Earlier today our crowdfunding campaign closed - a success, by any measure. … [Read more...] about [Editorial] Crowdfunding close, clarifications, and concept art
We're just hours from the end of our crowdfunding campaign now (and only $1,672 from our stretch goal to open an online shop! Please contribute now). For our final campaign editorial, the team decided to build off our 2019-2021 strategy and look even further into the future, asking: If money and time weren't an obstacle, what kind of projects would you like to see Anime … [Read more...] about [Editorial] If money and time were no object…
The final 50-hour stretch of our crowdfunding campaign has begun! (If you haven't already, please contribute now!) To continue our mission of serving underrepresented fans and paying everyone we work with fairly, AniFem needs to make a lot more money... But it's essential that we do so in a way that stays true to our intersectional feminist roots. Many of you have had … [Read more...] about [Editorial] AniFem’s 2019-2021 plans – in detail
Our niche feminist website made history last weekend. We raised $20,000 in just 39 hours for pretty unexciting infrastructure reasons, without even a sneak peek of our perks, at the most expensive time of year - in our first ever crowdfunding campaign. AniFem’s first ever campaign. Not mine. … [Read more...] about [Editorial] How Anime Feminist raised $20k in 39 hours – and how you could do the same
Over one intense weekend, we met our $19,900 crowdfunding goal just 38 hrs after launching the campaign. We met our first stretch goal just two hours later. … [Read more...] about [Editorial] We did it! On crowdfunding success and stretch goals
The countdown is over - our crowdfunding campaign just went live on Indiegogo! You can finally read our campaign, see our list of perks, watch our video, and contribute at https://www.animefeminist.com/crowdfunding/ … [Read more...] about [Editorial] Crowdfunding campaign live update post
Numbers, in business terms, are all about storytelling. “We made $800 by our third month on Patreon” isn’t as meaningful or powerful as “By our third month, we could afford to pay contributing writers $50 per feature for two features a week.” I’ve written three posts setting the scene. Now, it’s finally time to give you hard numbers, and walk you through the story they’ll … [Read more...] about [Editorial] How much money are we aiming to crowdfund?
I’ve talked about why we’re crowdfunding and what will happen if we don’t reach our goal. Now it’s time to get into some detail: who will your money actually go to? And how will we make sure we pay them properly? … [Read more...] about [Editorial] Who will get the money we crowdfund?
On 1st December, we’ll be asking for a large amount of money through our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. “Five-figure sum” large. Given our following, and our track record in raising funds and support, this is actually an achievable amount. This campaign is a risk, but one that should pay off. If it doesn’t though, there will be some fallout for AniFem - not all of … [Read more...] about [Editorial] What happens if we don’t meet our crowdfunding goal?
AniFem CEO Amelia here, with an exciting announcement... … [Read more...] about [Editorial] The future of Anime Feminist
Mamoru Hosoda is best known as the director of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, and Wolf Children. It was during the production of Wolf Children that he set up his animation headquarters, Studio Chizu, which went on to release The Boy and the Beast in 2015. You may also know Hosoda as the director of the first Digimon films, or even as the original director slated … [Read more...] about [Interview] Film director Mamoru Hosoda talks gender roles, parenthood, and identity in Japan
There are a ton of Black anime fans. Just go to any major convention and it's obvious. Where it's less obvious is right here, in online anime spaces, where Black voices are noticeably underrepresented (including on AniFem - writers, please pitch us!). So I've been following as many Black anime nerds and organisations as I can for some time to signal-boost and support where … [Read more...] about [Interview] Jacque Aye, creator of Adorned by Chi
On Saturday, I wrote a post to raise funds for Anime Feminist. In summary: to cover spring premiere reviews, we needed $880. For premiere reviews to be sustainable, we needed our Patreon to reach $1675 and stay above that point from now on. We knew our community would step up... but response to this post has blown us away. … [Read more...] about [Update] Funding for premiere reviews
I'll cut to the chase: in just one week, we're facing up to $880 worth of premiere reviews with only $500 in the bank. We need your help, or we’re going to have to reconsider whether we even do premiere reviews in the future. In this post, I'll give you details on what we need money for, what we currently spend it on, and what we will spend it on once we're no longer … [Read more...] about [Editorial] The future of Anime Feminist starts this week… with $880
What's it about? Violet has spent the past four years focused only on her duties as a child soldier. Waking up after the war is over, she has extensive injuries, no concept of her place in a world of peace, and no idea where her commanding officer has gone. Taken in by former Lt. Colonel Hodgins, who now runs a private post office, Violet becomes intrigued by the Auto Memory … [Read more...] about [Review] Violet Evergarden – Episode 1
Continuing our 2017 yearbook. In November 2017, AniFem was working better than ever - and our income plummeted, throwing us into crisis conversations behind the scenes. … [Read more...] about [Yearbook] Eleven writers writing…
Continuing our 2017 yearbook. In October 2017, AniFem turned one year old! And I celebrated by... spending 10 days raising money. … [Read more...] about [Yearbook] Ten days a-pleading…
Continuing our 2017 yearbook. September 2017 was the first month AniFem worked properly: a full house of features, discussion posts, link round-ups and our most varied month of podcasts to date - including the podcast I'm proudest of so far. … [Read more...] about [Yearbook] Nine features published…
Continuing our 2017 yearbook. August 2017 is when I finally met all eight members of Team AniFem, plus some of our writers, patrons and industry supporters for the first time. … [Read more...] about [Yearbook] Eight people’s thinking…
Continuing our 2017 yearbook. This was the season that finally broke me - and made AniFem stronger. … [Read more...] about [Yearbook] Seven months a-dreaming…