Who Am I? children's book & adult confidence book

by Vie Portland in Southampton, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 1st September 2021 we successfully raised £8,250 with 141 supporters in 35 days

The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness and acceptance of people with disabilities, both adults and children, with two books.

by Vie Portland in Southampton, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The extra money will enable more books to be donated to children and adults that the books can benefit, and allow more self esteem and confidence workshops to be taught in schools, groups, and community organisations.


The beginning

Last year, a successful Crowdfunder campaign was run to raise funds for the first Emily book to be published. As well as the book, "Where Are We Going?" being in many homes, due to the generosity of donors, over 100 books were donated to children living in poverty, children with disabilities, and children in care; one has even gone as far as an orphanage in South Africa! And the reviews are wonderful! So many people loved the adventures and they loved that the conversations, activated by the questions at the back, covered imaginative adventures and people living with visible differences.

The now. A new Emily adventure.

Now, there is a second Emily book!

In this new story, "Who Am I?", Emily goes on more adventures whilst asking this big question, and her mum helps her see that she is all sorts of wonderful, just as she is.

As well as options to buy this book for yourself, there will be options to donate, so that it can reach many more children.

And there's more!

Vie has also written a book for adults, with a working title of "Kinder, Happier You". In this book, she shares how she has gone from disliking who she was and how she looked, to being truly happy with who she is.

She shares her story, from an unhappy childhood, a mostly miserable first three decades of adulthood, to living a life of love, happiness, kindness and adventures.

 Vie has been teaching self esteem and confidence workshops for several years, having taught herself, using her work and academic experience, how to feel good about who she is; in the book, she will share with you what she has learned, and give you guidance on living a happier, kinder, and more fulfilled life.

The gift of giving.

As with the children's book, there will be options for you to buy the book for yourself and to donate the book to domestic abuse refuges, rape crisis charities, and other organisations.

Beyond the Crowdfunder.

All of your support enables Vie to continue teaching self esteem and confidence workshops, through her Community Interest Company, VieNess Discover You Love You CIC, to children, young people, and vulnerable women, in schools, and educational, youth, community, and women's groups.

Your support is very much appreciated.

Thank you!

Vie

xx


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Just because you support this project

Perhaps you don't want a book, or, maybe you've pledged for a book and want to support even more. Thank you!

£10 or more

Emily mug and coaster

The brilliant Hampshire Design Studios have created a beautiful mug and coaster with Emily on! I will try to add a photo to an update, and I will definitely share on my social media. They're lovely! If outside of the UK, please do add extra for postage.

£12 or more

Emily notebook

I LOVE stationery! The fantastic Hampshire Design Studios have created a beautiful Emily notebook. I'm so excited! The notebook is an A5 hardcover fabric lined notebook. I can't seem to add a photo here but I shall try to add one to an update, and I will definitely have photos on my social media. Did I say? I LOVE stationery! If outside of the UK, please do add extra for postage.

£15 or more

Who Am I? Hardback book

A hardback copy of "Who Am I?" delivered in the UK. To send outside of the UK, please add £10 for postage.

£15 or more

Vie's "Kinder, Happier You" book for adults

This pledge is for one copy of Vie's currently named "Kinder, Happier You", which is part autobiographical and part guidance to leading a kinder, happier, more confident life. To send outside of the UK, please add £10 postage.

£25 or more

5 of 20 claimed

Signed copies of "Who Am I?"

A hardback copy of "Who Am I?" signed by both Vie and Donna, the illustrator. If you live outside of the UK, please add postage as part of your contribution.

£30 or more

Buy one "Who Am I? donate one

Buy one copy of "Who Am I?" and donate one copy, either for you to donate to someone/somewhere, or for Vie to donate to one of the organisations she works with. If you live outside of the UK, please do add postage costs.

£30 or more

Buy one Vie book and donate one

You can buy one of Vie's currently titled, "Kinder, Happier You" for you and you can donate one to either someone or somewhere of your choosing, or for Vie to donate to women's organisations. If you live outside of the UK, please do add postage costs.

£60 or more

1 of 25 claimed

Buy one of each book - signed

A copy of the two Emily books and a copy of Vie's currently named, "Kinder, Happier You" book for adults, all signed. If you live outside of the UK, please do add postage costs.

£100 or more

3 of 20 claimed

Christmas gift package

A hardback copy of each of the Emily books; a copy of the paperback book for adults; a deck of each of the cards Vie has created: A Little Box Full of Confidence, A Little Box Full Of Happiness, and A Little Box Full of Family Fun, plus other promotional goodies, including a notebook, crayons, stickers, and, possibly, more! If you live outside of the UK, please do add a postage contribution.

£120 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Buy one donate one of all three books - signed

A copy of the two Emily hardback books and Vie's adults book in paperback, all signed, and the same to somewhere of your choice, or you can ask Vie to donate to relevant organisations. If you live outside of the UK, please do add postage costs.

£200 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Christmas gift package for you & a family in need

A hardback copy of each of the Emily books; a copy of the paperback book for adults; a deck of each of the cards Vie has created: A Little Box Full of Confidence, A Little Box Full Of Happiness, and A Little Box Full of Family Fun, plus other promotional goodies, including a notebook, crayons, stickers, and, possibly, more! And the same to a family in need who will be struggling this Christmas. If outside of the UK, please do add postage.

£350 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Adult gift package

A copy of Vie's book for adults; a deck of A Little Box Full of Confidence; a deck of A Little Box Full Of Happiness; and FOUR sessions of coaching with Vie, either via Zoom or in person, if you're local to Southampton, UK. If you are outside of the UK, please do add postage costs.

£500 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Corporate bronze reward

Either ten copies of "Who Am I?" or ten copies of Vie's currently titled, "Kinder, Happier You" for adults donated to a school or group of your choice (or you can donate for Vie to pass on), each with a sticker/bookplate with your business logo and website on. Your logo and website will also be shared once across all our social media and you'll feature in a blog post.

£1,000 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Corporate silver reward

Either fifteen copies of "Who Am I?" or fifteen copies of Vie's currently titled "Kinder, Happier You" book for adults donated to a school or group of your choice (or you can donate for Vie to pass on), each with a sticker/bookplate with your business logo and website on. Your logo and website will also be shared twice across all our social media and you'll feature in a blog post.

£1,500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Corporate gold reward

Either twenty copies of "Who Am I?" or twenty copies of Vie's currently titled "Kinder, Happier You" book for adults donated to a school or group of your choice (or you can donate for Vie to pass on), each with a sticker/bookplate with your business logo and website on. Your logo and website will also be shared three times across all our social media and you'll feature in a blog post.

£2,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Corporate platinum reward

Twenty copies of "Who Am I?" or twenty copies of Vie's book for adults donated to a school or group of your choice (or you can donate for Vie to pass on), each with a sticker/bookplate with your business logo & website on PLUS Vie will talk at an event for your organisation, either in person if in GB, or virtually if anywhere else in the world. Your logo/website will also be shared 4x across all our social media and you'll feature in a blog.

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