LAUNDRY & LOVE NOTES is a collection of poems I wrote between ages 10 and 25. In high school and college, I am anxious and naive about love-- I change myself to impress guys, chase mister-wrongs, and make decisions I know are unhealthy for me. Through poetry, I develop a deeper relationship with myself and discover an inner resilience that steers me away from regret and brings me back to optimism, self-love, and peace. Laundry & Love Notes is a celebration of the courage it takes to look for your truth, and the freedom that comes when you boldly speak the truth that you have found.
Content: Besides love & dating, the book touches on subjects like: my father's absence, self-esteem & self-worth, spirituality & religion, biracial identity, and travel.
Setting: The majority of Laundry & Love Notes takes place in Berkeley, California, but readers will also come along with me to 6-month trip to Costa Rica and experience island life with me during my semester in Barbados.
As a new author, I could not be more thrilled about the opportunity to take my book on a nationwide tour! Funding through this Kickstarter campaign will allow me to teach free writing workshops in 15 cities across the states.
In the Laundry & Love Notes workshop, I will perform selected poems from my book, speak about the power of poetry in my life, and guide participants through writing exercises to start them down their own path of self-discovery through poetry. I want to encourage young women to use poetry in a creative and self-reflective way, and learn to speak their truths boldly.
For info on booking, or to donate to workshop series visit www.laundryandlovenotes.com or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am thrilled to offer the debut print run of Laundry & Love Notes, Limited Edition L&L memorabilia, and exclusive performances as rewards for backing the campaign.
WHERE YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL GO
The money raised from this campaign will be used for travel expenses related to the tour, including: travel (rental car + gas + full coverage insurance), lodging, workshop supplies, printing & promotion (paperbacks, hardbacks, t-shirts, etc). All of the funds raised will be used directly for the tour, and any amount raised above the goal will be used toward creating a tour documentary + a Laundry & Love Notes anthology with poems from tour participants.
Risks and challenges
THE BOOK: Laundry & Love Notes is finalized and ready for production. As soon as our project reaches our funding goal of $10,000 we will start ordering books and other rewards.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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