Isabel Abbott is creating Transgressive Art + creative sanctuary for the human
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patrons

I am an artist, a dissident doula and author;
a lover of the ferine and saltwater and swelter of heat.
I house and honor spaces of human and creative sanctuary, fiercely devoted to the shouts of shattered lives and deeply trusting of our own innate instinct. I am not here for transcendence. I’m here to stay slow and low to the honesty of things, human and unrepentant and real.


I am here for the stories we are socially and culturally told we are not allowed to speak or know or claim as our own belonging, and the transgressive act of centering such narratives in both discourse and art.

I write the corporeal, the secular and profane  of this human experience being embodied. I write about medical anthropology and the wandering womb, living with chronic illness and disability, secular humanism and recovering from religious abuse, creating a culture of consent, a novel I refuse to speak of aloud, and secular prayers of encouragement for staying human. I write about what the living do, my own wrestling and work with dismantling the kyriarchy which oppresses and destroy life, all the ways there are of falling in love with humans, and sometimes I write about violence and sometimes I write about lilacs.

I write a lot over on  facebook ,  and other online and in print publications, and I am the author of  salt + honey: secular prayers for the human and hedonstic hearts.

I also make visual and performance art of cartography, medical x-rays, and large wearable wings composed of feathers and ripped pages and lost and found discarded things.

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When I’m not writing and creating, I work with individuals and groups as a sexuality and intimate justice educator and a consent culture radical, and I offer sanctuary and support for those recovering from cults and religious abuse. At night and in my writing, I continue my activism and advocacy.

You can read more of my writing, and learn more about my art and sanctuary for the human at www.isabelabbott.com


How This Works

To be supported in my creating and the work I do in the world is to be given the time and space needed to be in the quiet of creation and the mad love of the language born into being. Because this is what it takes: time and resources.

Here is the thing.
I live with disability and chronic illness and pain. And so much of this world denies the reality of my lived experience, a culture that has space for those who become sick but not those who do not get well. And it is also my life and my only life and so I’m here to live it, to stay.
These human experiences have taught me what it to move more slowly in the world.
They have taught me what it is to deeply listen.
To pay attention.
To know the nuance and mosaic contexts of consent.
To locate the name of compassion and believe myself and others.
To no longer located value and worth in production and consumption.
It has taught me that limits are real.
I no longer pretend I can do everything or push through or rise above. That is not true.
So I stay here fully in reality.

Patreon is part of this. Us coming together, to create something different where there is no longer the myth of the lone hero rising above all obstacles through their own effort and merit. Us coming together to say we need one another, and you believe in art and service and sanctuary and what wants to be born from this space and place and time and are here to support that in coming to be.

So this is how it works.

Patreon allows you to automatically support my work and creating with a contribution amount you choose - $2 or more. You don't have to remember to redo it every month or go searching for Paypal links. There is no complicated overhead and as a patron you get to be here in this community and receive access to all the cool stuff that happens in the making and creation itself.

By being a patron of the art, of a patron of yours truly, you directly support my art and activism and allow me the time and space and resources needed to continue in the creation of art and language and a culture of consent. I will not promise you certain outcomes and products as if my work here in the world is to be a producer of things to consume and discard. But I can and do promise that my work is to be faithful to the art itself and to the process of creating and unapologetic writing. I am here to show up fully, with all of me.


There was a time when I thought I could do everything. That if I just worked hard enough or long enough or continued to push through every limitation and no my body screamed at me, that I would be able to do all the things. That is no longer true for me. I have come to live and love, to accept and even embrace, that I am corporeal and temporal and finite. This gives meaning and spaciousness and pressing reality to my days. I know now that I cannot do everything, and so to write and create requires sustainable support.

This is why I am here.
My gratitude is oceans deep.
Thank you.
Your support is what allows me to continue my work and my service and my art and offer it to you and to the world, through creative heat and sustainability, which is a kind of completeness.

In love and defiance,
Isabel




What I am currently working on

Writing:
  • I write and offer education and encouragement on staying human over on facebook and Instagram, and I write essays and articles for a variety of online and in print publications.
  • Being supported in my writing will allow me to write longer-form essays and articles on a consistent basis, write here on patreon regularly, and continue to offer all kinds of writing over in the land of facebook where I engage daily.
  • To move toward my writing and art being sustained with patron supporters also allows me the time to begin two books: a novel I’m not ready yet to talk about and a collection of essays that are really love letters to being human.

Art:

Wings of Desire:
The making of an entire collection of large-scale wearable wings and interactive performance art for all the fallen angels, misfits, outcasts and humans whose bodies remembers adaptation and desire: what it felt like to come from water, what it was to fly.

Damaged Goods: the good body broken
An art series of images and writing from maps and medical x-rays.
Tiers
you're so cool
$2 or more per month
as a Patron, you have my legion heart of gratitude. for real.

 

 

  • continued access to all my writing and sharing over on facebook and online publications, and essays and updates shared write here on my patreon writing notebook entries. 
  • secular prayers of human encouragement shared here with you here every few weeks or so. 
damn fine coffee date
$4.79 or more per month
thank you for fueling me with my favorite sustenance
come join me for
  • continued access to all my writing and sharing over on facebook and online publications, and essays and updates shared write here on my patreon writing notebook entries. 
  • secular prayers of human encouragement shared here with you here every few weeks or so.  
  • opportunities to see photos and post its from behind the scenes of my creating, because some of my best moments of inspiration and furious note taking happen in those first few sips of my favorite coffee.
  • first to know when wings are complete, new art is happening, and classes are in the works.
secular communion
$10 or more per month
because in creating art and books and consent culture, we sometimes need to connect, to show up and come undone together, to unlearn and build new.

supporting me at this levels provides the resources needed to show up and connect in my work and creating (gas to get places, internet and videos and phones that do amazing things, paper for love letters, time to really listen.)
  • monthly live video chats where we connect and talk about our art and creating and you can ask me anything and we remember together what it is to not be so alone in this being human thing
    Monthly video calls are on the third Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm EST.
  • plus all previous rewards
wings of desire
$24 or more per month
making art takes time and money for supplies and resources. being a fallen angel who supports my transgressive work at this level allows me these very things. my wings and words will truly be infused with the love of you who also love art and human animals.

 

  • Quarterly envelopes of love arriving to you in the mail with surprises and postcards and pie recipes and treasures of lost and found things.
  • all previous rewards
hero to introverts
$42 or more per month
i am an introvert who is captivated by engagement with humans. i love my work as an artist and writer, an educator and space of sanctuary. and, to continue creating, i need a lot of time alone to be in the quiet. it is where my best and real work arises. supporting at this level allows me to tend to my introversion and dance within that still point. this is as essential to creating as feathers and words.
  • my deep and unapologetic gratitude offered out in the form of small tokens of affection from my writing time in mexico every year. 
  • all previous rewards
love and defiance
$75 or more per month
supporting at this level gives


 

  • a free spot in one of my classes taught each year.
  • AND, offers a full scholarship for one person to receive support *from* me every month: scholarships for classes, sex workers rights organizing, and sanctuary. 
  • all previous rewards
into the magical wardrobe
$125 or more per month
being supported at this level means i have what it takes to sit down and start the damn novel. for real. it actually gives me hours a month, and time is what it takes, to write the words that walk around inside me waiting.

 

  • Your own set up custom wings, made just for you.
  • your name in the acknowledgements when i get these babies published. because it will be true, that i could not have done it without you.
  • all previous rewards
Goals
76 of 77 patrons
When I reach this goal I'm throwing a big virtual art salon party where we can all gather and share our poetry and paintings and sip cocktails and coffee and introverts are welcome to come too and not say anything and we can be human in ways weird and wonderful.
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I am an artist, a dissident doula and author;
a lover of the ferine and saltwater and swelter of heat.
I house and honor spaces of human and creative sanctuary, fiercely devoted to the shouts of shattered lives and deeply trusting of our own innate instinct. I am not here for transcendence. I’m here to stay slow and low to the honesty of things, human and unrepentant and real.


I am here for the stories we are socially and culturally told we are not allowed to speak or know or claim as our own belonging, and the transgressive act of centering such narratives in both discourse and art.

I write the corporeal, the secular and profane  of this human experience being embodied. I write about medical anthropology and the wandering womb, living with chronic illness and disability, secular humanism and recovering from religious abuse, creating a culture of consent, a novel I refuse to speak of aloud, and secular prayers of encouragement for staying human. I write about what the living do, my own wrestling and work with dismantling the kyriarchy which oppresses and destroy life, all the ways there are of falling in love with humans, and sometimes I write about violence and sometimes I write about lilacs.

I write a lot over on  facebook ,  and other online and in print publications, and I am the author of  salt + honey: secular prayers for the human and hedonstic hearts.

I also make visual and performance art of cartography, medical x-rays, and large wearable wings composed of feathers and ripped pages and lost and found discarded things.

*******

When I’m not writing and creating, I work with individuals and groups as a sexuality and intimate justice educator and a consent culture radical, and I offer sanctuary and support for those recovering from cults and religious abuse. At night and in my writing, I continue my activism and advocacy.

You can read more of my writing, and learn more about my art and sanctuary for the human at www.isabelabbott.com


How This Works

To be supported in my creating and the work I do in the world is to be given the time and space needed to be in the quiet of creation and the mad love of the language born into being. Because this is what it takes: time and resources.

Here is the thing.
I live with disability and chronic illness and pain. And so much of this world denies the reality of my lived experience, a culture that has space for those who become sick but not those who do not get well. And it is also my life and my only life and so I’m here to live it, to stay.
These human experiences have taught me what it to move more slowly in the world.
They have taught me what it is to deeply listen.
To pay attention.
To know the nuance and mosaic contexts of consent.
To locate the name of compassion and believe myself and others.
To no longer located value and worth in production and consumption.
It has taught me that limits are real.
I no longer pretend I can do everything or push through or rise above. That is not true.
So I stay here fully in reality.

Patreon is part of this. Us coming together, to create something different where there is no longer the myth of the lone hero rising above all obstacles through their own effort and merit. Us coming together to say we need one another, and you believe in art and service and sanctuary and what wants to be born from this space and place and time and are here to support that in coming to be.

So this is how it works.

Patreon allows you to automatically support my work and creating with a contribution amount you choose - $2 or more. You don't have to remember to redo it every month or go searching for Paypal links. There is no complicated overhead and as a patron you get to be here in this community and receive access to all the cool stuff that happens in the making and creation itself.

By being a patron of the art, of a patron of yours truly, you directly support my art and activism and allow me the time and space and resources needed to continue in the creation of art and language and a culture of consent. I will not promise you certain outcomes and products as if my work here in the world is to be a producer of things to consume and discard. But I can and do promise that my work is to be faithful to the art itself and to the process of creating and unapologetic writing. I am here to show up fully, with all of me.


There was a time when I thought I could do everything. That if I just worked hard enough or long enough or continued to push through every limitation and no my body screamed at me, that I would be able to do all the things. That is no longer true for me. I have come to live and love, to accept and even embrace, that I am corporeal and temporal and finite. This gives meaning and spaciousness and pressing reality to my days. I know now that I cannot do everything, and so to write and create requires sustainable support.

This is why I am here.
My gratitude is oceans deep.
Thank you.
Your support is what allows me to continue my work and my service and my art and offer it to you and to the world, through creative heat and sustainability, which is a kind of completeness.

In love and defiance,
Isabel




What I am currently working on

Writing:
  • I write and offer education and encouragement on staying human over on facebook and Instagram, and I write essays and articles for a variety of online and in print publications.
  • Being supported in my writing will allow me to write longer-form essays and articles on a consistent basis, write here on patreon regularly, and continue to offer all kinds of writing over in the land of facebook where I engage daily.
  • To move toward my writing and art being sustained with patron supporters also allows me the time to begin two books: a novel I’m not ready yet to talk about and a collection of essays that are really love letters to being human.

Art:

Wings of Desire:
The making of an entire collection of large-scale wearable wings and interactive performance art for all the fallen angels, misfits, outcasts and humans whose bodies remembers adaptation and desire: what it felt like to come from water, what it was to fly.

Damaged Goods: the good body broken
An art series of images and writing from maps and medical x-rays.

Recent posts by Isabel Abbott

Tiers
you're so cool
$2 or more per month
as a Patron, you have my legion heart of gratitude. for real.

 

 

  • continued access to all my writing and sharing over on facebook and online publications, and essays and updates shared write here on my patreon writing notebook entries. 
  • secular prayers of human encouragement shared here with you here every few weeks or so. 
damn fine coffee date
$4.79 or more per month
thank you for fueling me with my favorite sustenance
come join me for
  • continued access to all my writing and sharing over on facebook and online publications, and essays and updates shared write here on my patreon writing notebook entries. 
  • secular prayers of human encouragement shared here with you here every few weeks or so.  
  • opportunities to see photos and post its from behind the scenes of my creating, because some of my best moments of inspiration and furious note taking happen in those first few sips of my favorite coffee.
  • first to know when wings are complete, new art is happening, and classes are in the works.
secular communion
$10 or more per month
because in creating art and books and consent culture, we sometimes need to connect, to show up and come undone together, to unlearn and build new.

supporting me at this levels provides the resources needed to show up and connect in my work and creating (gas to get places, internet and videos and phones that do amazing things, paper for love letters, time to really listen.)
  • monthly live video chats where we connect and talk about our art and creating and you can ask me anything and we remember together what it is to not be so alone in this being human thing
    Monthly video calls are on the third Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm EST.
  • plus all previous rewards
wings of desire
$24 or more per month
making art takes time and money for supplies and resources. being a fallen angel who supports my transgressive work at this level allows me these very things. my wings and words will truly be infused with the love of you who also love art and human animals.

 

  • Quarterly envelopes of love arriving to you in the mail with surprises and postcards and pie recipes and treasures of lost and found things.
  • all previous rewards
hero to introverts
$42 or more per month
i am an introvert who is captivated by engagement with humans. i love my work as an artist and writer, an educator and space of sanctuary. and, to continue creating, i need a lot of time alone to be in the quiet. it is where my best and real work arises. supporting at this level allows me to tend to my introversion and dance within that still point. this is as essential to creating as feathers and words.
  • my deep and unapologetic gratitude offered out in the form of small tokens of affection from my writing time in mexico every year. 
  • all previous rewards
love and defiance
$75 or more per month
supporting at this level gives


 

  • a free spot in one of my classes taught each year.
  • AND, offers a full scholarship for one person to receive support *from* me every month: scholarships for classes, sex workers rights organizing, and sanctuary. 
  • all previous rewards
into the magical wardrobe
$125 or more per month
being supported at this level means i have what it takes to sit down and start the damn novel. for real. it actually gives me hours a month, and time is what it takes, to write the words that walk around inside me waiting.

 

  • Your own set up custom wings, made just for you.
  • your name in the acknowledgements when i get these babies published. because it will be true, that i could not have done it without you.
  • all previous rewards