I Had to do Something, You Can Too
to reach out to other humans, to implore them to listen
Dear Parents and Friends,
Vera here (No Way Back, the detransitioner documentary). A few weeks ago we published this CALL TO ACTION for the parents to reach out to decision-makers - teachers, school principals, pediatricians, therapists : https://pitt.substack.com/p/call-to-action
I also wrote that I was in the middle of a Direct-Mail Postcard campaign to High School Principals and High School Mental Health professionals/ counselors / social workers. And we announced our Fundraiser!
First, thank you with all of my heart and soul for your donations! Without your help this postcard mailing campaign would have never happened! Your support is much appreciated!
With the funds, I purchased a mailing list of 20,000 high school principals and high school therapists/psychologists/social workers in 45 states. Your donations helped me hire a professional printing and direct-mail company that gave us the most competitive bid. Now (last week of August and first week of September) they are in the process of mailing the postcards across the US. See the photos below - piles of cards ready to reach their recipients!
The paper 6x6 cards are en route via USPS pre-sorted 1st Class ...🚚🚚🚚🚚 to 45 states of the US.
The postcards will be delivered this week and next.
But I was thinking ....
This awareness campaign would be even more effective if many parents also e-mailed an image of the postcard to their teen's school psychologist and principal with a simple message "Check these projects out!" The recipients might receive both an email and also the paper card. Maybe, just maybe, this will capture their attention.
Another option would be to print the postcard and mail it to your local school board members, other parents, therapists, politicians - any and all decision-makers in the lives of kids. (A few moms are doing this already.)
If you live outside the U.S., feel free to print and mail the card too - both the book and the documentary are available worldwide.
The idea for this campaign was born during a dark deep depression. I simply could not sit still. I had to do something, to reach out to other humans, to implore them to listen. Please help us amplify parents' voices and make the postcard mailing as effective as possible.
Thank you with all of my heart.
Vera (NO WAY BACK, the detransitioner documentary)
We are still taking donations: https://affirmationgenerationmovie.com/donation/