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By contributing two dollars a month, you're officially a companion to the Atavists! You make it possible for us to eat, sleep safely, and produce the fourteen videos per week that we post. Thank you so much!
The Bread Paq
By contributing ten dollars a month, you become a member of the Bread Paq. Your support of breadmom Stef Sanjati and wolf paq leader Paqs will be indicated by your name or a name of your choosing in the credits of every Atavists vlog - fourteen videos a week, around 60 videos a month! Thank you for making these adventures possible.
About The Atavists
The internet has the power to create or inspire change in the people that use it. Our names are Stef Sanjati and Paqs, and we’ve both used the internet in an effort to create positive change in our communities, digital and otherwise (see bio section).
We believe in the human need to move, learn, and grow through experience. Maybe we’re not meant to live statically, in concrete cubes stacked on top of one another, working within a rigid schedule day in and day out for decades at a time. There is so much beauty in our world and the best way to understand it is through the people we share it with.
As a species, we are rooted in freedom, impulse, and intuition, but for millennia, we’ve been taught to suppress our deepest passions or dreams and to follow unfulfilling roads in order to live comfortably, or even safely. Instead of spending spare time on passion, we should be able to funnel most of our time into passion.
Our goal is to embrace a new way of life, with a strong focus on connecting with humanity and the environment. We see people that live for others and for their futures that aren’t promised, and we want to encourage everyone to live in the moment and to not only value their time, but to reclaim ownership of it.
Imagine a world where you could spend your time doing what you wanted, instead of what you felt you had to: this is the world we want to construct, and we believe by creating it for ourselves and for our friends, we can inspire others to do the same all over the world.
Our hope is that you resonate with our mission, watch a few of our videos, and feel inspired to pursue your passions. We believe in the power of building a community to redirect the future of our lives and possibly our culture. As human beings it’s time for us to embrace our nature and to create the lives we want. Together, we will to grow this community in an effort to remove the barriers that are in place stopping people from living the lives they deserve. We hope that you can come with us on our journey around the world as we explore new places and ways of life.
Explore places, but explore yourselves too.
Stef Sanjati and Paqs
WHO ARE THE ATAVISTS?
You can check out my YouTube channel here.
WHAT ARE YOU MAKING, EXACTLY?Very good question! We have both been producing our individual content on our channels for a while, and we wanted to do something different: come together to make something next level, that could be a vehicle for change. We will be using the funding from Patreon to support our newest venture: daily vlogs on two channels. Two videos a day, one on Paqs' channel, and one on Stef's.
As Patreon supporters, we want to provide you with recognition and gratitude. In our original plan, we were going to provide additional content but our vision shifted from three videos per week to daily videos, and we don't have time to provide content beyond that. In the end, it works out to way more content for you!
WHY PATREON?When we first began planning this project, it was clear to us that it needed to be intuitive, grassroots, and community based. We considered and spoke to many corporate sponsors, but ultimately wanted to be able to harness our vision with as much control as possible. We wanted this to be for YOU - not a series of ads for a single corporation.
We also considered funding this with a target goal and producing the content TV-show style, with a budget and a production team, but we understood this was never meant to be a like a TV show. This was meant to be personal, close, and intimate. We want to share our adventures with you in as real time as possible, not months later. We want you to be involved as it’s happening. The entire point of this adventure was to move constantly and to rely on the kindness of people and our intuition to find adventure, stability, and happiness. By overproducing it, we would have killed the soul of the project.
By using Patreon to fund these adventures and this content, we can maintain full creative control. We value the ability to change, adapt, and grow the project at any time, in any way we want to, as well as incorporate community input. You are the soul of the Atavists, not us, and we feel using this structure makes the most sense with our intentions.
JOIN US!We're so excited to embark on this adventure with all of you. We hope to see you in the Discord chat rooms and in the YouTube comments very soon. Until next time, just remember: your life is fluid and ever-changing, and you can make it whatever you want it to be.
Stef Sanjati and Paqs