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About this project

WHY THIS PROJECT?

I read an article about a little girl who was made fun of because she swapped dresses and dolls for jeans and toy cars. It made me realize how much little girls need to hear and see that it's okay to be a tomboy. This is when I started developing the idea of gathering stories and giving a face to this lifestyle that no one seems to be able to define.

I started doing research on gender roles throughout time, the history of clothing from when humans started wearing animal skins to when they figured out how to fashion skirts and pants. I wanted to know why girls are supposed to like pink, wear dresses, play with dolls, wear high heels and do all the other things women are 'supposed' to do. All of which drove me to become more and more passionate about this project. 

I have planned the project so I will travel to two new states every month for 25 months. I will meet up with a tomboy in each state to interview and photograph them. Once I have finished traveling I will spend the remaining 5 months organizing the materials and self publishing them into a limited edition hard cover book. 

I don't like to travel alone, so I will be blogging, tweeting and posting behind the scenes photos and videos during the 25 months. I would like to use social media avenues to create a dialog and community for women everywhere to tell their stories as well. I hope that you will back this project and be apart of the journey from start to finish. 

INCENTIVES 

If you are anything like me, you probably want to see what you are getting when you sign up for this crazy ride with me. Check out some of the greatness below. 

STICKER - The sticker is made from industrial grade vinyl that has a UV coating so it will not fade, scratch or get ruined by water. This allows you to put it anywhere. Measures 5" wide by 3" tall.


POSTCARDS - Postcards or mini posters as I like to call them, are on a 325gsm weighted paper, with a laminated front and matte back perfect for writing your own story. Whether you send these through the mail or post them on your refrigerator, they will be a great conversational piece.  

TEE - The tee is a super comfy unisex 4.3oz 60/40 blend that you are going to want to wear everywhere. Please see the sizing below to get the best fit. 


Small - 38" Chest
Medium - 41" Chest
Large - 44" Chest
Extra Large - 48" Chest
2XL - 52" Chest
3XL - 56" Chest

TOTE - This tote is must for the tomboy lifestyle. It's recycled and organic so Mother Earth is going to love you. Measures 10 1/2" wide, 14" high and 5" deep.


PRINT - 16" x 23" framed print. Are you serious? Yup. You even get to choose the state/tomboy you would like to have grace your walls. I will autograph the print, get that sucker framed and send it your way. 

AUTOGRAPHED BACKER BOOK - This ladies and gentlemen is the mother load. This is what the project is all about. If this is your incentive, you will receive one of the first books off the production line, numbered and autographed for your enjoyment.  

Which ever incentive level you contribute to, I want to express my deepest and sincerest gratitude for trying to make this project happen. Thank you. 

SHARE THIS PROJECT (WITH EVERYONE)

As this project gains funding, I will be using twitter (@geooorge_) a lot along with the hashtag #TomboyProject. Please feel free to follow me and share the project on twitter, facebook, myspace or any other social media. 

INTERNATIONAL BACKERS

I have had the privilege of making some great friends over seas, and I want all of you to be able to participate as well! To make sure I can get you all of your goodies, if you are outside of the United States please add a little extra to your donation for shipping! Thank you! 

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    Blog Sponsor: Have your story and photographs featured on the blog. Includes a 60 minute phone interview with Ashley.

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    Tomboy Sponsor: Represent your state and be featured in the book. A photo shoot and interview is included.

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    State Sponsor: Come with me to one of the shoots where your flight, and hotel is included.

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