Allison Washington is creating stories, audio, and a book about her life as a trans woman.
42

patrons

$876
per month
Things I make:

Journalism.
I am presently residing in Cairo as a (technically illegal) journalist reporting on conditions for queer people, trans people, and women; as they exist here in Egypt, and across the Arabic world more broadly.

Stories
of my peculiar life, articles about trans issues, Q&As, and how-to-trans. (And coming soon: audio readings of all that.)

Collaborations with author Miriam Suzanne, including Twined Fragments, a collaborative memoir, and the Alice & Mia podcast. Other collaborations in the planning stages include a couple stories with other writers and the libretto for an original choral work. (Because I don't have enough projects.)

Translations of my work into other languages, other trans writers’ work into English, and support for the translation of other trans writers’ work from English into other languages.

Appearances, readings, and presentations.

Support and consultation for trans initiatives, programs, and individuals worldwide; including other people’s books, presentations, and media, and personal support for other creators and for individual trans people in need. One recent effort is Transat, an Arabic language project to provide trans knowledge resources to the Arab world.

At a personal level, I get involved in the troubles of parents, partners, and individual trans people across the world. I do my best to provide whatever is needed; usually things like local connections, counseling on finding and working with service providers, tips for dealing with transition, oppression and danger, and crisis intervention. Sometimes I make a difference. Maybe this is the most important thing I do.

Media, publisher, and contact info is here.


And now for the plea: I really need your help. A little goes a long way; $3 is enough to feed me for a day.

I make the words.  You make the day.

You see that $ amount at left?  That is what I live on. Sometimes I get a couple hundred from a mag, but that's not every month.

I don't need much. Material things don't matter. It’s lives that matter.  I'm in a lot of people's lives.

Every month somewhere between 5K and 20K people read my stuff. Occasionally more. So you can see why any amount—any amount—makes you very, very special.

Because that makes you the 1 in more than 100 readers who care enough about what I do to actually feed me. (The 1 in 1000 if it's a good readership month.) It’s great that all those people get these words. And someone needs to make it happen.

We're partners, you and I.


I do the part where words are made, in print and with my voice, to read and to listen. 

You do the part where you help me live, a little each month, so each day I can continue to speak. 

We're collaborators, you and I.


We talk, here. This is our space. We ask questions, discuss drafts, check our successes and failures, worries and doubts, our hopes and plans. We see the inside, get the earlies, congregate backstage and drink too much coffee.

We're a team, you and I.


No words without me.

No words without you.

❤ Allison



Tiers
Buy Me a Coffee
$3 or more per month 13 patrons
You get access to the Patreon feed and my deepest gratitude.
Keep in Touch
$7 or more per month 14 patrons
You get the Coffee perks and access to the interactive Q&A channel and my sincere gratitude for the extra help.   ❤
Talk to Me
$13 or more per month 8 patrons
You get Coffee and Keep in Touch and join a twice-monthly 60 minute 'Ask Me Anything' live chat. Text chats for now; video stream when I have proper equipment and bandwidth.
Preview Board
$19 or more per month 4 patrons
You get all the above perks, and you receive story drafts as they come, before publication, usually about weekly. 

(May not apply to certain stories written on contract for publications, depending on their rules.)

Editorial Board
$29 or more per month 0 patrons
You get all the above perks, and you receive and comment on in-progress story drafts as they come; usually about weekly.  

Receive by-name recognition at the foot of the published story (if desired). 

(May not apply to certain stories written on contract for publications, depending on their rules.)

Sponsor
$37 or more per month 0 patrons
 You get all the above perks, and you get access to the book proposal and chapter drafts as they come, roughly every few weeks or so. 
Patron
$59 or more per month 0 patrons
You get all the above perks, and you get access to the book as it unfolds, including proposal development, working notes, and chapter rough drafts with the ability to comment interactively (see Editorial Board, above).
Patron Plus
$79 or more per month 0 patrons
You get all the Patron perks and a signed copy of the published book (with four months patronage). Publication is likely to occur in early-to-mid 2018, and the actual date will be provided when available.
Patron Wow
$97 or more per month 5 patrons
You get all the Patron perks and one signed copy of the published book for every four months of patronage. 


And you receive by-name recognition in the published book with four months patronage (if desired). Publication is likely to occur in early-to-mid 2018, and the actual date will be provided when available.

Producer
$397 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
(This is intended to be a one-time sponsorship.) 


You get a 15-20 minute video of a talk prepared for you on a topic negotiated mutually (i.e., it's something we both want) – similar to a TED talk without the clapping. (English, French, or Spanish.)


Everything is video now, right? This is something we need to start doing, reaching more people, and you're getting me started. (I'll try not to be deer-in-the-headlamps...)


You have the right to post and share the video and transcript in a non-commercial fashion. I retain the right to publish and distribute the video and transcript as I wish. 


This is intended to be a one-time sponsorship, paid by private arrangement, and does not include the monthly subscription perks – to receive those, please subscribe separately.

Host
$587 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
(This is intended to be a one-time sponsorship.)


I show up in person and deliver a one hour presentation plus half-hour Q&A and photo-ops at the venue of your choice; the topic to be negotiated mutually (i.e., it's something we both want).   (English, French, or Spanish.) 


This will allow me to hone my presentation skills and prepare me for the road ahead.  (And it'll be a lot of fun!)


In addition to the fee, you provide transport costs and put me up – and don't worry, I'm very frugal (a sofa is fine) and travel might not cost much (or anything) – I get round the continents, so contact me to find out where I’ll be when.


You have the right to invite whom you wish and post and share any video and text in a non-commercial fashion. I retain the right to publish and distribute any video and text as I wish. 


This is intended to be a one-time sponsorship, paid by private arrangement, and does not include the monthly subscription perks – to receive those, please subscribe separately.


You can also get a free presentation. See 'Other ways to help...' near the end of the introduction (centre column) to find out how.

Goals
$876 of $900 per month
Basic budget.  This is the minimum I need to scrape by and continue writing.
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Things I make:

Journalism.
I am presently residing in Cairo as a (technically illegal) journalist reporting on conditions for queer people, trans people, and women; as they exist here in Egypt, and across the Arabic world more broadly.

Stories
of my peculiar life, articles about trans issues, Q&As, and how-to-trans. (And coming soon: audio readings of all that.)

Collaborations with author Miriam Suzanne, including Twined Fragments, a collaborative memoir, and the Alice & Mia podcast. Other collaborations in the planning stages include a couple stories with other writers and the libretto for an original choral work. (Because I don't have enough projects.)

Translations of my work into other languages, other trans writers’ work into English, and support for the translation of other trans writers’ work from English into other languages.

Appearances, readings, and presentations.

Support and consultation for trans initiatives, programs, and individuals worldwide; including other people’s books, presentations, and media, and personal support for other creators and for individual trans people in need. One recent effort is Transat, an Arabic language project to provide trans knowledge resources to the Arab world.

At a personal level, I get involved in the troubles of parents, partners, and individual trans people across the world. I do my best to provide whatever is needed; usually things like local connections, counseling on finding and working with service providers, tips for dealing with transition, oppression and danger, and crisis intervention. Sometimes I make a difference. Maybe this is the most important thing I do.

Media, publisher, and contact info is here.


And now for the plea: I really need your help. A little goes a long way; $3 is enough to feed me for a day.

I make the words.  You make the day.

You see that $ amount at left?  That is what I live on. Sometimes I get a couple hundred from a mag, but that's not every month.

I don't need much. Material things don't matter. It’s lives that matter.  I'm in a lot of people's lives.

Every month somewhere between 5K and 20K people read my stuff. Occasionally more. So you can see why any amount—any amount—makes you very, very special.

Because that makes you the 1 in more than 100 readers who care enough about what I do to actually feed me. (The 1 in 1000 if it's a good readership month.) It’s great that all those people get these words. And someone needs to make it happen.

We're partners, you and I.


I do the part where words are made, in print and with my voice, to read and to listen. 

You do the part where you help me live, a little each month, so each day I can continue to speak. 

We're collaborators, you and I.


We talk, here. This is our space. We ask questions, discuss drafts, check our successes and failures, worries and doubts, our hopes and plans. We see the inside, get the earlies, congregate backstage and drink too much coffee.

We're a team, you and I.


No words without me.

No words without you.

❤ Allison



Recent posts by Allison Washington

Tiers
Buy Me a Coffee
$3 or more per month 13 patrons
You get access to the Patreon feed and my deepest gratitude.
Keep in Touch
$7 or more per month 14 patrons
You get the Coffee perks and access to the interactive Q&A channel and my sincere gratitude for the extra help.   ❤
Talk to Me
$13 or more per month 8 patrons
You get Coffee and Keep in Touch and join a twice-monthly 60 minute 'Ask Me Anything' live chat. Text chats for now; video stream when I have proper equipment and bandwidth.
Preview Board
$19 or more per month 4 patrons
You get all the above perks, and you receive story drafts as they come, before publication, usually about weekly. 

(May not apply to certain stories written on contract for publications, depending on their rules.)

Editorial Board
$29 or more per month 0 patrons
You get all the above perks, and you receive and comment on in-progress story drafts as they come; usually about weekly.  

Receive by-name recognition at the foot of the published story (if desired). 

(May not apply to certain stories written on contract for publications, depending on their rules.)

Sponsor
$37 or more per month 0 patrons
 You get all the above perks, and you get access to the book proposal and chapter drafts as they come, roughly every few weeks or so. 
Patron
$59 or more per month 0 patrons
You get all the above perks, and you get access to the book as it unfolds, including proposal development, working notes, and chapter rough drafts with the ability to comment interactively (see Editorial Board, above).
Patron Plus
$79 or more per month 0 patrons
You get all the Patron perks and a signed copy of the published book (with four months patronage). Publication is likely to occur in early-to-mid 2018, and the actual date will be provided when available.
Patron Wow
$97 or more per month 5 patrons
You get all the Patron perks and one signed copy of the published book for every four months of patronage. 


And you receive by-name recognition in the published book with four months patronage (if desired). Publication is likely to occur in early-to-mid 2018, and the actual date will be provided when available.

Producer
$397 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
(This is intended to be a one-time sponsorship.) 


You get a 15-20 minute video of a talk prepared for you on a topic negotiated mutually (i.e., it's something we both want) – similar to a TED talk without the clapping. (English, French, or Spanish.)


Everything is video now, right? This is something we need to start doing, reaching more people, and you're getting me started. (I'll try not to be deer-in-the-headlamps...)


You have the right to post and share the video and transcript in a non-commercial fashion. I retain the right to publish and distribute the video and transcript as I wish. 


This is intended to be a one-time sponsorship, paid by private arrangement, and does not include the monthly subscription perks – to receive those, please subscribe separately.

Host
$587 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
(This is intended to be a one-time sponsorship.)


I show up in person and deliver a one hour presentation plus half-hour Q&A and photo-ops at the venue of your choice; the topic to be negotiated mutually (i.e., it's something we both want).   (English, French, or Spanish.) 


This will allow me to hone my presentation skills and prepare me for the road ahead.  (And it'll be a lot of fun!)


In addition to the fee, you provide transport costs and put me up – and don't worry, I'm very frugal (a sofa is fine) and travel might not cost much (or anything) – I get round the continents, so contact me to find out where I’ll be when.


You have the right to invite whom you wish and post and share any video and text in a non-commercial fashion. I retain the right to publish and distribute any video and text as I wish. 


This is intended to be a one-time sponsorship, paid by private arrangement, and does not include the monthly subscription perks – to receive those, please subscribe separately.


You can also get a free presentation. See 'Other ways to help...' near the end of the introduction (centre column) to find out how.