Alex’s Team Pick
I love Kickstarter. It’s the reason we have Unicorn Plan-It. It’s the reason this documentary about our second-class citizenship will exist. Kickstarter even indirectly gave rise to similar crowd-sourcing websites like PledgeMusic, which allows bands/musicians to raise money for their music-related projects (like my band – we’re trying to raise money to convert our tour bus to run on waste vegetable oil… but more on that later! #shamelessplug).
So this is the moment of the post where I bring your attention to a project that you may want to support the existence of: Feminist Playing Cards!
Feminist Playing Cards is the latest project of Homoground, a music website that promotes visibility for minority musicians. The deck will feature custom illustrations of 52 feminist musicians drawn by 14 feminist artists. Be sure to watch the video to see a few samples of the artists’ work.
I think it’s a cool idea, obviously, and a good way to support these artists/illustrators, musicians, and this queer podcast that could.
There are plenty of pledging tiers to choose from, but $20 gets you a deck. Sure, $20 is a lot of a normal deck of cards, but this isn’t your grandmothers deck of cards. For something this unique, this cool, and that supports our people, I think it’s worth it. I pledged like a million days ago, get with it guys.