Intelexual Media is creating videos + essays and curating historical content!
576

patrons

$1,686
per month
HEY THERE!
So you may be wondering why I have a Patreon!

My name is Elexus Jionde and I have written two books and published a third book of black quotations, along with numerous viral twitter threads and videos that detail race, gender, and American history. I'm 24-years-old and have a B.A. in history from The Ohio State University. 


I produce Intelexual Media content (tweet threads, JSYK videos, essays, VLOGs, etc) for free, and I want to keep it that way. Having a Patreon allows me to create full-time. As a patron, you get plenty of perks (with even more on the way)!

Patreon Exclusives For All $1+ Tiers Include:

  • Let's Talk About Sex History, a video series composed of 8 twenty minute episodes that discuss how sexuality has shaped American history, events, and attitudes, and how it all impacts modern Americans. 
  • Investigating History, an engaging written series that teaches you how to be an accurate amateur historian and breaker of fallacies.
  • Personal Essays on a plethora of topics, like Fahrenheit 451, Censorship, and Writing Your Story White Supremacy and The Black Family, and more. As I near completion to my 4th book, I will release previews here.
  • The Intelexual Media Book Club
  • Bi-Weekly Reading Lists with 8-10 (sometimes more) articles, books, and studies suggested for my fellow intellectuals who also love to learn new things daily.
  • Exclusive Miniseries like the upcoming ones on Environmental Racism, Dance and Race, and Black American Education.
  • Exclusive Videos like JSYK: How To Self-Publish Your Own Book. While this video and some others remain exclusive to patreon, other JSYK videos (which you've probably seen on twitter) are often released here 24-48 hours early, giving you an early VIP look. 
  • & Much More! As time goes by, more content will be added. With enough funding in the near future, the Intelexual Media patreon will resemble something like PBS, producing documentaries and series from other intellectuals along with an increase in written pieces.
Believe it or not, producing all this stuff takes a lot of work, research, and emotional labor but I do it because I love being a nerd and teaching others. Patrons understand the importance of real history and palpable social commentary being spread in a down to earth and accessible way. 

What does pledge money go towards?

A few of you just want to pay me for the work I'm providing for free on intelexual.co and twitter, and the rest of you want exclusive patreon content. Either way, I thank you for the support and want you to know what your money goes towards. Rent and living expenses, plus new equipment and website maintenance. I eventually want to hire an assistant when I consistently earn $1800 in monthly donations. But more than anything else, your pledge allows me to devote more time to writing my next book. 

Tiers
I Love Intelexual Media
$1 or more per month 371 patrons
WOW, are you really considering donating $1 a month ($12/year)? I LOVE YOU and I promise I can put it to good use. Your small donation helps out the brand BIG TIME! Plus, you get access to everything from reading lists, to the Investigating History series, to webseries like Let's Talk About Sex History, to the Intelexual Media Book Club (Tier 1).


Intelexual Media Book Club benefits include:

  • Access to the Q+A discussion, in which I answer 5-10 patron-submitted questions in written format
  • You get to vote every month for the next Intelexual Media Book Club selection.
  • You get to ask a question for the Q+A discussion
Go Lexi, Go!
$3 or more per month 86 patrons
Have a lil more to offer than $1? You're amazing. Your small(ish) donation helps out the brand BIG TIME! Plus, you get access to everything from reading lists, to the Investigating History series, to webseries like Let's Talk About Sex History, to the Intelexual Media Book Club (Tier 1). 
I Love Lexual
$5 or more per month 82 patrons
This option is for folks who just want to support content already available through twitter and youtube, but you also get exclusive Intelexual Media Book Club (Tier 2) content including:
  • A 3-5 minute video with my thoughts/critiques of the book. These will also include relevant historical or sociological anecdotes.
  • Entered to win a free copy of next month's selected book, shipped out before the end of the month. 
Ask Lexual
$10 or more per month 34 of 40 patrons
For every two months that you're a patron, you earn a 300-400 word essay on a topic of your choosing (redeemed at your discretion).


Intelexual Media Book Club (Tier 3) benefits include:

  • Everything at Tiers 1 + 2
  • My notes on the book, uploaded as a .pdf for easy download.  
  • My Reader Enhancement Guide, which includes five things to read, watch, observe, know, or listen to that will enrich your experience with the selected book. This will be a creative outlet for me, where I can curate playlists and art, suggest documentaries, include mini historical anecdotes/lessons, and provide articles or primary sources for further reading.  
Lexual Is My Teacher
$20 or more per month 5 of 20 patrons
Includes
  • 500 Word Essay (Topic of Your Choosing, Redeemed at Your Request)
  • Free Buttmark and Notepads at Your Request
  • Follow back on twitter
  • Intelexual Media Book Club (Tier 3)
History 101
$25 or more per month 12 of 20 patrons
If you choose this tier, you're super serious about helping Intelexual Media reach the next level-- which means I will be lavishing you with goodies! :) 


Includes:

  • Free copy of Angry Black Girl (The First Month)
  • Free copy of The A-Z Guide to Black Oppression (The Second Month)
  • Free copy of "Who Said Dat" (The Third Month)
  • Follow back on twitter
  • Poster, bookmark, and notepads
  • 500 word essay to be redeemed at your discretion
  • Intelexual Media Book Club (Tier 3)
I'm An Intelexual Media Producer, Baby
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Ok so you're REALLY down for Intelexual Media. So I'm really down for you. Here's what this tier includes: 
  • Follow back on twitter
  • A Monthly Reading List Personalized at Your Request
  • Free Copy of Angry Black Girl (First Month)
  • Free copy of The A-Z Guide to Black Oppression (Second Month)
  • A Free copy of Who Said Dat (Third Month)
  • Poster, Notepad, and a Buttmark
  • Intelexual Media Book Club (Tier 3)
  • Associate Producer Credit on All Intelexual Media videos
Very Special Intellectuals
$75 or more per month 3 of 10 patrons
If you're willing to pledge this much every month to Intelexual Media, you are helping produce greatness, just like all other tiers. But $75 a month really ensures the longevity of this company and really helps me to succeed. For that, I am endlessly grateful and honored to call you an executive producer of Intelexual Media videos.


This tier includes:


  • Follow back on twitter
  • A Monthly Reading List Personalized at Your Request
  • Free Copy of Angry Black Girl (First Month)
  • Free copy of The A-Z Guide to Black Oppression (Second Month)
  • A Free copy of Who Said Dat (Third Month)
  • Poster, Notepad, and a Buttmark
  • Intelexual Media Book Club (Tier 3)
  • Executive Producer Credit on All Intelexual Media videos
Goals
$1,686 of $1,800 per month
This is my second goal. It will allow me to pay both my rent and car insurance along with all of my utilities with enough left over to work on my 2nd book. This leaves me free to just worry about covering the costs of website hosting, graphic design, software, and upgrading equipment.
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HEY THERE!
So you may be wondering why I have a Patreon!

My name is Elexus Jionde and I have written two books and published a third book of black quotations, along with numerous viral twitter threads and videos that detail race, gender, and American history. I'm 24-years-old and have a B.A. in history from The Ohio State University. 


I produce Intelexual Media content (tweet threads, JSYK videos, essays, VLOGs, etc) for free, and I want to keep it that way. Having a Patreon allows me to create full-time. As a patron, you get plenty of perks (with even more on the way)!

Patreon Exclusives For All $1+ Tiers Include:

  • Let's Talk About Sex History, a video series composed of 8 twenty minute episodes that discuss how sexuality has shaped American history, events, and attitudes, and how it all impacts modern Americans. 
  • Investigating History, an engaging written series that teaches you how to be an accurate amateur historian and breaker of fallacies.
  • Personal Essays on a plethora of topics, like Fahrenheit 451, Censorship, and Writing Your Story White Supremacy and The Black Family, and more. As I near completion to my 4th book, I will release previews here.
  • The Intelexual Media Book Club
  • Bi-Weekly Reading Lists with 8-10 (sometimes more) articles, books, and studies suggested for my fellow intellectuals who also love to learn new things daily.
  • Exclusive Miniseries like the upcoming ones on Environmental Racism, Dance and Race, and Black American Education.
  • Exclusive Videos like JSYK: How To Self-Publish Your Own Book. While this video and some others remain exclusive to patreon, other JSYK videos (which you've probably seen on twitter) are often released here 24-48 hours early, giving you an early VIP look. 
  • & Much More! As time goes by, more content will be added. With enough funding in the near future, the Intelexual Media patreon will resemble something like PBS, producing documentaries and series from other intellectuals along with an increase in written pieces.
Believe it or not, producing all this stuff takes a lot of work, research, and emotional labor but I do it because I love being a nerd and teaching others. Patrons understand the importance of real history and palpable social commentary being spread in a down to earth and accessible way. 

What does pledge money go towards?

A few of you just want to pay me for the work I'm providing for free on intelexual.co and twitter, and the rest of you want exclusive patreon content. Either way, I thank you for the support and want you to know what your money goes towards. Rent and living expenses, plus new equipment and website maintenance. I eventually want to hire an assistant when I consistently earn $1800 in monthly donations. But more than anything else, your pledge allows me to devote more time to writing my next book. 

Recent posts by Intelexual Media

Tiers
I Love Intelexual Media
$1 or more per month 371 patrons
WOW, are you really considering donating $1 a month ($12/year)? I LOVE YOU and I promise I can put it to good use. Your small donation helps out the brand BIG TIME! Plus, you get access to everything from reading lists, to the Investigating History series, to webseries like Let's Talk About Sex History, to the Intelexual Media Book Club (Tier 1).


Intelexual Media Book Club benefits include:

  • Access to the Q+A discussion, in which I answer 5-10 patron-submitted questions in written format
  • You get to vote every month for the next Intelexual Media Book Club selection.
  • You get to ask a question for the Q+A discussion
Go Lexi, Go!
$3 or more per month 86 patrons
Have a lil more to offer than $1? You're amazing. Your small(ish) donation helps out the brand BIG TIME! Plus, you get access to everything from reading lists, to the Investigating History series, to webseries like Let's Talk About Sex History, to the Intelexual Media Book Club (Tier 1). 
I Love Lexual
$5 or more per month 82 patrons
This option is for folks who just want to support content already available through twitter and youtube, but you also get exclusive Intelexual Media Book Club (Tier 2) content including:
  • A 3-5 minute video with my thoughts/critiques of the book. These will also include relevant historical or sociological anecdotes.
  • Entered to win a free copy of next month's selected book, shipped out before the end of the month. 
Ask Lexual
$10 or more per month 34 of 40 patrons
For every two months that you're a patron, you earn a 300-400 word essay on a topic of your choosing (redeemed at your discretion).


Intelexual Media Book Club (Tier 3) benefits include:

  • Everything at Tiers 1 + 2
  • My notes on the book, uploaded as a .pdf for easy download.  
  • My Reader Enhancement Guide, which includes five things to read, watch, observe, know, or listen to that will enrich your experience with the selected book. This will be a creative outlet for me, where I can curate playlists and art, suggest documentaries, include mini historical anecdotes/lessons, and provide articles or primary sources for further reading.  
Lexual Is My Teacher
$20 or more per month 5 of 20 patrons
Includes
  • 500 Word Essay (Topic of Your Choosing, Redeemed at Your Request)
  • Free Buttmark and Notepads at Your Request
  • Follow back on twitter
  • Intelexual Media Book Club (Tier 3)
History 101
$25 or more per month 12 of 20 patrons
If you choose this tier, you're super serious about helping Intelexual Media reach the next level-- which means I will be lavishing you with goodies! :) 


Includes:

  • Free copy of Angry Black Girl (The First Month)
  • Free copy of The A-Z Guide to Black Oppression (The Second Month)
  • Free copy of "Who Said Dat" (The Third Month)
  • Follow back on twitter
  • Poster, bookmark, and notepads
  • 500 word essay to be redeemed at your discretion
  • Intelexual Media Book Club (Tier 3)
I'm An Intelexual Media Producer, Baby
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Ok so you're REALLY down for Intelexual Media. So I'm really down for you. Here's what this tier includes: 
  • Follow back on twitter
  • A Monthly Reading List Personalized at Your Request
  • Free Copy of Angry Black Girl (First Month)
  • Free copy of The A-Z Guide to Black Oppression (Second Month)
  • A Free copy of Who Said Dat (Third Month)
  • Poster, Notepad, and a Buttmark
  • Intelexual Media Book Club (Tier 3)
  • Associate Producer Credit on All Intelexual Media videos
Very Special Intellectuals
$75 or more per month 3 of 10 patrons
If you're willing to pledge this much every month to Intelexual Media, you are helping produce greatness, just like all other tiers. But $75 a month really ensures the longevity of this company and really helps me to succeed. For that, I am endlessly grateful and honored to call you an executive producer of Intelexual Media videos.


This tier includes:


  • Follow back on twitter
  • A Monthly Reading List Personalized at Your Request
  • Free Copy of Angry Black Girl (First Month)
  • Free copy of The A-Z Guide to Black Oppression (Second Month)
  • A Free copy of Who Said Dat (Third Month)
  • Poster, Notepad, and a Buttmark
  • Intelexual Media Book Club (Tier 3)
  • Executive Producer Credit on All Intelexual Media videos