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Stories and Photos of women worldwide, all facing 40.  Is age just a number? Hear their stories and find your 40!
Stories and Photos of women worldwide, all facing 40. Is age just a number? Hear their stories and find your 40!
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Photographer and Author Aimee Cebulski has been traveling the world for the last 15 months, interviewing women all facing the big "4-0" to find out what this milestone really means (www.finding40.net).  Is it celebrated?  Feared? 

She's interviewed nearly 30 women in 8 different countries.  In her journeys she's captured the stories and photos of incredibly diverse women: Rosa Elena, living with her seven children and one grandchild in Ecuador, never venturing further than 10 miles from home; Cristina, who left everything behind, bought a one-way ticket home to Italy and never looked back; Mala, struggling as an HIV-positive single mother in India; Natalie, juggling motherhood with a full time career as the news anchor on NBC's "The Today Show" and Dionne, currently homeless and trying to find her footing in San Diego, California.

The time has come to finish the project -- putting the stories together and sharing them with a wider audience.  Her Kickstarter Campaign allows backers to pre-purchase a beautiful four-color, coffee-table style book available in spring 2013 or the PDF e-book, available in February 2013.

The Finding Forty Project
The Finding Forty Project
Photographing in Ecuador
Photographing in Ecuador
Interviewing Penelope in Fort Collins, Colorado
Interviewing Penelope in Fort Collins, Colorado

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The greatest challenge with compilation of a book, especially in today's digitally-based world, is finding a way to fund the production and printing. Unwilling to wait around for a publisher to eventually agree to produce the finished product, I am using Kickstarter to help make the finished product a reality!

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    For your support, you will receive a personalized thank you email and a great big thank you shout out on the "Sponsors" page of www.finding40.net.

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    Thank you for your $25 donation! As a token of our appreciation, please accept a copy of the e-book being produced for The Finding 40 Project.

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    Thank you Thank you Thank you! You will receive a copy of the printed version of The Finding 40 Project and a personalized thank-you card from me, featuring one of the women in the project.

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    We can't thank you enough for your support of The Finding 40 Project! For your donation you will receive a copy of the printed coffee-table style book, along with an e-book. If your company has a logo, it will also be posted with a thank you on the "Sponsors" page of www.finding40.net.

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    We'd love to call this a Million Thanks, but if we had a Million Dollars, we'd not have to worry about production costs! In exchange for this very generous pledge, you will receive a signed copy of The Finding 40 Project, the e-book, a thank you on www.finding40.net plus dinner for you and 4 friends cooked by me, inspired by the cuisine of a woman featured in the book! (250 mile radius from San Diego, please).

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