Midnight Woman – anonymous narrative platform

Not everyone has the platform on which share their story. We made one especially for you.

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Project Description

 

Midnight Woman is an anonymous submission platform dedicated to the abolishment of silence. We're creating a beautiful platform that is meant to showcase your stories the way they deserve to be seen. While remaining anonymous and ensuring safety for our contributors, every entry is edited by our team for clarity, grammar, and identifying details.

 

Our founder wanted a place to share a story and couldn't find anything just right. After some brainstorming, she came up with Midnight Woman: a place where people could unite because of what's happened to them. The emotions and experiences that we've experienced are the common thread through all of us, no matter the subject. Her story was sexual harassment. Others are oppression, falling in love for the first time, spirituality, etc. - there are no guidelines.

 

The launch of our online store, where we'll sell Midnight Woman merchandise as well as partner with brands and makers we believe in.

The Midnight Hour - our sister site, an online magazine featuring people sharing stories non-anonymously. Interviews and photo essays will be some of the other content we feature.

The first feature we're launching is on the wonderful Sharon Van Etten, who was gracious enough to chat with us in Los Angeles this past spring.

Website advancements: more user-friendly submission form, etc. 

A scholarship initiative for college students - we want to offer scholarships to sexual assault/abuse survivors attending college or university. 

Long-term goals:

- an iPhone app that makes submitting to Midnight Woman easy and user-friendly. We absolutely want to make our site accessible to everyone including our core audience. 

- a hardbound book filled with our first year's worth of anonymous submissions.

 

 

Thank you sincerely for your interest in Midnight Woman + the movement we're creating. I truly believe this is just the beginning.

Your support will help us to realize our creative vision and bring an online platform to the market that's like no other.

If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to email us at hello@midnight-woman.com.

 

The Project FAQs

FAQ + concerns:

What are you?

We're an online platform. You submit stories or experiences and we edit them. After they're edited for clarity, grammar, and identifying details, we publish your story on our beautiful website.

Why?

We think experiences are important, and that our stories unite us. Whether you write about a good day you had, a date you once went on, or your experience oppression, it's still a sufficient submission. Please feel free to submit whatever you'd like as long as you aren't trying to harm someone else. 

I'm scared someone is going to know it's me submitting. What should I do?

We do not identify you by name or reveal contact information (if you give it to us) to other Midnight Woman contributors. However, we cannot prevent others from determining your identity from the content you post or how you share content through third party sites. Our intention is for all submissions on Midnight Woman to be anonymous and safe for contributors. We edit for identifying details to enforce this, and ask you to be aware of the specific details you give us. So, if you don’t want to share something publicly, we recommend don’t submit it to Midnight Woman for publication.

Is the site only for women?

No! Our namesake comes from the French folklore Les Lavandières. The tale ends a bit darkly, but we like to think of ourselves as people who wring the cloths of silence. To answer your question, our site is not limited to those who identify as female. 

Where is my money going?

To the design and improvements of our website, the creation of our online magazine, our advertising materials (pencils, tokens, paper goods), the initial production of our merchandise, and our scholarship program. If you want more details on what's coming, just shoot us an email. 

Do you have a question we didn't feature above? Feel free to email us at hello@midnight-woman.com.

Lizzie Dillinger
07/31/2018
Set of five Midnight Woman button pins
$20
Ruthie Martin
07/31/2018
Midnight Woman tote bag
$50
Chris
07/28/2018
Your name in an email + social media post of ours
$10
07/28/2018
Set of five Midnight Woman button pins
$20
07/13/2018
Your name in an email + social media post of ours
$10
07/13/2018
Midnight Woman t-shirt
$35
07/07/2018
Your name in an email + social media post of ours
$10
07/07/2018
Set of five Midnight Woman button pins
$20
07/06/2018
Your name in an email + social media post of ours
$10
07/05/2018
Not your mother's resistance
$150
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Because you love what we're about, simple as that.

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$10
Your name in an email + social media post of ours

As a personal thank you and welcome to our movement, we want everyone to know how special you are to us. We'll give you a special shout-out in one of our email blasts as well as a social media post.

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Set of five Midnight Woman button pins

Get five custom button pins to represent Midnight Woman. All orders include a handwritten thank-you note!

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Midnight Woman t-shirt

Design tbd, but it's going to be good. Size of your choosing. All orders include a handwritten thank-you note!

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Midnight Woman tote bag

Canvas tote bag with a custom Midnight Woman design. All orders include a handwritten thank-you note!

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Your name on our website as a community member

We'll put your name on our website to show you, us, and the world that you support our mission. It doesn't necessarily mean you've anonymously contributed, it just means you believe in what we're doing. It shows that you show up at the midnight hour and commit to abolishing silence. All orders include a handwritten thank-you note!

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Not your mother's resistance

50 custom pencils and wooden tokens to spread around your city or campus + Midnight Woman t-shirt. All orders include a handwritten thank-you note!

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Late-night lady (or fella)

50 custom pencils and wooden tokens to spread around your city or campus + Midnight Woman t-shirt + Midnight Woman tote bag. All orders include a handwritten thank-you note!

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$300
12am in Nashville

A brand partnership item with a local Nashville brand. You'll receive either a pullover or a jacket (design tbd) that our founder collaborated on with a local designer. All orders come with a handwritten note!

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$1,000
The Midnight Hour

A custom, non-anonymous feature on Midnight Woman's online publication, The Midnight Hour, to tell your story - whatever it may be. 

A full styled photoshoot and interview.

All orders include a handwritten thank-you note!

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution With No Reward

Because you love what we're about, simple as that.

0 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Your name in an email + social media post of ours

As a personal thank you and welcome to our movement, we want everyone to know how special you are to us. We'll give you a special shout-out in one of our email blasts as well as a social media post.

4 Supporters
Select this reward
$20
Set of five Midnight Woman button pins

Get five custom button pins to represent Midnight Woman. All orders include a handwritten thank-you note!

96 Left
4 Supporters
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$35
Midnight Woman t-shirt

Design tbd, but it's going to be good. Size of your choosing. All orders include a handwritten thank-you note!

198 Left
2 Supporters
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$50
Midnight Woman tote bag

Canvas tote bag with a custom Midnight Woman design. All orders include a handwritten thank-you note!

199 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$75
Your name on our website as a community member

We'll put your name on our website to show you, us, and the world that you support our mission. It doesn't necessarily mean you've anonymously contributed, it just means you believe in what we're doing. It shows that you show up at the midnight hour and commit to abolishing silence. All orders include a handwritten thank-you note!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$150
Not your mother's resistance

50 custom pencils and wooden tokens to spread around your city or campus + Midnight Woman t-shirt. All orders include a handwritten thank-you note!

48 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$200
Late-night lady (or fella)

50 custom pencils and wooden tokens to spread around your city or campus + Midnight Woman t-shirt + Midnight Woman tote bag. All orders include a handwritten thank-you note!

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$300
12am in Nashville

A brand partnership item with a local Nashville brand. You'll receive either a pullover or a jacket (design tbd) that our founder collaborated on with a local designer. All orders come with a handwritten note!

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
The Midnight Hour

A custom, non-anonymous feature on Midnight Woman's online publication, The Midnight Hour, to tell your story - whatever it may be. 

A full styled photoshoot and interview.

All orders include a handwritten thank-you note!

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward