Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
America feels broken, so we're traveling the country to find the heart of America and to begin the steps toward unity and healing.
50 backers pledged $7,001 to help bring this project to life.
Last updated

About

Home of the Brave; Starting the Conversation on Conversation project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$7,001

50

THE HOME OF THE BRAVE

Mockup of Postcard Photobook (ain't she pretty?!)
Mockup of Postcard Photobook (ain't she pretty?!)

Home of the Brave's Portrait of America Postcard Initiative is a print collection of postcards that captures what matters most to America. 

We've noticed that our current state of debate often leaves no space for vulnerability, which backs us further into ideological corners and polarizes the opinion of the other past the point of conversation. What's worse- our vulnerabilities often look a lot like our motives, and when we can't share these, we can never achieve understanding.

So we're distributing several thousand postcards across the United States asking Americans about their hopes and fears for the nation in order to learn more about what really matters to us all.

We will be sharing a few of our favorite answers on social media and, at the end of our journey, compiling a book of even more.

Our goal is that sharing hopes and fears will allow us to recognizeshared humanity in opinions different than our own. We want to reveal America not in reds and blues, but dimensions of lavender.

One of thousands of postcards we're distributing EVERYWHERE
One of thousands of postcards we're distributing EVERYWHERE
One postcard hanging out in the Salt Flats of Utah
One postcard hanging out in the Salt Flats of Utah
Another postcard taking in Tahoe, CA
Another postcard taking in Tahoe, CA

THE TRIP

Are you in one of the cities where we will be stopping?  We'd love to hear about what matters to you most!  Email us at hello@homeofthebrave2018.com and let's get a coffee.  

Leg 1 (July 21-August 3)
Leg 1 (July 21-August 3)
Puerto Rico (Aug 10-15)
Puerto Rico (Aug 10-15)
Leg 2 (August 16-30)
Leg 2 (August 16-30)

INTERVIEWS + SURVEYS

In order to make the biggest difference, we want to learn everything that we can about what matters to America.  We are conducting interviews and surveys in every place we go.  

Follow our interviews on our instagram and our website.  

ABOUT US

We're a sister duo with dual backgrounds: Chelsie with science/tech engineering and Connyre with arts/media production. Together we can innovate anything (and we like each other tons, so we're fairly confident we can handle 40 days on the road together).

We're in this because we're passionate about this nation and the people in it. We believe in America at its best, and we're going to be part of the solution. 

Twins four years apart
Twins four years apart

OUR BUDGET

We are crazy enough to drive 10,000 miles and to distribute thousands of stamped postcards, but we know that it takes a little bit of craziness to change the way that people operate.  

  • Travel expenses (gas, plane tickets to puerto rico, rental car in puerto rico): $5,345.  
  • Post card initiative expenses (postage, printing, stamps, website hosting, SD cards, lav mic, perforator): $2803

We've already spent just over $1,000 self funding this project.  We are so passionate about this project that we saved up for our launch to ensure that it becomes a reality.  We can't meet our full vision without your help.  Thank you for joining the movement. 

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU 

for supporting this journey.  America can do better, and projects like this one are important to maintain our unity.  It'll take some bravery to get our nation where we know we can be. Good thing we're living in the Home of the Brave.


Risks and challenges

This trip is ambitious, and with that there are serious risks. We are typing this risk page from a Firestone Tire waiting room... so we are already well aware of things going wrong on the road!

We are so passionate about the need for better communication in America that we are currently self funding this trip. If we don't meet our kickstarter goals, we will not be able to continue after the first leg of our journey and will have captured much less of the American voice.

We have worked hard to build a strong network of consultants, concerned Americans and friends who are also passionate about improving the current state of things in America. We will continue to rely on our network for support to work with us to make a difference.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1

    The Star Spangled

    THANK YOU for your support.
    Enjoy access to our exclusive Kickstarter updates and jump on social media to follow our journey.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    5 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    The Paul Revere

    THANK YOU WEBSITE SHOUTOUT

    Thank you so much for joining the movement! Gain access to exclusive updates during our road trip (available only on kickstarter) and we will thank you on our website: www.homeofthebrave2018.com

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    The 1776

    HOME OF THE BRAVE EBOOK

    PDF Version
    The book contains the postcards, photos and stories that we've collected along our cross country trip. It is a collection and exploration of what is important to Americans- like a poem written by an entire nation.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Old Glory

    POSTCARD FROM THE ROAD

    We will hand write you a postcard from the road to tell you about our journey! We might be rambling the streets of San Juan, stuck in traffic in the big apple, or enjoying sweet tea in Mississippi. + Ebook + Shoutout on our website

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    10 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Uncle Sam

    HOME OF THE BRAVE BOOK

    The book contains the postcards, photos and stories that we've collected along our cross country trip. It is a collection and exploration of what is important to Americans- like a poem written by an entire nation + Postcard from the Road + Ebook + Shoutout on our website

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    10 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Lady Liberty

    SIGNED COPY OF THE BOOK

    The book contains the postcards, photos and stories that we've collected along our cross country trip. It is a collection and exploration of what is important to Americans- like a poem written by an entire nation + Postcard from the Road + Ebook + Shoutout on our website

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    6 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    The Bald Eagle

    AN ORIGINAL POSTCARD

    Own a piece of history- one of the original postcards, handwritten by someone in our nation, expressing what is important to them. + Signed Copy of the Book +Postcard from the Road +Ebook + Shoutout on our website

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    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

    The Founding Father

    You have stepped up and are doing something big about the state of America- THANK YOU. We've put together a partner experience package that includes a matted and framed original postcard, signed by the Home of the Brave Team + Signed Copy of the Book + Postcard from us from the Road + Ebook + Shoutout on our website

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 2 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    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

    The Patrick Henry

    VIDEO CHAT EXPERIENCE

    You are a movement leader! We are thrilled to have you on board and would love to partner with you through a video chat. Let us know why you care about the project, what you hope for America, and share your vision for a unified America with us. + Original Postcard + Signed Copy of the Book + Postcard from us from the Road + Ebook + Shoutout on our website

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 2 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    Air Force One

    All hail the chief!
    Welcome to the team. Become an executive producer with a profile on our website and in our book + matted and framed original postcard, signed by the Home of the Brave Team + Video Chat Experience + Signed Copy of the Book + Postcard from us from the Road + Ebook + Shoutout on our website

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)