Press release - Vancouver, CA, CA - May 16, 2015
The Oracle of Shoes Project is an initiative from Michael Strickland to improve global literacy and enrich people’s sense of community by inspiring and engaging storytelling. The funding requirement for this project is $75,000 CAD.
Michael Strickland has a dream of building a world of equal opportunity without any illiteracy whatsoever. He wants to achieve this objective by storytelling through his upcoming venture, The Oracle of Shoes Project. This project will comprise of a series of educational products such as apps, education oriented games, and eBooks. All these products will be based around storytelling, one of the most effective learning tools.
After spending a lot of time in research and development, the project team has finalized their overall story theme and main character. The central character of the storyline is Orabella, a new kind of hero that shares in the same daily life challenges as common people. Through a combination of fiction and non-fiction approaches and information, this character will create a fun way to learn about people’s past and how it influences their present.
The Oracle of Shoes Project will introduce a new approach to telling stories by combining the learning from different fields such as personal development, community building, inspiration, and multi-age coaching. The female characters in the project have been derived from different cultures, countries and eras around the world. 20% of the sales of the products will go towards reducing global female illiteracy.
This project will start with a deck of Oracle of Shoes cards. Michael Strickland and his team have already spent well over $25,000 in this project’s master development phase. At present, the team has the creative and technical architecture to get started with the next phase of development that will comprise of
- 52 Wisdom Cards for 52 weeks of inspiration
- 52 story synopses based on historical events
- 52 female heroes based on mythical characters from different countries and cultures
An Indiegogo campaign has been started recently to raise $75.000 CAD for further progress of this project. This fund will be used for
- Story Series for pre-teens, young adults, and adults.
- Oracle Wisdom Cards and Journal
- Special First Edition Oracle of Shoes Graphic Novel
- Main Oracle of Shoes App Production
- Advertising, online/social media marketing, legalities, illustration, business expenses.
To find out more about this Indiegogo campaign, please visit: http://igg.me/at/oracleofshoes
Michael Strickland’s official website is http://www.michaelstricklandproductions.com/
About The Oracle of Shoes Project: The Oracle of Shoes Project is a series of fun and educational products that are being created to be enjoyed in a range of traditional and new media formats using one of the most effective tools for learning and change, storytelling.