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ADVICE TO MY THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD SELF is a developing anthology including letters of advice written by fifty powerful women to their thirteen-year-old selves.
Melissa Banigan
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Brooklyn, New York
United States
3 Team Members
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$6,790 USD goal
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This campaign ended on February 8, 2014
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  • $1USD
    Make your heart sing

    Times are tough. Perhaps a contribution of cash is hard. Truly, it's the thought that counts. A dollar will let it be known that you think this matters AND will help me feel motivated to continue!

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  • $5USD
    Make your ears ring

    Everyone needs good vibes. Know that expression: "When your ears ring, someone is thinking about you?" Well, it's your lucky day. Five bucks will have me thinking such big, robust, thankful thoughts about you, your ears will help ring in the New Year.

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  • $15USD
    Thank you postcard

    Perhaps you'd like thanks that is a little more tangible? $15 will get you a postcard send to you in the mail to express my heartfelt thanks.

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  • $25USD
    Stickers and thank you letter

    Who doesn't like stickers? Get a few in the mail that say "I'm a WOW." Wondering what a WOW is? It's a 'Wall of Woman," which means a woman who pretty much has superhero abilities. Stickers will be accompanied by a HUGE letter of thanks, and who knows what else I'll throw into the envelope… You can be sure it'll be good. (+all previous perks)

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  • $45USD
    Private access to 5 letters

    Want to read some of the letters before they're published? This is your chance! Receive a password that will grant you special (and private!) access to five letters that will be in the book. Think of it as VIP access that's actually good for the soul. (+all previous perks)

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  • $100USD
    Night on the town

    In addition to the perks above, $100 gets you a night of music and readings for two in Brooklyn (travel and accommodation expenses not included). Can't make it to NY for such an event? Feel free to donate your invitation to a friend or write me to see what else we can come up with!

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  • $150USD
    Night on town+book

    OK, get ready to feel good… Live music and a reading for two, words and goodies in the mail, AND a signed copy of the Advice To My Thirteen-Year-Old Self book?! Awesome. (+all previous perks)

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  • $250USD
    Name in print!

    Receive all previous perks AND your name will be added to the "thank you" page of the print anthology!

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  • $500USD
    Monthly gifts...

    OK… Imagine… Monthly letters and gifts come for you in the mail until the book has been published. All previous perks are provided, plus special monthly luxuries that I'll be inspired to send your way to express my eternal thanks. (+all previous perks)

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    Your story in print

    Want to see YOUR letter added to the anthology? Or want to immortalize your mother, sister, wife, co-worker, therapist or lover? Here's your chance. I'll work with any woman over the age of 18 to help craft/edit her story. Write me for details. It'll be amazing. Of course, all previous perks are also included.

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  • $12,000USD
    Writing/empowerment workshops

    Following the model for 'Advice' workshops that will be offered starting January 2014 in NYC schools, I'll lead a weekend (or mid-week) two-day retreat for up to twenty participants in YOUR U.S.A. community AND will lead a sister series of workshops with an international organization in Cambodia or Peru. Of course, all previous perks are yours! This is really your chance to make a difference.

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