Children’s book encourages children to embrace who they are despite social norms
LOS ANGELES, California – February 24, 2016 – More children are committing suicide and going through depression than ever due to the negative impact of social standards of gender roles. However, each person has a right to be accepted for who they are! Ph.D. student, Scott A. Hodges, launched a Kickstarter campaign to support his latest creative venture that will encourage children to embrace who they are without society influencing them on how they should act. The venture is called Project NOMADS, which entails a series of gender-neutral stories centered on a gender-neutral society of aliens from outer space. The Kickstarter goal is to raise $250,000 by March 24, 2016.
The characters have unisex names and are completely ambiguous to the sexual identity pool. Scott wrote the stories to comfort children during the important adolescent years. He hopes the youths of today will not be depressed about who they are, but embrace every part of them with joy. Hodges self-published “The NOMADS of the Outer Space” book, which is available on Amazon. Scott took the self-publishing route to make sure that a portion of the profits are donated to non-profit organizations that teach diversity and tolerance.
The campaign will fund three initiatives of the NOMADS project:
- Project 1: Illustrate and print eight books in the series.
- Project 2: Manufacture and sell stuffed aliens that resemble NOMADS for children and parents to enjoy.
- Project 3: Produce a children and adult pajama line.
Hodges hopes this is a step in the right direction to help kids enjoy their childhood free of pain and animosity for being different.
To help bring the NOMADS campaign to life, visit the Kickstarter campaign or click here. Perks will be delivered by December 2016.
Please keep in mind this is an “all-or-nothing” deal. If the campaign does not reach the funding goal, then the project cannot move forward. So know that any amount given can make a difference. This is also an incredible opportunity to be a part of a special campaign! Help the NOMADS Project reach its goal by sharing this on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. The more people know about this, the more support the campaign will receive.