Support Tara Jean here and her desire to support those with depression.
My name is Tara Jean. I am an Ottawa based Child and Youth Worker who has a side passion of writing. Writing has been part of my life since childhood when I would write short stories and mediocre poems. It has continued to become and increasingly important part of my life. Waves is the first novel I have written with the intent to publish!
Contributors who support this project will allow me to:
- Publish the novel in an eco-friendly manner.
- Pay a local artist to illustrate the entire novel thus increasing the readers experience.
- Pay shipping costs
- Donate 10% of the raised funds to The Childrens Hospital of Eastern Ontario’s [CHEO’s] mental health unit. (The more the better!)
What happens if I DON’T reach my goal?
- Less copies of waves
- Less quality printing
- Less $ to donate to CHEO
*When I struggled in my teens with depression, I was admitted to CHEO and received quality care. With recent budget cuts, I want to help CHEO be able to continue providing the best care for children & youth who are struggling.
Through my teen years, I struggled severely with depression. Writing was my constant saviour. For that reason, this project is exceptionally close to my heart.Waves allows readers into my personal struggles, triumphs and all of the spaces between. While writing waves, I highlighted the inner strength we all have while still acknowledging how hard it can be to access that strength at times. Waves will create a sense of support for readers and, hopefully, leave them feeling grounded.
Other Ways You Can Help:
I understand not everyone can contribute and that’s totally okay. Here are some free ways to help:
- Share my campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms. Don’t forget to use the Indiegogo share tools!
- DONATE prizes and perks 🙂
You all have no idea how much this novel means to me and how deeply important I feel it is to publish novels surrounding mental health. Your support does not go unnoticed!
*Book art by Corinne Blouin-Hudon, animation and music by Alison McCarthy
Here’s the little surprise I was hinting at. STICKERS! Every 5$ donation on my indiegogo campaign page (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/waves-book-art/x/15061539#/) gets one of these!