Broke-Ass Stuart

is creating community, writing articles, and stirring shit up.

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The Graffiti Artist

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Everyone wants to see their name in lights...yeah I can't promise that. But I can promise to put yours on my wall!  You'll get:

  •  Access to exclusive content and video created specifically for Patrons 
  • A heartfelt thank you email.
  • Your name on my Wall of Thanks
  • The satisfaction of knowing you're helping keep up and running.
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The Privateer

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No this has nothing to do with 17th century maritime warfare, (although that would be pretty cool). For $6 a month you get:

  • Weird and cheeky postcards snail mailed to your house a few times a year (see the 4th of July one above)
  • Exclusive emails with freebies for tickets and tees, sweet deals, and early access to awesome things like Beer Passport. 
  • Plus all previous rewards
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The Delicious Card

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Get awesome discounts at some of your favorite restaurants in San Francisco!
  • We'll mail you The Delicious Card which makes you a member of the coolest club in San Francisco! It gets you discounts to 30+ local eateries all over town. See the full list right here:
  • The world famous "You are Young, Broke & Beautiful" sticker.
  • Plus all previous rewards
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About Broke-Ass Stuart

I Love You and this Community We've Built Together.

I've been doing Broke-Ass Stuart since 2004, and my favorite aspect has always been getting to champion underground cultureadvocate for artists and working class people, and amplify voices that don't always get heard.

In this time of disappearing independent media it's vitally important that is there to stir shit up, but I need your help to be able to continue doing it. The goal of this Patreon page is to make sustainable so we can focus on making the amazing content that you love instead of scrambling every month to pay all our costs.

Many people don't realize how expensive it is to run I pay out thousands of dollars a month. In fact, I’m in a lot of debt from doing so. Even all my bartending tips and the money I make from freelance writing goes to keeping this thing afloat. 

Here’s a breakdown of what my average monthly costs are just to give you an idea:

Editors and Contractors (i.e. social media help, SEO help etc.): $2700 a month
Writers: $1000 a month
Legal and Accounting: $350 a month
Technology (Mailchimp, web hosting etc): $350 a month

That’s almost $4500 a month!

And I don’t even pay my writers and editors as well as they deserve, because I simply can’t afford to.

By hitting our goal of $4500 a month you'll be allowing us to continue what we already do as well as focus on the following:
  • Paying our writers and editors more
  • Report on more breaking news
  • Continuing to support progressive causes and activism in the Bay Area & beyond
  • Continuing to produce our voter guides 
  • Publishing my best writing on BAS instead of selling it to other publications
  • Keep finding and shining light on weird and wonderful things
  • Continuing to raise money for Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, SPLC and more
  • Ultimately expand to more cities

BAS is a Community Resource and You are Part of this Community. 

Think of all the rad events, cool artists, important protests, delicious food, and ridiculous fuckery you've learned about from This is YOUR community!
If only 450 of you kicked in $10 a month then we make our goal! Plus we are giving out really cool perks to make it even more worth your while! 

I Wanna Keep Making Dope Shit!

As a creative person, I've been very successful. I've written 3 books, been translated into 4 languages, created and hosted a nationally televised travel series, been paid to travel the world and write about it, and penned tons of viral articles. Those things have almost always been on someone else's imprint though. Raising this money will allow me to publish my best work on instead of selling it to other publications.

Thank You for Coming with Me This Far. I Love You! 

$4,500 - reached! per month
Hitting $4500 will make sustainable and allow us to focus on creating amazing content instead of being scared shitless that we can't pay everyone. 
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