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I love sweet tea, especially when it's mixed with some lemonade. 

All tiers receive the same content, so the price you pay is based on what you can afford and feel comfortable paying. Content includes:
  • 1-3 posts per month (this includes poetry, articles, essays, reflections, interviews, photo essays, etc.)
  • 1-3 bonus podcast content per month (bonus episodes, Q&A interviews, transcripts, extended interviews, etc.)
  • 1-3 monthly ‘Book Club’ posts (related to what I’m reading that month, this includes book excerpts, quotes, reviews, discussions, etc.)
  • 1 post will be selected to go public after 60 days each month

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Now who doesn't like some good corn bread cooked in a cast iron skillet?

All tiers receive the same content, so the price you pay is based on what you can afford and feel comfortable paying. Content includes:
  • 1-3 posts per month (this includes poetry, articles, essays, reflections, interviews, photo essays, etc.)
  • 1-3 bonus podcast content per month (bonus episodes, Q&A interviews, transcripts, extended interviews, etc.)
  • 1-3 monthly ‘Book Club’ posts (related to what I’m reading that month, this includes book excerpts, quotes, reviews, discussions, etc.)
  • 1 post will be selected to go public after 60 days each month

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The heart of a good plate of soul food, you can't go wrong with fried chicken.

All tiers receive the same content, so the price you pay is based on what you can afford and feel comfortable paying. Content includes:
  • 1-3 posts per month (this includes poetry, articles, essays, reflections, interviews, photo essays, etc.)
  • 1-3 bonus podcast content per month (bonus episodes, Q&A interviews, transcripts, extended interviews, etc.)
  • 1-3 monthly ‘Book Club’ posts (related to what I’m reading that month, this includes book excerpts, quotes, reviews, discussions, etc.)
  • 1 post will be selected to go public after 60 days each month

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About Devyn Springer

Hi, I'm Dev.

I'm a cultural worker who studies the African Diaspora, history, and culture. My work typically focuses on race, class, organizing, prisons, and art, although i'm known to talk about almost any subject if the timing's right. I wade between various mediums, but my main forms are essays, photography, poetry and audio in the form of podcasts. You can see some of my public writing at devynspringer.journoportfolio.com, or check out my artwork at halfatlanta.com.

While I enjoy writing, editing, creating art, discussion, and political education, it is often extremely difficult to survive as a freelancer. Freelancing means surviving between paychecks that are often quite small, rarely paid on time, negotiated somewhat unfairly; sometimes pitches are stolen, other times they're rejected because publications are easily politically frightened; writing politically principled or difficult conversations becomes "controversial" and ran through the social media cycle, then forgotten. The point of all this is to say that I'm tired of playing that game.

I'm tired of having my work be forced through the coffee filter of mainstream avenues, and that's why I've turned to this platform. My vision for this endeavor is that it becomes a space of consistent publishing, conversation, and critical engagement that is both fun and fruitful. A space where I can write, publish, create, and share, while also engaging and discussing under the parameters of my own determination; within the rules and of my own choosing and not with the malicious intentions which underline most media interaction these days. When I'm working on something — research for a paper, preparing for a project, conducting an interview — I want this to be the place where I share and invite into the process. If I'm researching on George Washington Carver for several months in order to write a paper, you'll likely be getting lots of Carver content here; if I'm interviewing a Cuban doctor for an article and only a small portion of the interview ends up published in that article, you will get the full interview here; if I record bonus episodes for my podcast, this is the place you will find them; if I want to write a 2,500 word reflection on colonial time, this is where you'd find it.

In short: if you like my writing, care to know what I have to say and want to help me along the way - even if it's just with a few dollars here and there - this is a space for that. 
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 124 exclusive posts
18
Audio releases
64
Images
4
Links
3
Polls
95
Writings
1
Video

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