Hi everyone! Welcome to the Girls Who Eat Kickstarter page!!! Yay you made it!
Would you like to support an independent publication by women and nonbinary people that celebrates food and the culture of food, specifically multicultural winter holiday traditions and foods? Would you like to help fund the printing of a project that will have all sales proceeds benefit The Oakland Food Pantry? Would you like to support a roster of amazing diverse artists?? Then keep reading!
Girls Who Eat will be a food themed art zine approx. 6x8’’ 20+ pages that celebrates our love of food. All proceeds from the sale of this publication will go towards The Oakland Food Pantry, a non-profit organization that helps feed the Oakland community, and for every one dollar they receive they distribute six dollars of food to those in need. We are rarin' to go and move forward with the printing of this project, in fact nearly all of the artwork is already done. We just need your help with printing!!!
***Also disclaimer, adhering to the rules and regulations of Kickstarter, this Kickstarter is to fund the PRINTING 250 copies of this zine and is not raising money to be directly donated to charity, the sales of this zine will be donated to The Oakland Food Pantry once the zine is in print. Also we are not in affiliation with The Oakland Food Pantry, we are completely independent from their organization.***
Why girls? Why food? Why Volume Two??
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! Here’s the deal: Girls 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, but we’re here to remind you of this, and to celebrate it.
And while we love to eat, many of us and our families struggle with a growing national problem: Hunger. Many of us, specifically in the Bay Area suffer from hunger, not having enough to eat or not having the means to have food available in our homes. This can be especially devastating during the holidays, food is not just important nutritionally, but also culturally… Not being able to participate in holiday meals because of financial reasons can magnify the reality of a bad situation. Our community needs a boost here all the time, but especially during the colder months of the holiday season… We’d like to give them that.
The Oakland Food Pantry is an amazing organization who we are interested in supporting with this project. They focus on ‘providing nutritious food to people in need in a dignified manner’. They are a very unique food pantry and offer fresh items like eggs, meats, vegetables and fruits… not just canned goods and dry goods!!! For every dollar we give them, they distribute six dollars worth of food.
You can check out their website here: Click me!
And their Facebook page here: Click me!
While we will be doing most of our fundraising during the winter holiday time, Girls Who Eat Volume 2 will continue to be sold afterward and will have all of its proceeds donated to The Oakland Food Pantry, because charity shouldn’t drop off after the holidays when there is always need for supplies.
Girls Who Eat will be showcasing work from the following artists:
Ana Valdez (me!)
Upon the printing and completion of this project we will be launching it with a public show at Sketchpad Gallery in San Francisco (date TBA) and will have an accompanying art market that will feature a handful of our artists, but also many others from our community! We cannot wait!
$1200 - if we can make just $100 extra we can print an additional 250 copies of this zine to continue fundraising!
$1400 - Enamel Pins. It's been our dream for a while to make a Girls Who Eat enamel pink cheeseburger pin. If we reach this amount we can make a short run of these to be included with any pledge over $30!
Risks and challenges
We need $1100 to print 250 copies of our 36 page zine and to get the ball rolling. Donating the listed minimum (second tier) gets you a printed copy of our publication and our complete gratitude. This cost covers the printing and the shipping of this project!!!
The real risk is not getting printing funded and us not having a zine to launch for our group show this holiday season, and therefore not having anything to sell in order to fundraise. That would suck!
Why do we need 250 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 (shipping included). Proceeds from the sale of this zine in all respects will continue going to charity even after this kickstarter ends. That’s how much we love The Oakland Food Pantry.
Why don't you just front the money yourself?
Honestly, if I had that money just laying around I wouldn't even do a project like this and would give it directly to OFP!!!!
This zine will be printed only once just like the first volume, so once it's gone, it's gone!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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