Feminist Books for Kids is an online resource, but it’s also a business. We make money through ads on the website, sponsored posts, and when people purchase books through our referral links.
We also spend money on things like website hosting, software, taxes, advertising, and promotional items. And we pay our contributors because we believe creators should be compensated for their work.
While FBK is definitely a business, our goal is not and never will be to make money off of feminism. We don’t view feminist parents as a market segment. We ARE feminist parents. We measure success in people helped, not profits earned.
The site has received a lot more attention as interest grows in sharing antiracist principles with children. Because of this, I thought it was a good time to clearly define our values:
1. We provide free resources. We will never charge money to connect you to an educational resource. We may ask for your email address or a social media follow so we can stay connected, but that’s it. You won’t be charged to view our lists, listen to our podcast, or download a resource.
2. We pay it forward. Ten percent of our revenue (before expenses) every month will be donated to progressive causes and candidates. Whether it’s $5 or $500, we are committed to serving through financial support.
3. We serve, connect, and elevate. Above all else, we exist to serve the folks who follow our site. We work to connect feminist parents to valuable resources to help them raise empathetic kids. And we strive to elevate the works of BIPOC, disabled, and LGBTQ+ authors.
How can you support us on this journey?
The easiest and best way is to share us with other feminist parents, grandparents, counselors, and teachers. Purchasing books through the links on our lists also helps support us financially. And if you’re led, you can leave us a tip via PayPal.
My friend Alicia says this about her site, She Spends: “We are unapologetically feminist, punk af and radically honest. Our mission is not to exploit feminism to a capitalist end. She Spends is here to exploit capitalism to a feminist end.”
I don’t think I can say it any better than that.