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LOOKING for MARLA

The Story of a Fish's Transition

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Meet Paloma, Audrey, & Jessie.

Read about the book's inspiration.

Read about our fundraising campaign and order your copy of the book.

Read testimonials about the book.

See a sneak peek of the book!

SOLD OUT - thank you for your generous support

Looking for Marla follows the tale of a curious clownfish in transition as they find their way through fatherhood, and into motherhood. In wild clownfish populations, a male will transition into the role of the dominant female of the community when the female of their community is removed.This biological fact is omitted from the iconic movie Finding Nemo and is a story that our book Looking for Marla helps to share and correct. Looking for Marla hopes to inspire readers of all ages on their own journey of gender expression and self-exploration, while they discover the diversity of parental care strategies in the underwater world!

A portion of the book's proceeds were donated to the Diversity Center of Santa Cruz, to support diverse communities in Santa Cruz & Watsonville counties.

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PRIDE
with Marla

100% of our profits
in June 2020 went to the Transgender District SF to protect and serve the Black Trans Community, whose civil rights and public health are increasingly threatened under new legislation amidst a global pandemic.

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Marla raises $4.5K!

Thank you for your contributions! Thanks to your generous donations, Marla is printed and on its way to you in the form of a fun launch party on
November 15th at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History!

We will be sharing the BILINGUAL version of the book and there will be performances, facepainting, brainstorming on the meaning of parenthood, and activities for all ages! Join us!