J. Skyler is creating essays, reviews, opinion pieces and tarot readings
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Greetings! I am an author, activist and public speaker on gender and sexual diversity in culture, politics, race, feminism and representation in media.

As a Black genderqueer trans woman and a former President of the LAMBDA Student Association at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC’s club for LGBT students and allies), I have lead classroom discourse on LGBT history, culture and politics for students taking Human Sexuality, Psychology of Sexuality, Psychology of Women, Child Development, Marriage and Family, Sociology and Sociology of Ethnic Relations for over a decade. 

Certified in Business Management, Small Business, Human Resource Management and International Business from Mt. San Antonio College, my other academic interests include philosophy, religion, political science and psychology. I am also creator of the hashtags #TransCrowdFund, #DisabilityCrowdFund and #FemCrowdFund, social media initiatives to redistribute wealth and provide economic stability to marginalized individuals. The tags have received media coverage from The Mary Sue, The Billfold, The FADER, NYLON, BGD Press and The Black Youth Project—published by the University of Chicago. Additionally, I am the founder of a nonprofit currently in start-up.

However, more than anything, I'm a comic book enthusiast. My love affair with the comic book industry began as a child, faithfully watching adaptations of popular DC Comics and Marvel Comics properties such as BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES and X-MEN, as well as Anime such as SAILOR MOON and CARD CAPTOR SAKURA. As a teen, I began collecting the original manga of my favorite anime adaptations before collecting American comic books, with titles such as BIRDS OF PREY, YOUNG JUSTICE, SUPERGIRL, BATGIRL, BATWOMAN AND BATMAN making up the bulk of my collection. My work analyzing LGBT themes in media is featured at ComicBookBin, Comicosity, ComicsAlliance and in Cinema Journal—published quarterly by the University of Texas Press

Through Patreon I will attempt to publish at least one essay or opinion piece per month as well as reviews for various media (music, film, television, comics, etc). Frequency may increase if I am able to abandon retail work altogether. Pledging a monthly contribution will enable me to concentrate on creative and nonprofit projects full-time. Rewards for second, third and top tier patrons will be personalized tarot readings by yours truly. Pledge today! Your pledge won't be collected until the 1st of each month. Thank you for your consideration!

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Reverence
$1 or more per month
  • You have my eternal gratitude for contributing to my basic income
  • Access to all essays, reviews and opinion pieces 
Matchmaker
$5 or more per month only 293 left
  
  • My eternal gratitude 
  • Access to all essays, reviews and opinion pieces
  • Patrons on this tier can request a single relationship reading reading once per month. This technique employs the use of poker cards and analyzing the face cards of each suit and their coressponding aces. While this type of reading is ideal for romantic/sexual relationships, it can also benefit those seeking to better understand the dynamics of business, platonic or familial relationships as well.  
Piety: single tarot readings
$10 or more per month only 95 left
  • My eternal gratitude 
  • Access to all essays, reviews and opinion pieces
  • One Matchmaker reading per month
  • Patrons on this tier can request one tarot reading per month. Depending on the amount of requests for readings I receive, it may take some time to complete them all, but I promise to complete all reading before the end of each month in the order in which they are received.
Piety: dual tarot readings
$25 or more per month only 39 left
  • My eternal gratitude
  • Access to all essays, reviews and opinion pieces
  • Two Matchmaker readings per month 
  • Patrons on this tier can request two tarot reading per month. Depending on the amount of requests for readings I receive, it may take some time to complete them all, but I promise to complete all reading before the end of each month in the order in which they are received
Goals
$110 of $1,500 per month
JAN 2019 UPDATE: In order to relocate by JUNE 2019 my goal is to collect $1500 in monthly pledges.
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Greetings! I am an author, activist and public speaker on gender and sexual diversity in culture, politics, race, feminism and representation in media.

As a Black genderqueer trans woman and a former President of the LAMBDA Student Association at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC’s club for LGBT students and allies), I have lead classroom discourse on LGBT history, culture and politics for students taking Human Sexuality, Psychology of Sexuality, Psychology of Women, Child Development, Marriage and Family, Sociology and Sociology of Ethnic Relations for over a decade. 

Certified in Business Management, Small Business, Human Resource Management and International Business from Mt. San Antonio College, my other academic interests include philosophy, religion, political science and psychology. I am also creator of the hashtags #TransCrowdFund, #DisabilityCrowdFund and #FemCrowdFund, social media initiatives to redistribute wealth and provide economic stability to marginalized individuals. The tags have received media coverage from The Mary Sue, The Billfold, The FADER, NYLON, BGD Press and The Black Youth Project—published by the University of Chicago. Additionally, I am the founder of a nonprofit currently in start-up.

However, more than anything, I'm a comic book enthusiast. My love affair with the comic book industry began as a child, faithfully watching adaptations of popular DC Comics and Marvel Comics properties such as BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES and X-MEN, as well as Anime such as SAILOR MOON and CARD CAPTOR SAKURA. As a teen, I began collecting the original manga of my favorite anime adaptations before collecting American comic books, with titles such as BIRDS OF PREY, YOUNG JUSTICE, SUPERGIRL, BATGIRL, BATWOMAN AND BATMAN making up the bulk of my collection. My work analyzing LGBT themes in media is featured at ComicBookBin, Comicosity, ComicsAlliance and in Cinema Journal—published quarterly by the University of Texas Press

Through Patreon I will attempt to publish at least one essay or opinion piece per month as well as reviews for various media (music, film, television, comics, etc). Frequency may increase if I am able to abandon retail work altogether. Pledging a monthly contribution will enable me to concentrate on creative and nonprofit projects full-time. Rewards for second, third and top tier patrons will be personalized tarot readings by yours truly. Pledge today! Your pledge won't be collected until the 1st of each month. Thank you for your consideration!

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Tiers
Reverence
$1 or more per month
  • You have my eternal gratitude for contributing to my basic income
  • Access to all essays, reviews and opinion pieces 
Matchmaker
$5 or more per month only 293 left
  
  • My eternal gratitude 
  • Access to all essays, reviews and opinion pieces
  • Patrons on this tier can request a single relationship reading reading once per month. This technique employs the use of poker cards and analyzing the face cards of each suit and their coressponding aces. While this type of reading is ideal for romantic/sexual relationships, it can also benefit those seeking to better understand the dynamics of business, platonic or familial relationships as well.  
Piety: single tarot readings
$10 or more per month only 95 left
  • My eternal gratitude 
  • Access to all essays, reviews and opinion pieces
  • One Matchmaker reading per month
  • Patrons on this tier can request one tarot reading per month. Depending on the amount of requests for readings I receive, it may take some time to complete them all, but I promise to complete all reading before the end of each month in the order in which they are received.
Piety: dual tarot readings
$25 or more per month only 39 left
  • My eternal gratitude
  • Access to all essays, reviews and opinion pieces
  • Two Matchmaker readings per month 
  • Patrons on this tier can request two tarot reading per month. Depending on the amount of requests for readings I receive, it may take some time to complete them all, but I promise to complete all reading before the end of each month in the order in which they are received