Ace Ratcliff is creating writing, poetry, art, photography, disability activism!
64
patrons
$225
per Writing!
Hiya! My name is Ace. I used to be a funeral director, embalmer, and crematory operator. I spent a year working in the cannabis industry after my work in deathcare and another year as a tech writer for a software company. That company recently terminated my contract with them, so I'm currently making a living as a freelance writer and artist. I'm also a chronically ill with a degenerative disease that causes chronic pain.

In June of 2014, I was diagnosed with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS). Long story short, it's a genetic disorder that causes my body to produce collagen incorrectly. Unfortunately, collagen is in all of your connective tissues. My joints dislocate daily, and I live in a constant level of pain that most people rarely reach outside of the ER. I deal with a number of co-morbidities as well, including MCAS, dysautonomia, and bipolar disorder.

Being a patient means lots of specialists, lots of medications, lots of medical management and lots (and lots!) of surgeries and surgical interventions, like nerve blocks, ablations, and laparoscopy. Since March of 2013, I've had three major joint surgeries. Because EDS is a degenerative disease, there are more surgical interventions to come, without question.

Last year, I ran an amazing medical fundraiser to help pay for foot surgery, but I hate not giving back to the badass community that supports me. The income from this page helps to cover my exorbitant medical expenses 

How Patreon Works
Patreon is pretty amazing because it allows you, my support system, to pledge a donation every time I produce a new piece of writing. You pick a donation level (with a minimum of $1!)  to be charged every time I upload a new bit of artwork. Tuesdays are #TwitterTuesdays - I'll link to storified verisions of my most popular tweetstorms for the last week. Thursdays are #TBT, as voted for on Twitter. Fridays are for Photoessays - these are usually Patreon only, but excerpts may be available outside of Patreon!

Rewards
I'm working on rewards! Right now I'm finding it challenging to manage my chronic illnesses and making art. If you're frustrated with Patreon and interested in making a one-time donation instead, my Paypal can be accessed at [email protected] /* */ If you want to work something out for regular patronage via Paypal or another payment platform, shoot me a message and we'll work something out!

Eternal Return
For patrons who were originally here for my novella, Eternal Return, let's just say that I completely gutted it and I'm working on turning it into something readable. I'm not sure it ever will be readable. If you're interested in a copy of the original mess of the first five or six chapters, let me know. Anyone who pledges more than $3 can have access to it.

Love you guys.
Tiers
Incredible Humans
$1 or more per Writing! 31 patrons
My undying love and loyalty.
Badasses
$3 or more per Writing! 23 of 50 patrons
My undying love and loyalty, plus access to the hot mess that was Eternal Return.
ARE YOU REAL?!
$10 or more per Writing! 13 of 100 patrons
My undying love, loyalty, access to the HOT MESS that was Eternal return, and something else I'm going to work out!
Goals
$225 of $500 per Writing!
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Hiya! My name is Ace. I used to be a funeral director, embalmer, and crematory operator. I spent a year working in the cannabis industry after my work in deathcare and another year as a tech writer for a software company. That company recently terminated my contract with them, so I'm currently making a living as a freelance writer and artist. I'm also a chronically ill with a degenerative disease that causes chronic pain.

In June of 2014, I was diagnosed with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS). Long story short, it's a genetic disorder that causes my body to produce collagen incorrectly. Unfortunately, collagen is in all of your connective tissues. My joints dislocate daily, and I live in a constant level of pain that most people rarely reach outside of the ER. I deal with a number of co-morbidities as well, including MCAS, dysautonomia, and bipolar disorder.

Being a patient means lots of specialists, lots of medications, lots of medical management and lots (and lots!) of surgeries and surgical interventions, like nerve blocks, ablations, and laparoscopy. Since March of 2013, I've had three major joint surgeries. Because EDS is a degenerative disease, there are more surgical interventions to come, without question.

Last year, I ran an amazing medical fundraiser to help pay for foot surgery, but I hate not giving back to the badass community that supports me. The income from this page helps to cover my exorbitant medical expenses 

How Patreon Works
Patreon is pretty amazing because it allows you, my support system, to pledge a donation every time I produce a new piece of writing. You pick a donation level (with a minimum of $1!)  to be charged every time I upload a new bit of artwork. Tuesdays are #TwitterTuesdays - I'll link to storified verisions of my most popular tweetstorms for the last week. Thursdays are #TBT, as voted for on Twitter. Fridays are for Photoessays - these are usually Patreon only, but excerpts may be available outside of Patreon!

Rewards
I'm working on rewards! Right now I'm finding it challenging to manage my chronic illnesses and making art. If you're frustrated with Patreon and interested in making a one-time donation instead, my Paypal can be accessed at [email protected] /* */ If you want to work something out for regular patronage via Paypal or another payment platform, shoot me a message and we'll work something out!

Eternal Return
For patrons who were originally here for my novella, Eternal Return, let's just say that I completely gutted it and I'm working on turning it into something readable. I'm not sure it ever will be readable. If you're interested in a copy of the original mess of the first five or six chapters, let me know. Anyone who pledges more than $3 can have access to it.

Love you guys.

Recent posts by Ace Ratcliff

Tiers
Incredible Humans
$1 or more per Writing! 31 patrons
My undying love and loyalty.
Badasses
$3 or more per Writing! 23 of 50 patrons
My undying love and loyalty, plus access to the hot mess that was Eternal Return.
ARE YOU REAL?!
$10 or more per Writing! 13 of 100 patrons
My undying love, loyalty, access to the HOT MESS that was Eternal return, and something else I'm going to work out!