V is for Vulva / An illustrated book for children

by Nova Halfwilde in Glasgow, City of Glasgow, Scotland

V is for Vulva / An illustrated book for children
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On 8th November 2018 we successfully raised £2,638 with 160 supporters in 35 days

'V is for Vulva' is an inclusive, body positive and gender neutral introduction to the human reproductive organs for young children.

by Nova Halfwilde in Glasgow, City of Glasgow, Scotland

We are launching a radical, diverse, body positive picture book for young children!

For a while now we’ve been talking about the lack of inclusive resources for young children about their bodies and reproductive functions.  We have concerns around how hyper-sexualised social media, porn and the internet lead to disillusioned ideas of sex whilst creating false representations on how bodies look, in particular the vulva, once children grown up. Young children exposed to these things are starting their journey into adulthood with a warped understanding of sex and their bodies.  

‘V is for Vulva’ breaks down the confusion surrounding the idea of what our genitalia actually looks like by showing how our bodies may differ on a spectrum. We believe it is important to acknowledge intersex bodies and those whose genitalia isn’t represented in standard sex education books. This helps young children understand that things aren’t always ‘one or the other'.

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Beautifully illustrated by Jasmine Floyd with writing support from Calum Rodger, the folk you will see throughout ‘V is for Vulva’ are diverse, gender neutral and inclusive. We also touch on topics like consent, periods, cervical fluid and childbirth. The book will include a full glossary and ‘further discussion’ points to encourage more conversation between adult and child and to allow for more bonding and learning opportunities.

Our goal is to have an honest and safe visual resource for children who are curious about reproductive organs that acts as a safe alternative for those who end up accessing graphic porn at a young age, while encouraging open discussion between children and the adults in their lives.

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We have chosen to self-publish. With this being our first release this decision was not an easy one, but we knew that it is extremely important for us to have full control over the book, its contents and the direction of future releases. 

We would love and appreciate your support.

We are running this crowdfunder for pre-orders and merch rewards throughout October, with an aim to launch the book mid-November. We are not looking for donations, but simply asking for people to buy the book in advance to help us self publish. All money raised will go to printing an initial batch of books.

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If you like what we are trying to achieve, but can't contribute at the moment, we would appreciate it if you had time to share our crowdfunder page on your social media. 

V is for Vulva is in its final stages  and we will be working with several organisations to ensure the book is as inclusive as possible. If we are successful in raising the funds to get this project to print then we will donate 10% of the future profits to charities and organisations that focus specifically on issues that affect those who are in marginalised gender groups.

FAQ'S

Do you ship outside of the UK?

YES! We ship internationally, however you must add £5 for the increased postage cost to your total at the checkout as shown in the following picture!

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£11 or more

PAPERBACK BOOK

A paperback copy of 'V is for Vulva', as well as a badge and a postcard.

£5 or more

BADGE & POSTCARD SET

A pack of 3 button badges and 3 postcards.

£9 or more

100 of 100 claimed

EARLY BIRD copy of 'V is for Vulva'

An Early bird discount for the first 100 pledgers! A paperback copy of 'V is for Vulva', as well as a badge and a postcard.

£18 or more

POSTER BUNDLE

A paperback copy of 'V is for Vulva' and a choice from a selection of A3 posters, as well as a badge and a postcard.

£21 or more

TOTE BUNDLE

A paperback copy of 'V is for Vulva' and an organic tote bag printed with vegan inks, as well as a badge and a postcard.

£23 or more

KIDS T-SHIRT BUNDLE

A paperback copy of 'V is for Vulva' and an organic, kids t-shirt printed with vegan inks, as well as a badge and a postcard.

£30 or more

ADULT T-SHIRT BUNDLE

A paperback copy of 'V is for Vulva' and an organic, adult t-shirt printed with vegan inks, as well as a badge and a postcard.

£65 or more

WHOLESALE 10 x BOOK

10 paperback copies of 'V is for Vulva', suitable for independent bookstores and smaller organisations

£250 or more

WHOLESALE 50 x BOOK

50 paperback copies of 'V is for Vulva', suitable for larger bookstores.

£450 or more

WHOLESALE 100 x BOOK

100 paperback copies of 'V is for Vulva', suitable for larger bookstores.


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