need 1000 copies though? That seems like a lot, right? All unsold zines will be stock for convention sales this coming year, and will also go up on tictail for purchase and will be sold at a slightly higher price. Proceeds from the sale of this zine in all respects will continue going to charity even after this kickstarter ends.
This zine will be printed only once, so once it's gone, it's gone!
Here's the other deal the more money we raise the more things we can provide to someone in need...According to ProjectHeal's donation information page (http://theprojectheal.org/add-your-support/)
'$100 – 1 hour nutritionist appointment
$150 – 1 hour therapy appointment
$250 – 1 ½ hour family therapy appointment
$2,000 – 1 week of intensive aftercare for a recipient
$6,000 – 1 year of full outpatient treatment for a recipient
$30,000 – 1 month of full residential treatment for a recipient '
How amazing would it be to provide a whole year of outpatient treatment to someone with food issues or just several sessions of therapy to a family who needs help? The answer is very.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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