So I’m going to take a moment to post a freebie about my KickStarter that just launched today. Those of you who follow me on other social media streams will know that I’ve been working these past few months on something I was jokingly referring to as the SEKKRIT PRINCESS PROJECT. Well, I’m pleased as punch to announce that the Princess Charming Kickstarter just launched today.
What is Princess Charming? Well, my co-creator –– and I are working to make a series of children’s books about awesome princesses. From the KickStarter:
The Princess Needs a MakeoverThe goal of this project is to create princess stories with characters who are brave, capable, and, in a word, awesome. Princesses who are more than a ball gown and a pair of lips waiting for True Love’s Kiss.
Princesses who don’t all look the same, who come in different shapes, sizes, and colors—just like our kids and the world they live in.
Princesses who go on their own adventures. The boys might come along, too, but only if they can keep up!
Princesses who our kids can look up to and aspire to be like.
These are books for everyone who is tired of princesses that are thin, white, straight, and utterly utterly passive. We’re working hard to create stories that don’t fit gender stereotypes, and which have a diversity of representation.
These will be books that I will be excited to read to my daughter, because we’re aiming to create princesses that can subvert the toxic princess trope by actually being positive role models.
If you’d like to see some samples of what the art will be like, here are all the preview images that we posted leading up the launch:
If you have children in your life – of ANY gender – who like princesses, I hope you’ll consider supporting us – or at least helping us spread the word. I’m very passionate about this project and want to help make it as awesome as it deserves to be.