gal-dem was started by Liv who, frustrated with the lack of diversity at her university, wanted to reach out to women of colour like herself. The team began to grow and we now have contributors who come from all walks of life. The gal-dem girl gang is here – and we are ready to provide you with thought-provoking content, eye-catching visuals and an abundance of giggles.
Firstly, everyone is pumping their time and skills into the production of gal-dem.com for free (we are mostly students). However, there are some expenditures which are preventing us from moving forward.
For now, the priority is website design, for which we have been quoted between £400 and £1100. As we are an online publication, our website needs to be perfect. Now that enough people are engaging with our work, it is time to update. We have experienced several glitches which are due to a combination of factors, including our web hosting site, and use of generic theme. We are trying to compete in a market saturated with beautiful websites, creating beautiful content. It is important to have a website which is fast, can work on multiple platforms and can hold and showcase multiple forms of media; articles, podcasts, guest mixes and short films. Our new website will; allow us to generate income through ad space, so we can become self-sufficient.
The website designer will:
The goal of these events is to showcase and support the work of women of colour. While our time is currently free, there are other expenses such as booking spaces, equipment hire and promotional materials which we have to contend with. All the money which is left from website design will be channelled into these areas. You as crowdfunders, will be able to come along and enjoy the events which we put on!
This project offers rewards in return for your donation.