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A Coloring Book created to fill the world with messages of love and acceptance for self, body, and each other.
99 backers pledged $6,346 to help bring this project to life.

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It took me forever to look at my camera. 

I had taken pictures of myself naked the day before, and I was a bit nervous about seeing the results. When I finally got the courage to look, I was shocked. I couldn't believe it was me on the little screen on my digital camera. I doubted. So I uploaded it onto my computer so I could look at it on my ginormous monitor.

It was the same image, only bigger, and to my shock, I looked great. At first I was elated, but then, I realized, I didn't feel good about my body, and it wasn't because it didn't look good. 

I realized I had decades of bad messaging in my head and my heart about how I looked, and I felt duped. There was nothing wrong with me. So I decided to take a naked picture of myself every day, and I downloaded an app and started writing positive messages over the images. 

It helped. I was sending myself the messages about my body that I had wanted all my life, and it began to make a big difference with my attitude about my body and my confidence level in general.

I realized that I could create messaging to replace and drown out the bad messaging we all get on a daily basis about how unnatural we are. I realized that I could combat the machine that has brainwashed most of humanity into believing that we are in some way, not right.

I saw my personal project as a way to fight back against the messages we get from the media, advertising, popular culture and other outlets that tell us that we have to change; that we have to improve in some way in order to be acceptable.

On July 17, 2015, I started posting the images on the internet on FB and Instagram. I decided I would do it for a year.

One of the first images
One of the first images
 

 The project ended up inspiring conversation about how we see ourselves and how the individual can take control of that and begin to block the media messaging and other sources that warp our perspective of beauty and value.

Months went by, and while the project was successful in many respects, the images of my body were too personalized. I realized that if I could make the images more universal, more people would relate to the message. So I started drawing pictures of all kinds of people in order to reach a broader audience.

One of the drawings
One of the drawings

 This is when the project took off, and the body love message conveyed by the drawings, along with my blog posts, created conversation and spread hope.

I also saw that the more I put myself into creating the images, the more I could take ownership of my feelings of beauty and value. Creating the images myself really helped me take these messages and make them beliefs.

This is when this Love Yo'Self Coloring Book project came into being. I knew that by creating this coloring book, and launching a Kickstarter project, I could put this power into the hands of anyone who wanted it.

This money will specifically go to producing more coloring books and putting them on Amazon and in stores across the country. I will use the funds to produce more self-love and body love drawings, photographs and books to inspire conversation and hopefully, change the way we see ourselves and each other.

In the end, I am hoping to improve the world, end violence, and create a society in which everyone is allowed to be who they are and celebrate that whenever they like, without fear of violence, retribution, or punishment of any kind.

 It is my belief that if we can find a way to love and accept ourselves, we will also be able to love and accept each other.

Card Image (From Pack)
Card Image (From Pack)

 

Card Image (From Pack)
Card Image (From Pack)

 

Card Image (From Pack)
Card Image (From Pack)

 

Image of single card for reward #2
Image of single card for reward #2

 

Image for 11" x 14" limited edition print and digital image for reward #1
Image for 11" x 14" limited edition print and digital image for reward #1

 

Image for 11" x 14" limited edition print
Image for 11" x 14" limited edition print

 

Image for NSFW Mug
Image for NSFW Mug

 

Image for Safe Mug
Image for Safe Mug

 

1 of 3 images for NSFW coloring page
1 of 3 images for NSFW coloring page

 

Image 2 of 3 for NSFW coloring page
Image 2 of 3 for NSFW coloring page

 

Image 3 of 3 for NSFW Kickstarter page
Image 3 of 3 for NSFW Kickstarter page

 

Sample drawing of individual
Sample drawing of individual

 Below is a video of all but two of the images in the coloring book.

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Risks and challenges

In terms of risks and challenges the ones we are considering is printing and delivery of product, as the images have already been created.

I am using Dreamworks Graphic Communications for my printing, a highly reputable company that handles accounts all over the country. The work they produce is high quality and flawless. Their track record and list of clients is impressive, and I have every confidence that the company will be able to handle any thing I throw their way.

In order to handle this, we have chosen a delivery date of December 1st, though October 1st is our actual target for delivery. We have given ourselves a full two months for things to go wrong, and due to that, believe strongly that this will be delievered on time.

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    Digital Love

    A digital image of "Sexy because I love my body" and two big thank yous on Sara's FB Page and The Eloquent FB Page.

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    • Digital image of "My Body is Sexy Because I Love It"
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    One Self-love greeting card

    One self-love greeting card with envelope, a digital image of My Body is Sexy Because I Love It, A thank you on the Eloquent Facebook page and Sara's personal page.

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    • One Self-Love Greeting Card!
    • Digital image of "My Body is Sexy Because I Love It"
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    Unconditional Love Mug

    A highly functional ceramic mug with the "unconditional" image on it. Sure to brighten any day and get you on your way!!!

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    Stick it to The Man Mug

    A highly functional ceramic mug with the "Stick it to the man" image on it. Sure to give you the energy to stick it to the man every day of the week!!!

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    Love Yo'Self Coloring Book

    A 23 page beautiful coloring book created to inspire change and love. A very public show of Gratitude on the Eloquent Facebook page and on Sara's personal Facebook page

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    The Love Yo'Self Package

    Two limited edition prints, and one Love Yo'Self coloring book! Plus a big show of gratitude on two! Count em, two! Facebook pages!

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    • The Love Yo'Self Coloring book!
    • Limited Edition Love Yo'Self Prints 11" x 14"
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    Love Yo'Self Supreme

    Yes. There are self-love, body confidence greeting cards, and they are spectacular. Three sets of four in one lovely little organza bag.

    Give them as a gift or keep them all for yourself. You also get a coloring book and the limited edition prints at this level, so you are Lovin' Yo'Self like a Tiger!!

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    • Bag of Greeting Cards
    • The Love Yo'Self Coloring book!
    • Limited Edition Love Yo'Self Prints 11" x 14"
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    Love Yo'Self Ultra Supreme

    NSFW coloring pages?!?!? Yes. These contain phrases not commonly heard in conventional conversations. That is why they are so spectacular.

    You also get a Love Yo'Self Coloring book, a lovely organza bag of 3 sets of four different cards, and two 11" x 14" limited edition prints.

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    • Bag of Greeting Cards
    • The Love Yo'Self Coloring book!
    • Limited Edition Love Yo'Self Prints 11" x 14"
    • NSFW Coloring Pages
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    Love Yo'Self Gift Pack!

    5 Love Yo'Self coloring books for all the amazing people you know!

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    • The Love Yo'Self Coloring book!
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    Love Yo'Self Ridiculous

    Does tea taste better with words of love and inspiration written on the cup? Yes, I believe it does, and this is why this package is epic. You get TWO mugs, each with its own unique message. (One is NSFW)
    You also get a couple very public thank yous, the cards, the coloring book the limited edition prints, and the NSFW coloring pages.

    Includes:
    • Bag of Greeting Cards
    • The Love Yo'Self Coloring book!
    • Limited Edition Love Yo'Self Prints 11" x 14"
    • NSFW Coloring Pages
    • Love Yo'Self Mugs! One NSFW and one sweet as pie!
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    Love Yo'Self Super Personal

    Sara will make a one-of-a-kind drawing based on you, with a message you most want to read every day! The drawing will be 8" x 10" and will be sent to you, ready for framing!

    A couple very public thank yous, the cards, the coloring book the limited edition prints, the NSFW coloring pages, and two mugs! One NSFW, and one a little less in your face.

    Includes:
    • Bag of Greeting Cards
    • The Love Yo'Self Coloring book!
    • Limited Edition Love Yo'Self Prints 11" x 14"
    • NSFW Coloring Pages
    • Love Yo'Self Mugs! One NSFW and one sweet as pie!
    • A drawing based on you!
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    Love Yo'Self for Six Whole Months

    One drawing of you for the each month for the first six months of 2017! Each with a different inspirational message! Each with a different version of your wonderfulness!

    A couple very public thank yous, the cards, the coloring book the limited edition prints, the NSFW coloring pages, and two mugs! One NSFW, and one a little less in your face.

    Includes:
    • A drawing based on you!
    • Bag of Greeting Cards
    • Love Yo'Self Mugs! One NSFW and one sweet as pie!
    • The Love Yo'Self Coloring book!
    • NSFW Coloring Pages
    • Limited Edition Love Yo'Self Prints 11" x 14"
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    Love Yo'Self All Year Long

    Once each month Sara will draw a picture of you with your very own inspirational message for the month!!! Almost like having your own personal calendar....without all those silly dates that you have to remember!!

    A couple very public thank yous, the cards, the coloring book the limited edition prints, the NSFW coloring pages, and two mugs! One NSFW, and one a little less in your face.

    Includes:
    • 12× A drawing based on you!
    • Bag of Greeting Cards
    • Love Yo'Self Mugs! One NSFW and one sweet as pie!
    • The Love Yo'Self Coloring book!
    • NSFW Coloring Pages
    • Limited Edition Love Yo'Self Prints 11" x 14"
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    Love Yo'Self Super Personal Supreme

    You get to draw a picture of Sara! She will come to you! She will even take you to breakfast, then sit very still for you as you draw her. She will also draw a one-of-a-kind picture of you! With the exact message you want to read every day! The drawing will be 8" x 10" and will be sent to you, ready for framing!

    A couple very public thank yous, the cards, the coloring book the limited edition prints, the NSFW coloring pages, and two mugs! One NSFW, and one a little less in your face.

    Includes:
    • Bag of Greeting Cards
    • The Love Yo'Self Coloring book!
    • Limited Edition Love Yo'Self Prints 11" x 14"
    • NSFW Coloring Pages
    • Love Yo'Self Mugs! One NSFW and one sweet as pie!
    • A drawing based on you!
    • Sara will visit and you get to draw a picture of her!
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    Love Yo'Self Super Personal Ultra

    Sara will create a twenty page, one-of-kind-coloring book, about your family, for your family! And your family doesn't even have to be relatives. Sara doesn't care! A family is a family is a family! She will also draw a one-of-a-kind picture of you! With the exact message you want to read every day! The drawing will be 8" x 10" and will be sent to you, ready for framing!

    A couple very public thank yous, the cards, the coloring book the limited edition prints, the NSFW coloring pages, and two mugs! One NSFW, and one a little less in your face.

    Includes:
    • Bag of Greeting Cards
    • The Love Yo'Self Coloring book!
    • Limited Edition Love Yo'Self Prints 11" x 14"
    • NSFW Coloring Pages
    • Love Yo'Self Mugs! One NSFW and one sweet as pie!
    • A drawing based on you!
    • A coloring book based on your family!
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Funding period

- (28 days)