Ramp Your Voice! with Vilissa

is creating content about the intersectional disabled experience.

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Thank you for supporting my work & what I do.  None of this would be possible without you.
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Previous award + Commentary on the 5 things I'm reading and/or listening to this month. 

Some of what may be shared includes:

  • Favorites or new finds for podcasts, & episodes that resonated with me
  • Patreon creators I am supporting with your pledges each month
  • Captivating articles 
  • Books/comic books hauls
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Previous awards + Articles from at least 2 of the following special series listed a month.

Special series: 

  • Black Women:  Our Health, Our Truths
  • The VOW
  • Wheeling Diva Adventures
  • That’s the Way Love Rolls
  • Crip Blitch
  • #DisabilityTooWhite




Hi!  I'm Vilissa Thompson & I am the Founder & CEO of Ramp Your Voice! RYV! is the space I created to discuss disability from an intersectional lens.  RYV! has existed for 5 years, and the website houses 200+ articles written since 2013.  

Why should you support my Patreon?  I have given powerful, insightful, and at times controversial, content for 5 years.  I have written about topics ranging from dating, sex, politics, education, racial disparities, and so forth that filled in the gaps of conversation within the disabled community.  I started writing because I did not see the perspectives of Black disabled women/femmes like myself in 2013.  I wanted to change the landscape of which disabled voices were heard, and that is what I've done since. 

At this time in my career as a social worker and activist, I seek to produce more personal, poignant content that steers in the direction of the interests I have, but still remains true to why I do this work - tell my truths and the truths of those that look like me.  

For my Patreon, I will be:
  • Writing content on subjects that matter to me - dating, traveling, health disparities, tackling the racism within the disabled community, and the spiritual journey I am on.
  • Sharing a list of what I have read and/or listened to during the month that resonated and why.
  • Hosting a 20-30 minutes podcast highlighting current discussions happening in our society as well as topic ideas provided by you that I can dive into for the podcast. 

Patreon is my way of engaging with current and new supporters about what I experience in my world, and share the worlds of other Black women/femmes.  

With your support, I plan to expand the tiers (aiming by the end of 2019, going into 2020) to include video content AND doing more written pieces a month.  However, none of my aspirations will come into fruition without you believing in the vision I have for this platform.  As I always say, my work is and will forever be bigger than myself. 

Writing and podcasting are how I plan to make the "good trouble" in this world, and I appreciate you being along for the journey.  
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When I reach $1,500 a month, this will allow me to:
  • Be able to purchase vlogging equipment in order to add a tier for video content by the end of 2019, going into 2020. 
  • Have supplemental income so that I can have more financial stability in my life, which would yield me the opportunity to produce more content each month.

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