Be A BOLD Girl! began with a book for girls ages 12 and up that inspires through stories of 100 BOLD American women who changed the world in ways big and small. The book is scheduled for publication in 2018 by She Writes Press. Some of the unique, original photos from the book, alongside quotes from amazing women, became a calendar with powerful messages to inspire throughout the year. The empowering posters and t-shirts allow teachers, girls, and women to display a single message that feels particularly important or relevant. The calendar, posters and t-shirts are available now!
The Be A BOLD Girl! BLOG includes conversations to nurture young women, as well as opportunities to guest BLOG, and to nominate a friend who has been Caught Being BOLD!
Be A BOLD Girl! continues to grow and will always inspire, inform, and empower girls to find their own, unique ways to be BOLD!
Kim Collins, Author of Be A BOLD Girl!
Mom of two busy teenagers and two adorable kitties, wife, daughter, author, feminist, environmentalist, and idea gal. The seed was planted for Be A BOLD Girl! when my now 15 year-old daughter was learning to read and I realized there was a lack of stories about women. Be A BOLD Girl! continues to evolve and I’m excited to see where it goes!
Jacqueline Kraft, Graphic Designer
Mom of two awesome boys and one terrific dog, daughter, designer, executive photo shopper, website builder, and calendar maker. I am so inspired by Kim's book and the positive messages for girls and women – it is an honor to be a part of it all. Stay tuned for more great things from Be a BOLD Girl!
A huge thank you to:
Jeff Bartee Photography for all of the amazing and beautiful original photographs, along with his time and commitment to the project (www.jeffbartee.com); Jacqueline Kraft for her mad photoshopping skills (www.backatthehive.com); logo model Kristin, Models Urvi, Molly, Sam, Madeline & Joyce, Charlotte, Meya, Charlotte, Esmeralda, Taylor, Natalie, Alexandra, Hannah, Caroline, Larissa, Kaila, Jordan, Lily, Rachel, Grace, Noa, Leah, Sarah, Hannah & Sarah, Teresa, Iliana, my daughter Riley for modeling and reading every single story, plus baby models Aradhya, Talia, Audriana, Emmett, Mikayla, Colton, Jaylen, Noelia, Piper, J.D., and Luke; Julie Delgado Photography for the beautiful rainbow flag photo (www.jewelsphotographysite.com); The Belmont Fire Dept., Keith Marshall, and College of San Mateo Fire Technology for their courtesy, cooperation, and the smallest turnouts they could find; LolaandDarla at Sparkle Forever for the sparkling "Future Madam President" onesie and bow (order yours at lolaanddarla on Etsy!); Dr. Helena Yip for the surgeon scrubs; The Peninsula Humane Society for their kindness and the use of their facility and dogs (Be A BOLD Girl donated adoption fees for our model:); Planet Granite for the gracious use of their facility (www.planetgranite.com); Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School for the gracious use of their laboratory and supplies; 4th grade teacher and friend Cheryl Fong for getting me started and helping me choose, Rebecca for the use of her beautiful pool, each of the 100 BOLD and amazing women in my book and those whose quote I used along with the photographs; my editor Julie Romeis Sanders; Anne, Ardythe, Courtney, Janet, Mike and Sean, and always, my mom.