Brandy Walker is creating Magic
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patrons

$9
per month
Hello! Welcome to my little space on Patreon! I am so so glad you're here. Are you familiar with Patreon? I'm pretty new, too. Here's hoping there's a learning curve. Let me show you around!

The way I see it, makers gonna make. Patreon is for the creators and the createes who love them. It's for those of us who have grown suspicious of the middle men (and women) who want to take a cut without creating or consuming the art. They're selling tickets into the theatre. 

Well, welcome to the new theatre! The basic gist is that if you support me (even just $1 a month) then you're a patron of my art. It also means I am glowingly grateful for you!

How I got here

Once upon a time, I was a hot mess. I go into the details of all that messiness in the first episode of my podcast, Throwing Light (one of my arts, bytheway). One day I realized that I didn't want to be such a mess anymore. More importantly, I didn't want my mess to spill over to other people. So I cleaned up my side of the street. Mostly. To be fair, I am still a hot mess sometimes. I'm sure we all are. And the most beautiful thing I teach (and learn regularly) is that we are all allowed to be hot messes, sometimes. I believe we all have the capacity for more goodness and love than we could possibly imagine. And, on the other side, we all have the capacity for more cruelty and hate than we could possibly imagine. The problem? We know the second part. We are intimately aware of our demons. Most of us, anyway. But we downplay the love part. Because we're so bleeping guarded. 

The more I cleaned up, the more internal clutter I found. And the more I sought out ways to deal with what basically amounted to mental hoarding. I realized how many lies I had internalized—I am not good enough; I am weak; I should be ashamed of myself. To work through it all, I read everything I could get my hands on. What do the Christians say? What do the new agers say? What do the psychologists say? What do the Jews say? What do quantum physicists says? Somewhere around the 18th book, I realized that I'm not the only one struggling here. Slowly, a mission emerged. At the time, I called it wanting to partner with God in the restoration of Shalom on earth. Put simply, I wanted to leave the world a little better than it was when I got here. And I wanted to do that using my unique set of gifts.

My unique set of gifts

I am passionately interested in the intersections between evidence-based science and ancient spiritual wisdom. I'm also highly empathic and intuitive. Almost to a fault. I come equipped with an unnerving amount of optimism that we really can make the world a better place.

The podcast

First, the Throwing Light Podcast! This is where I put all my research to the test. My hope is that it feels like self-care for activists, creators, and dreamers who disguise themselves as ordinary human beings. Note: The gig is up. I know you are so much more than ordinary. I hope to start conversations. And I hope you chime in! I upload a new episode every other week on #ThrowingLightThursday.

Writing + speaking

Next, I make with words! I am a regular contributor for Care.com and HuffPost. I've also written for Marie Claire, The Kitchn, Guideposts, and Thought Catalog. Sporadically, at open mic nights and readings in and around the DC metro area, I share poems. Upcoming events are announced at the beginning of each podcast, so you can check them out if you are so inclined. If you are a patron, you might even know before I do.

Coaching

Yes, I am secretly a coach. I do mainly one-off sessions by request, to bring clarity and spiritual direction. I am good at it. And it's a lot of fun!

SO, that is who I am and what I do. I am very very excited that you are here. I am even more excited to see the places that we will go together. 

DISCLAIMER: Politically, I tend to lean pretty far to the left. It's part of who I am. Inevitably, I will end up talking about #BlackLivesMatter or intersectional feminism or even the idea of a universal basic income. It comes out because it's what I believe, but what I also believe is that I could be wrong. And as long as you practice kindness and respect in your disagreements, you are wholeheartedly welcome here, even (or especially) if you disagree with me. I totally understand if it's not your cup of tea, and sometimes in my passion, I'm not very good at recalling this disclaimer. But I want you to know that if you want to be here, you're invited.**

** And that is true even if you're not a patron! I know not everyone is able to contribute. That's why the majority of my content is free. That's why Patreon exists. If you can support an artist and you want to, this is a really good way to do it.
Tiers
Penlights
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
Squeak! Along with all of my heart-simmering gratitude, and good vibes from the universe, here are some perks:


From time to time I create things, but don't share publicly—secret podcast episodes, anonymous articles, etc. When I do, you'll get a backstage pass. BOOM.

Flashlights
$7 or more per month 0 patrons
Squeak! Along with all of my heart-simmering gratitude, and good vibes from the universe, here are some perks:

From time to time I create things, but don't share publicly—secret podcast episodes, anonymous articles, etc. When I do, you'll get a backstage pass. BOOM.


ALSO, you'll get a digital copy of Wild Goslings and access to the material for any of the e-courses I have run in the past. DOUBLE BOOM. 


PLUS a shout-out on the podcast.

Headlights
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Squeak! Along with all of my heart-simmering gratitude, and good vibes from the universe, here are some perks:

From time to time I create things, but don't share publicly—secret podcast episodes, anonymous articles, etc. When I do, you'll get a backstage pass. BOOM.


ALSO, you'll get a digital copy of Wild Goslings and access to the material for any of the e-courses I have run in the past. DOUBLE BOOM.  


PLUS a shout-out on the podcast.


PLUS a sappy/awesome handwritten poem just for you!

Streetlights
$22 or more per month 0 patrons
Squeak! Along with all of my heart-simmering gratitude, and good vibes from the universe, here are some perks:  


From time to time I create things, but don't share publicly—secret podcast episodes, anonymous articles, etc. When I do, you'll get a backstage pass. BOOM.


ALSO, you'll get a digital copy of Wild Goslings and access to the material for any of the e-courses I have run in the past. DOUBLE BOOM. 

PLUS a shout-out on the podcast.

PLUS a sappy/awesome handwritten poem just for you. 


PLUS a surprise goodie bomb chock full of seriously cool stuff!

Spotlights
$49 or more per month 0 patrons
Squeak! Along with all of my heart-simmering gratitude, and good vibes from the universe, here are some perks:  


From time to time I create things, but don't share publicly—secret podcast episodes, anonymous articles, etc. When I do, you'll get a backstage pass. BOOM.


ALSO, you'll get a digital copy of Wild Goslings and access to the material for any of the e-courses I have run in the past. DOUBLE BOOM. 

PLUS a shout-out on the podcast.

PLUS a sappy/awesome handwritten poem just for you. 


PLUS a surprise goodie bomb chock full of seriously cool stuff!


PLUS a four free coaching sessions to be used at your leisure. Did I say THANK YOU?

Starlights
$87 or more per month 0 patrons
Squeak! Along with all of my heart-simmering gratitude, and good vibes from the universe, here are some perks: 

 

From time to time I create things, but don't share publicly—secret podcast episodes, anonymous articles, etc. When I do, you'll get a backstage pass. BOOM.


ALSO, you'll get a digital copy of Wild Goslings and access to the material for any of the e-courses I have run in the past. DOUBLE BOOM.    


PLUS a shout-out on the podcast.  


PLUS a sappy/awesome handwritten poem just for you.  


PLUS a surprise goodie bomb chock full of seriously cool stuff!


PLUS *monthly* coaching sessions/intuitive readings. Basically, regular access to ideas, insight, and intuition. Did I say THANK YOU?


PLUS access to all of my published works past, present, or future. And if you want, we can schedule a virtual/IRL coffee date.

Goals
$9 of $100 per month
My Big, Blue-Sky Goal of $2000 might take a while to pull off, so let's baby step our way there. When I get to $100 a month then I will make a very special secret podcast for all my Patrons that will basically be a big party. OOH. Maybe we can talk Jermaine into coming on the show!
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Hello! Welcome to my little space on Patreon! I am so so glad you're here. Are you familiar with Patreon? I'm pretty new, too. Here's hoping there's a learning curve. Let me show you around!

The way I see it, makers gonna make. Patreon is for the creators and the createes who love them. It's for those of us who have grown suspicious of the middle men (and women) who want to take a cut without creating or consuming the art. They're selling tickets into the theatre. 

Well, welcome to the new theatre! The basic gist is that if you support me (even just $1 a month) then you're a patron of my art. It also means I am glowingly grateful for you!

How I got here

Once upon a time, I was a hot mess. I go into the details of all that messiness in the first episode of my podcast, Throwing Light (one of my arts, bytheway). One day I realized that I didn't want to be such a mess anymore. More importantly, I didn't want my mess to spill over to other people. So I cleaned up my side of the street. Mostly. To be fair, I am still a hot mess sometimes. I'm sure we all are. And the most beautiful thing I teach (and learn regularly) is that we are all allowed to be hot messes, sometimes. I believe we all have the capacity for more goodness and love than we could possibly imagine. And, on the other side, we all have the capacity for more cruelty and hate than we could possibly imagine. The problem? We know the second part. We are intimately aware of our demons. Most of us, anyway. But we downplay the love part. Because we're so bleeping guarded. 

The more I cleaned up, the more internal clutter I found. And the more I sought out ways to deal with what basically amounted to mental hoarding. I realized how many lies I had internalized—I am not good enough; I am weak; I should be ashamed of myself. To work through it all, I read everything I could get my hands on. What do the Christians say? What do the new agers say? What do the psychologists say? What do the Jews say? What do quantum physicists says? Somewhere around the 18th book, I realized that I'm not the only one struggling here. Slowly, a mission emerged. At the time, I called it wanting to partner with God in the restoration of Shalom on earth. Put simply, I wanted to leave the world a little better than it was when I got here. And I wanted to do that using my unique set of gifts.

My unique set of gifts

I am passionately interested in the intersections between evidence-based science and ancient spiritual wisdom. I'm also highly empathic and intuitive. Almost to a fault. I come equipped with an unnerving amount of optimism that we really can make the world a better place.

The podcast

First, the Throwing Light Podcast! This is where I put all my research to the test. My hope is that it feels like self-care for activists, creators, and dreamers who disguise themselves as ordinary human beings. Note: The gig is up. I know you are so much more than ordinary. I hope to start conversations. And I hope you chime in! I upload a new episode every other week on #ThrowingLightThursday.

Writing + speaking

Next, I make with words! I am a regular contributor for Care.com and HuffPost. I've also written for Marie Claire, The Kitchn, Guideposts, and Thought Catalog. Sporadically, at open mic nights and readings in and around the DC metro area, I share poems. Upcoming events are announced at the beginning of each podcast, so you can check them out if you are so inclined. If you are a patron, you might even know before I do.

Coaching

Yes, I am secretly a coach. I do mainly one-off sessions by request, to bring clarity and spiritual direction. I am good at it. And it's a lot of fun!

SO, that is who I am and what I do. I am very very excited that you are here. I am even more excited to see the places that we will go together. 

DISCLAIMER: Politically, I tend to lean pretty far to the left. It's part of who I am. Inevitably, I will end up talking about #BlackLivesMatter or intersectional feminism or even the idea of a universal basic income. It comes out because it's what I believe, but what I also believe is that I could be wrong. And as long as you practice kindness and respect in your disagreements, you are wholeheartedly welcome here, even (or especially) if you disagree with me. I totally understand if it's not your cup of tea, and sometimes in my passion, I'm not very good at recalling this disclaimer. But I want you to know that if you want to be here, you're invited.**

** And that is true even if you're not a patron! I know not everyone is able to contribute. That's why the majority of my content is free. That's why Patreon exists. If you can support an artist and you want to, this is a really good way to do it.

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Tiers
Penlights
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
Squeak! Along with all of my heart-simmering gratitude, and good vibes from the universe, here are some perks:


From time to time I create things, but don't share publicly—secret podcast episodes, anonymous articles, etc. When I do, you'll get a backstage pass. BOOM.

Flashlights
$7 or more per month 0 patrons
Squeak! Along with all of my heart-simmering gratitude, and good vibes from the universe, here are some perks:

From time to time I create things, but don't share publicly—secret podcast episodes, anonymous articles, etc. When I do, you'll get a backstage pass. BOOM.


ALSO, you'll get a digital copy of Wild Goslings and access to the material for any of the e-courses I have run in the past. DOUBLE BOOM. 


PLUS a shout-out on the podcast.

Headlights
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Squeak! Along with all of my heart-simmering gratitude, and good vibes from the universe, here are some perks:

From time to time I create things, but don't share publicly—secret podcast episodes, anonymous articles, etc. When I do, you'll get a backstage pass. BOOM.


ALSO, you'll get a digital copy of Wild Goslings and access to the material for any of the e-courses I have run in the past. DOUBLE BOOM.  


PLUS a shout-out on the podcast.


PLUS a sappy/awesome handwritten poem just for you!

Streetlights
$22 or more per month 0 patrons
Squeak! Along with all of my heart-simmering gratitude, and good vibes from the universe, here are some perks:  


From time to time I create things, but don't share publicly—secret podcast episodes, anonymous articles, etc. When I do, you'll get a backstage pass. BOOM.


ALSO, you'll get a digital copy of Wild Goslings and access to the material for any of the e-courses I have run in the past. DOUBLE BOOM. 

PLUS a shout-out on the podcast.

PLUS a sappy/awesome handwritten poem just for you. 


PLUS a surprise goodie bomb chock full of seriously cool stuff!

Spotlights
$49 or more per month 0 patrons
Squeak! Along with all of my heart-simmering gratitude, and good vibes from the universe, here are some perks:  


From time to time I create things, but don't share publicly—secret podcast episodes, anonymous articles, etc. When I do, you'll get a backstage pass. BOOM.


ALSO, you'll get a digital copy of Wild Goslings and access to the material for any of the e-courses I have run in the past. DOUBLE BOOM. 

PLUS a shout-out on the podcast.

PLUS a sappy/awesome handwritten poem just for you. 


PLUS a surprise goodie bomb chock full of seriously cool stuff!


PLUS a four free coaching sessions to be used at your leisure. Did I say THANK YOU?

Starlights
$87 or more per month 0 patrons
Squeak! Along with all of my heart-simmering gratitude, and good vibes from the universe, here are some perks: 

 

From time to time I create things, but don't share publicly—secret podcast episodes, anonymous articles, etc. When I do, you'll get a backstage pass. BOOM.


ALSO, you'll get a digital copy of Wild Goslings and access to the material for any of the e-courses I have run in the past. DOUBLE BOOM.    


PLUS a shout-out on the podcast.  


PLUS a sappy/awesome handwritten poem just for you.  


PLUS a surprise goodie bomb chock full of seriously cool stuff!


PLUS *monthly* coaching sessions/intuitive readings. Basically, regular access to ideas, insight, and intuition. Did I say THANK YOU?


PLUS access to all of my published works past, present, or future. And if you want, we can schedule a virtual/IRL coffee date.