Hummus For Thought is creating "critical perspectives from the Middle East"
22

patrons

$238
per month
Hello everyone!

My name is Joey Ayoub and I run Hummus For Thought, a project born in Lebanon but which also covers Syria and Israel-Palestine, as well as regional and international politics.

Why Patreon?

It's no secret that working with no funds is very difficult, and I would know as I have been doing this since 2011.

Why 2011? Well, the revolutions across the MENA region motivated me to imagine what I had previously thought to simply be unimaginable. In many ways, there's a worldview I had pre-2011 and then there's the one that's been developing since.

I want to share this with you. By contributing as little as $1 per month you can genuinely help make Hummus For Thought entirely self-sufficient. This would allow me to:

  • Write more articles and essays on Lebanon, Syria, Israel-Palestine as well as regional and international politics.
  • Pay contributors from the region to write articles and essays.
  • Produce free video essays for a wider audience on important topics (and I need to learn so you'll be helping me find classes and software). Example of inspirations include Nerd Writer, NativLang, LangFocus, Extra Credits, ContraPoints, Pop Culture Detective, Renegade Cut and Lindsay Ellis. Topics include: Cinema of Lebanon, Palestine, Israel and Iran; the Syrian revolution; the Palestinian cause; Zionism/anti-Zionism/post-Zionism in Jewish thought; politics of language; history of the Arab world; the Kafala system; the refugee 'crisis'; anarchism, and so on.
  • Support "Hummus For Thought, the Podcast" alongside Sarah Hunaidi
  • Spend more time on cinema of Lebanon, which is the topic of my PhD research, and focus especially on adding English subtitles to valuable footage (interviews with directors, memorable scenes etc) where none exists.
  • Eventually be able to prepare and publish a bilingual English-Arabic book with contributors from the region on the theme of re-imagining the Middle East from an anti-authoritarian, feminist, eco-radical and decolonial perspective.
In addition, patrons will be able to recommend and vote for topics they would like Hummus For Thought to explore.

So if you appreciate the work done so far, please consider donating what you can. If you've just heard of Hummus For Thought, please feel free to check the website, Facebook page and Twitter account to see if this is something you'd like to support.

I promise to treat your support with the respect it deserves and work hard to provide more and more critical perspectives.

Thank you for your support,

Joey Ayoub
Tiers
On a budget (and that's okay!)
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
This genuinely helps! Your name will appear on Hummus For Thought as a supporter. You'll also be able to suggest topics that you would like to see explored on Hummus For Thought. 


1$ a month would go a long way towards making this website self-sufficient!

Hummus ambassador (no, that is not lame)
$10 or more per month 11 patrons
In addition to the above, I can suggest the following:
  • If you're a writer/photographer or wish to be one, I can try and help you however possible. I have experience in editing (5 years) as well as photography (7 years) and I'm comfortable with English, Arabic, French, Spanish and Italian.
  • If you're a language-learner, I can share with you tips and juicy secrets. I'm an aspiring polyglot and I'm familiar with a wide-variety of resources that can be useful.

Even if you don't need anything right away, you can simply send me an email and we can talk about it. 


10$ a month would go a (much) long(er) way towards making this website self-sufficient!


Multilingual garlic lovers
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
If a number of people choose this option then, in addition to the above, Hummus For Thought will make sure to have every post available in (at least) both Arabic and English.


20$ a month would go a seriously long way in helping this website become self-sufficient!


Dumbledore's other army
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to the above, I will be able to dedicate more time writing more essays on important topics.


50$ a month would go a seriously long way in helping this website become self-sufficient!


I have no words for this
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to the above, the wonderfully talented Molly Crabapple will send you a 17x22 Giclée print of your choice. I'll happily explain more if you choose this option! 
Goals
$238 of $1,500 per month
Receiving $1,500 per month is the first goal. Here's what it would allow me to do:

Launch a YouTube* channel for Hummus For Thought dedicated to video essays and interviews on all things Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Israel/Palestine. It would allow me to breathe a bit and focus more of my energy on writing, organising and researching.

Also: additional funds would be used for related projects and for maintaining the website, including paying for contributors from the region.

* Primarily. I'll also upload the videos to other platforms such as Twitter and Vimeo and you can suggest others too.
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Hello everyone!

My name is Joey Ayoub and I run Hummus For Thought, a project born in Lebanon but which also covers Syria and Israel-Palestine, as well as regional and international politics.

Why Patreon?

It's no secret that working with no funds is very difficult, and I would know as I have been doing this since 2011.

Why 2011? Well, the revolutions across the MENA region motivated me to imagine what I had previously thought to simply be unimaginable. In many ways, there's a worldview I had pre-2011 and then there's the one that's been developing since.

I want to share this with you. By contributing as little as $1 per month you can genuinely help make Hummus For Thought entirely self-sufficient. This would allow me to:

  • Write more articles and essays on Lebanon, Syria, Israel-Palestine as well as regional and international politics.
  • Pay contributors from the region to write articles and essays.
  • Produce free video essays for a wider audience on important topics (and I need to learn so you'll be helping me find classes and software). Example of inspirations include Nerd Writer, NativLang, LangFocus, Extra Credits, ContraPoints, Pop Culture Detective, Renegade Cut and Lindsay Ellis. Topics include: Cinema of Lebanon, Palestine, Israel and Iran; the Syrian revolution; the Palestinian cause; Zionism/anti-Zionism/post-Zionism in Jewish thought; politics of language; history of the Arab world; the Kafala system; the refugee 'crisis'; anarchism, and so on.
  • Support "Hummus For Thought, the Podcast" alongside Sarah Hunaidi
  • Spend more time on cinema of Lebanon, which is the topic of my PhD research, and focus especially on adding English subtitles to valuable footage (interviews with directors, memorable scenes etc) where none exists.
  • Eventually be able to prepare and publish a bilingual English-Arabic book with contributors from the region on the theme of re-imagining the Middle East from an anti-authoritarian, feminist, eco-radical and decolonial perspective.
In addition, patrons will be able to recommend and vote for topics they would like Hummus For Thought to explore.

So if you appreciate the work done so far, please consider donating what you can. If you've just heard of Hummus For Thought, please feel free to check the website, Facebook page and Twitter account to see if this is something you'd like to support.

I promise to treat your support with the respect it deserves and work hard to provide more and more critical perspectives.

Thank you for your support,

Joey Ayoub

Recent posts by Hummus For Thought

Tiers
On a budget (and that's okay!)
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
This genuinely helps! Your name will appear on Hummus For Thought as a supporter. You'll also be able to suggest topics that you would like to see explored on Hummus For Thought. 


1$ a month would go a long way towards making this website self-sufficient!

Hummus ambassador (no, that is not lame)
$10 or more per month 11 patrons
In addition to the above, I can suggest the following:
  • If you're a writer/photographer or wish to be one, I can try and help you however possible. I have experience in editing (5 years) as well as photography (7 years) and I'm comfortable with English, Arabic, French, Spanish and Italian.
  • If you're a language-learner, I can share with you tips and juicy secrets. I'm an aspiring polyglot and I'm familiar with a wide-variety of resources that can be useful.

Even if you don't need anything right away, you can simply send me an email and we can talk about it. 


10$ a month would go a (much) long(er) way towards making this website self-sufficient!


Multilingual garlic lovers
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
If a number of people choose this option then, in addition to the above, Hummus For Thought will make sure to have every post available in (at least) both Arabic and English.


20$ a month would go a seriously long way in helping this website become self-sufficient!


Dumbledore's other army
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to the above, I will be able to dedicate more time writing more essays on important topics.


50$ a month would go a seriously long way in helping this website become self-sufficient!


I have no words for this
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to the above, the wonderfully talented Molly Crabapple will send you a 17x22 Giclée print of your choice. I'll happily explain more if you choose this option!