Friday, 10 February 2017
Update #3: Halfway there
Firstly, and always, thank you so much for supporting this project. Funding is moving along and we are just about at halfway after three weeks, which is fantastic. Please continue to spread the word to as many people as possible who may be interested in throwing a few quid towards getting this book made.
Since the last update, I’ve been speaking with people behind some of the great design that has emerged from the #repealthe8th movement. From Maser to the Repeal Project to the HunReal Issues, I’m hoping to feature as much brilliant art and design that has inspired badges and t-shirts and murals and nail art.
Last year, I visited the Lesbian Herstory Archive in Brooklyn, and was amazed and thrilled to see all of the brilliant and beautiful t-shirts and flyers, and in some cases awesome patch-filled denim jackets, that all tell a story about the history of LGBT rights. It struck me, as it always does, that if we don’t archive this type of material, we’re neglecting to tell what is a crucial side of any social movement: the creative side.
With this book, I’m hoping that some of the art and design that has come from the #repealthe8th movement will be remembered long after we retire our badges and jumpers.
You are the people making this book happen, and can keep the progress going by sharing a link to the book crowdfunding campaign on Facebook, Twitter and wherever else you fancy. Please do! https://unbound.com/books/repeal-the-8th
Have a great weekend, and I’ll be back with another update next week.
Cheers! And THANK YOU!