[Video] ‘What Makes A Baby’ is an Outstanding Project

by Violet Blue on February 18, 2012

What Makes A Baby is Not Just Another Kickstarter – by a longshot. First of all, I rarely see Kickstarter projects that take off with such an overwhelming buy-in of support. To say that it’s popular is an understatement! The project hit $14,000 in the first day and the financial support is not dying down: it has more than doubled in just a few days. For $10 you’ll get a free digital version of the book and for $25 you’ll get a real-life paper version of the book when it comes out.

What Makes A Baby is a planned book project by sex educator, colleague and friend Cory Silverberg. It’s to be a modern children’s picture book about, well, where babies come from. Cory explained in an email,

For years I’ve dreamed about crafting a series of books for kids and parents that would be equal parts friendly, inclusive sex education and beautiful book. Then, my friend’s four-year-old son needed a book that would include his family’s story. Nothing did. So I seized the moment and wrote something that works for every kind of family and every kind of kid, regardless of embodied identities, gender, orientation, family make up, or how kids were brought into the world and into their families.

It’s not easy, but I believe that it’s possible to acknowledge our differences while also reminding ourselves that as humans, there are experiences we all share.

Check out the love on the What Makes A Baby Kickstarter page – and donate if you want to see it turn into a series of books, which is what we’re hoping for.

Violet Blue

The London Times named Violet Blue "One of the 40 bloggers who really count" and Self Magazine named TinyNibbles one of the “Best Sex Resources for Women.” Blue is an autodidact and pundit on sex and technology, hacking and security, porn for women, privacy and bleeding-edge tech culture. She is a journalist for ZDNet, CBS News, CNET; she's an educator, speaker, crisis counselor, volunteer NGO trainer, and the author and editor of over 40 award-winning books.

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1 Lady Grinning Soul February 23, 2012 at 10:49 am

Being someone who had to think hard about whether I could afford to spend £1 on lemons today, I can’t give any money! Which makes me incredibly sad. However, THANK YOU SO MUCH for promoting this, Violet. I’m going to write a promotional piece on it as well. What an incredible, wonderful project. I hope it happens, and if it does I will SOMEHOW find a way to get my hands on it.

2 Jimmy Rogers February 18, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Glad this is getting made. I am a big proponent of realistic sex education in this country (or this continent, whatever) and I feel this kind of thinking goes a long way towards that.

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