Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
The Body Pos Project is an online space dedicated to publishing interviews and images of women who are redefining body positivity
The Body Pos Project is an online space dedicated to publishing interviews and images of women who are redefining body positivity
203 backers pledged $10,189 to help bring this project to life.

About

Body Pos Project project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$10,189

203

In a culture saturated with imagery that often represents a singular type of beauty and body, the Body Pos Project is determined to fill the digital world with new voices.  

The Body Pos Project shares profiles and portraits of women who are boldly redefining body positivity by showcasing new ideals of beauty, confidence and vulnerability. By creating a website and Instagram feed dedicated to publishing these women's stories, our goal is to inspire all women to create relationships with their bodies that are radically loving.  

We've spent months finding women who are creating their own definition of body positivity. Ranging from plus-size models to photographers, Ph.D. candidates to artists, the women with whom we have collaborated offer creative, insightful, and influential stories about their relationships to their bodies. These stories challenge prescribed constructs of beauty, widening the definition of what body confidence can be for all types of women. And we're just getting started. We know there are so many more women and stories to discover and we cannot wait to meet more women with stories to share.

With your help, the Body Pos Project wants to launch a website to share the stories we've learned. Our Instagram feed will have daily posts, sharing imagery and quotes that serve to inspire body positivity to all of our followers. The Instagram will also link followers to our website, where they can read the weekly interviews of the women we're highlighting.

Our Story

The idea for the Body Pos Project was born when Laura Jane Kenny was retouching images of a model for a fashion brand. In a culture saturated with imagery that represents one type of beauty and body, Laura Jane was determined to fill the digital world with stories and images that were boldly inspiring and remarkably relatable. When she voiced this idea to designer and friend Erin Fosbenner, they soon found themselves spending nights and weekends developing this project, working to make it as beautiful as it is powerful.

Laura Jane and Erin have previously created a project entitled She Was Asking For It, an exhibition that explored the role of clothing and identity for sexual assault survivors. Laura Jane and Erin both work in the creative industry and live in Brooklyn, NY.

Our Fund

The goal for this Kickstarter is $10,000. This will fund: 

• A story teller. Finding the women to interview requires researching, contacting and building relationships. Our story teller conducts extensive interviews that are transcribed, edited and polished.  

 • A videographer. We want to capture moments of our events to share with the Body Pos Project community and build content to reach new audiences.

 • A web developer. We aim to develop a site that is modern, engaging and beautiful to gain credibility with women of all ages (focusing specially on ages 13-35). This site will house our interviews and be a home base for our community. This is one of the largest parts of our fund. 

 • A publicist/launch party: In order to gain buzz and reach the most women possible, we need to hire a professional who knows how to connect us with the right people. As one of our largest expenses, the launch party will include the cost of renting a space in New York City, hiring a staff, supplying drinks and food, and decorating the space in a way that represents our brand. We are inviting press, influencers, celebrities, and movers and shakers.   

Future/Stretch Goals

If we are able to meet our financial goals, we will be able to create a beautiful, impactful and insightful online platform that could connect with and inspire women around the world to lean into body positivity. And this is just the beginning. We want to interview more women, host events, create a podcast, develop a book, and collaborate with artist and influencers who are looking to change the culture of body image.

Risks and challenges

There are always risks and challenges when it comes to creating a new project. We are aware of the time and energy this project will take and understand that we are going to have a lot on our plate. We do have day jobs. There could be delays with production or with rewards.

However, we have done this before. We have plans put in place to help us balance this project with our day-to-day lives. We will also communicate progress and ship weekly updates no matter what.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Pledge $5 or more

    Name listed as a supporter on Body Pos Project website with a big Thank You!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    20 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Pledge $10 or More

    Receive a "All Bodies are Good Bodies" sticker and a handwritten thank you note!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    50 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Pledge $25 or More

    Receive a "All Bodies are Good Bodies" sticker AND temporary tattoo and and a handwritten thank you note!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    52 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Pledge $50 or More

    Receive an exclusive reel of the outtakes from the making of our video and a handwritten thank you note!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    27 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Pledge $100 or More

    Receive a Body Pos Project Tote Bag!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    14 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $175 or more About $175

    Pledge $175 or More

    Receive a Body Pos Project Visor AND a Body Pos Project Tote Bag!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Pledge $250 or More

    Dial-a-backer! We'll spend 30 minutes on the phone with you, sharing tips on how to make projects you care about happen and getting to know each other!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Pledge $500 or More

    Receive a personal social media consultation for you or your brand. You will also receive a Body Pos Project tote bag!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Pledge $1000 or More

    Grand Donation Giveaway! You will receive an invitation to the launch party in New York City, a Body Pos Project Tote Bag, a hand written thank you note, sticker and temporary tattoo.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Pledge $3000 or More

    Grand SLAM Donation Giveaway! We will fly you to New York City* where you can attend the Body Pos Project launch party. You will also receive a Body Pos Project Tote Bag, a hand written thank you note, sticker and temporary tattoo.

    *(or we can apply up to $600 towards your flight)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (18 days)