Zaron Burnett III is creating longform essays and audio travel diaries
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patron

$9
per month
Direct financial support is a vital way for creators, like me, to be directly responsible to you, the readers, rather than to advertisers and platforms. With your support, I can discover and report stories that expand your understanding of the world. Working together, we can change the world with stories. Didion so famously said "we tell ourselves stories in order to live," which is true. We do. And that's what we'll be doing. We'll be telling ourselves stories in order to live new and differently shaped lives, to tramp down paths rarely taken, to celebrate people who inspire a new way of seeing or being in the world. That's why I'd like your help, so we can tell stories. 
Tiers
The Ground Floor Crew
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
at the Ground Floor level, you join an army of support, and for your one dollar contribution, you will receive the pride of participation, as well as an annual Best Of Collection of the writing you supported.
The Hammer Arms
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
As a member of the Hammer Arms, you will be providing the force of consistent strikes to affect change, and for your five dollar contribution, you will receive the pride of participation, a quarterly email about the stories and process that created them, and access to full interview transcripts, as well as an annual Best Of Collection of the writing you supported. 
The Vanguard
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
As a member of The Vanguard, for your ten dollar contribution, you will receive the pride of participation, a quarterly email about the stories and process that created them, access to full interview transcripts, a monthly hand-written postcard, as well as an annual Best Of Collection of the writing you supported. 
The Leading Edge Runners
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
As a member of The Leading Edge Runners, for your twenty dollar contribution, you will receive the pride of participation, a quarterly email about the stories and process that created them, access to full interview transcripts, a monthly hand-written postcard, an annual limited edition custom t-shirt, as well as an annual Best Of Collection of the writing you supported. 
The Horizon Riders
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
As a member of The Horizon Riders, for your thirty dollar contribution, you will receive the pride of participation, a quarterly email about the stories and process that created them, access to full interview transcripts, a monthly hand-written postcard, an annual limited edition custom t-shirt and annual limited edition custom hoodie, as well as an annual Best Of Collection of the writing you supported. 
The Rainmakers
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
As a member of The Rainmakers, for your one hundred dollar contribution, you will receive the pride of participation, a quarterly email about the stories and process that created them, access to full interview transcripts, a monthly hand-written postcard, an annual limited edition custom t-shirt and annual limited edition custom hoodie, as well as an annual Best Of Collection of the writing you supported. 


...And for this highest level of donor, I'll offer a monthly one-on-one session, over FaceTime or Skype, an personal chat to discuss writing, offer writing or editing advice, maybe talk about the events of the day, or pick a subject of your choice, basically, whatever the hell you want to chat about. And since I'm not that neurotic about time, it's likely to be longer than an hour. 

Goals
$9 of $1,000 per month
When I reach a thousand dollars a month, I'll be able to travel more regularly, document stories that require face-to-face interaction with subjects and interviewees, and bring you deeper into the stories with images and sound that will transport you into the scene. 
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Direct financial support is a vital way for creators, like me, to be directly responsible to you, the readers, rather than to advertisers and platforms. With your support, I can discover and report stories that expand your understanding of the world. Working together, we can change the world with stories. Didion so famously said "we tell ourselves stories in order to live," which is true. We do. And that's what we'll be doing. We'll be telling ourselves stories in order to live new and differently shaped lives, to tramp down paths rarely taken, to celebrate people who inspire a new way of seeing or being in the world. That's why I'd like your help, so we can tell stories. 

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Tiers
The Ground Floor Crew
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
at the Ground Floor level, you join an army of support, and for your one dollar contribution, you will receive the pride of participation, as well as an annual Best Of Collection of the writing you supported.
The Hammer Arms
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
As a member of the Hammer Arms, you will be providing the force of consistent strikes to affect change, and for your five dollar contribution, you will receive the pride of participation, a quarterly email about the stories and process that created them, and access to full interview transcripts, as well as an annual Best Of Collection of the writing you supported. 
The Vanguard
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
As a member of The Vanguard, for your ten dollar contribution, you will receive the pride of participation, a quarterly email about the stories and process that created them, access to full interview transcripts, a monthly hand-written postcard, as well as an annual Best Of Collection of the writing you supported. 
The Leading Edge Runners
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
As a member of The Leading Edge Runners, for your twenty dollar contribution, you will receive the pride of participation, a quarterly email about the stories and process that created them, access to full interview transcripts, a monthly hand-written postcard, an annual limited edition custom t-shirt, as well as an annual Best Of Collection of the writing you supported. 
The Horizon Riders
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
As a member of The Horizon Riders, for your thirty dollar contribution, you will receive the pride of participation, a quarterly email about the stories and process that created them, access to full interview transcripts, a monthly hand-written postcard, an annual limited edition custom t-shirt and annual limited edition custom hoodie, as well as an annual Best Of Collection of the writing you supported. 
The Rainmakers
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
As a member of The Rainmakers, for your one hundred dollar contribution, you will receive the pride of participation, a quarterly email about the stories and process that created them, access to full interview transcripts, a monthly hand-written postcard, an annual limited edition custom t-shirt and annual limited edition custom hoodie, as well as an annual Best Of Collection of the writing you supported. 


...And for this highest level of donor, I'll offer a monthly one-on-one session, over FaceTime or Skype, an personal chat to discuss writing, offer writing or editing advice, maybe talk about the events of the day, or pick a subject of your choice, basically, whatever the hell you want to chat about. And since I'm not that neurotic about time, it's likely to be longer than an hour.