Aurora Levins Morales is creating writing and podcasts.
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patrons

$958
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Hi. My name is Aurora Levins Morales

I've been a storyteller and a social justice activist all my life.  
My words have gone all over the world and been translated into many languages.  They are taught in schools and study groups, incorporated into posters and performances, and shared among all kinds of people who want a world of justice and peace.  

Metaphors are my superpower.  Metaphors, and a deep faith in a really big vision of what human societies could become. 

I write about the world around me and the world I know is possible.  I tell stories that expand what we believe we can do, make unexpected connections between realities that seem separate, encourage us to have bigger dreams, hopes and expectations, and cultivate resilience and imagination.  I write about principled ways of working together, across many kinds of difference, so we can build the world we want to live in and leave to the generations after us.   

Between September, 2016 and February, 2017 I traveled the US in a tiny non-toxic, sustainable house on wheels, which I designed and built, gathering stories about water and land struggles, writing about how our ecological crisis is rooted in crises of human relations.  I've visited places like Detroit, Standing Rock, and California's Imperial Valley, highlighting all the ways that our struggles over water unfold.  I'm writing about what's happening to the land I was born on in western Puerto Rico, how farmland is being replaced by prisons in upstate New York, about food justice projects in New England, and the politics of water diversion in the Sacramento River Delta. I follow the stories that call me, that rise out of the landscape, the people I meet, and my own body. 

And now  I'm producing a podcast, Letters from Earth, that is also broadcast on Flashpoints, on Pacifica Radio.  

I do all of these things with the heart, mind and hands of a feminist and radical, a queer identified woman, a Puerto Rican and Ashkenazi Jew, a person living with with chronic illness and disability, with the aftermaths of environmental and sexual violence, an immigrant, a single mother, and an artist. 

I do a lot of different kinds of work that are all connected. 
 
I blog on my website, and at Unruly.org,  I give talks and readings, and sometimes workshops and webinars.  I'm working on two books of essays, a novel, a collection of poetry and a book about building my chemically accessible traveling home.  I cook on a twelve burner stove when I write!  I mentor young writers and activists, and serve as an artist and elder in residence to social justice organizations, educational, and faith based institutions. I love to collaborate with other artists, like my brother Ricardo Levins Morales, members of the Artists' Council of Jewish Voice for Peace, and Jews of Color, Sephardi and Mizrahi (JOCSM) in Solidarity with Palestine, which publishes the blog Unruly, and the forthcoming podcast Radio Unruly, which I will produce. 

I love doing this work as part of a large, interwoven web of people who share my values and become connected through the stories I gather and tell.  I would love for you to become part of that web.  

If you can't contribute money, but have time/skills you'd like to offer instead, we'd love to hear from you.  Drop us a line
FOR ONE TIME DONATIONS ONLY: You can send money via PayPal to [email protected]
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You can learn more about my work at www.auroralevinsmorales.com and all about my traveling house at www.littlevehicleforchange.org
 
 
Tiers
Lettermakers
$1 or more per month 31 patrons
 Congratulations. You will now start getting my patreon-only feed. 
Wordwrights
$3 or more per month 22 patrons
You'll have access to my Activity Feed and live Q & A sessions. 
Linecrafters
$5 or more per month 50 patrons
Receive excerpts of unpublished writing and behind the scenes glimpses into how I work.
Paragraphists
$7 or more per month 20 patrons
You can join my book club where I choose three books per season to discuss together in a private Facebok group.  Current selections: In the Time of the Butterflies byJulia Alvarez, For Your Own Good by Leah Horlick

and Brilliant Imperfection by Eli Clare

Poemeers
$10 or more per month 24 patrons
You get all the other stuff AND a quarterly google hangout where you can chat with me and other supporters, and learn about my most recent projects.    
Chapterfitters
$18 or more per month 9 patrons
On top of all the other goodies, you get a full length CD of me reading from my work.
Bookbinders
$50 or more per month 1 patron
A sixty minute, one on one consultation on your writing or other creative work. 
Goals
$958 of $1,200 per month
  • $1200 a month 
  • Will pay for my farm stay in this sweet, beautiful, quiet location where I can listen to the natural world, and write with few distractions, while staying close enough to the East Bay to participate in the social, political, cultural life of the Bay Area.
  • It will also provide me with enough biodiesel to drive 450 miles a month, so I can drive into town to give talks, visit libraries and meet with people, but also visit tribal leaders, regenerative farming and grazing projects, and explore the natural and social landscape of Northern California, so I can write about it.
  • will cover my car payments and insurance
  • will pay for  internet and cell phone cost, which lets me upload and distribute my podcasts, and find my way around unfamiliar ground with my GPS.  
  • But also, having reliable communication tools while living in a remote rural area allows me to stay connected with friends and colleagues and have the conversations that feed my work.  It lets me follow stories that interest me and do the research that underlies my poetry and essays. 
  • I'll be able to keep writing, recording and posting episodes of Letters from Earth. 
  • I can keep up with my blog and also work on longer pieces.  
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Hi. My name is Aurora Levins Morales

I've been a storyteller and a social justice activist all my life.  
My words have gone all over the world and been translated into many languages.  They are taught in schools and study groups, incorporated into posters and performances, and shared among all kinds of people who want a world of justice and peace.  

Metaphors are my superpower.  Metaphors, and a deep faith in a really big vision of what human societies could become. 

I write about the world around me and the world I know is possible.  I tell stories that expand what we believe we can do, make unexpected connections between realities that seem separate, encourage us to have bigger dreams, hopes and expectations, and cultivate resilience and imagination.  I write about principled ways of working together, across many kinds of difference, so we can build the world we want to live in and leave to the generations after us.   

Between September, 2016 and February, 2017 I traveled the US in a tiny non-toxic, sustainable house on wheels, which I designed and built, gathering stories about water and land struggles, writing about how our ecological crisis is rooted in crises of human relations.  I've visited places like Detroit, Standing Rock, and California's Imperial Valley, highlighting all the ways that our struggles over water unfold.  I'm writing about what's happening to the land I was born on in western Puerto Rico, how farmland is being replaced by prisons in upstate New York, about food justice projects in New England, and the politics of water diversion in the Sacramento River Delta. I follow the stories that call me, that rise out of the landscape, the people I meet, and my own body. 

And now  I'm producing a podcast, Letters from Earth, that is also broadcast on Flashpoints, on Pacifica Radio.  

I do all of these things with the heart, mind and hands of a feminist and radical, a queer identified woman, a Puerto Rican and Ashkenazi Jew, a person living with with chronic illness and disability, with the aftermaths of environmental and sexual violence, an immigrant, a single mother, and an artist. 

I do a lot of different kinds of work that are all connected. 
 
I blog on my website, and at Unruly.org,  I give talks and readings, and sometimes workshops and webinars.  I'm working on two books of essays, a novel, a collection of poetry and a book about building my chemically accessible traveling home.  I cook on a twelve burner stove when I write!  I mentor young writers and activists, and serve as an artist and elder in residence to social justice organizations, educational, and faith based institutions. I love to collaborate with other artists, like my brother Ricardo Levins Morales, members of the Artists' Council of Jewish Voice for Peace, and Jews of Color, Sephardi and Mizrahi (JOCSM) in Solidarity with Palestine, which publishes the blog Unruly, and the forthcoming podcast Radio Unruly, which I will produce. 

I love doing this work as part of a large, interwoven web of people who share my values and become connected through the stories I gather and tell.  I would love for you to become part of that web.  

If you can't contribute money, but have time/skills you'd like to offer instead, we'd love to hear from you.  Drop us a line
FOR ONE TIME DONATIONS ONLY: You can send money via PayPal to [email protected]ica.us
*****
You can learn more about my work at www.auroralevinsmorales.com and all about my traveling house at www.littlevehicleforchange.org
 
 

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Tiers
Lettermakers
$1 or more per month 31 patrons
 Congratulations. You will now start getting my patreon-only feed. 
Wordwrights
$3 or more per month 22 patrons
You'll have access to my Activity Feed and live Q & A sessions. 
Linecrafters
$5 or more per month 50 patrons
Receive excerpts of unpublished writing and behind the scenes glimpses into how I work.
Paragraphists
$7 or more per month 20 patrons
You can join my book club where I choose three books per season to discuss together in a private Facebok group.  Current selections: In the Time of the Butterflies byJulia Alvarez, For Your Own Good by Leah Horlick

and Brilliant Imperfection by Eli Clare

Poemeers
$10 or more per month 24 patrons
You get all the other stuff AND a quarterly google hangout where you can chat with me and other supporters, and learn about my most recent projects.    
Chapterfitters
$18 or more per month 9 patrons
On top of all the other goodies, you get a full length CD of me reading from my work.
Bookbinders
$50 or more per month 1 patron
A sixty minute, one on one consultation on your writing or other creative work.