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A 36 page illustrated zine celebrating food and culture, all proceeds from sales benefit The Oakland Food Pantry
A 36 page illustrated zine celebrating food and culture, all proceeds from sales benefit The Oakland Food Pantry
37 backers pledged $1,353 to help bring this project to life.

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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:

Malisa Suchanya 

Speth Szabo

Laura Tharp

Ally Easter

Molly Eschbacher

Kaylani Juanita

Ana Valdez (me!)

Makaylah Fazzari

Christine Juon

Pearl Shen

Abby Rocha

Megan Lotter

Jiajia Chen

Giulietta Wertz-Best 

Kendra Josie Kirkpatrick

Melissa Van Der Veen

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!

Stretch Goals!!!

$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!

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    Ponche de Novia

    You got two on it and get digital access to Girls Who Eat Volume 2 PDF! Thank you for your support.

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    Pumpkin Pie

    Thanks for your help! With this reward tier you get a copy of Girls Who Eat Volume 2, brand spakin' new and hot off the press!

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    Latkes and apple sauce.

    Yeah, boiiii. This reward tier gets you copies of both Girls Who Eat. That's volumes one AND two ($30 value). Thank you!!

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    Moon Cake

    A little something sweet. You Get Girls Who Eat Volume 2 and a uv coated GWE cheeseburger sticker in your choice of pink or red, thanks!

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    Pierrogi super party pack

    This reward includes both zines, and our Girls Who Eat Party pack! The Partypack includes two Girls Who Eat 1'' buttons, A canvas patch, A Girls Who Eat 3" sticker and a thank you note just for you. You rock.

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    Turkey Dinner

    Super Thanks!!! You get all of the *new* items we are producing with this kickstarter! Thank you! You also will be personally thanked within the zine, you are lovely!

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    Prime Rib

    Oh my god. This is a juicy reward. You get all rewards previously listed and will be listed within our zine as one of our top backers. Thank you!!!

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    King Crab Leggy

    U DA KING. And we are eternally grateful! You get all previously listed rewards as well as being included and listed as one of our top-tier backer inside the new zine. You will also be invited as a guest of honor to our show reception where you will be lavished in attentions and will get all the high fives from us. You rock!

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Funding period

- (30 days)