3

patrons

$37
per month
Short version:
By becoming my patron, you will help me create artworks, books, and zines about neurodiversity, disability, gender, animal liberation, and other social justice topics. Some of my works can be found here, and as my patron you will receive exclusive access to my creative process. I also write a blog about neurodiversity and being autistic here

Longer version:
For as long as I can remember, creating art has been the only thing I truly understand. As a autistic, disabled, transgender artist, I often struggle to make sense of a world that makes no sense at all.

Why, for example, are some species prioritized over others? Why do so many people believe that there are only two genders? Why are some people not allowed to travel as freely as people who are born in "right" places? Why is a person's worth determined by how productive they are? The list goes on and on...

I explore these confusing and oppressive phenomena in my art. Colours, lines, pens, and paper allow me to express feelings and thoughts in a way I could not with words alone. I've written, illustrated, and self-published two books called The Girl Who Didn't Know How To Be and A Rat's Tale, as well as several zines such as NeuroAtypical and Why am I so easy to replace?. I've had exhibitions in the UK, Germany, and Sweden and given talks in the UK, Germany, Czech Republic, and Lithuania. I also write a blog in which I challenge harmful ideas and call out ableist behaviour as well as discuss how society disables me, rather than the other way around.

I could not have created and shared so much of this work without the support of my generous friends, family, my patrons, and other people who believed in what I am doing. If you become one of my patrons, you'll make it possible for me to keep sharing my work with the world.

Here's how it works:
Backers create an ongoing pledge to support me with $1, $5, $10 or more per month.



Of course, if you can't or don't want to pay, you'll still get to see most of my finished works for free online (or if you come to my exhibitions, etc. - even in real life) just like in the past.

Note: Many patreon creators share their work on a regular basis, however my art has no schedule; some months I will share more, other months I will share less. If I don't share for a few weeks, don't worry! I haven't forgotten, I'm just still in my process.

Being directly supported means that I get to decide my own direction. This is such a huge deal!!

I do what I love and believe in.
By becoming a patron, you give me the opportunity to keep creating.
You become part of my work.
Your support inspires me to keep going. 

Thank you!

If you have any questions, please free to contact me on twitterfacebook or simply send me an email

<3
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
  • you are supporting my work - this is awesome, so thank you! ❤
  • Access to Patron-only posts. (That means you'll get to see some stuff no one else will ever see. I'll post illustrations from my future books (way before they are going to be published - if they're ever going to be published), artworks from my projects, doodles, sketches, behind the scenes etc. etc. will share what projects I am working at the moment and just keep posting random stuff I drew. )
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
  • you are supporting my work and I can't thank you enough. ❤
  • Access to Patron-only posts. 
  • handwritten thank you note with unique priceless art + random photos and postcard in your mail box a few times a year 

Pledge $10 or more per month
3 patrons
  • you are supporting me even more - wow - you are fabulous - thanks! ❤
  • all of the above +
  • Invitation to get physical stuff from me. Every time I produce a new zine you'll get a copy of it in your mail. Every time produce a new postcard or a new greeting card - you'll get them too. Every time I'll have an exhibition you'll receive a note about it in your mailbox. I even will sign it for you in the candlelight. 
Pledge $20 or more per month
1 patron
  • Wow, that's a lot of money - you are SO awesome and I am really thankful for your generosity. Thank YOU ❤ ❤ ❤
  • All of the above +
  • More mysterious stuff in the real mail. Weird, random things I'll produce. It might be a random doodle. It might be a handmade card created specially for you. It might be some photos. I don't know. But you'll keep getting unique, dark and mysterious artworks at least few times a year.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
  • Oh, goodness! I'm starting to think you really like my work. I want you to know how important your support is in my life. That is truly amazing. ❤ Thank you! Thank you!
  • All of the above +
  • Once in a while you'll get some limited edition prints. Other time original illustrations made specially for you. 
  • Also I'll talk to you (if you want me to) from time to time - and normally I don't talk to strangers. If we happen to be in the same city I will have tea with you too. 
Short version:
By becoming my patron, you will help me create artworks, books, and zines about neurodiversity, disability, gender, animal liberation, and other social justice topics. Some of my works can be found here, and as my patron you will receive exclusive access to my creative process. I also write a blog about neurodiversity and being autistic here

Longer version:
For as long as I can remember, creating art has been the only thing I truly understand. As a autistic, disabled, transgender artist, I often struggle to make sense of a world that makes no sense at all.

Why, for example, are some species prioritized over others? Why do so many people believe that there are only two genders? Why are some people not allowed to travel as freely as people who are born in "right" places? Why is a person's worth determined by how productive they are? The list goes on and on...

I explore these confusing and oppressive phenomena in my art. Colours, lines, pens, and paper allow me to express feelings and thoughts in a way I could not with words alone. I've written, illustrated, and self-published two books called The Girl Who Didn't Know How To Be and A Rat's Tale, as well as several zines such as NeuroAtypical and Why am I so easy to replace?. I've had exhibitions in the UK, Germany, and Sweden and given talks in the UK, Germany, Czech Republic, and Lithuania. I also write a blog in which I challenge harmful ideas and call out ableist behaviour as well as discuss how society disables me, rather than the other way around.

I could not have created and shared so much of this work without the support of my generous friends, family, my patrons, and other people who believed in what I am doing. If you become one of my patrons, you'll make it possible for me to keep sharing my work with the world.

Here's how it works:
Backers create an ongoing pledge to support me with $1, $5, $10 or more per month.



Of course, if you can't or don't want to pay, you'll still get to see most of my finished works for free online (or if you come to my exhibitions, etc. - even in real life) just like in the past.

Note: Many patreon creators share their work on a regular basis, however my art has no schedule; some months I will share more, other months I will share less. If I don't share for a few weeks, don't worry! I haven't forgotten, I'm just still in my process.

Being directly supported means that I get to decide my own direction. This is such a huge deal!!

I do what I love and believe in.
By becoming a patron, you give me the opportunity to keep creating.
You become part of my work.
Your support inspires me to keep going. 

Thank you!

If you have any questions, please free to contact me on twitterfacebook or simply send me an email

<3

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
  • you are supporting my work - this is awesome, so thank you! ❤
  • Access to Patron-only posts. (That means you'll get to see some stuff no one else will ever see. I'll post illustrations from my future books (way before they are going to be published - if they're ever going to be published), artworks from my projects, doodles, sketches, behind the scenes etc. etc. will share what projects I am working at the moment and just keep posting random stuff I drew. )
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
  • you are supporting my work and I can't thank you enough. ❤
  • Access to Patron-only posts. 
  • handwritten thank you note with unique priceless art + random photos and postcard in your mail box a few times a year 

Pledge $10 or more per month
3 patrons
  • you are supporting me even more - wow - you are fabulous - thanks! ❤
  • all of the above +
  • Invitation to get physical stuff from me. Every time I produce a new zine you'll get a copy of it in your mail. Every time produce a new postcard or a new greeting card - you'll get them too. Every time I'll have an exhibition you'll receive a note about it in your mailbox. I even will sign it for you in the candlelight. 
Pledge $20 or more per month
1 patron
  • Wow, that's a lot of money - you are SO awesome and I am really thankful for your generosity. Thank YOU ❤ ❤ ❤
  • All of the above +
  • More mysterious stuff in the real mail. Weird, random things I'll produce. It might be a random doodle. It might be a handmade card created specially for you. It might be some photos. I don't know. But you'll keep getting unique, dark and mysterious artworks at least few times a year.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
  • Oh, goodness! I'm starting to think you really like my work. I want you to know how important your support is in my life. That is truly amazing. ❤ Thank you! Thank you!
  • All of the above +
  • Once in a while you'll get some limited edition prints. Other time original illustrations made specially for you. 
  • Also I'll talk to you (if you want me to) from time to time - and normally I don't talk to strangers. If we happen to be in the same city I will have tea with you too.