With the future of paid maternity leave looking grim, women have turned to crowdfunding to help support their time off, just don't leave naming the baby up to the backers. Tuesdays at 10:30/9:30c on TVLand.
Women have turned to crowdsourcing to help fund their maternity leave
Kieri Andrews, she's expecting but her employer doesn't offer paid time off
so a friend has set up a GoFundMe page hoping to raise $2000
to help her with her bills since she won't be working for six weeks
she's joined a crowd of families using crowdsourcing to help with the cost of raising a child
So, if you wanna have a baby, not only do you have to deal with morning sickness, now you have to learn iMovie
Hi I'm Missy and this is Mark.
You probably know us from our Kickstarter funded web series 'Movie LaBeoufs'
based on our hit iTunes podcast 'Don't be Shia'
we're here to ask for your help with our newest project... a baby!
that's right! Now that Kickstarter has help destitute millionaires like David Fincher and Zach Braff
we can use it to help us stay home with our newborn
guys, we've got some amazing incentives...
yeah, for $35 get an autographed picture of me, giving birth
out my vagina!
for $50, I'm going to send you a breast milk FroYo
yum! Just like mom used to make!
Be the first to back at $2000, and you'll get to name the baby!
anything but Gary
and for the person who donates the most money
I'm going to make you a charm bracelet made out of my umbilical cord
we're looking to raise enough money to stay at home with our baby for two months
that's eight weeks of crowd-sourced maternity leave
that's nearly a third as much as the women in Serbia get
That's right! Gracias and thank you. And we'll see you after birth!
I can't believe you just did that
I know, I just did it
Hey funders, Mark here
Missy's water broke at 2 AM, so exciting!
Mark get the fucking camera out of my face!
smile babe, c'mon it's for the backers...
Fuck the backers!
oh, she's just kidding we love the backers
we have a shout out: Michael Smith from Newark, hit it!
Oh, Mike from Newark. My Vagina's ripping into my asshole... ARE YOU HAPPY?
why would he want to know that?
Oh my God, she's beautiful
what are we calling her again?