Rush M.D.

Own Your Stigma - A Pin Series

A project in San Francisco, CA by Liz

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An enamel pin project about mental illness, mental health, and stigma.
Backers: 4350
Average Pledge Per Backer: $49

Funded: $213,745 of $600
Dates: Mar 5th -> Apr 4th (30 days)
Project By: Liz
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Latest News

Last Hour Early Bird

April 4th - via:
I opened up more early bird spots in the last hour, to give some of you the opportunity to switch pledge levels. If you want to switch, act fast. Here’s how to change your pledge level. Login to Kickstarter Click your account icon in the top right... (Read More)


April 4th - via:
So I finished the pin for PTSD...I think. Many of you shared stories throughout this campaign, about all different mental health conditions, and I am grateful for your courage to share something personal. I received more stories about PTSD than any... (Read More)

Last 24 Hours

April 3rd - via:
Hey everyone,  Thank you all for making this such a successful campaign. If you search pin on Kickstarter, we are now the most funded Pin Kickstarter ever, which is just crazy! This is just like a small, quick update to let you all know I'm present,... (Read More)

We're going dark for a bit

March 28th - via:
Hey everyone, I want to thank everyone who sent a message, shared a story or experience, or posted a comment. Just yesterday we received 30 inquires, which is great, but it’s going to take some time for me to sort through them. I have read and... (Read More)


March 27th - via:
For everyone who requested a pin for PTSD, I am still working on it. Many of you have shared stories, experiences, visuals, and yet i'm still having a major creative block when it comes to this pin. From what I gathered, PTSD is very complex in many... (Read More)

We Hit 100K

March 26th - via:
We hit 100K today, so I feel like I kind of have to say something. The only thing to really say is Thank You! Thank you to everyone who is supporting this project, you are all amazing. This has far exceeded our expectations, so much so that I was sat... (Read More)

Updates and Charity Donations

March 26th - via:
Hey everyone, I just wanted to update on a few things. I posted the mockup for the new label pins, so you can see which designs won the vote. Ironically the vote for the Bipolar pin was almost a 50/50 split, with the black and white design winning by... (Read More)

OYS updates, and what's been going on lately!

March 24th - via:
What's new... We made it back from the Orange County Patches and Pins Expo, and were exhausted! The expo was awesome, we got to meet some really nice pin collectors, and really amazing pin makers too. Even though we worked all day yesterday, were... (Read More)

More Early Bird Spots and Pledge Levels – Act Fast!

March 22nd - via:
Hey Everyone,  We added some more early bird spots to existing tiers, and created some early bird tiers for higher levels (for example, there's now an early bird tier for 20 pins).  Below are instructions on how to change your pledge level, but... (Read More)

60 K Freebie Goal

March 21st - via:
another pin Sticker pack Keychain Magnets (and if so what kind of magnet, I have no experience manufacturing magnets) Any other ideas? Share comments below.   (Read More)

Short Update

March 20th - via:
Hey everyone,  Just another quick update before I leave for LA. If you're in the Orange County area, Snarky Co. will be at the OC Patches and Pins Expo in Santa Ana on the 23rd. Feel free to stop by and say hello!  I promise that designs are still... (Read More)

Update for Week of 03/18

March 18th - via:
Hey everyone, We just wanted to put a quick update out ot let you know that we may go dark for a few days. We are preparing for the Patches and Pins Expo in Orange County this weekend. This means we’re busy packing up pins, expo materials, and... (Read More)

Wear Your Label Pin Pt. 2

March 17th - via:
Hey everyone,  We made three Wear Your Label Pins, one for ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression. We wrote a note that we'd make only three more labels, and if you were interested to please reach out with your requests. The three most requested labels were... (Read More)

Wear Your Label Pins

March 16th - via:
Hey everyone,  Just a quick update. I had posted the Wear Your Label pins and said that I would take just 3 other suggestions for labels that people wanted to us to make. The three most requested were "Autistic", "Bipolar", and "PTSD". I plan to... (Read More)

Early Bird 10 Pins CORRECTED! and Early Bird 9 pins.

March 13th - via:
Hey everyone,  It was brought to my attention that I f*cked up the price on the Early Bird - 10 Pin tier. All Early Bird tiers should be $8 per pin, and the 10 pin one was $8.50 per pin. Kickstarter doesn't allow you to change a pledge level after... (Read More)

If You're Into Pins....

March 12th - via:
If you’re into pins, check out some of these awesome campaigns and other pin makers. These are either campaigns I backed, or pin makers I really admire. None of these makers paid me, or even asked me to give a shoutout, I just really like their... (Read More)

Instagram Contest

March 12th - via:
@snarkyco is running a contest on Instagram. Want to win all the pins? Snarky Co. is running a contest where you could win a free “All The Pins” pledge level from our most recent Kickstarter. This level comes with 30 pins, you choose from all... (Read More)

Freebie Goal and what's next

March 12th - via:
Hey guys, We're only 5k away from the freebie goal, and the way the project has been going it looks like it will be unlocked. I know when I get a freebie goal from a Kickstarter, I'm always stoked, so I'm hoping you will be too. So what’s being... (Read More)

Second Freebie Goal

March 11th - via:
This campaign actually has two invisible illness pins. One has not yet been posted to the page, but we've decided to make the second one a 30K freebie goal. If our campaign reaches 30K, each order will come with one free Name Tag pin. This pin will... (Read More)

A Note about Requested Pins, and the Autism Pin Pt. 2

March 10th - via:
 A note about requested pins:  I love that people are asking for pins to represent other mental health conditions, disorders, or illnesses. In the intro for this campaign I did mention that most of this pins came from my perspective, because I... (Read More)

Autism Pin

March 10th - via:
Below is the concept for a pin for Autism. When you're researching Autism, or any imagery related to it, you can't avoid the puzzle piece. You can google Autism Enamel Pin, and find an array of pins in the shape of heats, ribbons, squares, circles,... (Read More)

Bipolar Pin Mockup

March 10th - via:
Hey guys,  Thank you to everyone who shared with me their story, insight, or information on Bipolar Disorder. I stayed up till 3am (usually how late i'm up on the weekends) in a hyper-focus state, coming up with multiple different designs.  The... (Read More)

Pins to represent other illnesses, disorders, or conditions.

March 9th - via:
I've been getting a few comments and messages asking about pins for other mental illnesses. I've been asked about Bipolar Disorder, Autism, OCD, and PTSD. As I mentioned in the about section, the only reason I never made those pins is because I have... (Read More)

New Pin Added, March Meet The Maker, and Happy International Women's Day!

March 8th - via:
Hey guys,  I just added a new pin to be unlocked, it's our Self Care pin. Yesterday I uploaded a new stretch goal and it was unlocked an hour later...which is great...but damn I can't keep up with you guys! There are more pins to come, but i'm going... (Read More)

New Early Bird Spots and Pledge Levels – Act Fast!

March 7th - via:
Hey backers,  Since we garnered way more backers in the first three days that we imagined, our early bird pledge levels sold out fast. We want to give more of you an opportunity to get into those pledge levels, so we’ve edited some of them. These... (Read More)

Update #3 (It's a long one)

March 7th - via:
A new pin was added - the Mosaic Heart Pin (i promise more non-heart related pins are coming too) What’s coming next... This campaign has grown faster than I thought it would. I uploaded the first 13 pins, thinking it would take a week or two to... (Read More)

Crazy first day

March 6th - via:
Hey everyone,  It's been a crazy first day, and I thank all of you for your support on this project. Thanks to everyone who pledged, shared the campaign link, or shared their stories with me. This is my third Kickstarter, but this is the craziest... (Read More)

That happened fast...

March 5th - via:
Damn y'all, We reached our funding goal in about 30 minutes, and in under 3 hours, you managed to unlock all the pins! It looks like i've got some work to do tonight. When I get done work today, i'll get down to updating those pins to show they're... (Read More)

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