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A book of the creative poetry and artwork of an 
autistic, non-verbal young adult
A book of the creative poetry and artwork of an autistic, non-verbal young adult
83 backers pledged $5,472 to help bring this project to life.

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Under the Silence is Me---How it Feels to Be Non-verbal

Hi! I am Kimberly Dixon. Thank you for checking out my kickstarter video. I am glad you are interested in my words. I have a lot of words to share. For those who don’t know me, I am a young adult with autism who writes and creates my own original poetry and artwork. Though non-verbal, I have been typing to communicate since I was 6 years old. In 1995, I began writing poetry and have written over 100 poems over the years. For the past 3 years, I have been putting my poetry into artwork and now am ready to publish. My mom and several friends have been helping me with this project. I would love to share my thoughts and words with others through a book of my poetry and artwork, but I need your help funding it. For supporting my project, you will receive gifts from me

Here is how the $3900 we are requesting will be used:

$250 pays for the high-quality photographs taken of my paintings

$500 pays for the video production and editing that was done for our promotional video

The remainder goes to pay for fees needed for compiling, editing and for publishing the book through the help of others and a self-publishing company.

Any donations donated above and beyond the $3900 goal will be used to help me  attend conferences and book fairs so I can promote my book.  I will also be able to print additional books as needed.

My Hope

My hope is that my book of poetry and art is enjoyed and makes people happy. I also want others to understand how it feels to be me. When people read my book, will they become more understanding of those who are nonverbal? I hope so. My goal is to show that autism is not something to be feared, but instead something to be accepted.

But wait there’s more

Very much more poetry and art I want to do in the future. Perhaps there will be a sequel to my book. We have a month to raise the funds for publishing our first book, so let’s get going. Thank you for your help.

God bless,

Kimberly Dixon

Risks and challenges

Since I often have seizures and tiredness, it may take me longer than I plan to do my project. Also, if I could type faster than I do I could finish my book more quickly than I am able. People who are helping me with this project are busy people so that might also cause delays. However, the many friends and family members who are assisting me will help me overcome my challenges in publishing my book.

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