The 50% Project: Sexism Is Not A Side Issue

by Pragya Agarwal in Formby, Merseyside, England

The 50% Project: Sexism Is Not A Side Issue
We did it
On 9th December 2018 we successfully raised £105 with 4 supporters in 28 days

Bringing TEDxWomen to NW for the first time, we are raising money for diverse women's voices to be heard with feminist empowering rewards.

by Pragya Agarwal in Formby, Merseyside, England

"Just saying No is not an option"- Naomi Klein. It is time to take action. Are you ready to speak out, and support us in doing so?

WHY SUPPORT THE 50% PROJECT? 

This is a completely non-profit event, run by a charity, and so we rely on ticket sales, sponsorships and fundraising to fund the event. Everyone in the team is giving their time voluntarily to make this a huge success, and initiate meaningful discussions and bring some of that surge of energy coursing through social media into real life interactions.

Your support will enable us to not only fund this event, but also donate to three nominated women's charities in the north-west ranging from sex workers to domestic abuse survivors that will be polled by attendees on the day. 

We have free creative and business workshops planned for sex workers and domestic violence survivors in Manchester and Liverpool to offer them opportunities, enabling them to create opportunities for themselves.

We are also offering free workshops for children and teenagers and 'speaking out' fostering a pride in their unique identities and giving them tools to tell their stories in their own words.

FEMINIST AF:  Is feminism really about gender equality? For us, feminism is not about being equal to a man. When feminism is defined as becoming equal to men, it is a clear admission that men are the default by which we ought to measure ourselves, and therefore, no longer feminism at all. We are standing for equality for all, not 'equal to', just equal! 

The FEMINIST AF Colouring Book: WOWOW! We are amazed by these fabulous illustrators who have contributed some of the most empowering and inspiring, diverse and inclusive illustrations. This will bring a daily dose of inspiration, motivation and mindfulness and perfect gift for yourself (cheeky bit of self-care!) or for the feminist in your life! Check out some of the illustrators in our Instagram post. This is a limited edition softcover book only available as part of our rewards. Get your hands on it now, as well as the exclusive FEMINIST AF pin. Why not wear your heart on your sleeve (or your lapel!)? 

 

REWARDS: We have some other amazing rewards (photos below). 

1. Exclusive design jewellery from Tatty Devine

2. Personalised pot from 'PotYrTitsAwayLuv'

3. Signed copy of Chidera Eggerue's (aka The Slumflower) 'What a Time to be Alone'

4. An exclusive limited edition 'No Limits Colouring Book' compiling illustrations from some of the best illustrative voices in feminism and intersectionality, using their art for activism (suitable for 16+) 

5. Set of Pencils from Hedge and Hog Prints that inspire all women to be what they want to be 'Bossy and Beautiful'

6. An exclusive limited edition empowering and inspiring print

7. Limited edition FEMINIST AF pins designed exclusively for you

TEDxFormbyPointWomen is here, being held in conjunction with the TEDx Women event in Palm Springs, California; the first time a TEDx Women event is being held in the North of the country. We are mobilising the north, and showcasing the inspiring work being done by womxn here, by womxn and for womxn. We are an inclusive, diverse and intersectional team, and our aim is to provide a platform to those voices that are not often heard in the mainstream media. Not just those with huge social media followings, and those that are always invited to speak at events, but also those who are working tirelessly but do not have the same spotlight shining on them. 

Our event will bring together the wider community of inspiring women and changemakers, and this diverse and inspiration rich event will feature some of the best talks of your life in the North-West from science to arts to global issues to personal development, on the theme of 'limitless boundaries'.

We are really excited to be holding this event at TATE Liverpool overlooking the Albert Docks in Liverpool, easily accessible from all transport links.

We have a series of similar events planned for 2019, creative events and TED-Ed events for young people, and we hope that we can all join forces into demanding equality for all, inspiring the next generation of young women into believing that they can turn every setback into an opportunity, that the world is their oyster, and that every story and voice matters. 

Thank you!!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

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FEMINIST AF COLOURING BOOK + PIN BUNDLE

A limited edition copy of the 'Feminist AF: No Limits Colouring Book'. Perfect gift for yourself or for that feminist in your life PLUS a limited edition 'FEMINIST AF' pin to wear with pride.

£6 or more

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FEMINIST AF PIN

An exclusive limited edition FEMINIST AF pin just for you.

£15 or more

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FEMINIST AF: No Limits Colouring Book

Get your own exclusive copy of the limited edition FEMINIST AF colouring book including empowering inspiring illustrations and slogans for your daily dose of inspiration and mindfulness

£20 or more

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Feminist Empowering Pencil Set + Feminist AF Pin

Celebrate that amazing woman in your life with these unique foil printed pencils in striking red colour. Featured in STYLIST Magazine Most Desirable Desk Accessories of the year for Stationery Addicts. Featured in GLAMOUR Magazine as one of the best gifts for your feminist friends this Christmas. Set of 5 red pencils engraved in white with quotes for the girl boss in your life, the amazing modern woman, who can be both be both bossy & beautiful.

£25 or more

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Feminist Screen Print

In a unique one of its kind limited edition art print, you will find names of some of the most pioneering women from the past and the present interspersed with the key aims of women's rights movement, something that we as women strive for - equality and a fair world. Perfect to inspire, motivate, delight and surprise all at how far we have come, and how far we still have to go. A4 print. Limited edition. As featured in Stylist and Glamour Mags.

£35 or more

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Courage Necklace from Tatty Devine

An iconic piece from Tatty Devine's collection, one of our partners for the TEDxFPWomen event. Inspired by Millicent Fawcett's bronze statue in Parliament Square, lift spirits in the Courage Calls Necklace. This stand out quote is taken from a speech made by Fawcett following the death of suffragette Emily Davidson. Laser cut shimmering matt gold acrylic recreates a banner with her call to action.

£40 or more

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FEMINIST AF: No Limits Colouring Book Bundle of 3

Three limited edition FEMINIST AF Colouring books for you and those feminists in your life. Empowering and Inspiring through Creativity.

£55 or more

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Signed Copy of 'What a Time to be Alone'

We are offering two exclusive signed copies. Empowering, intimate and full of heart: this highly-anticipated debut book from the online sensation 'The Slumflower', aka Chidera Eggerue, the unstoppable force behind the ground-breaking movement #SAGGYBOOBSMATTER, is essential reading for all young women. In What A Time To Be Alone, The Slumflower will be your life guru, confidante and best friend.

£55 or more

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Personalised Custom Made Pot

Here is an exclusive reward for you from Emma who is a Leeds based artist who is on a mission to produce bespoke personalised pots to celebrate real bodies and support body neutrality. This is your chance to win a commission from Pot Yr T**ts Away Luv by donating to our cause.

£150 or more

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Bundle of 10 Feminist AF Colouring Art Books

A collector's item, this bundle of 10 limited edition exclusive books with a collection of artworks created specifically for this by some of your most loved feminist illustrators would be perfect for Christmas presents. All your presents sorted in one go!


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