Kickstart this! The Unicorn Files: A Geek Girl Photo Book

Here’s a great project that you ought to back!

The Unicorn Files: Debunking the Myth of the Female Geek is “a photo and story book that highlights female geeks in the community.” The purpose of the book is to “show that geeky women exist, are a diverse group, and an important part of the geek community. This Kickstarter will allow us to self-publish the project into a photo and story book.”

The book will be 9×11, 96 pages, and softcover. Aside from women’s portraits, the book will also include bio information and a quote from each of the ladies who are featured. There will also be essays and short stories that give a bigger picture about the female experience in the geek community.

Here’s some more information about the book courtesy of the Kickstarter page:

For the past year, Terra Clarke Olsen (founder and art director) and Nate Watters (photographer) have been photographing women for “The Unicorn Files: Debunking the Myth of the Female Geek”. The Unicorn Files aims to capture the diverse body of female geeks by featuring individual geeky women, giving women in the community a chance to tell their story. We aimed to capture a wide selection of women, from fans to people in the industry (such as Kelly Sue DeConnick and Angela Webber). The photos represent them and what they love. Every shot is unique (some women have a lot of geek memorabilia while others have none; some women are comic nerds while others are tech geeks), but the one common theme being that the photos are taken in their home (a safe space that is reflective of them). 

A while ago, I was featured on the Unicorn Files’ Tumblr and I think this is an excellent project to back. They’ve got 22 days left to meet their goal of $23,000 so go forth and kickstart this!

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