Modern HERstory Book

Modern HERstory is a book for the empowerment of children, teens, & adults who feel like they do not have a mirror to themselves.

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What is Modern HERstory?

Modern HERstory is Equality for HER's very first self published print publication. The book is an inclusive and intersectional approach to women's history with vibrant illustrations from artist Monique Le.

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Why do we need Modern HERstory?

Modern HERstory is a resource for the empowerment of children, teens, and adults who feel like they do not have a mirror to themselves. Through this book, we are expanding the discussion of WHO can make history--or in this case HERstory.

BlairImani

I am Blair Imani, the founder of Equality for HER, and for a long time I felt like I could not make a difference in the world because I was "too different." As the only Black child in my elementary and middle school classes, I was constantly faced with the thought that I did not belong and the notion that people like me were not worthy of the opportunities afforded to people of privilege. Having converted to Islam in 2015, I realized that feeling different wasn't a struggle I had overcome, it persisted into my adulthood. Thankfully, I had a support system of caring parents and mentors who continued to affirm my work, but not everyone is so lucky.

Whether you are 7-years-old or over 70-years-old, no one should feel like they cannot make a difference because of who they are. My personal journey of coming to terms with who I am has manifested into an amazing organization, Equality for HER.

Now, Equality for HER wants to bring the power of representation and inclusive dialogues on history to children (and adults) around the world. We are publishing Modern HERstory so that no child will ever feel like they do not matter or that they cannot make a difference.

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Who is featured in the book?

Modern HERstory features over 50 of women and femmes from a wide array of ages, backgrounds, career fields, identities, cultures, and more. A few of the individuals featured in the book include:

  • Founders of Black Lives Matter Opal Tometi, Alicia Garza, and Patrisse Cullors
  • The Women's March National Co-Chairs Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez, Tamika Mallory, and Bob Bland
  • Activists Brittany Packnett, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Raquel Willis and more!
  • Youth activists Mari Copeny aka Little Miss Flint and Marley Dias
  • Equality for HER's leadership team: Blair Imani and Lori Ro
  • Artists, cultural icons, and activists Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Solange Knowles
  • Many, many more!

What age group is Modern HERstory designed for?

Modern HERstory is designed for folks ages 7 through 70 and anyone who would benefit from having a mirror to themselves or a role model with whom to identify.

When will the book be published?

The projected time of publication for the book is Fall 2017.

Where can I learn more about Equality for HER?

Learn more about Equality for HER on our website, equalityforher.org and learn about our founder, Blair Imani on her website at blairimani.com. If you have any questions about the platform or the fundraiser you can email Blair Imani at blair@equalityforher.org.

09/21/2017
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$25
08/28/2017
Modern HERstory Poster
$50
08/27/2017
Pre-Order Modern HERstory
$40
08/18/2017
Get A Thank You Shoutout on Twitter
$20
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08/18/2017
A Print Copy of Modern HERstory and a Digital Preview Edition of the Book
$75
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Just Because I Care

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$20
Get A Thank You Shoutout on Twitter

Our founder @BlairImani will give you a shoutout from her personal Twitter account which averages over 3.5 Million impressions each month. You must email your Twitter handle to blair@equalityforher.org to receive this reward.

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Modern HERstory Sticker Collection

The exclusive Modern HERstory sticker collection featuring Rihanna, Solange, Nicki Minaj, Issa Rae and more!

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$50
Modern HERstory Poster

At this level you earn a print copy of Modern HERstory and a poster featuring the founders of #BlackLivesMatter, the Co-Chairs of the Women's March, and the leaders of Equality for HER.

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$75
A Print Copy of Modern HERstory and a Digital Preview Edition of the Book

Pre-Order the Modern HERstory Book Package for your personal library or for a loved one. The package includes the Modern HERstory e-book, Modern HERstory print book, and the Modern HERstory curriculum package for ages 7-70.

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T-Shirt

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$125
Modern HERstory Art on Canvas

At this level you earn an 8x8 inch Modern HERstory printed canvas.

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$200
Your Portrait Drawn by Monique Le

[Sold Out] Become a part of Modern HERstory! At this level artist Monique Le will draw a portrait of you or a loved one. You will own the rights to the image.

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Inclusive Language Consultation

Inclusive Language Consultation for your company, team, or organization.

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$500
Inclusive Language Consultation + Team Training

Blair Imani will provide an Inclusive Language Consultation and Team Training for up to 8 people at your company, team, or organization. The Inclusive Language framework is based on the cultural competency skills training developed by the organization and includes guidance on discussions around: race, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, faith, immigration, decriminalization, and much more.

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$1,000
Be Memorialized in Modern HERstory's Dedication Page

Your generosity will be memorialized in our book, Modern HERstory, right before the Table of Contents.

2 Supporters
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$2,500
Become a Sponsor of the Femme's & Women's History Series

Modern HERstory is based on Equality for HER's Femme's and Women's History Series. With your donation, you can ensure that we continue to build and grow our platform and our essential educational series.

0 Supporters
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$5,000
Angel Donor - All Rewards

As an Angel Donor you receive all of the contribution level rewards in addition to a signed copy of Modern HERstory upon its publication.

0 Supporters
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$40
Pre-Order Modern HERstory

Pre-Order Modern HERstory

27 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution With No Reward

Just Because I Care

62 Supporters
Contribute
Rewards-04
$10
Eternal Gratitude

Give at this level and receive our undying gratitude and appreciation of your support

8 Supporters
Select this reward
Rewards-05
$20
Get A Thank You Shoutout on Twitter

Our founder @BlairImani will give you a shoutout from her personal Twitter account which averages over 3.5 Million impressions each month. You must email your Twitter handle to blair@equalityforher.org to receive this reward.

6 Supporters
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Rewards-09
$30
Modern HERstory Sticker Collection

The exclusive Modern HERstory sticker collection featuring Rihanna, Solange, Nicki Minaj, Issa Rae and more!

4 Supporters
Select this reward
Rewards-03
$50
Modern HERstory Poster

At this level you earn a print copy of Modern HERstory and a poster featuring the founders of #BlackLivesMatter, the Co-Chairs of the Women's March, and the leaders of Equality for HER.

11 Supporters
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Rewards-02
$75
A Print Copy of Modern HERstory and a Digital Preview Edition of the Book

Pre-Order the Modern HERstory Book Package for your personal library or for a loved one. The package includes the Modern HERstory e-book, Modern HERstory print book, and the Modern HERstory curriculum package for ages 7-70.

22 Supporters
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Rewards-06
$100
T-Shirt

Earn a Modern HERstory t-shirt

2 Supporters
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Rewards-07
$125
Modern HERstory Art on Canvas

At this level you earn an 8x8 inch Modern HERstory printed canvas.

0 Supporters
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$200
Your Portrait Drawn by Monique Le

[Sold Out] Become a part of Modern HERstory! At this level artist Monique Le will draw a portrait of you or a loved one. You will own the rights to the image.

3 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
Inclusive Language Consultation

Inclusive Language Consultation for your company, team, or organization.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
Rewards-08
$500
Inclusive Language Consultation + Team Training

Blair Imani will provide an Inclusive Language Consultation and Team Training for up to 8 people at your company, team, or organization. The Inclusive Language framework is based on the cultural competency skills training developed by the organization and includes guidance on discussions around: race, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, faith, immigration, decriminalization, and much more.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Be Memorialized in Modern HERstory's Dedication Page

Your generosity will be memorialized in our book, Modern HERstory, right before the Table of Contents.

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$2,500
Become a Sponsor of the Femme's & Women's History Series

Modern HERstory is based on Equality for HER's Femme's and Women's History Series. With your donation, you can ensure that we continue to build and grow our platform and our essential educational series.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$5,000
Angel Donor - All Rewards

As an Angel Donor you receive all of the contribution level rewards in addition to a signed copy of Modern HERstory upon its publication.

0 Supporters
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Rewards-01
$40
Pre-Order Modern HERstory

Pre-Order Modern HERstory

27 Supporters
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