A beautiful, young woman discovers real love as she learns to accept herself after losing all her hair due to a rare disease.
Imagine you’re on a first date. Everything is unfolding perfectly. The restaurant is romantic. The food is delicious. The champagne is exquisite. But most importantly, the conversation flows between the two of you effortlessly. It's clear you both feel a strong connection.
But you have a secret. A secret that is deeply personal and makes you completely vulnerable!
Yet you have no choice. You will have to tell sooner or later. Because it's about your body -- and if the intimacy that has sparked over this candle lit dinner continues to grow, this wonderful new person will most definitely discover it anyway.
My Kickstarter video, "Layers", shows the reality faced by somebody with a physical health condition and/or a body image concern every time they meet someone new. When is the right time to tell? On a first date? When do you show them what you really look like? And is it - should it be? -- as big a concern as it feels like? This is just one example of the many inner struggles that are told in my upcoming book, "Memoirs of a Bald Bride."
"Memoirs of a Bald Bride" Will Make a Difference
My memoir entails my struggle within as I developed and continue to live with alopecia universalis and how I ultimately learned about real love because of it.
Honestly, I resisted writing this memoir. As you can imagine, I wasn't exactly thrilled to share with the entire world I was now bald. But whenever I did share my story with someone, they always responded, "You should write a book!"
It really wasn't until people started to share their own health conditions (including AA, AT, AU, cancer, psoriasis, vitiligo, obesity, anorexia, etc.), their body image concerns due to those health issues, and how they kept them from living life to its fullest, that it struck me that my story could really make a difference in people's lives.
"Memoirs of a Bald Bride" Has a Wide Audience
You don't have to have alopecia areata to want to read this story although you will certainly relate to it if you do. This book is for women (and men) that struggle with all types of health conditions and/or body image concerns. Unfortunately, many, many people have something about their appearance that they don't like and it's holding them back in some way, shape or form in their life.
My hope is that my story will inspire my readers to open themselves up to everything life has to offer.
The Money Will Go To Good Use
I am currently working on the second draft of the book. The money is needed to cover my writing workshop needed to complete the book; editing services; publishing costs for Ebook, paperback, and hardback; graphic design services; marketing costs to get the word out; and all the costs incurred to do this Kickstarter campaign.
Please check out my blog for samples of my story. This should reassure you that I have the writing skills and talent to make "Memoirs of a Bald Bride" a reality. http://livluhvrahyt.com/blawg/
Of course, I'm asking for the bare minimum but would love to raise above and beyond. Extra monies would go to things like a book tour and attending the National Alopecia Areata Foundation conference, developing a screenplay, and eventually producing the film. So the sky is really the limit here! And you can be part of the journey.
Please Back "Memoirs of a Bald Bride"
"Layers" ends with the question, "Who really wants to know what's going on under these layers? Do you?" I hope you do because this memoir will help those who deal with all types of body image concerns find real love. So please back me on my project. Even $1 will be greatly appreciated!
Here's How The Process Works
Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. Every month, tens of thousands of people pledge millions of dollars to creative projects in dozens of categories.
A person who supports a project is called a "backer." The process of giving money to the book is called a "pledge."
In return for your pledge, I offer "rewards," depending on the amount you pledge. Pledge levels vary from $5 and up. Each different level opens up a new, creative reward. (See the full list on the right side of the page.)
How To Pledge And Become a Backer!
You become a backer in just three easy steps:
1) Read through the pledge levels and rewards we're offering in the right sidebar of this page.
2) Click the large, green "BACK THIS PROJECT" button to the right of the trailer video at the top of this page.
3) Enter your pledge amount and complete the steps for filling in your information. This process takes just a few seconds.
That's it! You've played an important role in getting "Memoirs of a Bald Bride" published and into the hands of the many people it will inspire!
Please note: Your pledges aren't actually processed by Kickstarter unless the campaign is 100% successful. I meet my goal or I get nothing! Don't worry, with your help I know we can do it!
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
I am determined to finish this book -- so it will happen. Right now, funding is my biggest obstacle so once that is dealt with, the only risk or challenge arising is, honestly, unforeseen at this time.
I am also determined to keep in communication with my backers. As far as I'm concerned, you all are my first fans and I will be forever grateful for your support. Expect contact from me letting you know the status of my project, if and when issues arise, and how I'm dealing with them.
In the end, the more money I raise, the more I can concentrate on this book, the faster it will be done and available for the public to enjoy. Please contact me if you have any specific questions or concerns. I am happy to answer them.
Yes. Orders are processed through Amazon, which operates in the far majority of countries. There is an additional charge for international shipping.
Yes, you can change your pledge up until the end of the campaign (and still get the additional rewards).
Yes! Once the campaign is over, I will reach out to confirm your contact information including shipping addresses. You can provide the recipient's information at that time.
Yes, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be happy to answer any questions.
I get nothing! You aren't charged anything on your credit card and I don't receive any of the funding. Don't worry, this won't happen! It's going to be amazing!
I'm able to make a bigger impact with my book and will be using additional funds for marketing (e.g., book tour).
Once the campaign is successful, your pledge will be processed by Amazon. It's safe and secure - Amazon is one of the premiere online retailers.
Shipping is included for rewards shipped within the continental U.S. International shipping charges apply.
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