Cynthia Jeub is creating Writings (Book and Blog)
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patrons

$394
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Hi, I'm Cynthia.
If you want more of my story and what I generally write about, check out my blog at CynthiaJeub.com - for seven years, I've been telling stories about my family and what it was like to grow up with fifteen brothers and sisters in a conservative Christian family, and to be on reality TV. My story includes changes in political ideology, struggling with my religion, and the recovery process from realizing my parents were abusive and losing access to my little brothers and sisters.

When I was homeless in 2016, as a result of the educational and financial neglect I experienced after losing all support from the community I grew up in, I lost my blog. I couldn't afford to pay for the site to stay up, so hundreds of posts, and many years of work, hadn't been backed up. In 2017 and 2018, however, generous people who believed in me and my writing helped me stay alive. I was given a laptop, a web host, and sponsors who've been there to keep my flame from going out while I express and speak up about child abuse awareness, the complexities of unapparent trauma, and why access to scientifically accurate education is so crucial in freeing people from various controlling and abusive relationships. Volunteers have also pitched in to help recover the archives, so I now have all of the original content. Some of it is still being re-uploaded as part of the archive restoration process

The Book: 'Music in the Dream House'
The project I'm starting with is a book about my upbringing. It was tentatively titled "Growing Up Jeub," but in 2018 I chose a new working title, "Music in the Dream House." I've always written with descriptors from the music that has shaped my life. And I've always been a dreamer, and my siblings were dreamers, so the illusory nature of our reality in a world of sheltered gaslighting is naturally described as a dream. My parents' book was titled "Love in the House," which was a far-off dream compared to our reality. So I call it the dream house.

Many of you who've been following along with my story on my blog have seen hints of the full story, but I've only been giving snapshots, with thematic blog posts. I'm working on a book with a more linear story, starting from the beginning. There are things people are asking about, that I've tried to blog about, and it's just too long and complicated to explain on my blog alone. These things include how my family got to know Michael and Debi Pearl, and what it was like to have them stay in our house. Pro-life advocate Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family had never seen an ultrasound until 2004, when my mom was pregnant with one of my little brothers. This book will be full of fresh content, not just a copy of what's already on my blog.

That's my first project, but Patreon is an ongoing campaign, and I have more to write about than just my family. However, I know that not everybody cares as much about the same content, so you'll know when I'm finished and am moving on to something else.

The Blog
CynthiaJeub.com is my little corner of the internet to post whatever has my attention - from economic inequality and other forms of overlooked injustice, to recovery and mental illness, to bits of poetry and in-depth research of current events. It has always been a place where survivors are welcome, and over the years it's become a little haven for people learning about the world I grew up in.

How I'll Use Your Donation
Writing takes time, and right now I'm busy working multiple jobs to support myself. This will help me pay bills like rent and insurance, while still having time to work on a book. In addition to writing a book, I'll still upload YouTube videos and keep my blog updated. I'll also set funds aside for things that authors need - a professional editor, a publisher, publicity and printing costs, and possibly traveling expenses for book tours.

How Patreon Works
Some funding websites let you raise money for one project at a time. Patreon lets you donate small amounts on a monthly basis for ongoing projects. I'm always going to be working on three things: my blog, my YouTube channel, and my book(s). I update my blog and YouTube channel more often, and the current book is a larger project that will take several months to complete. When you offer monthly support, you'll give me what I need to release regular content, and depending on how much you give, I can offer you exclusive rewards.

What Happens When I Switch Projects?
When I finish this book and move onto another writing project, I will let all of you know so you can adjust what you want to help me with. If a book about education or spirituality is more interesting to you than my family past, just watch my blog for the update that I'm switching to a new project. Similarly, if you'd rather not hear about my thoughts on religion, you can always withdraw your support once I'm finished publishing the book I'm working on right now.

Become a Patron, Get Exclusive Content
If you enjoy my blog and want to read my books when they come out, that's great! Please don't feel like you owe me anything for that. I'm honored that people want to read my work. Some people have said they want to support me, so this is an opportunity for you to do that. If you want to support me, I'll do my best to offer you exclusive content and access to express my thanks. Patreon is cool because if you give me support, you get special content that my regular blog readers don't get. 

The tiers are listed in the right column. I'm not a big fan of paywalls, so all of my research and final information that should be available to all, will be. Everything you get for your patronage through Patreon is updates on what you're sponsoring - behind-the-scenes posts, polls, maybe even some drafts and notes. Beyond these, I will report on my trauma recovery and, if I meet my goals, will work to pay it forward.

Sustainable, Attainable Goals

So how exactly will I be paying it forward? I live on very little, so my first goal of $500 per month will significantly free up my time to continue writing about child trauma and economic hardship. In the left column, there are four goals, with milestones at each $500 until we reach $2000. This is more than I need to get by on, so I will be developing the most effective solutions I've researched over the years, and investing in those, while reporting on why the evidence points to them.

Want to give, but not ready to pledge? Thank you so much for your kindness! I also accept donations through paypal with [email protected], and Amazon gift cards can be sent to the same email address. 
Tiers
Follower
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
  • Access to the Patron-only stream with updates on what I'm doing (meaning you get to see the book outline and sneak peeks at some of what will be in it)
Supporter
$5 or more per month 14 patrons
  • Behind-the-scenes posts
  • Access to the Patron-only stream with updates on what I'm doing (meaning you get to see the book outline and sneak peeks at some of what will be in it)
Premium Patron
$25 or more per month 4 patrons
  • I'll put your name in my book
  • Behind-the-scenes posts
  • Access to the Patron-only stream with updates on what I'm doing (meaning you get to see the book outline and sneak peeks at some of what will be in it)
Prime Patron
$100 or more per month 2 patrons
You'll get a signed copy of my book when it comes out
  • I'll put your name in my book as a prime patron
  • Behind-the-scenes posts
  • Access to the Patron-only stream with updates on what I'm doing (meaning you get to see the book outline and sneak peeks at some of what will be in it)
Optimum Patron
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
  • You've bought 25 hours of work - I'll give you exclusive access to what I'm working on during that time 
  • You'll get a signed copy of my book when it comes out
  • I'll put your name in my book as an optimum patron
  • Behind-the-scenes posts
  • Access to the Patron-only stream with updates on what I'm doing (meaning you get to see the book outline and sneak peeks at some of what will be in it)
Goals
$394 of $500 per month
With this amount, I'm able to rely on Patreon as a source of income that frees up my time to write. This includes writing on my blog, working on my book, and studying the subjects I'm writing about. 
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Hi, I'm Cynthia.
If you want more of my story and what I generally write about, check out my blog at CynthiaJeub.com - for seven years, I've been telling stories about my family and what it was like to grow up with fifteen brothers and sisters in a conservative Christian family, and to be on reality TV. My story includes changes in political ideology, struggling with my religion, and the recovery process from realizing my parents were abusive and losing access to my little brothers and sisters.

When I was homeless in 2016, as a result of the educational and financial neglect I experienced after losing all support from the community I grew up in, I lost my blog. I couldn't afford to pay for the site to stay up, so hundreds of posts, and many years of work, hadn't been backed up. In 2017 and 2018, however, generous people who believed in me and my writing helped me stay alive. I was given a laptop, a web host, and sponsors who've been there to keep my flame from going out while I express and speak up about child abuse awareness, the complexities of unapparent trauma, and why access to scientifically accurate education is so crucial in freeing people from various controlling and abusive relationships. Volunteers have also pitched in to help recover the archives, so I now have all of the original content. Some of it is still being re-uploaded as part of the archive restoration process

The Book: 'Music in the Dream House'
The project I'm starting with is a book about my upbringing. It was tentatively titled "Growing Up Jeub," but in 2018 I chose a new working title, "Music in the Dream House." I've always written with descriptors from the music that has shaped my life. And I've always been a dreamer, and my siblings were dreamers, so the illusory nature of our reality in a world of sheltered gaslighting is naturally described as a dream. My parents' book was titled "Love in the House," which was a far-off dream compared to our reality. So I call it the dream house.

Many of you who've been following along with my story on my blog have seen hints of the full story, but I've only been giving snapshots, with thematic blog posts. I'm working on a book with a more linear story, starting from the beginning. There are things people are asking about, that I've tried to blog about, and it's just too long and complicated to explain on my blog alone. These things include how my family got to know Michael and Debi Pearl, and what it was like to have them stay in our house. Pro-life advocate Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family had never seen an ultrasound until 2004, when my mom was pregnant with one of my little brothers. This book will be full of fresh content, not just a copy of what's already on my blog.

That's my first project, but Patreon is an ongoing campaign, and I have more to write about than just my family. However, I know that not everybody cares as much about the same content, so you'll know when I'm finished and am moving on to something else.

The Blog
CynthiaJeub.com is my little corner of the internet to post whatever has my attention - from economic inequality and other forms of overlooked injustice, to recovery and mental illness, to bits of poetry and in-depth research of current events. It has always been a place where survivors are welcome, and over the years it's become a little haven for people learning about the world I grew up in.

How I'll Use Your Donation
Writing takes time, and right now I'm busy working multiple jobs to support myself. This will help me pay bills like rent and insurance, while still having time to work on a book. In addition to writing a book, I'll still upload YouTube videos and keep my blog updated. I'll also set funds aside for things that authors need - a professional editor, a publisher, publicity and printing costs, and possibly traveling expenses for book tours.

How Patreon Works
Some funding websites let you raise money for one project at a time. Patreon lets you donate small amounts on a monthly basis for ongoing projects. I'm always going to be working on three things: my blog, my YouTube channel, and my book(s). I update my blog and YouTube channel more often, and the current book is a larger project that will take several months to complete. When you offer monthly support, you'll give me what I need to release regular content, and depending on how much you give, I can offer you exclusive rewards.

What Happens When I Switch Projects?
When I finish this book and move onto another writing project, I will let all of you know so you can adjust what you want to help me with. If a book about education or spirituality is more interesting to you than my family past, just watch my blog for the update that I'm switching to a new project. Similarly, if you'd rather not hear about my thoughts on religion, you can always withdraw your support once I'm finished publishing the book I'm working on right now.

Become a Patron, Get Exclusive Content
If you enjoy my blog and want to read my books when they come out, that's great! Please don't feel like you owe me anything for that. I'm honored that people want to read my work. Some people have said they want to support me, so this is an opportunity for you to do that. If you want to support me, I'll do my best to offer you exclusive content and access to express my thanks. Patreon is cool because if you give me support, you get special content that my regular blog readers don't get. 

The tiers are listed in the right column. I'm not a big fan of paywalls, so all of my research and final information that should be available to all, will be. Everything you get for your patronage through Patreon is updates on what you're sponsoring - behind-the-scenes posts, polls, maybe even some drafts and notes. Beyond these, I will report on my trauma recovery and, if I meet my goals, will work to pay it forward.

Sustainable, Attainable Goals

So how exactly will I be paying it forward? I live on very little, so my first goal of $500 per month will significantly free up my time to continue writing about child trauma and economic hardship. In the left column, there are four goals, with milestones at each $500 until we reach $2000. This is more than I need to get by on, so I will be developing the most effective solutions I've researched over the years, and investing in those, while reporting on why the evidence points to them.

Want to give, but not ready to pledge? Thank you so much for your kindness! I also accept donations through paypal with [email protected], and Amazon gift cards can be sent to the same email address. 

Recent posts by Cynthia Jeub

Tiers
Follower
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
  • Access to the Patron-only stream with updates on what I'm doing (meaning you get to see the book outline and sneak peeks at some of what will be in it)
Supporter
$5 or more per month 14 patrons
  • Behind-the-scenes posts
  • Access to the Patron-only stream with updates on what I'm doing (meaning you get to see the book outline and sneak peeks at some of what will be in it)
Premium Patron
$25 or more per month 4 patrons
  • I'll put your name in my book
  • Behind-the-scenes posts
  • Access to the Patron-only stream with updates on what I'm doing (meaning you get to see the book outline and sneak peeks at some of what will be in it)
Prime Patron
$100 or more per month 2 patrons
You'll get a signed copy of my book when it comes out
  • I'll put your name in my book as a prime patron
  • Behind-the-scenes posts
  • Access to the Patron-only stream with updates on what I'm doing (meaning you get to see the book outline and sneak peeks at some of what will be in it)
Optimum Patron
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
  • You've bought 25 hours of work - I'll give you exclusive access to what I'm working on during that time 
  • You'll get a signed copy of my book when it comes out
  • I'll put your name in my book as an optimum patron
  • Behind-the-scenes posts
  • Access to the Patron-only stream with updates on what I'm doing (meaning you get to see the book outline and sneak peeks at some of what will be in it)