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A collection of work by creative women. Interviews, publications, & storytelling—because women making work with each other is powerful.
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Babe Vibes is a collection of work by creative women. On our multimedia site, we make publications + zines, interview babes through our popular visual interview series, and promote women artists and designers in our online store.

We believe women making creative work with each other is powerful.

Babe vibes” are the energy, community, and confidence that come from collaborating with other women. So far we at Babe Vibes have made some really meaningful work — centered around topics like self-care, identity, and vulnerability. Our successful Pep Talk Generator garnered attention from publications like Time Magazine, Huffington Post, and Hello Giggles, who described the generator as “an awesome tool for overcoming anxiety or finding a small pick-me-up during a tough day.” Our free and print zine, Methods of Self-Care, written by Jodie Layne and Kara Haupt, has been downloaded 5000+ times and featured on The Hairpin.

Every month we visually interview women. We send rad women like Meredith Graves, Sarah Nicole Prickett, and Jade Purple Brown disposable cameras and have them collect ephemera which we collect into our beloved visual interview series

We've published one-off publications like our Beyonce Zine and 45 Pep Talks, which we've financially sustained with our own investment and small success in our online store. We're so proud of the work we've made so far. 

But, this year we are stepping up our game!

In addition to our regular content, we are going to be publishing regularly through a new section on our site called Stories. Stories will include new work like visual and interactive essays, collage-based diaries, mini-films, and some weird, collaborative ideas involving you, our readers! All the new, bi-weekly content will be within the vibe and heart that you have come to know from Babe Vibes. 

We are so excited to be creating a zine on creative block with Wild Ones singer Danielle Sullivan, to be debuted in late March, and another on women and sexuality with Ev’Yan Whitney, to be debuted Summer 2016.

So far writers Fariha Róisín and Jenna Fletcher have signed on to create monthly columns for Stories, artist Hailey Lamb is making weekly collage diaries, photographer and babe Celeste Noche is running a Babe Vibes style book club, and filmmaker Ariel Watson will be creating monthly film features on women.

And we need your help! 

Women should be paid for the creative work they do and paying our contributors is a top priority. We're passionate about investing in the work of creative young women — writers, designers, artists, filmmakers, and furthering a culture of artistic collaboration between women. 

With your help we'll be able to pay for the next 6+ months of BV contributors, invest in the printing of our upcoming publications, and help cover site costs (hosting, Shopify, Mailchimp etc). 

Discover some of our favorite work!

+ "Babe Vibes, at its core, is self-care. Self-care is an action, as is calling yourself a babe and speaking to yourself with affection and love." - Methods of Self-Care

+ "Find your safe space. Approach it with grace. Listen to your body. And give yourself the permission to feel overwhelmed. You've weathered harsher storms. And the blue skies? They're on their way." - Robyn Kanner, The Pep Talk Generator

+ "I believe in self-care, clearly, and I think it’s helpful for me to position self-care so predominately because I need to un-learn the toxic ways I’ve been taught to speak to and treat myself. But, perhaps as an act of self-care, I want someone else to take care of me too.” - Visual Interview with Babe Vibes' founder Kara Haupt. 

+ "What I’m finding to be the most engaging part of writing music now is constructing stories of powerful and unusual female figures. It’s all I want to write about these days. Especially the intimate relationships that women share." - Visual Interview with Danielle Sullivan

+ "But, then, what would we do — no — what are we without our definitions? I think there’s a beauty in capping the narrative on what you are; how you are, and instead just letting yourself be. So that’s who I am: I am a person who lets herself be." - Visual Interview with Fariha Roísín.

+ "To advocate for myself, though it seems contradictory, I try to listen more, and listen first. It’s amazing how listening and creating space for other people to talk ends up making space for you to speak up." – 3x3 with Kristin Rogers Brown

We are...

In collaboration with our incredible contributors, Babe Vibes is run by designer Kara Haupt. Kara has been running Babe Vibes since 2014 and acts as BV's creative director, editor, and all around Head-Babe-In-Charge. 

REWARDS 

$5+

We'll name + link you on our site as Babe Vibes Supporter and get an exclusive download for phone and desktop wallpaper to rep your BV love!

$15+

Get an exclusive-to-backers 18x24" Babe Vibes digital print, designed by Kara Haupt.

Also includes! Linked on site as a Babe Vibes supporter, phone + desktop wallpaper.

$25+

Get 3 exclusive-to-backers Team Babe BV stickers.

Also includes! Linked on site, phone + desktop wallpaper, and exclusive digital print.

$50+

Get a 1" In Babes We Trust pin and 3 Team Babe BV stickers.

Also includes! Linked on site, phone + desktop wallpaper, and exclusive digital print.

(Portrait illustration by Sophie Cangelosi.)

$75+

Get an exclusive-to-backers BE SOFT & FEROCIOUS 9x12" print.

Also includes! Linked on site, phone + desktop wallpaper, pin, and exclusive digital print.

$100+

Loved our pep talk generator, but need something special? Give us a prompt and we'll write you a custom 4-8 sentence pep talk, typeset and delivered as a custom digital print! Written by one of the pep talk generator writers — Kara Haupt, Mei Ratz, Jenna Fletcher, Aimee Reed, and Robyn Kanner.

Also includes! Linked on site, phone + desktop wallpaper, exclusive digital print, stickers, and pin.

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$250+

FRAMED PEP TALK

Loved our pep talk generator, but need something special? Give us a prompt and we'll write you a custom 4-8 sentence pep talk, typeset and delivered as a custom FRAMED print! Written by one of the pep talk generator writers — Kara Haupt, Mei Ratz, Jenna Fletcher, Aimee Reed, and Robyn Kanner. 

Also includes! Linked on site, phone + desktop wallpaper, exclusive digital print, stickers, and pin.

$500+

Become a Babe Vibes pen-pal for 3 months! We'll send you pep-talks, mantras, mysterious ephemera, weird packages, Babe Vibes merch, and other magic (5 packages in total).

Also includes! Linked on site, phone + desktop wallpaper, exclusive digital print, stickers, and pin.

$750+

Get in on the In Crowd; get a one hour IRL hang-out or Skype call with Babe Vibes founder, Kara Haupt, sharing her secrets on creativity, women, and running a digital publication. After, Kara will send you a mysterious care package of her top creative tools and resources. AND, get an exclusive look at upcoming Babe Vibes content and the ability to promote your work, or your compan, in our VIP section at the March zine release party in Portland, OR.

Also includes! Linked on site, phone + desktop wallpaper, exclusive digital print, stickers, and pin.

$1000

We'll create a Babe Vibes visual interview-style feature of you or your company to be published on the Babe Vibes site! And we'll link to you and your feature on our About page for 1 year as a Hall of Fame Babe Vibes Supporter. 

Also includes! Linked on site, phone + desktop wallpaper, exclusive digital print, stickers, and pin.

What the babes are saying... 

"The Pep Talk Generator was made for women, by women, but Kara Haupt is the one who brought all these powerful, babe-ly, badass voices together in unity. Kara's feminist identity and vision are spliced into everything she creates. She is an activist. May the Pep Talk Generator be one of many triumphs in her empire. Kara wants women to fight their way for a seat at the table and get what they want. It's fucking hard to be a woman sometimes and keep showing up day after day. We’re all feeling our way in the dark and throwing spaghetti at the wall. Aching for a buoy up after a rough day in the patriarchy? The powers that be got you down? The Pep Talk Generator is here for feel-good feminism. Click your way to self-affirmation as a call to arms. Remind yourself that you are unstoppable. You got this. You are good enough. Chin up, shoulders back, babe." – Maryellen Stewart 

"A handful of times where I needed something to help spark some positive thoughts and I would find myself turning to Babe Vibes. The stories and pep talks have spoken wonderful, positive, truth over me. I am forever thankful for the encouragement and the community." – Candy Heilman

“I can't tell you how many times I used the Pep Talk Generator last year: I was traveling by myself for over eight months and some days I just forgot that there was an army of babes behind me. The Pep Talk Generator reminded me that I am not alone and gave me the metaphorical push to keep going, keep exploring, and do more than I thought I was capable of doing.” – Grace Healey

"Babe Vibes’ visual interviews are something special because they are an intimate view into someone’s world— someone I may not know about otherwise. I love reading the thoughts and views of these incredible women and seeing photos and ephemera that round out the image of who they are as people." – Allison Shmidt 

"The Babe Vibes Pep Talk Generator is something I desperately needed this year. It was the BFF that I needed at any given time of the day, and she was always there for me. Best of all, this one BFF turned out to be a ton of BFFs: a group of strong women who have created an empowering community that I continue to look up to and rely on. They understand my struggles which makes me feel real and powerful. Thank God for the Pep Talk Generator." – Rachel Larsen

Credits: Video by Celeste Noche, music by Sundae Crush (thx Jena + Isabella!).

Risks and challenges

Our risk is low! We have all the rewards designed, and they are ready to be ordered + shipped after receiving funds. We've budgeted and are prepared to fulfill due to our experience with our existing online store.

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    Loved our pep talk generator, but need something special? Give us a prompt and we'll write you a custom 4-8 sentence pep talk, typeset and delivered as a custom digital print! Written by one of the pep talk generator writers — Kara Haupt, Mei Ratz, Jenna Fletcher, Aimee Reed, and Robyn Kanner.

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    Loved our pep talk generator, but need something special? Give us a prompt and we'll write you a custom 4-8 sentence pep talk, typeset and delivered as a custom FRAMED print! Written by one of the pep talk generator writers — Kara Haupt, Mei Ratz, Jenna Fletcher, Aimee Reed, and Robyn Kanner.

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    Become a Babe Vibes pen-pal for 3 months! We'll send you pep-talks, mantras, mysterious ephemera, weird packages, Babe Vibes merch, and other magic (5 packages in total).

    Also includes! Linked on site, phone + desktop wallpaper, exclusive digital print, stickers, and pin.

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    Get in on the In Crowd; get a one hour IRL hang-out or Skype call with Babe Vibes founder, Kara Haupt, sharing her secrets on creativity, women, and running a digital publication. After, Kara will send you a mysterious care package of her top creative tools and resources. AND, get an exclusive look at upcoming Babe Vibes content and the ability to promote your work, or your company, in our VIP section at the March zine release party in Portland, OR.

    Also includes! Linked on site, phone + desktop wallpaper, exclusive digital print, stickers, and pin.

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    We'll create a Babe Vibes visual interview-style feature of you or your company to be published on the Babe Vibes site! And we'll link to you and your feature on our About page for 1 year as a Hall of Fame Babe Vibes Supporter.

    Also includes! Linked on site, phone + desktop wallpaper, exclusive digital print, stickers, and pin.

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