I’m someone who uses Planned Parenthood for all my sexual health needs. I see them for exams, birth control, and testing. I started using them when I didn’t have health insurance and continue to use them now even though I have coverage. Why? Because sometimes it’s a month long wait (or longer) to see a Gyno if you’re a new patient. With Planned Parenthood, I can go online and easily make an appointment. In some cases I can get seen the next day! Sexual health is important, and everyone should have access to it. It shouldn’t matter where you live, how much you make, or your gender/orientation. That’s why when I was told about Mine! : a comics collection to benefit Planned Parenthood I knew I had to back it, and help spread the word. The lovely Liana put it on my radar because she’s one of the artists who’s taking part in this collection! Here’s some more information from the KS page:
Planned Parenthood, and the millions of people they help each year, need every bit of help they can get. Please join us in making Mine! a comics collection where the proceeds go to Planned Parenthood. From stories about everyday people to fantastic adventures, Mine! celebrates and defends Planned Parenthood in a book that can live on in our homes, libraries and the halls of Congress.
Mine! features stories about trailblazing women like Margaret Sanger and Emma Goldman, civil rights leaders like Gloria Richardson, a person’s first time going to a Planned Parenthood, debunking myths about sex, STI screenings, HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, as well as fantastical stories with superheroes, Greek mythology, and a future both with and without Planned Parenthood. There is something for everyone in Mine
A few of the talent that are taking part in this Kickstarter include Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, Becky Cloonan, Gail Simone, Leonie O’Moore, Tee Franklin, and many more! It’s a very impressive lineup so far and it’s great to see all these talented writers and artists come together to support a worthy cause. Pledges start at $1 and go up to $500. Here are some of the levels and rewards!
Pledge $5: Mine! Stands Up condom matchbook! These printed Condom Matchbooks look like a book of matches but the message “Open for Safety” is printed above the striking pad in place of the usual “Close for Safety”.
Pledge $25: A paperback edition of Mine! As a bonus, we will include the digital edition and digital goodies bundle.
Pledge $60: You’ll be receiving one paperback copy of Mine! for yourself and an additional paperback copy that we will send to a library! As a bonus, we will include the digital edition and the digital goodies bundle too!
Pledge $125: You’ll be receiving one copy of Mine! for yourself, and an additional copy will be sent in your name to a member of the House of Representatives with a letter of support to Planned Parenthood. As a bonus, we will include the digital edition and the digital goodies bundle too!
Right now they’re sitting at $11,000 with a goal of $50,000! There’s still 30 days to go which means you have plenty of time to donate and spread the word! What are you waiting for? Go check out Mine! : a comics collection to benefit Planned Parenthood to learn more and back the project!