"She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted." -Mitch McConnell (a complete and total ass-hat in my personal opinion) to Senator Elizabeth Warren when she refused to stop reading a letter written by Mrs. Coretta Scott King regarding the racist inclinations of Senator Jeffery Beaureguard Sessions.
This simple condescending act has become something of a battle cry for women who have, through the ages, persisted against the patriarchy and what we now know as "toxic masculinity" to rise above, to be free to live the lives we deem fit for ourselves.
I felt so strongly about the event that transpired, that I created 100 pieces of the original 1" x 1" heart shaped enamel pin with my own (very limited) cash in black and rose gold on the day this awful event took place and have gone through my entire stock in about two weeks.
Through this Kickstarter, I would like to expand the color options for this simple, yet powerful little pin into the entire Pantone 2017 color palette. Because, yes, you CAN be fashionable AND show your support for human rights.
The first goal will fund the production of the pin in Rose Gold and Pantone's Bright White. Gold along with white, green, and purple are the traditional colors use by the suffragettes. In 1903 Emmeline Pankhurst who founded the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) was an early, often militant suffragist group chose the color white to represent purity, green to represent hope, and purple to represent dignity.
With each additional level we reach, two new Pantone colors, will be released. You can choose any color (or combination of colors) that's been unlocked as your reward.
Includes a butterfly clutch and a simple, clean, printed backer card.
You can expect to receive your pin(s) at the END of May/beginning of June.
Since posting this project about a week ago, we have blown through the entire collection of stretch goals and consequently, the entire Pantone 2017 NYC Spring collection...
o.0 DID NOT SEE THAT COMING!
I also just receive a request for MORE stretch goals by my dear backer, Sophie and I am a people pleaser.
SO, since persistence isn't something that lasts for just a season, I've decided to include the Pantone 2017 NYC Fall Collection as well!
I am also working on a design for one LARGE possibly frame-able/possibly table-top "backer card" that can be used to display the entire 21 pin collection. Stay tuned for images!
If you back at the 225.00 level, you'll also receive this frame-able large-format (11x13") "backer card" to keep all these beautiful colors organized! (Great for a retail shop!)
You asked, so I did it!
Kickstarter Exclusive for backers at any level: Lavender Glitter + Rose Gold!
If you have pledged at any level, you can now receive a Lavender glitter pin for every 5.00 pledge increase you make.
Want 1 glitter pin? adjust your pledge by 5.00
Want 2 glitter pins? adjust your pledge by 10.00 etc...
This is ONLY available for this price through the Kickstarter. You have to have already pledged at least at the 12.00 level to receive this pin.
Why is this one cheaper?
1. It's soft enamel - It has to be soft enamel since it's a glitter pin.
2. You have already paid for any shipping with your pledge.
3. This is a gift that I am making for you, the backer, for supporting my cause. I will not be making any donations to the ACLU from the sale of this specific pin.
Okay everybody, I got the quote back on stickers and after reviewing all the great comments (and my costs), I will be giving every backer above the Sticker Pack Level, a 5x7" sheet of Kiss-cut heart stickers!
I have also added the Black heart to the stretch goals, so you may be getting one of those as well AND I added a 2x2" black heart "She Persisted" patch to the stretch goals and add-on's.
I had some requests for a new reward tier of just stickers, so I made a sticker-pack that comes with both sticker options.
You can check out the timeline (which will be updated here as we reach new goals) and the list of available add-on's below.
I hope you guys are happy with the new additions!
Risks and challenges
I learned a LOT from the last Kickstarter and the BIGGEST challenge I have is getting the word out and finding a good and honest manufacturer (finally got that manufacturer part figured out, phew!)
I can't make the goal if nobody knows this project exists and if nobody pledges. This is a challenge that YOU, the backer can have a lot of impact on.
I'm only one person and I know I can't do this without your help. So, PLEASE share the link with people you know who will love these pins as much as you, and then share it again, and again, and you and I can make this collection a reality!
I don't foresee any major challenges, it's a pretty straight forward project without too many moving pieces. I've calculated the timing, production, and shipping costs and added a little bit extra of everything just in the case something does come up.
The delivery date is set to June just in case I can't make my own personal goal of mid/end of May. It takes 14 days for me to receive the funding from Kickstarter (should I make the goal) + time for the orders to be processed (15/20 days), and then time for me to package with care & ship it all out to you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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