Miri is creating blog posts
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patrons

$150
per blog post
What do you do exactly?
My blog, Brute Reason, covers social justice, psychology, mental health, sexuality, and other stuff I care about. Most of my writing touches on issues like consent and autonomy, direct communication, community building, and rational thinking. Although my writing often persuades people, I'm more interested in giving people tools to live more happily, think more clearly, and act more ethically. I aspire to be compassionate, charitable, reasonable, nuanced, and honest in my writing. Integrity and accountability are very important to me. My writing is often personal, because I want to remind others who struggle with the things I do that they're not alone. 

Besides my blog, which has been active for almost six years, my writing has appeared in the Daily Dot, xoJane, Everyday Feminism, Friendly Atheist, Salon, and other outlets. Thanks to my writing and activism, I speak at conferences several times a year, usually about mental or sexual health.

How do you know about all these things?
I have a BA in psychology and a masters in social work. I have years of experience as a writer, sexuality educator, public speaker, counselor, and advocate for survivors of sexual violence and mental illness. I read constantly and learn a lot from the people around me. I hope to never stop learning.

How often do you post?
It really varies. I do my best to make sure good ideas happen. When they're not happening, I can't force them. I would rather take more time to write a carefully considered post than churn out something hasty and lacking in nuance. Usually I write between 2 and 12 posts per month, with an average of 6.75 and a median of 6. Regardless, I will post a weekly update here so that you know what I'm thinking about, learning about, and working on. 

Notice: blogging may be unexpectedly delayed due to cat.

What if I can only pay [$amount] per month but you write five thousand posts?
Well, then I would be really awesome. But never fear, Patreon charges you once a month for all the posts I made that month, and you can set a cap on the amount you pay. So if you think my posts are worth $10 each but you can only afford to spend $40 per month, set that as your cap. Even if I write more than four posts that month, you will only pay $40.

What will you use the money for?
Living, mostly. I work as a therapist in a community mental health setting, which means we're publicly funded and I don't make a lot of money. But consider your patronage as payment for the product I create, not as a donation.

Why should I support your writing?
There's really only one reason--because you think it's important and you want to help make sure I'm able to kee doing it. If you don't feel that way, then you should spend your money where you think it counts. Here's a good place to start.

But if you do want to help out, know that every little bit helps--even if you can only give $1 per post. But the more you give, the more rewards you get! Each tier includes all the rewards below it.

Please email or tweet me if you have any questions.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per blog post
57 patrons
Even $1 per post helps! You'll get access to the patrons-only feed, where I'll post updates and questions for discussion.
Pledge $5 or more per blog post
8 patrons
I'll thank you publicly on my blog's welcome page.
Pledge $10 or more per blog post
0 patrons
You'll get a handwritten thank you card from me! It may have a cute cat on it.
Pledge $15 or more per blog post
0 patrons
You can email me an advice question once a month, and I'll answer it on my blog or on my Patreon feed. I'll do my best to answer all the questions I receive, but if I really don't think I'm qualified to give any advice, I'll let you know, try to point you to resources that can help, and give you a chance to submit another question if you'd like.
Pledge $20 or more per blog post
0 patrons
You can submit a suggestion for a topic for me to write about (one per month). If I'm not very knowledgeable about the topic, I'll make a patrons-only post with my general thoughts about it. But if you ask me to write about, for instance, quantum mechanics or something way too personal, I may ask you to submit another topic.
Goals
$100 – reached! per blog post
I'll start working on an ebook (or multiple ebooks) that will tie in some of my best blog posts, along with new material. Patrons will get it for free!
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What do you do exactly?
My blog, Brute Reason, covers social justice, psychology, mental health, sexuality, and other stuff I care about. Most of my writing touches on issues like consent and autonomy, direct communication, community building, and rational thinking. Although my writing often persuades people, I'm more interested in giving people tools to live more happily, think more clearly, and act more ethically. I aspire to be compassionate, charitable, reasonable, nuanced, and honest in my writing. Integrity and accountability are very important to me. My writing is often personal, because I want to remind others who struggle with the things I do that they're not alone. 

Besides my blog, which has been active for almost six years, my writing has appeared in the Daily Dot, xoJane, Everyday Feminism, Friendly Atheist, Salon, and other outlets. Thanks to my writing and activism, I speak at conferences several times a year, usually about mental or sexual health.

How do you know about all these things?
I have a BA in psychology and a masters in social work. I have years of experience as a writer, sexuality educator, public speaker, counselor, and advocate for survivors of sexual violence and mental illness. I read constantly and learn a lot from the people around me. I hope to never stop learning.

How often do you post?
It really varies. I do my best to make sure good ideas happen. When they're not happening, I can't force them. I would rather take more time to write a carefully considered post than churn out something hasty and lacking in nuance. Usually I write between 2 and 12 posts per month, with an average of 6.75 and a median of 6. Regardless, I will post a weekly update here so that you know what I'm thinking about, learning about, and working on. 

Notice: blogging may be unexpectedly delayed due to cat.

What if I can only pay [$amount] per month but you write five thousand posts?
Well, then I would be really awesome. But never fear, Patreon charges you once a month for all the posts I made that month, and you can set a cap on the amount you pay. So if you think my posts are worth $10 each but you can only afford to spend $40 per month, set that as your cap. Even if I write more than four posts that month, you will only pay $40.

What will you use the money for?
Living, mostly. I work as a therapist in a community mental health setting, which means we're publicly funded and I don't make a lot of money. But consider your patronage as payment for the product I create, not as a donation.

Why should I support your writing?
There's really only one reason--because you think it's important and you want to help make sure I'm able to kee doing it. If you don't feel that way, then you should spend your money where you think it counts. Here's a good place to start.

But if you do want to help out, know that every little bit helps--even if you can only give $1 per post. But the more you give, the more rewards you get! Each tier includes all the rewards below it.

Please email or tweet me if you have any questions.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per blog post
57 patrons
Even $1 per post helps! You'll get access to the patrons-only feed, where I'll post updates and questions for discussion.
Pledge $5 or more per blog post
8 patrons
I'll thank you publicly on my blog's welcome page.
Pledge $10 or more per blog post
0 patrons
You'll get a handwritten thank you card from me! It may have a cute cat on it.
Pledge $15 or more per blog post
0 patrons
You can email me an advice question once a month, and I'll answer it on my blog or on my Patreon feed. I'll do my best to answer all the questions I receive, but if I really don't think I'm qualified to give any advice, I'll let you know, try to point you to resources that can help, and give you a chance to submit another question if you'd like.
Pledge $20 or more per blog post
0 patrons
You can submit a suggestion for a topic for me to write about (one per month). If I'm not very knowledgeable about the topic, I'll make a patrons-only post with my general thoughts about it. But if you ask me to write about, for instance, quantum mechanics or something way too personal, I may ask you to submit another topic.