Cycles Journal 2020

An annual illustrated guide to tracking your menstrual cycle alongside lunar influence to understand the patterns within and around you.

Rachael Amber
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Project Description

The following people will be contributing writing, tips, insight, recipes, rituals and other helpful information to use during your cycles and tracking journeys!

View the contributors & their bios here: https://www.cyclesjournal.com/creator-and-contributors

Julia Alvarez / Healer & Womb Yoga Instructor / @magiajules

Rachael Amber (me) - Feminist & Environmental Activist, Illustrator & Designer / @rachael.amber / https://www.rachaelamber.com

Silvia Canelon / Fertility Awareness Educator

Sadie Francis / Botanical Artist & Feminist Advocate / @onlyintheforest / https://www.onlyintheforest.com/

Lauren Gjolstad / Nutrition & Health Advocate

Malachi Lily / Poet, Artist, Curator & Moth / @theholyhawkmoth / http://maggielily.com

Baseerah Sabreen /  Seer, Healer & Lightworker / @lbhealinco / http://lightbeingshealinco.com

Lauren Schwind / Visual Artist & Healer / @SubnormalChild / https://laurenschwind.com

Bekah Star / Sacred Artist / https://www.bekahstarrart.com

Abigiail Vettese / Visual Artist, Musician & Writer / @theshapeofsanctum / https://www.abigailvetteseart.com/

Charlotte Hart Moon Snipes-Wells / Herbalist / @heart.of.the.moon.herbs

 

Videography by: Stephanie DeFeo / @defeo_s / https://www.stephaniedefeo.com

Cycles Links:

https://www.cyclesjournal.comhttps://www.rachaelamber.com

https://instagram.com/cyclesjournal / https://instagram.com/rachaelamber

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

  • Why is this journal useful?

    Cycles Journal helps you understand your unique patterns and cyclical nature better. Predict dates that are usually harder emotionally or physically, plan around them, notice if moods are re-occuring during certain times, notice when something seems irregular, journal to release, and help yourself to avoid overdoing it during sensitive times.

    This journal is here for you to have a safe space to return to often; a safe space to journal and track your reality; a physical reminder to care for and pay attention to yourself.
  • Is this journal necessary?

    Nothing other than our basic human needs is necessary. But I do believe that the more we understand ourselves, the happier and more whole we feel, the better we function. We typically cycle through monthly, and even if we aren’t bleeding we are still experiencing hormonal influence. This is a huge part of our lives, so why not aim to better understand how you experience yours? This journal is a tool that will help you for an entire year.
  • Why pre-order?

    Pre-ordering helps me be able to make this whole thing happen! It may seem early, but I need to fund-raise ahead of time and also allow extra time for creation and printing. Printing costs a wild amount of money, and as an independent self-publishing artist, I need all the help I can get. Instead of asking for donations (which are also welcome but not expected) I fund-raise through pre-orders so that we both win! My goal is to have the journals printed by October, so that they can be distributed before the busy end of the year, and into your hands for the new year. :)
  • What is all this money being used for?
    Mostly printing - it costs a lot! I print high quality and local. Recycled paper inside. This journal also has many more pages and is a bit larger in size than the last journal, so it all adds up. Aside from printing, this money also goes towards the packing materials, campaign platform fees, and shipping.
  • Who is this for?

    People with uteruses, no matter their gender, age, flow, etc. Those who bleed, once bled, or wish to bleed again.

    This journal is suitable and intended for all who bleed, regardless of age, gender-identity, sexuality, or any physiological traits. This journal is a safe space.
     
  • What if I don’t bleed currently? Is this journal for me?

    This journal is for anyone with a uterus, regardless of what it does. While it is geared towards those who are menstruating, there is no reason someone in pre-menopause, menopause, pregnancy, or with an inconsistent cycle couldn't use this. You can use it for any kind of symptom tracking by just changing certain symptoms to your own!

    For those of you who take a form of hormonal birth control but don’t bleed or experience inconsistent cycles because of it, I’d say this journal can be extra helpful! This journal can help you track altered or irregular cycles. It can also help you track naturally if you use natural forms of birth control.

    For those of you who are in the years that you should be bleeding, but don’t, this journal can also help you! You still experience hormones and other influences of flow, so track away!

    For those of you who are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or trying to prevent pregnancy, this journal can help you track fertility and other symptoms you may be looking out for!

    For those of you who are pre- or post-menopausal: this journal can help, although it is geared towards those menstruating. 
     
  • If you yourself can’t use this journal, it still is a great gift for:

    Daughters, sisters, wives, mothers, friends, cousins, lovers. First time bleeders, those tracking fertility, those with inconsistent flows, or anyone in the world with a uterus.
     
  • Time Zones & Hemispheres

    I live in the Eastern US time zone of the northern hemisphere, and this is where I base all of the calendar traits such as solstices/equinoxes, moon phases, astrological placements, and dates.

    I’ve had questions in the past if this is for someone who lives in the southern hemisphere. I mention this because it’s up to you. If you’re okay with it being slightly different since we have opposite solstices and experience moon phases by a few days or hours difference, than I say that this journal would still be just as useful for you!
     
  • Disclaimer:

    This journal is not a replacement for medical diagnosis or visits to the doctors you usually attend. All information in this journal is written with care, research, good intention and experience; but this does not replace that you or your doctor may know what’s best for you.
     
  • Please don't hesitate to reach out to me about any further questions or concerns! :)

Thank you~ Rachael Amber

Nicole Mallett
10/21/2019
The Journal
$34
Ruth Silverleaf
10/21/2019
Cycles Journal Carry-All
$92
Bryanna
10/17/2019
The Journal
$34
10/15/2019
The Journal
$40
10/10/2019
The Journal
$34
Ally Rugge, Cycle Awareness Educator, MCA
10/10/2019
Generous Donor post on web & social!
$200
Ciara Callaghan
10/08/2019
The Journal
$34
Matiti
10/06/2019
The Journal
$42
Ingrid-Renee
10/03/2019
The Journal
$34
10/02/2019
Cycles Journal & Artwork
$50
Monetary Contribution

Just because you care. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!

4 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Vinyl Stickers

3 vinyl stickers and endless gratitude!

 

For multiple sticker sets, add $6 to your pledge per 2 extra stickers you want.

1 Supporter
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$15
Enamel Pin

1.5" gunmetal enamel pin of the Cycles Design!

3 Supporters
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$20
Art or Merch Only

Just want the artwork or tote bag or bandana? I appreciate the support, and you'll be spreading positive self-love and awareness everywhere this item goes!

You will receive your choice of merch, shipped to you:

  • Option 1: ART PRINT + 2 vinyl stickers
  • Option 2: TOTE BAG
  • Option 3: GRATITUDE BANDANA / fabric wall hanging
  • Option 4: If you want the tote AND art print add $12 more to your pledge
  • Option 5: If you want the tote AND bandana add $15 more to your pledge

    To get multiples, please add $30 to your pledge per extra journal you'd like to receive, $15 per extra art print, $5 per extra 2 stickers, and $10 per extra enamel pin, $15 per extra bandana, $18 per extra tote. Just make a note when you pledge on what item and quantity the extra money is for! :)

0 Supporters
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$34
The Journal

A beautiful, physical 2020 Cycles Journal shipped to you!

shipping included / 6x9" / spiral bound / hardcover / 200~ pages / recycled paper

Inside: Symptom tracking charts, space for journaling, insight from contributors, illustrations, guides, and more!

Pre-orders of the journal or more include a free surprise mini art print of an illustration :)

This price is a few $ less than the journal will be in retail stores & online shipped once the campaign is over. $30 for the Journal + $4 shipping = for less than $3 per month you get to use this journal to improve your life. <3
 

To get multiple journals, please add $30 to your pledge per extra journal you'd like to receive. Just make a note when you pledge on the quantity of extra journals! :) Thanks

29 Supporters
Select this reward
$80
Cycles Journal Carry-All

This is a great gift set for yourself or someone you love to carry the meaning of the Cycles symbols with you in your handy tote!

You will receive the journal plus this merchandise:

  • Journal + tote bag + enamel pin + 1 art print + 3 vinyl stickers
  • Extra: add $15 to also get the bandana!

If you'd like to swap out an merch for multiples, for example, 2 art prints instead of an enamel pin, just state it in the notes!

To get multiples, please add $30 to your pledge per extra journal you'd like to receive, $15 per extra print, $5 per extra 2 stickers, and $10 per extra pin, $15 per extra bandana, $18 per extra tote. Just make a note when you pledge on what item and quantity the extra money is for! :) Thanks~

3 Supporters
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$160
Journals For All Your Loved Ones

Have a lot of friends, co-workers or family who would love this? Give them as gifts this holiday season! This set gets you journals for 4 people you love at a discounted price, plus a one for yourself, shipping included! (5 journals total)

Want merch for friends & family as well?

  • For 5 prints, add $50 / For 10 add $90
  • For 5 tote bags, add $65
  • For 5 enamel pins, add $40
  • For 5 stickers, add $12 / For 10 add $20

To get multiples, please add $30 to your pledge per extra journal you'd like to receive, $15 per extra print, $5 per extra 2 stickers, and $10 per extra pin, $15 per extra bandana, $18 per extra tote. Just make a note when you pledge on what item and quantity the extra money is for! :) Thanks~

0 Supporters
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$200
Generous Donor post on web & social!

Your name, social media & information will be listed on the GENEROUS DONORS page on our website and social media page.

This is my thanks to you for supporting this important project to help empower people who bleed around the world!

1 Supporter
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$250
Wholesale Stocker - Journals + Prints

Gets you 10 journals at half price for your shop plus 10 art prints.

(Business name and confirmation is required to select this reward)

 

Add $18 per extra journal you'd like to receive. $8 per extra print. Thanks~

0 Supporters
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$500
Wholesale - Journals & Merch

Gets you 15 journals + 20 art prints + 30 vinyl stickers, all at half price. Shipping & paypal fees included for domestic orders!

(Business name and confirmation is required to select this reward.)

 

Add 10 enamel pins for $50.

Add $18 per additional journal you'd like to receive. Add $8 per art print, $5 per enamel pin.

Ask for more or less of a certain item upon request!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Sponsor Feature in Journal & on Website

Your name, your company's logo and information on the SPONSORS page in Cycles Journal 2020, on our website sponsor's section and on our social media page.

This allows you to be found by women and people around the world who have the journal in their hands, and globally across the web!

Thank you for supporting this mission to empower women and people who bleed all over the world!

You will also receive 2 journals, 2 sticker sets, 2 tote bags, and 2 art prints for your support and collaboration!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Super Sponsor

You are the reason this passion project will be produced to help women and everyone who bleeds across the world! Your company will be credited on the front inside page of the journal, so that everyone who picks it up will see!

Your name, your company's logo and information on the SPONSORS page in Cycles Journal 2020 AND on our website sponsor's section.

This allows you to be found by women and people around the world who have the journal in their hands, and globally across the web!

You will also receive 5 journals, 5 sticker sets, 5 tote bags, and 10 art prints for your support and collaboration!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$28
Early Bird Journal Discount

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL DISCOUNT. A very limited number of people will get this deal!

A beautiful, physical 2020 Cycles Journal, shipped free to you!

7x9" / spiral bound / hardcover / 200~ pages / recycled paper

Inside: Symptom tracking charts, space for journaling, insight from contributors, illustrations, guides, and more!

 

Add on merch, your special early bird discounts apply!

(add $ to your pledge and make a note of what item it's for and how many!)

  1. Tote Bag: $15 each (normally $18)
  2. Enamel Pin: $8 each (normally $10)
  3. Art Prints: $10 each (normally $15)
  4. 2 Vinyl Stickers: $3 per set (normally $6)
  5. Extra Journals: $28 each

 

Just make a note when you pledge on what item and quantity the extra money is for! :) Thanks~

12 Supporters
None available

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just because you care. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!

4 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Vinyl Stickers

3 vinyl stickers and endless gratitude!

 

For multiple sticker sets, add $6 to your pledge per 2 extra stickers you want.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$15
Enamel Pin

1.5" gunmetal enamel pin of the Cycles Design!

3 Supporters
Select this reward
$20
Art or Merch Only

Just want the artwork or tote bag or bandana? I appreciate the support, and you'll be spreading positive self-love and awareness everywhere this item goes!

You will receive your choice of merch, shipped to you:

  • Option 1: ART PRINT + 2 vinyl stickers
  • Option 2: TOTE BAG
  • Option 3: GRATITUDE BANDANA / fabric wall hanging
  • Option 4: If you want the tote AND art print add $12 more to your pledge
  • Option 5: If you want the tote AND bandana add $15 more to your pledge

    To get multiples, please add $30 to your pledge per extra journal you'd like to receive, $15 per extra art print, $5 per extra 2 stickers, and $10 per extra enamel pin, $15 per extra bandana, $18 per extra tote. Just make a note when you pledge on what item and quantity the extra money is for! :)

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$34
The Journal

A beautiful, physical 2020 Cycles Journal shipped to you!

shipping included / 6x9" / spiral bound / hardcover / 200~ pages / recycled paper

Inside: Symptom tracking charts, space for journaling, insight from contributors, illustrations, guides, and more!

Pre-orders of the journal or more include a free surprise mini art print of an illustration :)

This price is a few $ less than the journal will be in retail stores & online shipped once the campaign is over. $30 for the Journal + $4 shipping = for less than $3 per month you get to use this journal to improve your life. <3
 

To get multiple journals, please add $30 to your pledge per extra journal you'd like to receive. Just make a note when you pledge on the quantity of extra journals! :) Thanks

29 Supporters
Select this reward
$80
Cycles Journal Carry-All

This is a great gift set for yourself or someone you love to carry the meaning of the Cycles symbols with you in your handy tote!

You will receive the journal plus this merchandise:

  • Journal + tote bag + enamel pin + 1 art print + 3 vinyl stickers
  • Extra: add $15 to also get the bandana!

If you'd like to swap out an merch for multiples, for example, 2 art prints instead of an enamel pin, just state it in the notes!

To get multiples, please add $30 to your pledge per extra journal you'd like to receive, $15 per extra print, $5 per extra 2 stickers, and $10 per extra pin, $15 per extra bandana, $18 per extra tote. Just make a note when you pledge on what item and quantity the extra money is for! :) Thanks~

3 Supporters
Select this reward
$160
Journals For All Your Loved Ones

Have a lot of friends, co-workers or family who would love this? Give them as gifts this holiday season! This set gets you journals for 4 people you love at a discounted price, plus a one for yourself, shipping included! (5 journals total)

Want merch for friends & family as well?

  • For 5 prints, add $50 / For 10 add $90
  • For 5 tote bags, add $65
  • For 5 enamel pins, add $40
  • For 5 stickers, add $12 / For 10 add $20

To get multiples, please add $30 to your pledge per extra journal you'd like to receive, $15 per extra print, $5 per extra 2 stickers, and $10 per extra pin, $15 per extra bandana, $18 per extra tote. Just make a note when you pledge on what item and quantity the extra money is for! :) Thanks~

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$200
Generous Donor post on web & social!

Your name, social media & information will be listed on the GENEROUS DONORS page on our website and social media page.

This is my thanks to you for supporting this important project to help empower people who bleed around the world!

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$250
Wholesale Stocker - Journals + Prints

Gets you 10 journals at half price for your shop plus 10 art prints.

(Business name and confirmation is required to select this reward)

 

Add $18 per extra journal you'd like to receive. $8 per extra print. Thanks~

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Wholesale - Journals & Merch

Gets you 15 journals + 20 art prints + 30 vinyl stickers, all at half price. Shipping & paypal fees included for domestic orders!

(Business name and confirmation is required to select this reward.)

 

Add 10 enamel pins for $50.

Add $18 per additional journal you'd like to receive. Add $8 per art print, $5 per enamel pin.

Ask for more or less of a certain item upon request!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Sponsor Feature in Journal & on Website

Your name, your company's logo and information on the SPONSORS page in Cycles Journal 2020, on our website sponsor's section and on our social media page.

This allows you to be found by women and people around the world who have the journal in their hands, and globally across the web!

Thank you for supporting this mission to empower women and people who bleed all over the world!

You will also receive 2 journals, 2 sticker sets, 2 tote bags, and 2 art prints for your support and collaboration!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Super Sponsor

You are the reason this passion project will be produced to help women and everyone who bleeds across the world! Your company will be credited on the front inside page of the journal, so that everyone who picks it up will see!

Your name, your company's logo and information on the SPONSORS page in Cycles Journal 2020 AND on our website sponsor's section.

This allows you to be found by women and people around the world who have the journal in their hands, and globally across the web!

You will also receive 5 journals, 5 sticker sets, 5 tote bags, and 10 art prints for your support and collaboration!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$28
Early Bird Journal Discount

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL DISCOUNT. A very limited number of people will get this deal!

A beautiful, physical 2020 Cycles Journal, shipped free to you!

7x9" / spiral bound / hardcover / 200~ pages / recycled paper

Inside: Symptom tracking charts, space for journaling, insight from contributors, illustrations, guides, and more!

 

Add on merch, your special early bird discounts apply!

(add $ to your pledge and make a note of what item it's for and how many!)

  1. Tote Bag: $15 each (normally $18)
  2. Enamel Pin: $8 each (normally $10)
  3. Art Prints: $10 each (normally $15)
  4. 2 Vinyl Stickers: $3 per set (normally $6)
  5. Extra Journals: $28 each

 

Just make a note when you pledge on what item and quantity the extra money is for! :) Thanks~

12 Supporters
None available