I'll Make It Myself is creating queer food writing
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I’m a bisexual nonbinary food writer, blogger, and zine author covering the intersections of gender, sexuality, and food. 

In 2016, I changed up my blog format to focus less on rolling out recipes quickly and more on food, social justice, and queerness. It takes a lot more time and energy to write these posts, which means I don't post as much and don't get as many views on my ads (which already don't earn enough to pay out). The blog will always be free for everyone, but I'd love your help to be able to bring queer cooking and food culture to you on a wider scale. 



New to my work? 
1. I write queer zines! In 2017, I co-wrote The Corners of Their Mouth: A Queer Food Zine with my partner Robin Elan, and in Fall 2018 we printed The Queer Language of Flowers, a queer homage of Victorian flower dictionaries. In 2019, we're going to printThe Corners of Their Mouth 2 (featuring three guest writers!) and I'll be working on a solo project about being a nonbinary femme.

2. I bake queer and geeky cakes! Here is one example of a very queer cake I made, a Twin-Peaks inspired pie and cocktail, and a NBC Hannibal-themed anatomical heart cake. I'm currently working on a series of cakes based on quotes from The Room.

3. I write essays about food and gender. Here's an article on queerbaiting with tea branding, and my essay on queer identity and Midwestern food appeared in 
Comestible Issue 7.




Your patronage provides the following:
  1. Domain costs for my website ($26/year): update: thank you for covering me in 2018!
  2. Support toward the cost of printing future zines like The Corners of Their Mouth 2 and Nonbinary Femme Dandy. (Local printers and Kinkos both cost ~$300 for one run, and I try to give my printing jobs to local printers.) Patrons paid 1/6 of our printing costs for The Queer Language of Flowers!
  3. Help me and Robin turn The Corners of Their Mouth into a zine series with contributors who get paid. Update: The Corners of Their Mouth 2 is in pre-production!
  4. Help me buy ingredients to test and tweak recipes so you get the best cooking experience on my blog and in print.
  5. Send us to cons (vendor fee, business license, transportation). We attended Fall for Zines! on September 23 and Geek Girl Con 2018 on October 27-28, 2018.

Tiers
Recipe Previews
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
You get to see the recipes first before they hit the blog. This also means you see the recipes without the essays.
Patron-Only Blog
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to my Patreon blog: recipe recommendations, what I’m reading, recipe testing. You also get a thank-you postcard with original art when you sign up! 
Postcards
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to my $5 rewards AND two postcards featuring my best food photography or gorgeous food art by Robin Elan twice a year.
Recipe Testing
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to the lower tier rewards; access to works/recipes in progress; voting on next recipes.
Zine Supporter
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Access to the lower tier rewards, a copy of all new zines I produce*, and bonus vinyl stickers by Robin Elan.


*At the moment this is ~1/year but I would like to eventually have The Corners of Their Mouth out 2x a year.

Goals
$23 of $50 per month
$2 patrons will also get bonus recipes, $10 patrons will get biannual stickers.
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I’m a bisexual nonbinary food writer, blogger, and zine author covering the intersections of gender, sexuality, and food. 

In 2016, I changed up my blog format to focus less on rolling out recipes quickly and more on food, social justice, and queerness. It takes a lot more time and energy to write these posts, which means I don't post as much and don't get as many views on my ads (which already don't earn enough to pay out). The blog will always be free for everyone, but I'd love your help to be able to bring queer cooking and food culture to you on a wider scale. 



New to my work? 
1. I write queer zines! In 2017, I co-wrote The Corners of Their Mouth: A Queer Food Zine with my partner Robin Elan, and in Fall 2018 we printed The Queer Language of Flowers, a queer homage of Victorian flower dictionaries. In 2019, we're going to printThe Corners of Their Mouth 2 (featuring three guest writers!) and I'll be working on a solo project about being a nonbinary femme.

2. I bake queer and geeky cakes! Here is one example of a very queer cake I made, a Twin-Peaks inspired pie and cocktail, and a NBC Hannibal-themed anatomical heart cake. I'm currently working on a series of cakes based on quotes from The Room.

3. I write essays about food and gender. Here's an article on queerbaiting with tea branding, and my essay on queer identity and Midwestern food appeared in 
Comestible Issue 7.




Your patronage provides the following:
  1. Domain costs for my website ($26/year): update: thank you for covering me in 2018!
  2. Support toward the cost of printing future zines like The Corners of Their Mouth 2 and Nonbinary Femme Dandy. (Local printers and Kinkos both cost ~$300 for one run, and I try to give my printing jobs to local printers.) Patrons paid 1/6 of our printing costs for The Queer Language of Flowers!
  3. Help me and Robin turn The Corners of Their Mouth into a zine series with contributors who get paid. Update: The Corners of Their Mouth 2 is in pre-production!
  4. Help me buy ingredients to test and tweak recipes so you get the best cooking experience on my blog and in print.
  5. Send us to cons (vendor fee, business license, transportation). We attended Fall for Zines! on September 23 and Geek Girl Con 2018 on October 27-28, 2018.

Recent posts by I'll Make It Myself

Tiers
Recipe Previews
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
You get to see the recipes first before they hit the blog. This also means you see the recipes without the essays.
Patron-Only Blog
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to my Patreon blog: recipe recommendations, what I’m reading, recipe testing. You also get a thank-you postcard with original art when you sign up! 
Postcards
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to my $5 rewards AND two postcards featuring my best food photography or gorgeous food art by Robin Elan twice a year.
Recipe Testing
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to the lower tier rewards; access to works/recipes in progress; voting on next recipes.
Zine Supporter
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Access to the lower tier rewards, a copy of all new zines I produce*, and bonus vinyl stickers by Robin Elan.


*At the moment this is ~1/year but I would like to eventually have The Corners of Their Mouth out 2x a year.