Jay Hulme is creating Poetry
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I'm a young transgender performance poet, speaker, and educator. I spend most of my time trying to make the world a better place through acceptance and art (and the rest of the time on trains getting to the venues I do those things in). My poetry on trans rights has been the focus of a TEDx talk and featured in an Amnesty International teaching resource, and the rest of my work has been published in numerous books, including a children’s anthology that is studied in some schools. This means I’m often contacted by teachers and other educators asking me to come and do some work with their young people but the cost of living prohibits me from doing anywhere near as many cheap or free jobs as I’d like to. You can help with that.

I think poetry should be free, and for everyone, sadly, my rent bill does not agree.

Poetry can, and does, change lives, particularly when it tackles social issues, and is used to address those who need it most. I believe very strongly that everyone should have access to poetry, and the changes that can make in a persons life, changes I have seen firsthand, and this patreon account is there for you to help me continue to do that. Thank you.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
You get access to a special Patreon email address for you to suggest poem topics, or to make special requests. There's no guarantee that I'll act on them, but I might! - and you can make as many suggestions and requests as you like.
Pledge $3 or more per month
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
 You get access to a special Patreon email address for you to suggest poem topics, or to make special requests. There's no guarantee that I'll act on them, but I might! - and you can make as many suggestions and requests as you like. You also get a handwritten thank you note, sent out within three months, and early access to my new poems via an email blast.
Pledge $5 or more per month
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
You get access to a special Patreon email address for you to suggest poem topics, or to make special requests. There's no guarantee that I'll act on them, but I might! - and you can make as many suggestions and requests as you like. You also get a handwritten thank you note, with a short (4+ line) poem sent out within three months and early access to my new poems via an email blast.
Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You get access to a special Patreon email address for you to suggest poem topics, or to make special requests. There's no guarantee that I'll act on them, but I might! - and you can make as many suggestions and requests as you like. You also get a handwritten thank you note, with a short (4+ line) poem and City Boys Should Not Feed Horses sticker sent out within three months and early access to my new poems via an email blast. 
Pledge $15 or more per month
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
 You get access to a special Patreon email address for you to suggest poem topics, or to make special requests. There's no guarantee that I'll act on them, but I might! - and you can make as many suggestions and requests as you like. You also get a handwritten thank you note, with a short (4+ line) poem and City Boys Should Not Feed Horses sticker sent out within three months, early access to my new poems via an email blast, and a yearly birthday card.
Pledge $20 or more per month
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You get access to a special Patreon email address for you to suggest poem topics, or to make special requests. There's no guarantee that I'll act on them, but I might! - and you can make as many suggestions and requests as you like. You also get a handwritten thank you note, with a short (4+ line) poem and City Boys Should Not Feed Horses sticker as well as a signed a4 City Boys Should Not Feed Horses poster sent out within three months, early access to my new poems via an email blast, and a yearly birthday card.
Pledge $25 or more per month
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
 You get access to a special Patreon email address for you to suggest poem topics, or to make special requests. There's no guarantee that I'll act on them, but I might! - and you can make as many suggestions and requests as you like. You also get a handwritten thank you note, with a short (4+ line) poem  and a City Boys Should Not Feed Horses sticker, as well as a  signed a4 City Boys Should Not Feed Horses poster sent out within three months, early access to my new poems via an email blast, and two yearly cards, one for your birthday, and one for whichever major holiday you wish (or a non-major one, if you want) 
Goals
$13 of $70 per month
When I reach $70 per month I'll start making a series of proper poetry videos, with professional production.
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I'm a young transgender performance poet, speaker, and educator. I spend most of my time trying to make the world a better place through acceptance and art (and the rest of the time on trains getting to the venues I do those things in). My poetry on trans rights has been the focus of a TEDx talk and featured in an Amnesty International teaching resource, and the rest of my work has been published in numerous books, including a children’s anthology that is studied in some schools. This means I’m often contacted by teachers and other educators asking me to come and do some work with their young people but the cost of living prohibits me from doing anywhere near as many cheap or free jobs as I’d like to. You can help with that.

I think poetry should be free, and for everyone, sadly, my rent bill does not agree.

Poetry can, and does, change lives, particularly when it tackles social issues, and is used to address those who need it most. I believe very strongly that everyone should have access to poetry, and the changes that can make in a persons life, changes I have seen firsthand, and this patreon account is there for you to help me continue to do that. Thank you.

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Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
You get access to a special Patreon email address for you to suggest poem topics, or to make special requests. There's no guarantee that I'll act on them, but I might! - and you can make as many suggestions and requests as you like.
Pledge $3 or more per month
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
 You get access to a special Patreon email address for you to suggest poem topics, or to make special requests. There's no guarantee that I'll act on them, but I might! - and you can make as many suggestions and requests as you like. You also get a handwritten thank you note, sent out within three months, and early access to my new poems via an email blast.
Pledge $5 or more per month
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
You get access to a special Patreon email address for you to suggest poem topics, or to make special requests. There's no guarantee that I'll act on them, but I might! - and you can make as many suggestions and requests as you like. You also get a handwritten thank you note, with a short (4+ line) poem sent out within three months and early access to my new poems via an email blast.
Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You get access to a special Patreon email address for you to suggest poem topics, or to make special requests. There's no guarantee that I'll act on them, but I might! - and you can make as many suggestions and requests as you like. You also get a handwritten thank you note, with a short (4+ line) poem and City Boys Should Not Feed Horses sticker sent out within three months and early access to my new poems via an email blast. 
Pledge $15 or more per month
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
 You get access to a special Patreon email address for you to suggest poem topics, or to make special requests. There's no guarantee that I'll act on them, but I might! - and you can make as many suggestions and requests as you like. You also get a handwritten thank you note, with a short (4+ line) poem and City Boys Should Not Feed Horses sticker sent out within three months, early access to my new poems via an email blast, and a yearly birthday card.
Pledge $20 or more per month
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You get access to a special Patreon email address for you to suggest poem topics, or to make special requests. There's no guarantee that I'll act on them, but I might! - and you can make as many suggestions and requests as you like. You also get a handwritten thank you note, with a short (4+ line) poem and City Boys Should Not Feed Horses sticker as well as a signed a4 City Boys Should Not Feed Horses poster sent out within three months, early access to my new poems via an email blast, and a yearly birthday card.
Pledge $25 or more per month
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
 You get access to a special Patreon email address for you to suggest poem topics, or to make special requests. There's no guarantee that I'll act on them, but I might! - and you can make as many suggestions and requests as you like. You also get a handwritten thank you note, with a short (4+ line) poem  and a City Boys Should Not Feed Horses sticker, as well as a  signed a4 City Boys Should Not Feed Horses poster sent out within three months, early access to my new poems via an email blast, and two yearly cards, one for your birthday, and one for whichever major holiday you wish (or a non-major one, if you want)