NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 14, 2022–
Fiverr International Ltd., (NYSE: FVRR), the company changing the way the world works together, has teamed up with TikTok stars, The Old Gays, to create a free downloadable children’s book to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Made with the help of queer freelancers, Fiverr’s second annual Pride children’s book, titled My four fabulous unclesis inspired by the inclusive and uplifting content of The Old Gays, telling a story through the eyes of a child learning to accept their differences and celebrate what makes them unique.
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Fiverr’s second annual Pride children’s book, titled My Four Fabulous Uncles, is inspired by the inclusive and uplifting content of The Old Gays, telling a story through the eyes of a child learning to embrace their differences and celebrate their differences. which makes it unique. (Graphic: Business Wire)
The book teaches children a lesson in inclusivity at a critical time. The themes reflected in the story provide a counter-response to discriminatory legislation, such as Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Bill – commonly referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill – which prohibits conversations and teaching about sexual or gender identity in schools, and ongoing restrictions prohibiting access to books depicting the LGBTQ+ experience.
“The core message of the book is universal, but it applies very directly to the LGBTQ+ experience, especially right now,” said Michael “Mick” Peterson of The Old Gays. “If you have something you want to share with the world, then don’t be afraid to go out there and shine. For members of the LGBTQ+ community, it’s especially important to stay true to yourself, despite the efforts of anyone to prevent you from speaking your truth.
My four fabulous uncles explores themes of acceptance and identity through the story of a young college student, Finley, who is afraid to share his beautiful voice after another student bullies him for his colorful clothes. Seeking the guidance of his four fabulous uncles – characters inspired by The Old Gays – Finley develops the courage to embrace his differences and share his unique talents with his peers.
“It’s our role as a global platform to ensure that we nurture and support talent, regardless of their differences or background,” said Gali Arnon, CMO of Fiverr. “As with all campaigns and projects we work on, we are leveraging the talent of real people, from all walks of life, who work on our platform. For this incredible initiative, we are extremely proud to work with members of the Fiverr queer community and give them the opportunity to share their work with a global audience.
“Working on projects like this that have a real impact on future generations has always been a dream of mine,” said book illustrator Deivis Sandoval. “Now, more than ever before, queer artists around the world have raised their voices (myself included) on issues that matter to our community, and being part of it makes me proud. It is our duty as as artists, writers and content creators to ensure that these voices are heard.
To learn more about “My Fabulous Four Uncles” and read the book (available in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Dutch), check out Fiverr’s dedicated homepage here. Fiverr ghostwriter Lauren Busser also helped create this book.
Fiverr’s mission is to revolutionize the way the world works together. We exist to democratize access to talent and give them access to opportunities so that everyone can grow their business, brand or dreams. From small businesses to the Fortune 500, more than 4 million customers worldwide have worked with freelance talent on Fiverr over the past year, ensuring their workforces remain flexible, adaptable and agile. With Fiverr’s Talent Cloud, companies can easily scale their teams from a talent pool of skilled professionals from over 160 countries in over 550 categories, ranging from programming to 3D design, digital marketing to content creation, from video animation to architecture.
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INDUSTRY TAG: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIAL MEDIA LGBTQ+ FAMILY BOOKS CONSUMER INFLUENCER SOCIAL ACTIVISM TEENAGERS KIDS GEN Z COMMUNICATIONS
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PUBLISHED: 06/14/2022 08:00/DISC: 06/14/2022 08:02