The Slant has paused their campaign. Patrons will not be charged on May 1st, 2019

All billing will resume on June 1st, 2019.

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The Slant is creating features on AsAm, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander culture.
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Hey! We're Andrew, Chery, Jessica, Natalie and Natasha!

In May 2017, we created The Slant, a weekly e-mail highlighting Asian American news, media and culture.

Every week, we share what we love: interviews with folks like Thi Bui and Min Jin Lee, reviews of books and movies, and the odd gyoza-eating contest. But we don't shy away from covering current events, either, whether it's the DACA repeal, Southeast Asian deportation, or the Harvard case on affirmative action.

Basically, we write the stuff we'd want to read, and it turns out other people want to read it, too!

Support The Slant with Patreon

Curating content, wrangling interviews and writing the newsletter takes longer than just Thursday night.

And we'd like to continue our commitment to paying freelancers market rate—incredible freelancers like Sarah Ngu, who wrote about overlooked indigenous representation in Crazy Rich Asians, and illustrator Minnie Phan, who worked on our newsletter and logo.

With your help, we can pay for hosting, Mailchimp, original articles and illustrations, and more. Plus, we won't have to find advertisers to clog the newsletter.

Patreon lets you tip us as little as a dollar every month using a credit card or PayPal. Your account won't be charged until the end of the month. And if you're low on cash (or if you change your mind), you can cancel anytime.

Plus, we'll release a transparency report every month to show you where your money is going. Just to keep us accountable.

Thanks for reading, and if you haven't already, check out The Slant! You'll get it every Friday morning, right in your inbox.

Who we are

Andrew Hsieh is the editor-in-chief and founder of The Slant. He's a product writer in the Bay Area, and has written for the Asian American Literary Review, AAMPLIFY, and in another life, Nintendojo. He also plays too many videogames, reads too many comics, and can't stop talking about the new Tibetan Iron Fist in Immortal Iron Fists.

Chery Sutjahjo is a pun-loving, label-shunning millennial who is happiest when eating spicy noodles, when outdoors or when eating spicy noodles outdoors. She works at an ed-tech start up and has a background in education, recruiting, and diversity programming. She sometimes orders instant noodles (mie goreng!!) and Doritos (salsa verde!!) on Amazon.

Jessica Yi is in a never-ending struggle with the clutter at the bottom of her handbag. While she waits for the receipts to overtake her, she spends her time researching all her purchases on Wirecutter, trying to finish her Goodreads reading challenge and pretending not to care about what the Kardashians name their children. Jessica is based in the Bay Area and works as a news radio producer.

Natalie Bui is a Bay Area native, amateur doodler, and eager book collector (which means she collects more books than she finishes). She is also a community advocate at AAAJ-LA, where her background lies in organizing and diversity and inclusion programming. She now resides in Los Angeles and is still figuring out how to access better Vietnamese food.

Natasha Chan, social media editor, went rogue and swapped Sunny California for Windy Chicago. As she lies awake at night, trying to understand why deep dish pizza exists, she makes a living as a Higher Education Consultant. She is passionate about empowering universities to deliver meaningful, life-changing experiences and education for students… but really just wants to talk to you about Terrace House. IN ALL CAPS.

Tiers
Slant Club Member
$1 or more per month
  • Behind the scenes at The Slant. "This Weekend" links, Slack conversations and more that don't make it to the newsletter, in our Patreon stream. 
  • Your name on The Slant's credits page and the newsletter, so we can celebrate our coolest fans and call y'all friends of The Slant. 
Slant Club Officer
$3 or more per month
  • All of the above rewards.
  • One personal thank-you postcard from The Slant, sent from our ludicrously large postcard collection.
  • One small piece of Slant memorabilia, from our archives here. Hey, it might be worth something!
Slant Club Board Member
$7 or more per month
  • All of the above rewards.
  • A sweet Slant sticker for your about-to-be-much-cooler laptop.
  • One piece of media that we've featured in our Now Playing section, in digital format.
Slant Club Vice President
$10 or more per month only 4 left
  • All of the above rewards.
  • A monthly feature on The Slant. We'll feature your art, music, blog or other cool stuff in our "This Weekend" section, once a month. You'll be featured in one of eight slots reserved for this tier every month. 
Slant Club President
$20 or more per month
  • All of the above rewards, except for the monthly feature on the Slant. (We'll make up for it!)
  • A newsletter feature in The Slant. We'll interview you for "6 Questions," our weekly interview column, and let you come up with the next week's question. Plus, we'll feature your art, music, blog or just your super-cool face in that week's newsletter header.
Goals
$219 of $350 per month
We're running out of adjectives! At $350 and above, we'll be able to pay for much-needed design and development resources for our website and newsletter, as well as even more freelance content. We might even be able to get on video.
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Hey! We're Andrew, Chery, Jessica, Natalie and Natasha!

In May 2017, we created The Slant, a weekly e-mail highlighting Asian American news, media and culture.

Every week, we share what we love: interviews with folks like Thi Bui and Min Jin Lee, reviews of books and movies, and the odd gyoza-eating contest. But we don't shy away from covering current events, either, whether it's the DACA repeal, Southeast Asian deportation, or the Harvard case on affirmative action.

Basically, we write the stuff we'd want to read, and it turns out other people want to read it, too!

Support The Slant with Patreon

Curating content, wrangling interviews and writing the newsletter takes longer than just Thursday night.

And we'd like to continue our commitment to paying freelancers market rate—incredible freelancers like Sarah Ngu, who wrote about overlooked indigenous representation in Crazy Rich Asians, and illustrator Minnie Phan, who worked on our newsletter and logo.

With your help, we can pay for hosting, Mailchimp, original articles and illustrations, and more. Plus, we won't have to find advertisers to clog the newsletter.

Patreon lets you tip us as little as a dollar every month using a credit card or PayPal. Your account won't be charged until the end of the month. And if you're low on cash (or if you change your mind), you can cancel anytime.

Plus, we'll release a transparency report every month to show you where your money is going. Just to keep us accountable.

Thanks for reading, and if you haven't already, check out The Slant! You'll get it every Friday morning, right in your inbox.

Who we are

Andrew Hsieh is the editor-in-chief and founder of The Slant. He's a product writer in the Bay Area, and has written for the Asian American Literary Review, AAMPLIFY, and in another life, Nintendojo. He also plays too many videogames, reads too many comics, and can't stop talking about the new Tibetan Iron Fist in Immortal Iron Fists.

Chery Sutjahjo is a pun-loving, label-shunning millennial who is happiest when eating spicy noodles, when outdoors or when eating spicy noodles outdoors. She works at an ed-tech start up and has a background in education, recruiting, and diversity programming. She sometimes orders instant noodles (mie goreng!!) and Doritos (salsa verde!!) on Amazon.

Jessica Yi is in a never-ending struggle with the clutter at the bottom of her handbag. While she waits for the receipts to overtake her, she spends her time researching all her purchases on Wirecutter, trying to finish her Goodreads reading challenge and pretending not to care about what the Kardashians name their children. Jessica is based in the Bay Area and works as a news radio producer.

Natalie Bui is a Bay Area native, amateur doodler, and eager book collector (which means she collects more books than she finishes). She is also a community advocate at AAAJ-LA, where her background lies in organizing and diversity and inclusion programming. She now resides in Los Angeles and is still figuring out how to access better Vietnamese food.

Natasha Chan, social media editor, went rogue and swapped Sunny California for Windy Chicago. As she lies awake at night, trying to understand why deep dish pizza exists, she makes a living as a Higher Education Consultant. She is passionate about empowering universities to deliver meaningful, life-changing experiences and education for students… but really just wants to talk to you about Terrace House. IN ALL CAPS.

Recent posts by The Slant

Tiers
Slant Club Member
$1 or more per month
  • Behind the scenes at The Slant. "This Weekend" links, Slack conversations and more that don't make it to the newsletter, in our Patreon stream. 
  • Your name on The Slant's credits page and the newsletter, so we can celebrate our coolest fans and call y'all friends of The Slant. 
Slant Club Officer
$3 or more per month
  • All of the above rewards.
  • One personal thank-you postcard from The Slant, sent from our ludicrously large postcard collection.
  • One small piece of Slant memorabilia, from our archives here. Hey, it might be worth something!
Slant Club Board Member
$7 or more per month
  • All of the above rewards.
  • A sweet Slant sticker for your about-to-be-much-cooler laptop.
  • One piece of media that we've featured in our Now Playing section, in digital format.
Slant Club Vice President
$10 or more per month only 4 left
  • All of the above rewards.
  • A monthly feature on The Slant. We'll feature your art, music, blog or other cool stuff in our "This Weekend" section, once a month. You'll be featured in one of eight slots reserved for this tier every month. 
Slant Club President
$20 or more per month
  • All of the above rewards, except for the monthly feature on the Slant. (We'll make up for it!)
  • A newsletter feature in The Slant. We'll interview you for "6 Questions," our weekly interview column, and let you come up with the next week's question. Plus, we'll feature your art, music, blog or just your super-cool face in that week's newsletter header.