SHIPPING! (We know you need this NOW more than ever)
This update is quite different from what we had imagined. We thought that today we would be overwhelmed with joy and enthusiasm: celebrating an incredible coincidence between the election of the first woman as President of the USA and the beginning of the fulfillment operations of "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls".
Instead, we're confused and we feel a bit lost.
The highest glass ceiling of all has not been shattered.
A few minutes ago, we watched Hillary Clinton's heartfelt concession speech, where she reminded us a powerful three letter word: "yet". It has not been shattered yet.
That's the spirit to go back to work after this painful setback.
Now, more than ever, it is important that we make sure little girls grow surrounded by positive female role models. Adventurous, independent, strong women in charge of their own destiny. Women who faced setbacks, but stood back up and tried again, and again, and again. Women who flew airplanes, women who lead countries, women tho traveled to outer space, women who fought bravely under the worst circumstances for freedom, equality, and justice.
This is why - even on this very hard day - we're proud and happy to tell you that your books are shipping and that (as long as you have filled out your Backerkit survey) you will receive an email with your tracking number within the next week. In fact, all Kickstarter rewards will be shipped within the next 7 days!!!
The one below proved to be the fastest method:
What will you find in the package?
- Book (s)
- Poster (s)
- Kickstarter Exclusive Coloring Book (s)
- Tattoo sheet (s)
- A beautiful postcard
Other rewards in the making
We're working on the eBook (which will include a read-aloud function!) and on a fantastic Lesson Plan, for those of you who purchased the homeschooling kit. The Lesson Plan will be ready in late December, and you will be able to download it from your Backerkit profile. We'll talk more about it in the next update.
We booked our flight to Rwanda!
Remember when we announced that if we hit $500K we would go to Rwanda for one week of workshops about female leadership with Art House Rwanda? Well, we did and we're going. We're flying out on December 31st, because we felt there could be no better way to kickoff 2017.
What to do when you receive the book?
Please, let us know! All the hard work we did leads to the moment when you will receive the book, when you will actually read it with your children. We would love to be part of that! Send us a picture, a video, a tweet! Let us know what you think, what your kids think. It will mean the world to us.
We will read and reply to all your messages: this is just the beginning and your feedback will be crucial to determine what this incredible community will build next!
We're looking forward to reading all of your messages!
Stay rebel and take care of each other,
Elena & Francesca