Alexis Wilson is creating #GIRLBLACK
37

patrons

$198
per month
Let's face it: We all know I left my job from a certain women's fashion company last August. And we all know I had a quick few qualms about said company, to my lawyer's dismay.

To be frank, my (almost) year at that company might have just been the worst year of my life. And by this I mean that while I worked there I got carbon monoxide poisoning in my old house, a yeast infection and about 480 canker sores. I also gained like 15 pounds but what's a girl to do when Water Grill is in the lobby? I also got a ton of LOLs but even more "WTF" stories than I can't fit in a Twitter rant. And that's why I've decided to write a book!

#GIRLBLACK will be my homage to the company made me who I am today- even if it was in all the worst ways. For years (25 to be exact), I've found myself playing second fiddle (If I'm lucky) to white feminism—and that's about 26 years too many.

The title might remind you of a certain NYT bestseller—and that's exactly the point. Books like #GIRLBOSS and Lean In may have worked for some people, but I'd bet you my left tit those people were white.

I've struggled with being a Black woman for a long time, and #GIRLBLACK will be something I can do to help other Black girls realize their potential and thrive. Because no one with a degree and $30k+ in student loan debt should have to make as many selling trips to Crossroads as I have just to pay their gas bill.

#GIRLBOSS teaches you how to live on a pipe dream and "luck up" if you happen to be a thin, attractive White woman. #GIRLBLACK will teach all of my fellow WOC that we cannot, in fact, start a million-dollar company by shoplifting and hocking vintage goods on eBay. Hell, we can't even stay out of prison for that half of the time.

If you've gotten this far without calling my therapist, thank you. And just know that he's doing his best, really. But #GIRLBLACK is something that I need to write, and I need your help to do it! Pledge your tax refund or pledge what you can!

After all, white feminism isn't gonna stop itself.

Can't afford a monthly pledge but still wanna help? Donate to my PayPal here! You can also find me on Square Cash here

Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month 11 patrons
Short on cash but still want to help? First of all: SAME. And second of all: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!  Thank you so much! Every little bit counts and you'll get access when I unlock exclusive content. You'll also get to  join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons


Become A Super Patron
$2 or more per month 14 patrons
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons-for double the cost!! And thank you again!
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Plus all previous rewards
Social Media Follow
$5 or more per month 11 patrons
Let's stop pretending we're not all in it for the numbers. Let's make it official on social media.
  • Social media follow
  • Plus all previous rewards
🔥 FIRE AF 🔥 E-Book Presale
$10 or more per month 4 of 25 patrons
25 lucky (v debatable) patrons will get an early copy of the #GIRLBLACK PDF before it's released to the public! 


Why the arbitrary number? Because I just turned 25 you goon. Mind your own damn business. 


You'll also get all of the perks listed above. 

Astro Fan Club
$15 or more per month 4 patrons
Can't get enough of my dog? I figured as much (and neither can I!). Each month I'll send out a v rare v exclusive pic of the cutest dog in th world. 
  • Monthly photo of America's true sweetheart
  • Plus all previous rewards
Early Access
$20 or more per month 1 patron
See my latest work before anyone else!
  • Early access to writing
  • Sneak peeks
  • Plus all previous rewards
"I ❤️ My Therapist" Fan Club
$25 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
Are you chemically imbalanced? Emotionally unavailable? Heavily reliant on your therapist and/or service animal? Same! 


Which is why I made this tee- to warn everyone around us!  For $25- you'll get a first run of the hottest tee in town!


Hurry! There's only 50 (for now)! 


***Ships Mid-July 2017 and includes only this reward***


#GIRLBLACK URL
$30 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
As a patron, you'll be recognized for making #GIRLBLACK possible! You'll also get a signed digital copy of the book when it's released! 
  • Credits on upcoming release
  • An autographed copy of #GIRLBLACK
  • Plus all previous rewards
#GIRLBLACK IRL
$50 or more per month 1 of 20 patrons
As a patron, you'll be recognized for making #GIRLBLACK possible! You'll also get a signed copy of the book when it's released! 
  • Credits on upcoming release
  • An autographed copy of #GIRLBLACK
  • Plus all previous rewards
Alison Wilson Happy Hour
$250 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
We've all seen her appearances on my Instagram Stories- or even in my Facebook comments if she's feelin' real sassy! For this tier you'll get to have drinks with the one, the only: Alison Wilson. It'll be wild. It'll be crazy.  And it'll be memorable for everyone but Alison in all honesty. For scale- I made the image for this tier a photo of my mom and a gogo dancer from GYM Bar. I'll even join you to chaperone if you want- just make sure you drink responsibly. 


PRO TIP: Do NOT give her a shot. Under any circumstances. 


**For those in the LA area only- obvi. 


  • Drinks with my mom at the place of your choosing (I'll have to double check but she might be banned from Flaming Saddles on Sunset. Sorry 'bout it.) 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$198 of $200 per month
When I reach $200, I'll release the outline to #GIRLBLACK- and then buy myself some Taco Bell to celebrate.
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Let's face it: We all know I left my job from a certain women's fashion company last August. And we all know I had a quick few qualms about said company, to my lawyer's dismay.

To be frank, my (almost) year at that company might have just been the worst year of my life. And by this I mean that while I worked there I got carbon monoxide poisoning in my old house, a yeast infection and about 480 canker sores. I also gained like 15 pounds but what's a girl to do when Water Grill is in the lobby? I also got a ton of LOLs but even more "WTF" stories than I can't fit in a Twitter rant. And that's why I've decided to write a book!

#GIRLBLACK will be my homage to the company made me who I am today- even if it was in all the worst ways. For years (25 to be exact), I've found myself playing second fiddle (If I'm lucky) to white feminism—and that's about 26 years too many.

The title might remind you of a certain NYT bestseller—and that's exactly the point. Books like #GIRLBOSS and Lean In may have worked for some people, but I'd bet you my left tit those people were white.

I've struggled with being a Black woman for a long time, and #GIRLBLACK will be something I can do to help other Black girls realize their potential and thrive. Because no one with a degree and $30k+ in student loan debt should have to make as many selling trips to Crossroads as I have just to pay their gas bill.

#GIRLBOSS teaches you how to live on a pipe dream and "luck up" if you happen to be a thin, attractive White woman. #GIRLBLACK will teach all of my fellow WOC that we cannot, in fact, start a million-dollar company by shoplifting and hocking vintage goods on eBay. Hell, we can't even stay out of prison for that half of the time.

If you've gotten this far without calling my therapist, thank you. And just know that he's doing his best, really. But #GIRLBLACK is something that I need to write, and I need your help to do it! Pledge your tax refund or pledge what you can!

After all, white feminism isn't gonna stop itself.

Can't afford a monthly pledge but still wanna help? Donate to my PayPal here! You can also find me on Square Cash here

Recent posts by Alexis Wilson

Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month 11 patrons
Short on cash but still want to help? First of all: SAME. And second of all: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!  Thank you so much! Every little bit counts and you'll get access when I unlock exclusive content. You'll also get to  join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons


Become A Super Patron
$2 or more per month 14 patrons
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons-for double the cost!! And thank you again!
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Plus all previous rewards
Social Media Follow
$5 or more per month 11 patrons
Let's stop pretending we're not all in it for the numbers. Let's make it official on social media.
  • Social media follow
  • Plus all previous rewards
🔥 FIRE AF 🔥 E-Book Presale
$10 or more per month 4 of 25 patrons
25 lucky (v debatable) patrons will get an early copy of the #GIRLBLACK PDF before it's released to the public! 


Why the arbitrary number? Because I just turned 25 you goon. Mind your own damn business. 


You'll also get all of the perks listed above. 

Astro Fan Club
$15 or more per month 4 patrons
Can't get enough of my dog? I figured as much (and neither can I!). Each month I'll send out a v rare v exclusive pic of the cutest dog in th world. 
  • Monthly photo of America's true sweetheart
  • Plus all previous rewards
Early Access
$20 or more per month 1 patron
See my latest work before anyone else!
  • Early access to writing
  • Sneak peeks
  • Plus all previous rewards
"I ❤️ My Therapist" Fan Club
$25 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
Are you chemically imbalanced? Emotionally unavailable? Heavily reliant on your therapist and/or service animal? Same! 


Which is why I made this tee- to warn everyone around us!  For $25- you'll get a first run of the hottest tee in town!


Hurry! There's only 50 (for now)! 


***Ships Mid-July 2017 and includes only this reward***


#GIRLBLACK URL
$30 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
As a patron, you'll be recognized for making #GIRLBLACK possible! You'll also get a signed digital copy of the book when it's released! 
  • Credits on upcoming release
  • An autographed copy of #GIRLBLACK
  • Plus all previous rewards
#GIRLBLACK IRL
$50 or more per month 1 of 20 patrons
As a patron, you'll be recognized for making #GIRLBLACK possible! You'll also get a signed copy of the book when it's released! 
  • Credits on upcoming release
  • An autographed copy of #GIRLBLACK
  • Plus all previous rewards
Alison Wilson Happy Hour
$250 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
We've all seen her appearances on my Instagram Stories- or even in my Facebook comments if she's feelin' real sassy! For this tier you'll get to have drinks with the one, the only: Alison Wilson. It'll be wild. It'll be crazy.  And it'll be memorable for everyone but Alison in all honesty. For scale- I made the image for this tier a photo of my mom and a gogo dancer from GYM Bar. I'll even join you to chaperone if you want- just make sure you drink responsibly. 


PRO TIP: Do NOT give her a shot. Under any circumstances. 


**For those in the LA area only- obvi. 


  • Drinks with my mom at the place of your choosing (I'll have to double check but she might be banned from Flaming Saddles on Sunset. Sorry 'bout it.) 
  • Plus all previous rewards