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A pop-out about coming out! Let Me Out is a new LGBTQ+ children's book to celebrate you being you, and loving whomever you choose to.
A pop-out about coming out! Let Me Out is a new LGBTQ+ children's book to celebrate you being you, and loving whomever you choose to.
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Let Me Out - A Pop-Up LGBT Children's Book

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Coming out can be scary, so don’t just come out, POP OUT! 

Let Me Out celebrates the journey of coming out, with the story following our main character who confronts those internal fears that manifest inside the closet, before finding self-acceptance and embracing their truth.

Everyone has their own story to tell. For me, coming out was a struggle that I now embrace wholeheartedly as an out and proud gay creative. I want Let Me Out to be a resource for children and adults alike, helping us embrace all the doubts, fears, and anxieties that we hide behind closet doors.

It is time to pop-out of that closet and embrace who we are meant to be, because being different is what makes you unique.

What to expect with Let Me Out 

Coming out is, well… scary, and we wanted Let Me Out’s artwork to acknowledge that.  We also want to pay homage to our favourite gay icon – the BABADOOK, a horror movie character who was hilariously adopted by the LGBTQ+ community in 2017. 

We promise Let Me Out is not all scary – the book quickly goes from creepy to KIKI once those closet doors are opened, and that’s when the pop-out party begins!

Let Me Out is a celebration of embracing your truth, and anyone can take that message away from this book - regardless of who you are or who you love.

Why a Pop Up?

Why not?! 

Coming out isn’t one dimensional, so our book isn’t either.In today’s political and social climate, it’s our duty to resist, stand out and be heard- and what better way to cultivate confidence than with positive messaging that physically leaps from the pages of Let Me Out.

What exactly is hiding inside that closet? Well, you will have to purchase Let Me Out to find out, but trust us – this reveal will leave you GAGGING!

The perfect resource to celebrate You Being You!

Whether you want to remember what coming out meant to you, or share our book with someone who’s struggling with their own journey, Let Me Out is an LGBTQ+ positive resource in a world where such resources are few and far between. 

We’re hoping to schedule our first run of prints to coincide with National Coming Out Day in October, so let us come out of our closet and directly into your esteemed book collection!

Risks and challenges

Although we’ve developed all the content and illustrations for Let Me Out, we really want to make sure that you get the pop out experience you deserve.

For our story to truly leap from the pages of Let Me Out, we will be working with a paper engineer to push the concept as far as possible. We also aim to work alongside a manufacturer to develop our first run of prints. It is these items that require the resources we hope you can help out with.

Our goal is to donate a portion of the first run of prints for Let Me Out to youth organizations and libraries in need of LGBTQ+ focused books. We have been so fortunate to receive support from many in our community and ultimately, we want to give back to our community and specifically, the resource centres who have been outspoken about their need to carry this book.

That is why for every 10 copies of Let Me Out sold, we will be donating a copy of Let Me Out to an LGBTQ+ positive youth organization or library.

We would also love to hear from you if you know any LGBTQ+ positive libraries, resource centres, school associations or organizations who would appreciate receiving a copy of Let Me Out. We want to spread the love as much as possible, so send us your donation recommendations and we can come straight from our closet and onto the shelves of those who need Let Me Out the most!

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    Let's have a KIKI!

    Pledge a dollar and help us get this kiki started!

    We are so grateful for any contribution to the Let Me Out project, and we will keep all our donors updated on all aspects of our Let Me Out campaign.

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    Spread the love this Pride Month.

    Do you believe in Let Me Out and would like to support us? Donate with no reward and help us come out of the closet to those who need us the most!

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    Postcard With Personalized THANK YOU.

    We'll mail you a personal thank you note on a limited print of postcards featuring exclusive Let Me Out artwork.

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    Let Me Out Enamel Pin & Postcard

    You'll receive a personal thank you note and limited edition Let Me Out enamel pin. Your lapel will be SHOOK!

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    Ebook & Colouring Sheets

    Get your hands on the ebook of "Let Me Out" (EPUB or PDF), together with a copy of the Kickstarter-exclusive Let Me Out coloring Book in PDF.

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    Early Bird Pop Out Special!

    Get into our early bird special promotion and be the first to see what's hiding inside the closet! You'll receive the first hard copy printing of Let Me Out and a sticker set with priority shipping.

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    First Edition Pop Out Print

    READING IS FUNDAMENTAL!

    Be the first to see what is hiding behind those closet doors! You'll receive a first edition hard copy of Let Me Out.

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    Book & Enamel Pin Set

    POP OUT + PIN OUT!

    Purchase a hard copy of Let Me Out and show your PRIDE with a limited edition enamel pin that will leave your closet SHOOK!

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    Buy One Donate One

    SHARING'S CARING!

    Purchase a copy of Let Me Out for your collection and spread the love by donating an additional hard copy to an LGBTQ+ friendly library or resource of your choice!

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    Limited Edition Pride Version

    SHOW YOUR TRUE COLOURS!

    Limited to only 100, we'll send you an exclusive signed hard copy of Let Me Out with a custom Pride cover variant.

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    "I'm Coming Out!" Party Set

    NARNIA IS SO 2005...

    Just in time for National Coming Out Day - you'll receive a Coming Out Kit to celebrate your past, present or future journey!

    Spread the LGBTQ+ love with the Let Me Out Coming Out Kit:

    - 2 hard copies of Let Me Out;
    - 8 limited edition Let Me Out invitation cards;
    - 4 enamel pins;
    - Let Me Out sticker set + balloons.

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    Let Me Learn School Set

    HERSTORY TIME!

    School the children with this ultimate lesson plan on LGBTQ+ diversity and self acceptance. You'll receive:

    - 3 hard copies of Let Me Out;
    - a teacher's kit with a customized learning plan;
    - Let Me Out sticker set + balloons;
    - 12 Let Me Out artwork bookmarks with positive messaging;
    - DIY pop-up template PDF.

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    Meet the Creator

    LET'S SPILL THE T.

    Put the kettle on and book a Skype session with Let Me Out's creator. We can discuss the ongoing need to promote LGBTQ+ diversity and acceptance among our youth.

    You'll also snag two signed hard copies of Let Me Out too!

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    Live Reading

    STORY TIME!

    Not only will you receive 10 hard copies of Let Me Out, but we'll come to you and spread the love with a live reading, book signing session, and Q+A*!

    *Travel costs are not included.

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    100 Copies of Let Me Out

    This one's for all those Costco fans out there, because who doesn't love a bulk buy?!

    Order 100 hard copies of Let Me Out for your school, library or store. You can even keep all of them at home, if you fancy!

    Option to request signed copies too, if interested.

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    Live reading w/ creator and a Drag Queen

    SUPPORT YOUR LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY!

    What is better than a live reading? A live reading with a drag queen, of course!

    Let us spread the love and read Let Me Out with a local drag queen from your community. Reading is what? Fundamental!

    Includes 10 hard copies of Let Me Out, together with book signing session and Q+A.*

    *Travel costs are not included.

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    Supporting Sponsor

    Recognition as Supporting Sponsor of Let Me Out. Support LGBTQ+ arts and have yourself or your organization be featured as one of three Supporting Sponsors. Recognition includes:

    - Social media recognition;
    - Website recognition;
    - Your logo on the interior cover of the first print of Let Me Out.

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    Presenting Pop Out Sponsor

    Grand marshal this pop-out kiki and help us spread Let Me Out to as many LGBTQ communities as possible!

    Presenting Pop Out Sponsorship recognition includes:

    - Social media recognition;
    - Website recognition;
    - Your logo on the back cover of the book;
    - Recognition on all book promotional events for one year.

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