IAmElemental: How 2 Moms Designed & Launched A Forward-Thinking Toy

Julie Kerwin & her co-founder Dawn Nadeau noticed a hole in the toy market – there were no strong female action figures for young girls.

They launched their first collection of 7 fierce female action figures – The Courage Series – with a Kickstarter. It was a smash hit (raising ~ $163K from 2,520 backers). They were named to TIME Magazine’s Top 25 Inventions of 2014.

Julie gives us a behind-the-scenes view on the design, partnerships & hustle that went into launching!
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BECOMING A NOVELIST

Meg Elison talks about the moment she knew she wanted to be a writer + how her debut novel was published, within a year of her writing the 1st draft.

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MAKE EVOCATIVE ART

“I paint because I love to paint. I paint because I want to paint.”

The 7 things Sana Jamlaney did to build her life around her art.
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