Dani is creating Writing
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Hello fellow creators, supporters, friends, comrades! Many know me as Dani, my url for my Patreon is my Ndn name Ižaŋžaŋwiŋ which means "Bright Star Woman " in Dakota language. I chose to include my name as a reminder of who I am doing this work for; Not only for myself, but for the betterment of my people. I have a passion in expressing my identity and resistance through writing. My journey in writing began while I attended the University of North Dakota (2008-2014), where my involvement in community organizing my senior year, and my major in Indian Studies, gave me courage to express my resistance and really embrace my Native identity as a Očeti Sakowiŋ (Dakota) Wiŋyaŋ. I am passionate about sharing my experiences as a Native person who grew up displaced in suburbia (Southern Maryland) and the ways that embracing uniqueness relates to the larger scheme of societal structures.

My praxis and radicalization naturally evolved along writing development through platforms like Tumblr and Twitter, where i have built networks sharing with like minded individuals. I tend to centralize my writing on theorization and analysis of various topics and frameworks: (pop culture, symbolism, , social justice, decolonization, sociology, psychology, history, historical trauma) as they relate to Native identity and a decolonial lens. My focus on these areas is aligned with my survivance, and the understanding that my personhood and self actualization are intrinsically tied to confronting structures of oppression, and understanding why particular power dynamics continue. I continue to do this work and provide educational resources in hopes of dismantling the ongoing violence of colonialism and influence societal change to reject those accepted colonizer paradigms. At the least I would like to encourage critical thinking in my audience to guide my patrons in breaking those cycles.

I chose Patreon as a medium to express the importance of valuing the labor of Indigenous women as well as building my own confidence and autonomy as a writer. I hope to provide myself with the tools and foundation to make my work accessible, while also developing my writing to expand upon future published works. Thank you for everyone for all the love and support, for those who have experienced my journey of growth and those who are newly contributing to it.  <3
Tiers
Comrades
$1 or more per month
Access to Patreon Posts:

Thank you for supporting my work and paying me for my labor! I acknowledge that part of decolonizing is making knowledge accessible so I really appreciate that you are supporting even if this is the amount that works for you.
This amount grants access to my general post. You will also be included on a cumulative twitter shoutout to my patrons.
Annotated bibliography and topic elaboration
$5 or more per month
Thank you for going beyond the minimum to support my work! This reward will grant you access to annotated bibliographies for sources cited in my writing. This includes a brief description for each source, and if applicable, further elaboration on specific topics noted in previous post. 
You will also receive a twitter shout out!
Personalized discussions
$10 or more per month
Thank you so much for your contribution! As the reward you will be entitled to email discussion on inquiries you may have related to my post or the resources shared. (Please note I will answer to the best of my knowledge and lived experience of whatever question you may have, and reserve the right to deny a question that may be offensive or inappropriate. Also must be a reasonable amount of inquiry, if it becomes consumptive there will be a cut off .)
You are also entitled to the previous rewards noted, access to post, resources and elaboration post, as well as a twitter shout out.
Public discussion
$20 or more per month
Thank you for your generous patronship! This reward entails public discussion on questions you may have on a topic I have written about, perhaps if you wish for me to elaborate on certain nuances or parallels involved. (With regard that these discussions must be proposed and approved by me prior to the actual discussion. These discussions may be facilitated as a thread on twitter or on other proposed platforms you may grant access to, such as a group chat or podcast.)  Also be mindful that the length of discussion and interaction must be reasonable with consideration to labor involved with subject matter or until topic matter has reached saturation.)  You also will have access to previous rewards listed access to post, resources and elaboration post, email discussion as well as a twitter shout out.
The Real MVP
$50 or more per month
As a supporter of high patronage, you are demonstrating commitment to making my writing sustainable, for that I thank you! This reward will entitle you to suggest a writing topic or coauthor a post (includes personalized bio, all ideas submitted to me prior with approval).
And enhanced previous perks: Access to post, annotated bibliographies, email discussion, public discussion & twitter shout out! 
*Also expect potential future surprise gifts once other pursuits of mine are more developed*
Goals
66 of 100 patrons
Once I have reached 100 patrons, I will condense cumulative resource list of cited sources as well as other materials or media that may interest my patrons to check out!
1 of 1
Hello fellow creators, supporters, friends, comrades! Many know me as Dani, my url for my Patreon is my Ndn name Ižaŋžaŋwiŋ which means "Bright Star Woman " in Dakota language. I chose to include my name as a reminder of who I am doing this work for; Not only for myself, but for the betterment of my people. I have a passion in expressing my identity and resistance through writing. My journey in writing began while I attended the University of North Dakota (2008-2014), where my involvement in community organizing my senior year, and my major in Indian Studies, gave me courage to express my resistance and really embrace my Native identity as a Očeti Sakowiŋ (Dakota) Wiŋyaŋ. I am passionate about sharing my experiences as a Native person who grew up displaced in suburbia (Southern Maryland) and the ways that embracing uniqueness relates to the larger scheme of societal structures.

My praxis and radicalization naturally evolved along writing development through platforms like Tumblr and Twitter, where i have built networks sharing with like minded individuals. I tend to centralize my writing on theorization and analysis of various topics and frameworks: (pop culture, symbolism, , social justice, decolonization, sociology, psychology, history, historical trauma) as they relate to Native identity and a decolonial lens. My focus on these areas is aligned with my survivance, and the understanding that my personhood and self actualization are intrinsically tied to confronting structures of oppression, and understanding why particular power dynamics continue. I continue to do this work and provide educational resources in hopes of dismantling the ongoing violence of colonialism and influence societal change to reject those accepted colonizer paradigms. At the least I would like to encourage critical thinking in my audience to guide my patrons in breaking those cycles.

I chose Patreon as a medium to express the importance of valuing the labor of Indigenous women as well as building my own confidence and autonomy as a writer. I hope to provide myself with the tools and foundation to make my work accessible, while also developing my writing to expand upon future published works. Thank you for everyone for all the love and support, for those who have experienced my journey of growth and those who are newly contributing to it.  <3

Recent posts by Dani

Tiers
Comrades
$1 or more per month
Access to Patreon Posts:

Thank you for supporting my work and paying me for my labor! I acknowledge that part of decolonizing is making knowledge accessible so I really appreciate that you are supporting even if this is the amount that works for you.
This amount grants access to my general post. You will also be included on a cumulative twitter shoutout to my patrons.
Annotated bibliography and topic elaboration
$5 or more per month
Thank you for going beyond the minimum to support my work! This reward will grant you access to annotated bibliographies for sources cited in my writing. This includes a brief description for each source, and if applicable, further elaboration on specific topics noted in previous post. 
You will also receive a twitter shout out!
Personalized discussions
$10 or more per month
Thank you so much for your contribution! As the reward you will be entitled to email discussion on inquiries you may have related to my post or the resources shared. (Please note I will answer to the best of my knowledge and lived experience of whatever question you may have, and reserve the right to deny a question that may be offensive or inappropriate. Also must be a reasonable amount of inquiry, if it becomes consumptive there will be a cut off .)
You are also entitled to the previous rewards noted, access to post, resources and elaboration post, as well as a twitter shout out.
Public discussion
$20 or more per month
Thank you for your generous patronship! This reward entails public discussion on questions you may have on a topic I have written about, perhaps if you wish for me to elaborate on certain nuances or parallels involved. (With regard that these discussions must be proposed and approved by me prior to the actual discussion. These discussions may be facilitated as a thread on twitter or on other proposed platforms you may grant access to, such as a group chat or podcast.)  Also be mindful that the length of discussion and interaction must be reasonable with consideration to labor involved with subject matter or until topic matter has reached saturation.)  You also will have access to previous rewards listed access to post, resources and elaboration post, email discussion as well as a twitter shout out.
The Real MVP
$50 or more per month
As a supporter of high patronage, you are demonstrating commitment to making my writing sustainable, for that I thank you! This reward will entitle you to suggest a writing topic or coauthor a post (includes personalized bio, all ideas submitted to me prior with approval).
And enhanced previous perks: Access to post, annotated bibliographies, email discussion, public discussion & twitter shout out! 
*Also expect potential future surprise gifts once other pursuits of mine are more developed*