Wtf is this?I've spent most of my life trying to figure out the best way to express myself to the world.
How can I best tell my true stories, of life, the Universe and beliefs about being? I've made art, comics, podcasts, taught art and taught art business and marketing all in the pursuit of the best avenue to share my truth.
It turns out that YouTube videos are the quickest, most direct and transparent method to share truth with the world (who knew? DERP), and encourage discussion - especially around difficult topics (don't worry about the commenters - you guys are awesome). I want to have the difficult conversations and discuss different points of view and share my beliefs and hear yours in return.
My big face in your face.
I don't want to shy away anymore from talking in public about sex or drugs, violence and rage, anger and money, myth and science, joy, religion, love, politics, relationships, history, the Goddess, feminism, bigotry, God, misogyny, Nature, racism, classism, ageism, quantum or astro physics or any of the other things that we avoid discussing because it's not polite or not appropriate or not "some other bullshit".
Let's talk about all the things!
Adventures in Truth Telling is where I can talk about everything that I want to talk about - but haven't been able to, up until now. We need to learn how to talk to each other and we can't do that when we refuse to talk about tough subjects in public.
We need to talk about this shit.
We need to talk about this shit MUCH more often.
I am publishing one video a month. Patron support will be monthly.
It may be more videos than that - but one a month is the base because I would rather post more than you're expecting rather than promise a lot and disappoint you. Also, I want to know more than just my opinion about what we're going to discuss, so I need to research and be able to provide links and education-y stuff for those of you who want to learn more.
Always good advice.
For Patrons I am opening a secret, private Facebook group so that we can have a place to talk outside of public eyes. As much as I am willing to talk publicly about all these things, I can't expect everyone to be comfortable with that, so the secret Facebook group will be a safe private spot to exchange views and discuss opinions without every rando dropping in to stir up shit.
Oh yeah - and I swear. A lot. And I like it. And it's not going to stop. If that's a deal breaker - keep on going. I am not for you.
Don't play - I know you feel me.
Honestly, I don't know.
I'm not sure anyone would want what I'm doing - but I've got to do it, so I'm doing it anyway.
I'm a Patron myself and I support people who are creating things that I want to see in the world - art, comics, journalism, media criticism, opinions, beliefs and music; they're all creating and contributing to a version of the world that I want to be a part of. My support helps them to continue doing that.
If you vibe with what I'm creating and you'd like to help me continue putting these conversations out into the world - please become a Patron.
What do you get?
SO - if you become a Patron, here's what you get:
• $1- $4: My undying thanks, access to the secret private Facebook group and any Patron-only posts or streams that happen, and a shout out in a video &/or on my website.
• $5 - $9: All the above + your choice of a PDF download of a portrait I made of someone who said some cool shit.
Or maybe this.
• $10 or more: All of the above + PDF downloads of my comic books; Peeling Onions v. I, II, III.
P.S. I swear I don't suck as an artist. Proof:
Picture of Me. Yours will be black & white.
Picture of Sydney. Yours will be like this.
Picture of Cynthia. This is marker. Yours will be watercolour.
If you like all these things please become a Patron!
Thanks for listening.