Jed Phoenix is creating a sense of tribe with a 21st century Punk vibe
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patrons

$45
per month
Welcome to this, the Jed Phoenix Patreon page and home to the Phoenix Army.

What’s it all about?
Passion
It could be said that finding a sense of tribe and feeling like you belong to a supportive and nurturing group of people is what life is all about. If you're a misfit, freak or weirdo who doesn't easily fit into the mainstream, discovering that there are people like you in the world can literally be a life saver. Over the past two decades of running my UK made alternative punk and fetish clothing brand, I've met a huge number of people from the queer, kink and goth scenes. And being part of these subcultures, seeing what can be achieved, how people can come together - for festivals, for entertainment, for support - it is truly fabulous.
Punk
Why does this Sense of Tribe have a 21st Century Punk vibe? Well, partly because I believe that Punk is far from dead. To me, Punk symbolizes a revolutionary attitude, one of Do It Yourself. It's grassroots, experimental. It's about using resources wisely and being creative. Punk is about being open to difference, embracing it, and being true to yourself rather than conforming to the "norm". Punk isn't always polished. It's sometimes fast and loud and dirty. In a world of filters, fillers and "perfect selfies", how refreshing to have something that's a little more raw and honest?
Phoenix Army
Part of my Punk ethos is pacifism. So why have a Phoenix Army of Patrons? Rather than being "an organized military force equipped for fighting on land", this Phoenix Army is "a large number of people or things". It's a place for people to feel camaraderie with others who are from a similar subculture. It's a place where creativity can rise from the ashes of the bland, the beige and the safe. It's where you can step into No Man's Land knowing that there are folk there who have got your back.
Participation
It would be impossible to do what I do without others. It's through selling my garments at various pop up shops since 1999 that I've met a large number of people from various different scenes. I'm going to need help in bringing these amazing peoples' voices and stories to life. I'm going to need people to interview, and people to watch and share the interviews. I'm going to need feedback, suggestions and pointers. In return, you'll be entertained, enlightened perhaps, by the vlogs, interviews and behind-the-seams videos that I upload. There will also be written blogs, photos and podcasts (if I can ever figure out how to create an audio post successfully!). The aim is that this platform, Patreon, will be the HQ of the Phoenix Army where we can bounce ideas around too.
Patronage
If you've already clicked on the Become A Patron button, thank you. Thank you for your trust that I can step out of my introverted and socially phobic comfort zone to do this. Your support motivates me to do you proud. Seriously.

If you have any questions or comments, or you want to help in a different way, please do get in touch.

Tiers
Privates
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Privates get our undying gratitude PLUS.....

* Access to Patron only posts

* A monthly vote on the Ask Me Anything poll 

Able Seamen
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
Able Seamen get ALL OF THE ABOVE plus....

* Shoutouts on Phoenix Army missions

* A rank badge 

* 5% discount on purchases in the JedPhoenixStyle Etsy shop

Chief Petting Officers
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Chief Petting Officers get ALL OF THE ABOVE plus...

* Sneak peeks of photoshoot images & new designs

* A rank badge & choice of one proficiency badge

* A hand-signed birthday or Xmas card

* 10% discount on all Jed Phoenix purchases

Rear Admirals
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Rear Admirals get ALL OF THE ABOVE plus...

* An invitation to be part of the design focus group where you can help shape future product design decisions 

* 15% discount on all Jed Phoenix purchases

Vice Admirals
$100 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
Vice Admirals get ALL OF THE ABOVE plus...

* A monthly choice of proficiency badges

* A hand-signed birthday AND Xmas card

* Two prototypes per year, made in your size, so you can road test and critique these new designs before anyone else sees them

* 20% discount on all Jed Phoenix purchases


Goals
$45 of $50 per month
Coffee and motivation
Reaching this goal will mean that you lovely lot want content enough that you’ve joined the Phoenix Army and, perhaps, have enlisted some friends too. Captain Scissors is here to serve and, fuelled by the coffee that reaching this goal will provide, you’ll get at least one exclusive, Patron only video every month.
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Welcome to this, the Jed Phoenix Patreon page and home to the Phoenix Army.

What’s it all about?
Passion
It could be said that finding a sense of tribe and feeling like you belong to a supportive and nurturing group of people is what life is all about. If you're a misfit, freak or weirdo who doesn't easily fit into the mainstream, discovering that there are people like you in the world can literally be a life saver. Over the past two decades of running my UK made alternative punk and fetish clothing brand, I've met a huge number of people from the queer, kink and goth scenes. And being part of these subcultures, seeing what can be achieved, how people can come together - for festivals, for entertainment, for support - it is truly fabulous.
Punk
Why does this Sense of Tribe have a 21st Century Punk vibe? Well, partly because I believe that Punk is far from dead. To me, Punk symbolizes a revolutionary attitude, one of Do It Yourself. It's grassroots, experimental. It's about using resources wisely and being creative. Punk is about being open to difference, embracing it, and being true to yourself rather than conforming to the "norm". Punk isn't always polished. It's sometimes fast and loud and dirty. In a world of filters, fillers and "perfect selfies", how refreshing to have something that's a little more raw and honest?
Phoenix Army
Part of my Punk ethos is pacifism. So why have a Phoenix Army of Patrons? Rather than being "an organized military force equipped for fighting on land", this Phoenix Army is "a large number of people or things". It's a place for people to feel camaraderie with others who are from a similar subculture. It's a place where creativity can rise from the ashes of the bland, the beige and the safe. It's where you can step into No Man's Land knowing that there are folk there who have got your back.
Participation
It would be impossible to do what I do without others. It's through selling my garments at various pop up shops since 1999 that I've met a large number of people from various different scenes. I'm going to need help in bringing these amazing peoples' voices and stories to life. I'm going to need people to interview, and people to watch and share the interviews. I'm going to need feedback, suggestions and pointers. In return, you'll be entertained, enlightened perhaps, by the vlogs, interviews and behind-the-seams videos that I upload. There will also be written blogs, photos and podcasts (if I can ever figure out how to create an audio post successfully!). The aim is that this platform, Patreon, will be the HQ of the Phoenix Army where we can bounce ideas around too.
Patronage
If you've already clicked on the Become A Patron button, thank you. Thank you for your trust that I can step out of my introverted and socially phobic comfort zone to do this. Your support motivates me to do you proud. Seriously.

If you have any questions or comments, or you want to help in a different way, please do get in touch.

Recent posts by Jed Phoenix

Tiers
Privates
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Privates get our undying gratitude PLUS.....

* Access to Patron only posts

* A monthly vote on the Ask Me Anything poll 

Able Seamen
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
Able Seamen get ALL OF THE ABOVE plus....

* Shoutouts on Phoenix Army missions

* A rank badge 

* 5% discount on purchases in the JedPhoenixStyle Etsy shop

Chief Petting Officers
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Chief Petting Officers get ALL OF THE ABOVE plus...

* Sneak peeks of photoshoot images & new designs

* A rank badge & choice of one proficiency badge

* A hand-signed birthday or Xmas card

* 10% discount on all Jed Phoenix purchases

Rear Admirals
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Rear Admirals get ALL OF THE ABOVE plus...

* An invitation to be part of the design focus group where you can help shape future product design decisions 

* 15% discount on all Jed Phoenix purchases

Vice Admirals
$100 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
Vice Admirals get ALL OF THE ABOVE plus...

* A monthly choice of proficiency badges

* A hand-signed birthday AND Xmas card

* Two prototypes per year, made in your size, so you can road test and critique these new designs before anyone else sees them

* 20% discount on all Jed Phoenix purchases