William Jamal Richardson

is creating By Any Magical Means Necessary and other Decolonial Scifi

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  • Two week early access to new chapters of The Black Shell Series
  • An associated syllabus of works that influenced the writing of that chapter 
  • Occasional additional short fiction
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At this tier you will get:

  • Two week early access to new chapters of The Black Shell Series
  • An associated syllabus of works that influenced the writing of that chapter 
  • Occasional additional short fiction
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  • An individual shout-out to you on Twitter for supporting me that includes a link to your website, organization, or cause 
  • Add you to a thank you page on the fiction section of my personal website. The thank you page will have your name/handle, social media (if you want) as well as a link to your site/cause/etc. 
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About

About Me

I'm currently a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at Northwestern University. Most of my research work focuses on understanding how urban spaces are shaped by the realities of our settler colonial present; the ongoing genocidal erasure of indigenous people and the continued chattel relations African descendent peoples are forced into. Complementing my academic research my fiction writing seeks to imagine decolonial futures and specifically the complications of actually getting to that future. I also spend time on Twitter discussing current events, sociological theory, and the politics of video games/nerd culture. 

Funds from Patreon will go toward supporting:

The Black Shell Series and other Fiction Writing: I am currently writing a speculative fiction novel series that depicts a future rebellion against the US government sparked by the creation of a weapons technology that uses quantum entanglement to manipulate elemental forces. I'm also working on shorter scifi and fantasy work that builds on similar themes. 

What you get for Supporting my Patreon

As patrons you will get 2 week early access to all of my fiction writing and a monthly reading list that include texts that inspired the current chapter of the text.

Ethics
This is more of a personal accountability thing for me than anything. Being that I want to contribute to decolonization, part of that is supporting oppressed people directly. I'll pledge that funds I spend from my Patreon on creative services (design, video, writing) for the above projects will be first offered to Black, Native, and other creators of color. This is my way of paying it forwards to my brothers, sisters, and enby siblings as we collectively try and survive and surpass this world. 
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