Eisel Mazard is creating Political, Autobiographical, and Vegan Videos
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$167
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You may know me from Youtube, or you may know me from the essays I've scattered around the internet. I'm known for talking about the politics of veganism, about the history and politics of Asia, and for the study of languages (Pali, Cree/Ojibwe, Laotian, Khmer, lately Chinese and Japanese… it is a peculiar list of languages). Probably 90% of the people reading this know me from recent videos about things vegan, but, in some ways, my interests in ecology, democracy, etc., are consistent "inside of" and "outside of" veganism.

Beyond veganism, the truth is that my web-presence is (more generally) about me: it is about my research interests, my political ambitions, and even my personal life.  This Patreon "channel" provides a ton of original content (that you won't find on my youtube channel), and it is the only way to interact with me (directly); but it also acts as a crossroads, where you can engage in discussions with a few hundred people who share my interests in vegan activism and/or, possibly, any of the other issues I care about.  Is it worth one dollar?  Yes.  Don't pay more.  ;-)

This Patreon page was originally put up in response to a short-term crisis, but, also, it was the start of an experiment in trying to create a long-term digital community of people with common interests: at the time (2016) I was moving to China, and I was uncertain as to what extent I'd be able to continue uploading to youtube.  With some practice, it turned out that I could upload to youtube within China (albeit slowly and intermittently), but the Patreon channel remained a platform for long-format podcasts, articles and photos to be posted, and it became a place for me to engage in discussions with... well, anyone who thought that my content merited $1 per month.

My content attracts some people who are really worth talking to: I've always gotten fan-mail from vegans who really wanted to make a positive difference in the world, and it would be nice to imagine that you could network with one-another through this channel.  If you think my material is worth debating, then you'll probably benefit from joining a forum full of other people who feel the same way (i.e., the forum offers more than just a chance to talk to me).

I already know from e-mails with my audience that many of you are questioning what effective activism means in your own community, and, also, many of you want to talk further about the problems and paradoxes you encounter as a vegan living in the real world (feeling estranged from your own culture, and, often, feeling estranged from your own family, in confronting the ethical and ecological contradictions that others choose to ignore).

Now, in 2018, I'm returning to Canada (from China) and the channel will take on a new direction —with new possibilities opening up for my own "I.R.L." activism.
Tiers
It only takes 1 (to hit it out of the park, etc.)
$1 or more per month 50 patrons
This is a warning.
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
No no, you're missing the point entirely: don't donate $100.  Donate the absolute minimum, of $1 per month, let's hope that this works in bringing together some interesting peopleThis isn't a fundraiser, it's a crossroads.  If patreon works well, I could try, in future, to use this as a real fundraising platform, but we'll see.
Goals
$1 – reached! per month
I'm hoping that Patreon can be a crossroads for people who share a sincere issue in the issues (any of the issues) that I've raised on the internet in recent years.  Although my audience is small, it's an audience comprised of some very interesting people, with the real potential (and will) to make a positive difference in the world.
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You may know me from Youtube, or you may know me from the essays I've scattered around the internet. I'm known for talking about the politics of veganism, about the history and politics of Asia, and for the study of languages (Pali, Cree/Ojibwe, Laotian, Khmer, lately Chinese and Japanese… it is a peculiar list of languages). Probably 90% of the people reading this know me from recent videos about things vegan, but, in some ways, my interests in ecology, democracy, etc., are consistent "inside of" and "outside of" veganism.

Beyond veganism, the truth is that my web-presence is (more generally) about me: it is about my research interests, my political ambitions, and even my personal life.  This Patreon "channel" provides a ton of original content (that you won't find on my youtube channel), and it is the only way to interact with me (directly); but it also acts as a crossroads, where you can engage in discussions with a few hundred people who share my interests in vegan activism and/or, possibly, any of the other issues I care about.  Is it worth one dollar?  Yes.  Don't pay more.  ;-)

This Patreon page was originally put up in response to a short-term crisis, but, also, it was the start of an experiment in trying to create a long-term digital community of people with common interests: at the time (2016) I was moving to China, and I was uncertain as to what extent I'd be able to continue uploading to youtube.  With some practice, it turned out that I could upload to youtube within China (albeit slowly and intermittently), but the Patreon channel remained a platform for long-format podcasts, articles and photos to be posted, and it became a place for me to engage in discussions with... well, anyone who thought that my content merited $1 per month.

My content attracts some people who are really worth talking to: I've always gotten fan-mail from vegans who really wanted to make a positive difference in the world, and it would be nice to imagine that you could network with one-another through this channel.  If you think my material is worth debating, then you'll probably benefit from joining a forum full of other people who feel the same way (i.e., the forum offers more than just a chance to talk to me).

I already know from e-mails with my audience that many of you are questioning what effective activism means in your own community, and, also, many of you want to talk further about the problems and paradoxes you encounter as a vegan living in the real world (feeling estranged from your own culture, and, often, feeling estranged from your own family, in confronting the ethical and ecological contradictions that others choose to ignore).

Now, in 2018, I'm returning to Canada (from China) and the channel will take on a new direction —with new possibilities opening up for my own "I.R.L." activism.

Recent posts by Eisel Mazard

Tiers
It only takes 1 (to hit it out of the park, etc.)
$1 or more per month 50 patrons
This is a warning.
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
No no, you're missing the point entirely: don't donate $100.  Donate the absolute minimum, of $1 per month, let's hope that this works in bringing together some interesting peopleThis isn't a fundraiser, it's a crossroads.  If patreon works well, I could try, in future, to use this as a real fundraising platform, but we'll see.