Author(s): Elena Favilli
The Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2019 Wall Calendar features stunning portraits of thirteen incredible women who have helped change the world. Illustrated by female artists from around the globe, the calendar captures the individual spirits of authors, scientists, activists, artists, athletes, and other heroic women--both past and present--who have pushed boundaries to expand options and move the world toward a place without limitations based on gender, race, or anything else that sets someone apart.
The calendar is based on the self-published book project Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls that Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo of Timbuktu Labs launched on Kickstarter after being told by traditional investors their idea was "nice but too small." The project raised more than $1 million on Kickstarter, set the crowd-funding record for most-funded original book, and became a New York Times best seller.
'The all-female team behind a pioneering new book called Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls are confronting the tired, patriarchal narrative head-on. It sets out to challenge gender stereotypes and inspire young girls to aim high in their career goals ... The book was launched via a stratospheric Kickstarter campaign that drew worldwide attention.' --Daily Mail
'You have to buy it for the little ones in your lives, but you also need a copy for your grown-up bookshelf... There is serious girl power between the covers of this book.' --Bustle
'A must-have for the nightstand of every girl or young woman you know.' -- Geri Stengel Forbes
'The feminist bedtime story book you'll wish you had growing up.' --Stylist
Elena Favilli is a media entrepreneur and a journalist. She has worked for Colors magazine, McSweeney's, RAI, Il Post, and La Repubblica, and has managed digital newsrooms on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2011, she created the first iPad magazine for children, Timbuktu magazine. She is the founder and CEO of Timbuktu Labs.
Francesca Cavallo is a writer and theatre director. Her award-winning plays have been staged all across Europe. A passionate social innovator, Francesca is the founder of Sferracavalli, an International Festival of Sustainable Imagination in Southern Italy. In 2011, Francesca joined forces with Elena Favilli to found Timbuktu Labs, where she serves as Creative Director.