Jourdain Searles is creating culture criticism
60

patrons

$168
per WRITTEN PIECE or PODCAST EPISODE
Hello lovely Patrons!

My name is Jourdain Searles, and I create culture criticism. 

I am the creator, editor and primary contributor to fishnet cinema, a feminist film and media critique site. With fishnet, I aim to analyze the depiction of women and femmes in entertainment. Many pieces on the site focus on the work and depiction of women in film, television, animation and other forms of performance. I also run the official twitter for the site (@fishnetcinema). This website is a labor of love and I currently make no money from the essays I publish there. And because I do not make any money off of it, I am unable to pay anyone who wants to contribute (or myself for that matter). I would really love for that to change.

In addition to my writing my on fishnet, I also have a Medium account where I write very personal pieces. This Patreon also supports those pieces which you can read here.

I also run two podcasts!

Bad Romance Podcast! My cohost Bronwyn Isaac and I watch one bad romantic film a week and then make fun of it on the podcast. We're both comedians so OF COURSE its funny. But we're also writers and feminists, so we analyze the gender representation in the films as well. This is my primary podcast and it's gaining a great following. I hope you listen and enjoy!

The Shady Lady Podcast is my feminist interview show. Each episode I sit down with an artist of some kind (often women) and discuss a topic that is important to them, whatever it may be. I like to provide a space for them to talk about their art and discuss subjects that are burning in their brain. This podcast is more sporadic. I would like it to be monthly, but the time it takes to coordinate with guests and edit our conversations takes much longer than BR. Hopefully, this podcast will get on a better schedule once I have the time and finances to get it where I need it to be.

All of these projects, in one way or another, require money to continue to exist, thrive and grow. I'm a freelancer and college grad, so needless to say I don't have money in the bank. I'm very much living the odd jobs and instant rice life. Still, I believe that my work has value and is worthy of compensation.

And that's where you come in.

Your pledges go towards maintaining fishnet, podcast hosting fees, recording equipment, compensating me for my writing and eventually providing me with the funds to pay guest writers for fishnet.

A bit more about me:

I'm a queer black woman with a visual disability. I have a BA in Communications with a concentration in Television and Cinema. I also have an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Along with my criticism and podcasting, I also write plays, screenplays and have some TV pilots I would love to become shows some day. I'm a feminist, leftist and passionate about the empowerment of women of color.

As a black woman, it means the world to me to know that there are people who appreciate my work and find it worthwhile.

Thank you so much.
Tiers
LOVELY PATRON
$1 or more per WRITTEN PIECE or PODCAST EPISODE 27 patrons
You get to hear podcast episodes and read written pieces at least 24 hours before they're public. You also get a special thanks in one of patreon blogs.
READING PATRON
$2 or more per WRITTEN PIECE or PODCAST EPISODE 27 patrons
You get the special thanks, early episodes, early written pieces and bi-weekly reading recommendations.
REVIEW CHOICE
$5 or more per WRITTEN PIECE or PODCAST EPISODE 5 patrons
You get every reward from the other tiers, PLUS I will review a film of your choice for fishnet cinema.
TOP FIVE
$10 or more per WRITTEN PIECE or PODCAST EPISODE 3 patrons
You will get everything from the lower tiers, PLUS I will write a Top 5 list about shows, movies, or actresses of your choice. and publish it on Fishnet Cinema!
Goals
$168 of $300 per WRITTEN PIECE or PODCAST EPISODE
I would really love to be able to make a reasonable amount of money for my word count and eventually get to a place where I can pay any potential fishnet cinema contributors a worthy sum.

I would also like to buy new recording equipment for podcasting and possibly more advanced sound editing software.
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Hello lovely Patrons!

My name is Jourdain Searles, and I create culture criticism. 

I am the creator, editor and primary contributor to fishnet cinema, a feminist film and media critique site. With fishnet, I aim to analyze the depiction of women and femmes in entertainment. Many pieces on the site focus on the work and depiction of women in film, television, animation and other forms of performance. I also run the official twitter for the site (@fishnetcinema). This website is a labor of love and I currently make no money from the essays I publish there. And because I do not make any money off of it, I am unable to pay anyone who wants to contribute (or myself for that matter). I would really love for that to change.

In addition to my writing my on fishnet, I also have a Medium account where I write very personal pieces. This Patreon also supports those pieces which you can read here.

I also run two podcasts!

Bad Romance Podcast! My cohost Bronwyn Isaac and I watch one bad romantic film a week and then make fun of it on the podcast. We're both comedians so OF COURSE its funny. But we're also writers and feminists, so we analyze the gender representation in the films as well. This is my primary podcast and it's gaining a great following. I hope you listen and enjoy!

The Shady Lady Podcast is my feminist interview show. Each episode I sit down with an artist of some kind (often women) and discuss a topic that is important to them, whatever it may be. I like to provide a space for them to talk about their art and discuss subjects that are burning in their brain. This podcast is more sporadic. I would like it to be monthly, but the time it takes to coordinate with guests and edit our conversations takes much longer than BR. Hopefully, this podcast will get on a better schedule once I have the time and finances to get it where I need it to be.

All of these projects, in one way or another, require money to continue to exist, thrive and grow. I'm a freelancer and college grad, so needless to say I don't have money in the bank. I'm very much living the odd jobs and instant rice life. Still, I believe that my work has value and is worthy of compensation.

And that's where you come in.

Your pledges go towards maintaining fishnet, podcast hosting fees, recording equipment, compensating me for my writing and eventually providing me with the funds to pay guest writers for fishnet.

A bit more about me:

I'm a queer black woman with a visual disability. I have a BA in Communications with a concentration in Television and Cinema. I also have an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Along with my criticism and podcasting, I also write plays, screenplays and have some TV pilots I would love to become shows some day. I'm a feminist, leftist and passionate about the empowerment of women of color.

As a black woman, it means the world to me to know that there are people who appreciate my work and find it worthwhile.

Thank you so much.

Recent posts by Jourdain Searles

Tiers
LOVELY PATRON
$1 or more per WRITTEN PIECE or PODCAST EPISODE 27 patrons
You get to hear podcast episodes and read written pieces at least 24 hours before they're public. You also get a special thanks in one of patreon blogs.
READING PATRON
$2 or more per WRITTEN PIECE or PODCAST EPISODE 27 patrons
You get the special thanks, early episodes, early written pieces and bi-weekly reading recommendations.
REVIEW CHOICE
$5 or more per WRITTEN PIECE or PODCAST EPISODE 5 patrons
You get every reward from the other tiers, PLUS I will review a film of your choice for fishnet cinema.
TOP FIVE
$10 or more per WRITTEN PIECE or PODCAST EPISODE 3 patrons
You will get everything from the lower tiers, PLUS I will write a Top 5 list about shows, movies, or actresses of your choice. and publish it on Fishnet Cinema!