Jackson Bird is creating videos, podcasts, & LGBTQ+ awareness
68
patrons
$227
per month

What I Do

I'm a video creator, podcaster, writer, activist, and professional waffler. My main work revolves around demystifying the transgender experience, which I do through my YouTube videos as well as my podcast, Transmission. I also produce a comedy webseries called Will It Waffle?, in which I put random foods on a waffle iron to see what happens.

Recently, I've been refocusing on my writing – including pitching articles, op-ed's, and a young adult novel about a transgender high schooler.

I also speak and run workshops on LGBTQ+ issues, online video, social media, activism, and digital storytelling at events large and small. If you're interested in booking me for your next event, you can get in touch here.

In addition to all of the above I'm a freelance video editor and social media consultant. I also work as a Geeks Who Drink pub quiz host two nights a week, run a VHS digitization business, sell merch and zines, and deliver for Postmates when money gets tight. 

Where I'm Going

My goal is to bring in enough income from my videos, podcast, speaking, merch, and writing to be able to cut some of my other jobs from my schedule. It's a bit of a self-defeating cycle because those projects don't produce substantial income unless I'm able to devote substantial time to them to make them consistent, high-quality, and well-promoted. 

That's where you come in! With the support from my Patrons, I've been able to cut back on work for clients to focus more on doing what I love – creating cool, meaningful work that educates and entertains.  

Your monthly pledges enable me to spend more time making my content better and more frequent. 

They also go towards concrete items like supplies for each episode of Will It Waffle?, web and file hosting for Transmission, third-party video captioning, the occasional new waffle iron, and film and audio equipment when needed. 

How You Can Help

Become my patronus! In Harry Potter, patronuses are bright, silvery apparitions that are summoned by a magical person in order to protect them against the soul-sucking dementors. When you pledge to support my work, you become my patronus, providing me with goodwill and helping me continue fighting the dark forces of transphobia, misogyny, and more in our world.

I have lots of different levels at which you can support me, each with their own unique rewards. If none of them strike your fancy, you can consider purchasing some of my merch

And, if you're unable to show your support financially, you can always help out by sharing my work. It makes a big difference when my videos and podcast get shared with new people. 

However you choose to help, thank you for your support and your belief in me. 

<3
Jack
Tiers
Become My Patronus!
$1 or more per month 34 patrons
  • Like the dementor-defying spirits in Harry Potter, your support keeps me going. 
  • $1 a month lets you join the patronus community and receive access to Patron-Only blog posts – including occasional sneak peeks, early access, and opportunities to give feedback on upcoming content.
Secret Quarterly Livestream
$3 or more per month 19 patrons
  • Four times a year, I'll host an exclusive livestream for $3 and above Patrons. I'll ask for some topics from you ahead of time, take questions while it's live, and the whole thing will be available afterwards if you can't watch live. 


PLUS:

  •  Access to the Patron-Only Feed
Your name in the description box!
$5 or more per month 11 patrons
  • I'll add your name to the description box of every video you support.
  • Just let me know if you want a different name, alias, or a friend's name listed instead of the one on your Patreon account.


PLUS:

  • Access to the Patron-Only Feed
  • Access to secret livestreams
Your name in my videos & podcast!
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
  • I'll put your name on the endscreen of every video you help fund and at the end of each episode of the podcast. 
  • Just let me know if you want a different name, alias, or a friend's name listed instead of the one on your Patreon account.


PLUS:

  • Access to the Patron-Only Feed
  • Access to secret livestreams
  • Your name in the description box
Postcard & Holiday Cards
$25 or more per month 1 patron
  • I'll send you a post card in the mail each month after you've backed my Patreon at this level!
  • Except for in December when you'll be added to my family & friends holiday card list and receive a hand-drawn holiday card instead.


PLUS:

  • Access to the Patron-Only Feed
  • Access to secret livestreams
  • Your name in the description box
  • Your name on the endscreen of my videos and at the end of Transmission
Physical Gift!
$50 or more per month 1 patron
  • I'll send you a grab bag of fun stuff in the mail each month after you've backed my Patreon at this level!
  • Items range from props used in videos, tokens from my travels, stickers, buttons, or random things I found that I think you might find cool too!


PLUS:

  • Access to the Patron-Only Feed
  • Access to secret livestreams
  • Your name in the description box
  • Your name on the endscreen of my videos and at the end of Transmission
  • Annual holiday card in December
Video Call
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Wow, thank you! At this level, your support is truly influential to my work so let's chat!
  • We'll schedule a 20-minute video call each month to chat about whatever you want. Give feedback, brainstorm ideas, swap tips, or just hang out. 


PLUS:

  • Access to the Patron-Only Feed
  • Access to secret livestreams
  • Your name in the description box
  • Your name on the endscreen of my videos and at the end of Transmission
  • Annual holiday card in December
Waffle Iron
$200 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
  • Once a year, I will send you the actual waffle iron I use on Will It Waffle?
  • You will receive a Certificate of Authenticity and a list of all the videos that iron was used in.


PLUS:

  • Access to the Patron-Only Feed
  • Access to secret livestreams
  • Your name in the description box
  • Your name on the endscreen of my videos and at the end of Transmission
  • Annual holiday card in December
Corporate Sponsor
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Have a company that wants to support fun, positive LGBTQ+ content and creators? 
  • Per pledge, I'll add your company logo to the endscreen of a video, put your company's website in the video's description box, and give your company a two-sentence promotional shout-out, written by you, at the end of a Transmission podcast episode. 


PLUS:

  • Access to the Patron-Only Feed
  • Access to secret livestreams
  • Annual holiday card in December
Goals
$227 of $300 per month
GOOOO-AAAAAA-LLLLL! ⚽️
Three hundred dollars a month will put me closer to the amount I received before switching to a "per month" payment schedule. 

When we hit this, I'll throw a big, festive livestream party for all you Patrons and post a blooper reel from recent videos – for Patrons' eyes only!
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What I Do

I'm a video creator, podcaster, writer, activist, and professional waffler. My main work revolves around demystifying the transgender experience, which I do through my YouTube videos as well as my podcast, Transmission. I also produce a comedy webseries called Will It Waffle?, in which I put random foods on a waffle iron to see what happens.

Recently, I've been refocusing on my writing – including pitching articles, op-ed's, and a young adult novel about a transgender high schooler.

I also speak and run workshops on LGBTQ+ issues, online video, social media, activism, and digital storytelling at events large and small. If you're interested in booking me for your next event, you can get in touch here.

In addition to all of the above I'm a freelance video editor and social media consultant. I also work as a Geeks Who Drink pub quiz host two nights a week, run a VHS digitization business, sell merch and zines, and deliver for Postmates when money gets tight. 

Where I'm Going

My goal is to bring in enough income from my videos, podcast, speaking, merch, and writing to be able to cut some of my other jobs from my schedule. It's a bit of a self-defeating cycle because those projects don't produce substantial income unless I'm able to devote substantial time to them to make them consistent, high-quality, and well-promoted. 

That's where you come in! With the support from my Patrons, I've been able to cut back on work for clients to focus more on doing what I love – creating cool, meaningful work that educates and entertains.  

Your monthly pledges enable me to spend more time making my content better and more frequent. 

They also go towards concrete items like supplies for each episode of Will It Waffle?, web and file hosting for Transmission, third-party video captioning, the occasional new waffle iron, and film and audio equipment when needed. 

How You Can Help

Become my patronus! In Harry Potter, patronuses are bright, silvery apparitions that are summoned by a magical person in order to protect them against the soul-sucking dementors. When you pledge to support my work, you become my patronus, providing me with goodwill and helping me continue fighting the dark forces of transphobia, misogyny, and more in our world.

I have lots of different levels at which you can support me, each with their own unique rewards. If none of them strike your fancy, you can consider purchasing some of my merch

And, if you're unable to show your support financially, you can always help out by sharing my work. It makes a big difference when my videos and podcast get shared with new people. 

However you choose to help, thank you for your support and your belief in me. 

<3
Jack

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Tiers
Become My Patronus!
$1 or more per month 34 patrons
  • Like the dementor-defying spirits in Harry Potter, your support keeps me going. 
  • $1 a month lets you join the patronus community and receive access to Patron-Only blog posts – including occasional sneak peeks, early access, and opportunities to give feedback on upcoming content.
Secret Quarterly Livestream
$3 or more per month 19 patrons
  • Four times a year, I'll host an exclusive livestream for $3 and above Patrons. I'll ask for some topics from you ahead of time, take questions while it's live, and the whole thing will be available afterwards if you can't watch live. 


PLUS:

  •  Access to the Patron-Only Feed
Your name in the description box!
$5 or more per month 11 patrons
  • I'll add your name to the description box of every video you support.
  • Just let me know if you want a different name, alias, or a friend's name listed instead of the one on your Patreon account.


PLUS:

  • Access to the Patron-Only Feed
  • Access to secret livestreams
Your name in my videos & podcast!
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
  • I'll put your name on the endscreen of every video you help fund and at the end of each episode of the podcast. 
  • Just let me know if you want a different name, alias, or a friend's name listed instead of the one on your Patreon account.


PLUS:

  • Access to the Patron-Only Feed
  • Access to secret livestreams
  • Your name in the description box
Postcard & Holiday Cards
$25 or more per month 1 patron
  • I'll send you a post card in the mail each month after you've backed my Patreon at this level!
  • Except for in December when you'll be added to my family & friends holiday card list and receive a hand-drawn holiday card instead.


PLUS:

  • Access to the Patron-Only Feed
  • Access to secret livestreams
  • Your name in the description box
  • Your name on the endscreen of my videos and at the end of Transmission
Physical Gift!
$50 or more per month 1 patron
  • I'll send you a grab bag of fun stuff in the mail each month after you've backed my Patreon at this level!
  • Items range from props used in videos, tokens from my travels, stickers, buttons, or random things I found that I think you might find cool too!


PLUS:

  • Access to the Patron-Only Feed
  • Access to secret livestreams
  • Your name in the description box
  • Your name on the endscreen of my videos and at the end of Transmission
  • Annual holiday card in December
Video Call
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Wow, thank you! At this level, your support is truly influential to my work so let's chat!
  • We'll schedule a 20-minute video call each month to chat about whatever you want. Give feedback, brainstorm ideas, swap tips, or just hang out. 


PLUS:

  • Access to the Patron-Only Feed
  • Access to secret livestreams
  • Your name in the description box
  • Your name on the endscreen of my videos and at the end of Transmission
  • Annual holiday card in December
Waffle Iron
$200 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
  • Once a year, I will send you the actual waffle iron I use on Will It Waffle?
  • You will receive a Certificate of Authenticity and a list of all the videos that iron was used in.


PLUS:

  • Access to the Patron-Only Feed
  • Access to secret livestreams
  • Your name in the description box
  • Your name on the endscreen of my videos and at the end of Transmission
  • Annual holiday card in December
Corporate Sponsor
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Have a company that wants to support fun, positive LGBTQ+ content and creators? 
  • Per pledge, I'll add your company logo to the endscreen of a video, put your company's website in the video's description box, and give your company a two-sentence promotional shout-out, written by you, at the end of a Transmission podcast episode. 


PLUS:

  • Access to the Patron-Only Feed
  • Access to secret livestreams
  • Annual holiday card in December