Good afternoon from rainy Berlin!
One of the best things about starting Matriarch has been all of the conversations opened up with fascinating folks from all over the world. One such person has been Monika Kanokova, a ridiculously cool freelance Community & Content Strategist based in Vienna. She is also the Kickstarter representative for Germany, and was a great help to us when we were running our own campaign. Now that she's running a (third!) campaign of her own, we'd like to return the favor.
Monika has self-published two books featuring the stories of female freelancers the world over. They are chock full of hard facts, anecdotes, and no-bullshit advice for making it as a freelancer and/or starting your own business.
Monika is a friend, but we sincerely endorse her as objective admirers of her work. If you have ever thought about freelancing or just want to read about women* who get shit done on their own terms, we highly recommend her two books. And last but not least, please take a look at her current Kickstarter campaign to launch her THIRD book, which ends in just ten days. The rewards are great, the investment small, and the knowledge imparted invaluable. (You can even read a sample chapter on the campaign page to see just how great the content is!)
Among many things, Matriarch is about women* supporting women*. Monika's first two books were highly inspirational for us and we want to spread the good word as far and wide as possible. Sometimes the hardest part of getting anything big (like a business!) started can be believing that it can actually be done. Monika's books give concrete examples of people who have done the hard things and shown exactly how to do them.
In short, they are awesome and uplifting resources at a time when we need them badly.
Please show your support if you can! And if you can't make a monetary pledge, sharing is also an incredibly helpful way to help.
PS- to our dear Kickstarter backers, we'll be checking in asap with more news on production on our own campaign. Watch this space!