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WE TALK PINK, a platform with a beautiful cause

The new online platform that wants to raise awareness, allowing people to share their experiences & inspire the world.

WE TALK PINK, a platform with a beautiful cause

The new online platform that wants to raise awareness, allowing people to share their experiences & inspire the world.

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About

WE TALK PINK (no matter the gender) is the new online platform that wants to raise awareness, allowing amazing people to share their experiences, struggles, achievements, lessons and happy endings - in order to guide, motivate and inspire, but also to invite the community to participate in meaningful conversations.

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BUT, FIRST, THE STORY - THE WHY

I'm Laura. I'm a writer, a graphic designer and illustrator. Since a very young age, I was told I was too sensitive, emotional and creative. Guess what? People were right. And these are 3 characteristics that, combined, can actually do great things. :) Since a very young age, I've been fascinated by people's life stories - their experiences, so different from one life to another, and how our emotional system works, how our sensitivity can influence so much the way we receive and interact with others. In 2014, I created a blog where I, in my 30's, decided to write about our everyday fears, needs, deceptions and dreams. All of my life, people felt comfortable sharing their very personal stories with me, so I had a lot of things to write about, and the blog became very popular in just one year - with 130.000 followers on Facebook, and a book published after catching the attention of a national publisher. My readers felt I understood them and often they would send me private messages confiding in me their struggles, asking for support or just to not feel alone.

Two years later, in love with the power of writing and online communication, I launched an online platform for creative writers called "I challenge you", where I challenged authors to write about specific topics. 60 authors and the platform existed for two years. More than about writing, or blogging, it was about being part of a group, sharing ideas and experiences, and writing about things that weren't always easy. We had a chat group where we used to talk every day. Once, one said: "Laura, this isn't just a platform for writing. This is the platform of the emotions." One day, as part of one of my challenges, I asked them to write about a real-life trauma. Two of them wrote about having been sexually abused when they were young. It was a very intense moment, and we were all together. We listened, we cried, we supported, and the stories saw the light of the day - they were published on the platform's blog to let the world know the story of these two little girls, whose lives have never been the same after an experience like this. They wanted the world to know that, despite all the trauma, they were stronger than ever, and they believed their words could help others deal, heal and overcome a similar traumatic experience.

Took a lot of courage to share an experience like this with the 130.000 people who followed my personal blog plus the 26.000 people that followed this platform. But here's one thing I've learned along the way: open communication, sharing and caring, is incredibly powerful and contagious. It puts us all, no matter how deep it hurts, one step closer to healing. And, besides that, helps others feel understood and heal faster.

Now, if you survived to these first three long paragraphs, thank you. And congratulations! You are officially ready to talk pink.

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THE PROJECT

WE TALK PINK can follow the same beautiful path. WE TALK PINK (no matter the gender) is the new online platform that wants to raise awareness, allowing amazing people to share their experiences, struggles, achievements, lessons and happy endings - in order to guide, motivate and inspire, but also to invite the community to participate in meaningful conversations. By writing articles, being interviewed or just being part of a community. It would also be amazing to make some partnerships to provide professional guidance to the audience as well. Nothing is more grateful than making a positive impact on other people's lives and from my experience: Yes, people need to talk. Yes, people want to share and turn their hard experiences into something positive and meaningful that, at least, can help or inspire others.

People often tend to believe that having open conversations about emotions is some girly-fragile-stuff. I'm here to tell you it's not. We all need compassion and caring. We all need to talk to be able to let go. We all need to feel we're not alone. At some point, we all need to heal, and need other's support to heal faster. Sometimes, we all need also to be inspired by those who went through something tremendous - a divorce, cancer, losing someone, starting from ground zero - and, during the process, learned how to become stronger than ever. These are the real heroes we have in our world, and I want them to have a voice. People need to hear them. 

We all need to talk pink (no matter the gender) if talking pink is speaking from the heart, being sensitive, caring and having empathy for others. To illustrate this, I love the idea of having men in this platform too, in a specific section that would say: "Yes, we also talk pink". 

Let's make the world a better place for ourselves, others and for those coming next. I genuinely believe talking about feelings and emotions doesn't make us weak. It makes us more human and stronger. And why not in a platform that really cares?

Who's ready to support this beautiful cause?

Thank you so, so much in advance!

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GOAL #1: $25K

If I raise $25K, I will be able to launch the website AND create content for the first 4 to 6 months - not only written by me but also by others. I will not only be able to assume the costs of creating and launching an online project from scratch, but I will also be able to start advertising it in order to grab the right people's attention - people who have something meaningful to share. It will be enough to showcase the potential of the platform, share some beautiful stories or even make some partnerships.

GOAL #2: $60K

If I raise $60K, I will be able to buy professional equipment to create a Youtube channel for the platform and spend time creating videos/podcasts. I would love to interview not only some of these amazing people but also professionals that could give helpful insights on how to deal with trauma or overcome specific moments of our everyday lives. Unfortunately, this requires a lot of time, money, advertising, negotiation, editing. But I would be so, so happy to gather these conditions and be able to host these interviews and share these amazing stories with the world in a more personal and lively way.

GOAL #3: $100K

If you all do the unthinkable and help me raise $100K (oh my god!), not only will I be able to create all the content above but I will also be able to dedicate myself to this project in a more sustainable way and for a longer period of time. I am determined, focused and passionate, and I truly believe I can create something beautiful here. But, from my experience creating online projects, I know that successful projects take a lot of time, effort and money to succeed. I need your awesome help for that.

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YOUR HELP IS SO IMPORTANT

Anything you can help with is so important to make this project see the light of the day, and be something special. You can help by donating what you can - it can be hundreds or just 1 dollar, I'll be grateful for whatever you can offer. But you can also help by sharing with me contacts of professionals or people you know may have an amazing story to tell - or (why not?) you can even share with me your own story. I'll add the links for this in the "updates" section. Please see that section as well.

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WHEN IS THIS GOING LIVE?

I am aiming to have this platform online by the end of the year at the latest! Probably, sooner. But I will update you along the way.

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WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT MY WORK?

You can follow me for updates on what I'm working on at the moment on Instagram and also here. You're very welcome!

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REWARDS

One of the rewards for supporting this cause is a beautiful custom made digital portrait of yourself or someone you love, as this one:

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Risks and challenges

CHALLENGE #1: My biggest challenge is that I'm starting this all by myself, and working as a full-time designer while I'm launching this project, so I will have to spend more money in advertising it - to be able to focus myself on the content itself and accelerate the process of finding the right people. The money you can help me raise here is precious to run target ads to get the right people to produce content for the platform and to share the right stories. You can also help me with that by sharing with me the contact of someone you know that you believe would be interested in sharing their story with this platform - we could write a story, have a chat and together find a way to share a personal story in a respectful and mindful way with the world.

CHALLENGE #2: Will be to get partnerships with professional people that could give helpful insights to overcome specific challenges of our everyday lives - divorce, losing someone, losing the job, cancer, etc. I would love to partner with them in order to provide courses or specialised consultation. This could go from consultations to ioga classes or meditation online courses, to heal both mind and body. Again, your help can be tremendous if you are able to share any contacts you have of trusted professionals you know that would be interested in partnering with me for this cause.

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