Dae Shik Kim Hawkins Jr. is creating Grassroots Journalism & Activism
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patrons

Hey it's Dae! I am a journalist and an activist based in Seattle. I want to thank each and every person who has supported my work over the past years.

I am asking you to support my Patreon so that I can keep advocating for people who are experiencing homelessness, gentrification and youth from low income communities. These are social justice issues that matter to you and they definitely matter to me and I want to keep talking about them with your help.

Everything I creatively produce is aimed to serve my community in some way. As a driven and creative professional, I am at my best when I am activating folks in my community and building opportunities for people to engage in systemic change work. 

The things I produce on Medium and elsewhere are things I don't get paid for.

I choose these platforms to do my advocacy work because I believe grassroots journalism has to come from an unfiltered and authentic voice. Writing about homelessness, gentrification, neo-liberal corporations,  and racial justice leaves you unprotected and vulnerable especially as an independent writer. But I believe in this work.

I have committed to this type of activism because I believe information needs to be accessible to all people. If we want to bring back true democracy in our country, I believe we must first support journalist that are accountable to communities they are writing about and unafraid to write about hard truths.

I appreciate you and your support. 

Selected Writing: 
What Progressives Do With Their Homeless
BRUISED BUT NOT BROKEN Tales of a Korean Immigrant Church
An App for Ejecting the Homeless

"All paradises, all utopias are designed by who is not there, by the people who are not allowed in." - Toni Morrison


Tiers
$ 1 support level
$1 or more per month
I appreciate this. I really do. Every $1 goes a long way and helps me create the work I am passionate about. 
$ 5
$5 or more per month
I am so thankful for your $5 a month.


With enough $5 contributors, I will be able to work on my bi-weekly column without struggle. Writing investigative stories takes a lot of time and most of the writing I put out is unpaid. This goes a long way and I thank you for your kindness. 

$ 10
$10 or more per month
This is the sweet spot. If I can get enough people to support me $10 a month, I can really start committing my whole time to this work.
$ 25
$25 or more per month
If you are willing to contribute $25 a month to my work, you are helping me change the game. Independent journalism is on the rise with amazing writers like Ijeoma and Shaun King. However, for every success story there are thousands more who can barely afford rent. $25 a month donations will give me the flexibility to be as innovative as I can. It'll help me continue to push the envelope and create a reality we have never seen before. 
$ 35
$35 or more per month
Thanks so much for your support! I am asked to speak at events and conferences. This level will help me with travel costs and food. 
$ 50
$50 or more per month
Thanks so much. I appreciate those of you that really want to create this new reality with me. Let's do it.
$ 100
$100 or more per month
There are people in this city with the type of resources to make donations like these happen. Why not invest in creatives of color whose voices have been silenced throughout history? Why not put your money where your mouth is? I am ready if you are. 
Goals
60% complete
bi-weekly columns
  • take everything happening on the local-political level and write articles that'll be digestible and accessible to all of our communities.
Example of my previous columns:
https://southseattleemerald.com/2017/12/24/column-...
https://southseattleemerald.com/2017/11/27/politic...
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Hey it's Dae! I am a journalist and an activist based in Seattle. I want to thank each and every person who has supported my work over the past years.

I am asking you to support my Patreon so that I can keep advocating for people who are experiencing homelessness, gentrification and youth from low income communities. These are social justice issues that matter to you and they definitely matter to me and I want to keep talking about them with your help.

Everything I creatively produce is aimed to serve my community in some way. As a driven and creative professional, I am at my best when I am activating folks in my community and building opportunities for people to engage in systemic change work. 

The things I produce on Medium and elsewhere are things I don't get paid for.

I choose these platforms to do my advocacy work because I believe grassroots journalism has to come from an unfiltered and authentic voice. Writing about homelessness, gentrification, neo-liberal corporations,  and racial justice leaves you unprotected and vulnerable especially as an independent writer. But I believe in this work.

I have committed to this type of activism because I believe information needs to be accessible to all people. If we want to bring back true democracy in our country, I believe we must first support journalist that are accountable to communities they are writing about and unafraid to write about hard truths.

I appreciate you and your support. 

Selected Writing: 
What Progressives Do With Their Homeless
BRUISED BUT NOT BROKEN Tales of a Korean Immigrant Church
An App for Ejecting the Homeless

"All paradises, all utopias are designed by who is not there, by the people who are not allowed in." - Toni Morrison


Recent posts by Dae Shik Kim Hawkins Jr.

Tiers
$ 1 support level
$1 or more per month
I appreciate this. I really do. Every $1 goes a long way and helps me create the work I am passionate about. 
$ 5
$5 or more per month
I am so thankful for your $5 a month.


With enough $5 contributors, I will be able to work on my bi-weekly column without struggle. Writing investigative stories takes a lot of time and most of the writing I put out is unpaid. This goes a long way and I thank you for your kindness. 

$ 10
$10 or more per month
This is the sweet spot. If I can get enough people to support me $10 a month, I can really start committing my whole time to this work.
$ 25
$25 or more per month
If you are willing to contribute $25 a month to my work, you are helping me change the game. Independent journalism is on the rise with amazing writers like Ijeoma and Shaun King. However, for every success story there are thousands more who can barely afford rent. $25 a month donations will give me the flexibility to be as innovative as I can. It'll help me continue to push the envelope and create a reality we have never seen before. 
$ 35
$35 or more per month
Thanks so much for your support! I am asked to speak at events and conferences. This level will help me with travel costs and food. 
$ 50
$50 or more per month
Thanks so much. I appreciate those of you that really want to create this new reality with me. Let's do it.
$ 100
$100 or more per month
There are people in this city with the type of resources to make donations like these happen. Why not invest in creatives of color whose voices have been silenced throughout history? Why not put your money where your mouth is? I am ready if you are.