StyleLikeU is creating a Movement for Acceptance
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patrons

STYLELIKEU - THE MOVEMENT
What would the world look like if everyone felt comfortable and safe in their own skin? We are Elisa & Lily, a mother and daughter on a mission to build this world. Our platform, StyleLikeU, tears down our culture’s exclusive standards of beauty and inspires self-acceptance through personal style.

Nine years ago, we created StyleLikeU because we were each frustrated (Lily as a consumer of fashion and Elisa as an editor in the industry) by the ways in which the fashion and beauty industries were profiting off of exploiting people’s insecurities. Instead of being victims of a system that was disempowering us, we decided to pick up our home video camera and point it at a rainbow of diverse nonconformists who stood proudly outside of cookie-cutter norms.

Most of you probably know us from “The What’s Underneath Project,” a series of docu-style video portraits where role models of all ages, races, body types, genders and abilities remove layers of clothing while sharing radically honest, cathartic stories about style, self-image, and identity.

Through the power of each person who has participated, watched, shared the videos, or donated to our Kickstarter campaign, What’s Underneath now has over 75 million views without a dollar spent on marketing, supporting people in all corners of the world on their journeys towards accepting themselves and others. Because of you, StyleLikeU has transformed into a global movement, connecting people through the healing power of vulnerability, truth-sharing and the unshakeable bravery to be yourself. It’s also given us a window into how many lives we could affect if we had the resources to harness the full potential of this community.

OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES STORY
Every video we create is a labor of love that takes thousands of dollars, hundreds of hours, and a dedicated, hardworking team to produce. That being said, we have struggled to find sponsors for The What’s Underneath Project who won’t try to control our casting or censor our interviews. We have never been willing to collaborate with companies who threaten to water down our message and staying true to this commitment has left us fueling this movement almost entirely on our passion. We’ve pulled favors, donated our time, invested personal money, worked out of bedrooms and filmed in living rooms to build something from the ground-up. Our fervor to spread this empowering message has propelled us at full speed even when nearly every method of funding production has been unsustainable. 

We now realize that in order to serve the needs of this movement, it's time to join forces with you, the people who care most about this work and recognize its power, so that together, we can influence generations towards acceptance, healing many of the world’s most pressing issues at their core.


JOIN US ON PATREON (See video to understand how it works)
With your support on Patreon, we will travel across the country and world to continue uncovering the soul and stories underneath personal style. From each place, we will bring you transformative tales of acceptance in a range of formats and series. We will:
  • Expand The What’s Underneath Project.
  • Relaunch our original Closet and Uniform series.
  • Launch new shows.
  • Record our podcast.
  • And host open-call events, workshops, and book signings along the way!
By becoming a patron of our work, you commit a monthly amount of money that you feel comfortable with in exchange for engaging rewards. When we reach our goals, we will deliver you the consistent, empowering content that you crave. Patrons at all levels will get access to our Patron-only feed with a constant flow of news, behind-the-scenes photos, and unfiltered updates from Elisa and Lily. You will know what we are working on next, be privy to opportunities to connect with us and the larger StyleLikeU community along our travels, and will play a critical role in creating a world where people are inspired to become more themselves!

In all that we do, our platform will remain a space for people of all ages, races, body types, genders and abilities to express themselves freely and a community where our insecurities are NEVER exploited. 

BULLET-BY-BULLET!  
What we will do when we reach all of our goals on Patreon!
  • Make new videos, more frequently, for you.
  • Make new types of videos, expanding beyond What’s Underneath and integrating additional series that will inspire you to accept yourself and others more, like Closets, Uniforms and more. 
  • Become more global, capturing YOUR stories in YOUR countries!
  • Be highly selective about what kinds of brands we partner with, ensuring that our own original content, created for you, is always the top priority and that the brands who we do collaborate with are aligned with our mission. 
  • Be able to adequately pay ourselves as directors/producers, our casting director, our videographers, sound engineers, and editors.
  • Be able to hire a full-time communications director to help us distribute and amplify our content to reach more people, and eventually a business director to help manage the finances of our organization, freeing Lily and Elisa up to create more content and drive the revolution to its full potential. 
  • Pay for other production-related expenses, including location fees, legal fees, insurance, accounting, travel and more. 
SO, if you want to create a new world with us - one where we are empowered to recognize that each and every one of us is completely unrepeatable - we ask you to join us as a monthly patron of our movement.

You can support the acceptance movement as an ambassador and spread the word to your communities about the self-acceptance revolution by:

  • Participating in our #iamwhatsunderneath campaign on social media
  • Emailing your friends & family about joining us on Patreon
  • And more!

For more details on how you can get involved as an ambassador and sample emails/social media posts, email [email protected]

We love and are so grateful to all of you! Let’s do this together!
Elisa & Lily x
Tiers
Tier 1
$2 or more per month
Thank you and welcome to the self-acceptance revolution, an inclusive refuge where your insecurities will never be exploited!  As a self-acceptance revolutionist, you will have access to our patron-only feed, the unfiltered version of our day-to-day/week-to-week, with a constant flow of photos, behind the scenes moments and updates from us (Elisa & Lily) about what we’re releasing, shooting, casting, dreaming up, feeling inspired by, struggling with, thinking about, planning and more… You’ll essentially see the sweat, blood and tears that go into this work and how rewarding it is. This is a place for us to come together and share everything that’s going on with us and with the community of fierce individuals featured in our videos (where to catch them perform, buy their art and more), with you. 
  • Patron-only feed
Tier 2
$5 or more per month
Thank you for celebrating diversity and acknowledging that each and everyone of us is completely unrepeatable. You will have access to our Patron only feed in addition to our monthly 30 minute Q&A livestreams and/or Live Chats where we talk and converse with you about what we’re shooting, casting, and editing, who we’ve recently scouted, what new video ideas we have, what’s inspiring us, what’s troubling us, where we want to travel to and why, our ups and downs, the truth of what it’s like to create something from nothing, what we are going through and learning along the way -- as mother & daughter, artists, movement makers and as individuals. We cherish these opportunities to get closer to you through this journey. Hearing from you inspires us!
  • Patron-only feed
  • Monthly 30 minute Q&A Livestream  +/OR Live Chats
Tier 3
$10 or more per month
Thank you for supporting radical honesty as a means to self-acceptance! Your support will give you access to everything above, (Patron-only feed + monthly Q&A livestreams and/or live-chats) as well as access to raw, extended clips of interviews from our video series and podcast, because sometimes the most inspiring moments end up on the cutting room floor.  We're so inspired by everything our subjects say and we're excited to share more moments from our interviews with you! Unfiltered and uncensored - that's what the self-acceptance revolution is all about. 
  • Patron-only feed
  • Monthly 30 minute Q&A Livestream  +/OR Live Chats
  • Raw, extended interviews
Tier 4
$25 or more per month
Thank you for helping to break the binds of cultural conditioning that tell us we aren’t good enough! You will get everything in Tiers 1-3 (Patron-only feed + Q&A livestream and/or live-chats + extended interviews) PLUS surprise postcards and trinkets sourced locally on our travels around the world as we expand our series to new cities globally.  As a huge supporter, you were pivotal in  bringing these trips to life and spreading self-acceptance to millions of new people around the world! 
  • Patron-only feed
  • Monthly 30 minute Q&A Livestream +/OR Live Chats
  • Raw unedited interviews
  • Surprise postcards AND/OR trinkets from our travels
Tier 5
$50 or more per month
Thank you for joining us in this fight against homogeneity! We can’t wait to share our journey with you.  You’ll have access to everything in Tiers 1-3 (Patron-only feed, Q&A livestream, extended interviews) AND you will receive a surprise piece of original artwork from one of the many artists in the StyleLikeU community who we have featured or can’t wait to feature in our videos, podcast, etc. We could be sending you a hand-painted jacket, a photograph, an art print, a custom poem, a painting, handmade jewelry, or even a tattoo design! New artworks will be added constantly.
  • Patron-only feed
  • Monthly 30 minute Q&A Livestream +/OR Live Chats
  • Raw unedited interviews
  • Surprise original artwork
Tier 6
$100 or more per month
A huge hug of gratitude for honoring our differences while finding the commonalities in our stories. You’ll have access to Tiers 1-4 (Patron-only feed, Q&A livestream, extended interviews, surprise postcards/trinkets) AND You will also be enrolled in our 45 minute monthly Style & Self-Acceptance Workshop on Google Hangouts where, each month, we (Elisa and Lily) will take a step forward with you on the path to self-acceptance (expect thoughtful exercises, diary entries, sharing experiences with the group and more) (max 25 per group) This isn’t a makeover, it’s about you being inspired to be more yourself. 
  • Patron-only feed
  • Monthly 30 minute Q&A Livestream +/OR Live Chats
  • Raw unedited interviews
  • Surprise postcards AND/OR /trinkets from our travels
  • Monthly Style & Self-Acceptance workshop
Tier 7
$250 or more per month
Thank you for helping us spread the message to more corners of the planet that true style is not the clothes you wear, but is rather a reflection of your spirit underneath the clothes. Supporters at this level get everything in Tiers 1-3 (Patron-only feed, Q&A livestream, unedited interviews), the monthly self-acceptance workshop from Tier 6, AND we want to take you out for dinner when we are in a city near you (or you are in a city near us). Let's connect, talk about life, body image, style, self-acceptance and all of the things!! Your stories inspire us. Oh, we nearly forgot… you’ll also get a free ticket to any of our ticketed events (open-calls etc).
  • Patron-only feed
  • Monthly 30 minute Q&A Livestream +/OR Live Chats
  • Raw unedited interviews
  • Monthly Style & Self-Acceptance workshop
  • Dinner date with Elisa & Lily when we are in your city (or you’re in ours)
  • Free ticket to any ticketed events
Tier 8
$500 or more per month
Thank you for honoring that identity is not something that you can buy, but rather comes from the unshakeable bravery to be yourself! You are showing so much love here and you’ll get everything in Tiers 1-3 (Patron-only feed, Q&A livestream, unedited interviews) AS WELL AS a dinner-date with us, a free ticket to any of our ticketed events (open-calls, etc), AND a dedicated thank you announcement across our channels (Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter). You deserve to be known for taking a stand for the self-acceptance revolution!
  • Patron-only feed
  • Monthly 30 minute Q&A Livestream +/OR Live Chats
  • Raw unedited interviews
  • Dedicated “Thank You” announcement across our channels
  • Dinner date with Elisa & Lily when we are in your city (or you are in ours)
  • Free ticket to our event
Tier 9
$1,000 or more per month
A GIANT heartfelt thank you for helping us move generations towards the freedom to be who they want to be! It is our feeling that this catharsis is what is needed to solve many of the world’s most pressing issues at their core.  As well as getting everything in Tiers 1-3 (Patron-only feed, Q&A livestream, unedited interviews) you get a dedicated thank you announcement across our channels AND sponsorship credit on one full StyleLikeU episode from our video or podcast series. We cannot make this kind of monumental change alone, so we want to scream out your name to all corners of the world. P.S. We are throwing in a dinner date with us and a free ticket to our ticketed events (open-call etc).
  • Patron-only feed
  • Monthly 30 minute Q&A Livestream +/OR Live Chats
  • Raw unedited interviews
  • Dinner date with Elisa & Lily when we are in your city (or you are in ours)
  • Free ticket to our events
  • Dedicated “Thank You” announcement across our channels
  • Sponsorship credit on ONE(1) full StyleLikeU video or podcast episode
Goals
235 of 2000 patrons
When we reach 2,000 patrons we will:
  • Finish post-production on our Kickstarter-funded Documentary film, I Am What’s Underneath, for release in early 2019. This includes wrapping up the edit, doing a sound mix, covering our music licensing fees and doing color correction.
  • Bring back the next season of our Podcast, What’s Underneath.
  • Begin casting our next season of The What’s Underneath Project video series. 
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STYLELIKEU - THE MOVEMENT
What would the world look like if everyone felt comfortable and safe in their own skin? We are Elisa & Lily, a mother and daughter on a mission to build this world. Our platform, StyleLikeU, tears down our culture’s exclusive standards of beauty and inspires self-acceptance through personal style.

Nine years ago, we created StyleLikeU because we were each frustrated (Lily as a consumer of fashion and Elisa as an editor in the industry) by the ways in which the fashion and beauty industries were profiting off of exploiting people’s insecurities. Instead of being victims of a system that was disempowering us, we decided to pick up our home video camera and point it at a rainbow of diverse nonconformists who stood proudly outside of cookie-cutter norms.

Most of you probably know us from “The What’s Underneath Project,” a series of docu-style video portraits where role models of all ages, races, body types, genders and abilities remove layers of clothing while sharing radically honest, cathartic stories about style, self-image, and identity.

Through the power of each person who has participated, watched, shared the videos, or donated to our Kickstarter campaign, What’s Underneath now has over 75 million views without a dollar spent on marketing, supporting people in all corners of the world on their journeys towards accepting themselves and others. Because of you, StyleLikeU has transformed into a global movement, connecting people through the healing power of vulnerability, truth-sharing and the unshakeable bravery to be yourself. It’s also given us a window into how many lives we could affect if we had the resources to harness the full potential of this community.

OUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES STORY
Every video we create is a labor of love that takes thousands of dollars, hundreds of hours, and a dedicated, hardworking team to produce. That being said, we have struggled to find sponsors for The What’s Underneath Project who won’t try to control our casting or censor our interviews. We have never been willing to collaborate with companies who threaten to water down our message and staying true to this commitment has left us fueling this movement almost entirely on our passion. We’ve pulled favors, donated our time, invested personal money, worked out of bedrooms and filmed in living rooms to build something from the ground-up. Our fervor to spread this empowering message has propelled us at full speed even when nearly every method of funding production has been unsustainable. 

We now realize that in order to serve the needs of this movement, it's time to join forces with you, the people who care most about this work and recognize its power, so that together, we can influence generations towards acceptance, healing many of the world’s most pressing issues at their core.


JOIN US ON PATREON (See video to understand how it works)
With your support on Patreon, we will travel across the country and world to continue uncovering the soul and stories underneath personal style. From each place, we will bring you transformative tales of acceptance in a range of formats and series. We will:
  • Expand The What’s Underneath Project.
  • Relaunch our original Closet and Uniform series.
  • Launch new shows.
  • Record our podcast.
  • And host open-call events, workshops, and book signings along the way!
By becoming a patron of our work, you commit a monthly amount of money that you feel comfortable with in exchange for engaging rewards. When we reach our goals, we will deliver you the consistent, empowering content that you crave. Patrons at all levels will get access to our Patron-only feed with a constant flow of news, behind-the-scenes photos, and unfiltered updates from Elisa and Lily. You will know what we are working on next, be privy to opportunities to connect with us and the larger StyleLikeU community along our travels, and will play a critical role in creating a world where people are inspired to become more themselves!

In all that we do, our platform will remain a space for people of all ages, races, body types, genders and abilities to express themselves freely and a community where our insecurities are NEVER exploited. 

BULLET-BY-BULLET!  
What we will do when we reach all of our goals on Patreon!
  • Make new videos, more frequently, for you.
  • Make new types of videos, expanding beyond What’s Underneath and integrating additional series that will inspire you to accept yourself and others more, like Closets, Uniforms and more. 
  • Become more global, capturing YOUR stories in YOUR countries!
  • Be highly selective about what kinds of brands we partner with, ensuring that our own original content, created for you, is always the top priority and that the brands who we do collaborate with are aligned with our mission. 
  • Be able to adequately pay ourselves as directors/producers, our casting director, our videographers, sound engineers, and editors.
  • Be able to hire a full-time communications director to help us distribute and amplify our content to reach more people, and eventually a business director to help manage the finances of our organization, freeing Lily and Elisa up to create more content and drive the revolution to its full potential. 
  • Pay for other production-related expenses, including location fees, legal fees, insurance, accounting, travel and more. 
SO, if you want to create a new world with us - one where we are empowered to recognize that each and every one of us is completely unrepeatable - we ask you to join us as a monthly patron of our movement.

You can support the acceptance movement as an ambassador and spread the word to your communities about the self-acceptance revolution by:

  • Participating in our #iamwhatsunderneath campaign on social media
  • Emailing your friends & family about joining us on Patreon
  • And more!

For more details on how you can get involved as an ambassador and sample emails/social media posts, email [email protected]

We love and are so grateful to all of you! Let’s do this together!
Elisa & Lily x

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Tiers
Tier 1
$2 or more per month
Thank you and welcome to the self-acceptance revolution, an inclusive refuge where your insecurities will never be exploited!  As a self-acceptance revolutionist, you will have access to our patron-only feed, the unfiltered version of our day-to-day/week-to-week, with a constant flow of photos, behind the scenes moments and updates from us (Elisa & Lily) about what we’re releasing, shooting, casting, dreaming up, feeling inspired by, struggling with, thinking about, planning and more… You’ll essentially see the sweat, blood and tears that go into this work and how rewarding it is. This is a place for us to come together and share everything that’s going on with us and with the community of fierce individuals featured in our videos (where to catch them perform, buy their art and more), with you. 
  • Patron-only feed
Tier 2
$5 or more per month
Thank you for celebrating diversity and acknowledging that each and everyone of us is completely unrepeatable. You will have access to our Patron only feed in addition to our monthly 30 minute Q&A livestreams and/or Live Chats where we talk and converse with you about what we’re shooting, casting, and editing, who we’ve recently scouted, what new video ideas we have, what’s inspiring us, what’s troubling us, where we want to travel to and why, our ups and downs, the truth of what it’s like to create something from nothing, what we are going through and learning along the way -- as mother & daughter, artists, movement makers and as individuals. We cherish these opportunities to get closer to you through this journey. Hearing from you inspires us!
  • Patron-only feed
  • Monthly 30 minute Q&A Livestream  +/OR Live Chats
Tier 3
$10 or more per month
Thank you for supporting radical honesty as a means to self-acceptance! Your support will give you access to everything above, (Patron-only feed + monthly Q&A livestreams and/or live-chats) as well as access to raw, extended clips of interviews from our video series and podcast, because sometimes the most inspiring moments end up on the cutting room floor.  We're so inspired by everything our subjects say and we're excited to share more moments from our interviews with you! Unfiltered and uncensored - that's what the self-acceptance revolution is all about. 
  • Patron-only feed
  • Monthly 30 minute Q&A Livestream  +/OR Live Chats
  • Raw, extended interviews
Tier 4
$25 or more per month
Thank you for helping to break the binds of cultural conditioning that tell us we aren’t good enough! You will get everything in Tiers 1-3 (Patron-only feed + Q&A livestream and/or live-chats + extended interviews) PLUS surprise postcards and trinkets sourced locally on our travels around the world as we expand our series to new cities globally.  As a huge supporter, you were pivotal in  bringing these trips to life and spreading self-acceptance to millions of new people around the world! 
  • Patron-only feed
  • Monthly 30 minute Q&A Livestream +/OR Live Chats
  • Raw unedited interviews
  • Surprise postcards AND/OR trinkets from our travels
Tier 5
$50 or more per month
Thank you for joining us in this fight against homogeneity! We can’t wait to share our journey with you.  You’ll have access to everything in Tiers 1-3 (Patron-only feed, Q&A livestream, extended interviews) AND you will receive a surprise piece of original artwork from one of the many artists in the StyleLikeU community who we have featured or can’t wait to feature in our videos, podcast, etc. We could be sending you a hand-painted jacket, a photograph, an art print, a custom poem, a painting, handmade jewelry, or even a tattoo design! New artworks will be added constantly.
  • Patron-only feed
  • Monthly 30 minute Q&A Livestream +/OR Live Chats
  • Raw unedited interviews
  • Surprise original artwork
Tier 6
$100 or more per month
A huge hug of gratitude for honoring our differences while finding the commonalities in our stories. You’ll have access to Tiers 1-4 (Patron-only feed, Q&A livestream, extended interviews, surprise postcards/trinkets) AND You will also be enrolled in our 45 minute monthly Style & Self-Acceptance Workshop on Google Hangouts where, each month, we (Elisa and Lily) will take a step forward with you on the path to self-acceptance (expect thoughtful exercises, diary entries, sharing experiences with the group and more) (max 25 per group) This isn’t a makeover, it’s about you being inspired to be more yourself. 
  • Patron-only feed
  • Monthly 30 minute Q&A Livestream +/OR Live Chats
  • Raw unedited interviews
  • Surprise postcards AND/OR /trinkets from our travels
  • Monthly Style & Self-Acceptance workshop
Tier 7
$250 or more per month
Thank you for helping us spread the message to more corners of the planet that true style is not the clothes you wear, but is rather a reflection of your spirit underneath the clothes. Supporters at this level get everything in Tiers 1-3 (Patron-only feed, Q&A livestream, unedited interviews), the monthly self-acceptance workshop from Tier 6, AND we want to take you out for dinner when we are in a city near you (or you are in a city near us). Let's connect, talk about life, body image, style, self-acceptance and all of the things!! Your stories inspire us. Oh, we nearly forgot… you’ll also get a free ticket to any of our ticketed events (open-calls etc).
  • Patron-only feed
  • Monthly 30 minute Q&A Livestream +/OR Live Chats
  • Raw unedited interviews
  • Monthly Style & Self-Acceptance workshop
  • Dinner date with Elisa & Lily when we are in your city (or you’re in ours)
  • Free ticket to any ticketed events
Tier 8
$500 or more per month
Thank you for honoring that identity is not something that you can buy, but rather comes from the unshakeable bravery to be yourself! You are showing so much love here and you’ll get everything in Tiers 1-3 (Patron-only feed, Q&A livestream, unedited interviews) AS WELL AS a dinner-date with us, a free ticket to any of our ticketed events (open-calls, etc), AND a dedicated thank you announcement across our channels (Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter). You deserve to be known for taking a stand for the self-acceptance revolution!
  • Patron-only feed
  • Monthly 30 minute Q&A Livestream +/OR Live Chats
  • Raw unedited interviews
  • Dedicated “Thank You” announcement across our channels
  • Dinner date with Elisa & Lily when we are in your city (or you are in ours)
  • Free ticket to our event
Tier 9
$1,000 or more per month
A GIANT heartfelt thank you for helping us move generations towards the freedom to be who they want to be! It is our feeling that this catharsis is what is needed to solve many of the world’s most pressing issues at their core.  As well as getting everything in Tiers 1-3 (Patron-only feed, Q&A livestream, unedited interviews) you get a dedicated thank you announcement across our channels AND sponsorship credit on one full StyleLikeU episode from our video or podcast series. We cannot make this kind of monumental change alone, so we want to scream out your name to all corners of the world. P.S. We are throwing in a dinner date with us and a free ticket to our ticketed events (open-call etc).
  • Patron-only feed
  • Monthly 30 minute Q&A Livestream +/OR Live Chats
  • Raw unedited interviews
  • Dinner date with Elisa & Lily when we are in your city (or you are in ours)
  • Free ticket to our events
  • Dedicated “Thank You” announcement across our channels
  • Sponsorship credit on ONE(1) full StyleLikeU video or podcast episode