Kickstarter: Kazoo Magazine is tackling gender stereotypes
Two weeks ago, a great Kickstarter campaign was launched: Kazoo magazine. “A new kind of print magazine for girls—one that inspires them to be smart, strong, fierce, and, above all, true to themselves.”
Initiator Erin told Huffington Post that she got inspired when her daughter told her that ‘space is for boys’. With Kazoo Magazine, Erin aims to tackle gender stereotypes by showing girls that none of their interests are reserved just for boys. (source: Huffington Post).
From the Kickstarter page:
In a world where girls are constantly being fed information on how to look and act,KAZOO offers them something radically different. Rather than give them rules to live by, KAZOO gives girls, ages 5 to 10, tools to create, build, explore, dream, play and ask questions.
KAZOO will be published quarterly and feature sections on art, nature, science, tinkering and tech, cooking, travel, sports, emotions, citizenship, and critical thinking. Regular features will include: science experiments; comics; art projects; recipes; interviews with inspiring women from athletes to astronauts; and fun activities, including secret codes, jokes, mazes, search-and-finds and more.
I think this is a great initiative and it would be great if this magazine eventually could be translated into Dutch! Cause in the Netherlands we still have a major issue when it comes to gender stereotyping and unconscious bias.
And..it’s not to late to be part of this project! There are still 14 days to go and the project isn’t completely funded yet. You can just head over to the Kickstarter page, and show your support by backing the project.