What are some of the potential risks and challenges you face in producing your project?
The risks are relatively low. There might have been a chance that no women want to spend time outdoors or that nobody cares about mental health, but that has proven to be untrue. Women want to go camping, hiking, climbing, fishing, and canoeing.. but it can be intimidating when it feels like men have a monopoly on the outdoors. Providing access to these activities is something that women want. Additionally, mental health care is such a huge issue in our country right now. People feel strongly about addressing it in more ways than simply overmedicating the hurt and hurting. The only real challenge I face is the matter of time. I’m a school counselor, which means I work Monday through Friday 11 months out of the year, not counting the breaks. I love being a counselor, so my solution to this challenge is working nights, weekends, and breaks, with the potential for hiring interns from the local colleges.
When should I expect to receive my rewards?
I plan on having all rewards shipped out in the middle of May 2017. Some items (branded materials and tickets to events) can be shipped right away so you may receive those early. Funds raised will be used to purchase supplies for making the outdoor goods, which will contribute to the production timeline. If there are any changes, I will email you in a timely manner.
I want to join your women's meet-ups and adventures! How do I join the Facebook group?
Visit facebook.com/novelcreature. Request to join the group pinned to the top of the page and your request will be addressed ASAP.