8limbs.us is the result of a Kickstarter campaign that garnered more support than I ever imagined. The way Kickstarter works is that good folks can become “backers” on a project by funding in pre-set increments (set by the writer of the project, i.e. me) from $5 – $500. Each increment is designated with a “reward” that ranges from the backer’s name listed as a supporter on the website to the backer’s name printed on a pair of custom fight shorts that I’ll wear in a fight.
Stephen Noton, who lives in Bangkok and sent me a very encouraging message regarding my endeavors as a woman living as a Nak Muay in Thailand, was the first to back my project for $500. I was shocked and thrilled to receive such generous support from a stranger, and yet also someone who definitely understood what I was doing.
My friend Boomii has a family business producing uniforms for businesses and teams, so I asked her to make the custom shorts for me. Due to this not being mainly what her people do, it took a while to complete but I am very happy with the results! The shorts are a good material and the design looks great. They say Stephen Noton across the front and have his business nickname, “Mr. VC” on the waistband. I’ll be wearing them for my fight on November 29th out in Chiang Rai.