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Hello! Thanks for stopping by. And a great, big, tremendous THANK YOU to those of you who are here because you already subscribe to Today Letter. You are champions. 

Speaking of Today Letter, for those who don't know, it is a newsletter/essay/word-delivery-system written by me, Christie, a journalist and magazine editor who sometimes likes writing about things that don't require several sources and a nut graf. Usually, this means personal essays that are, by definition, about me, but hopefully in some way about you, too.

I started Today Letter about a year ago, with no greater goal than getting myself to write again. I made it a newsletter to hold myself accountable. What I didn't expect was that so many people who were not immediate friends and family members would read it and subscribe. Most of them found me through this piece, which went viral last October, a phenomenon I had not experienced in my 12 years working as a journalist. Funny how that happens.

I have mixed feelings about asking people for support in the form of money. Which is to say, I have mixed feelings about asking people for money. But I'm doing it anyway, because writers and women and especially women writers too often give away their work for free or accept too little in exchange. We should stop that.

Still, Today Letter, or whatever other name I may end up giving it, will always be free. If you can afford to become a patron, even for $1 a month, it will not only make me feel damn good, but it will also help me to survive financially in a culture that doesn't pay journalists, writers, or women particularly well. It will help me write more, because I won't spend as many nights and weekends looking at my budget and wondering what's gonna give. 

I want to add rewards for higher levels of patronage, and I would love suggestions. A sketch or watercolor portrait of your face? (I do that sometimes.) An advice and/or questions-and-answers column? A more direct newsletter with what I'm reading and watching and thinking about? Let me know what you want to read. Because that's kind of everything. 

In the meantime, thank you again for reading. You can subscribe to Today Letter (for free!) right here
Tiers
YOU ARE AWESOME
$1 or more per month
This supports me and the work I do, and makes it more likely that I will be able to keep doing it. Thank you!
YOU ARE AWESOME TIMES 5
$5 or more per month
But really. 
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.
YOU ARE SPECIAL
$10 or more per month
Your mom was right all along.
  • Get new letters 24 hours before everyone else
  • See your name in a patron credit at the bottom of letters (unless you like to fly off the grid; just let me know)
Goals
2 of 1000 patrons
We can be heroes! And you will be my hero if you help me reach this goal. Wouldn't the world be a better place with 1,000 newly minted heroes?
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Hello! Thanks for stopping by. And a great, big, tremendous THANK YOU to those of you who are here because you already subscribe to Today Letter. You are champions. 

Speaking of Today Letter, for those who don't know, it is a newsletter/essay/word-delivery-system written by me, Christie, a journalist and magazine editor who sometimes likes writing about things that don't require several sources and a nut graf. Usually, this means personal essays that are, by definition, about me, but hopefully in some way about you, too.

I started Today Letter about a year ago, with no greater goal than getting myself to write again. I made it a newsletter to hold myself accountable. What I didn't expect was that so many people who were not immediate friends and family members would read it and subscribe. Most of them found me through this piece, which went viral last October, a phenomenon I had not experienced in my 12 years working as a journalist. Funny how that happens.

I have mixed feelings about asking people for support in the form of money. Which is to say, I have mixed feelings about asking people for money. But I'm doing it anyway, because writers and women and especially women writers too often give away their work for free or accept too little in exchange. We should stop that.

Still, Today Letter, or whatever other name I may end up giving it, will always be free. If you can afford to become a patron, even for $1 a month, it will not only make me feel damn good, but it will also help me to survive financially in a culture that doesn't pay journalists, writers, or women particularly well. It will help me write more, because I won't spend as many nights and weekends looking at my budget and wondering what's gonna give. 

I want to add rewards for higher levels of patronage, and I would love suggestions. A sketch or watercolor portrait of your face? (I do that sometimes.) An advice and/or questions-and-answers column? A more direct newsletter with what I'm reading and watching and thinking about? Let me know what you want to read. Because that's kind of everything. 

In the meantime, thank you again for reading. You can subscribe to Today Letter (for free!) right here

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Tiers
YOU ARE AWESOME
$1 or more per month
This supports me and the work I do, and makes it more likely that I will be able to keep doing it. Thank you!
YOU ARE AWESOME TIMES 5
$5 or more per month
But really. 
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.
YOU ARE SPECIAL
$10 or more per month
Your mom was right all along.
  • Get new letters 24 hours before everyone else
  • See your name in a patron credit at the bottom of letters (unless you like to fly off the grid; just let me know)