Ciel Sainte-Marie is creating poetry.
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patrons

$58
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Hello!

My name is Ciel and I am a black Afro-Caribbean & Canadian artist and poet living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. My written work has been featured in Deaf Poets Society and Dear Journal, and I am currently a participant in Contemporary Verse 2’s BIPOC writers workshop series. As an artist, my work has been in the TSG: Uprising exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.

In April 2018 I found out that I’ve been living with an undiagnosed limbic system brain injury since I was a child. The only way I can describe what followed is getting a 2nd chance at life. My daily life was plagued with constant fatigue, body pain, anxiety, memory loss, nausea, headaches, and a whole host of other symptoms that can appear due to limbic system impairment. I still have a long way to go but daily rehabilitation has changed my life in ways I never dreamed possible. I am lucky and so so grateful that I have a chance to do so many things I wasn’t able to before.

My goal right now is to attend university for the first time and enroll in art school. I’m not at the point in rehabilitation where I can work out in the world yet, so I’m currently work on some goals to help me afford school. One of them is enrolling in the IDA program at SEED Winnipeg. This program helps participants save for asset goals such as education through a matched savings program. It won’t be enough to pay even for my first year’s tuition but it will get me started.
To qualify for the program, I need to make a minimum amount per month and this Patreon is currently my only source of income.

My first goal on this journey is to get this Patreon to a level to qualify for the SEED program. I’m aiming for $375 USD per month or approx $500 per month CAD. To get to this goal, I am offering two poetry subscriptions on this Patreon.

For $3 per month, you will receive 1 poem per month (posted near the end of the month). For $5 per month, you will receive 2 poems per month (once every two weeks). For $10 per month, you will receive 1 poem per week (4 per month). Until stated otherwise, these poems will be exclusive to patreons. You are welcome to set your price above those tier levels and you may unsubscribe at any time. You may view examples of my work on my instagram or twitter.

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me in this journey.
~ Ciel


Tiers
A little monthly magic
$3 or more per month 1 patron

At this tier, you will receive 1 poem every month. Thank you so much for your support!

A little magic every two weeks
$5 or more per month 0 patrons

At this tier, you will receive 2 poems every month (once every two weeks). Thank you so much for your support! 

A little weekly magic
$10 or more per month 0 patrons

At this tier, you will receive 1 poem every week. Thank you so much for your support! 

Goals
$58 of $375 per month
At this level, I will be able to start saving for art school! Yay!
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Hello!

My name is Ciel and I am a black Afro-Caribbean & Canadian artist and poet living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. My written work has been featured in Deaf Poets Society and Dear Journal, and I am currently a participant in Contemporary Verse 2’s BIPOC writers workshop series. As an artist, my work has been in the TSG: Uprising exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.

In April 2018 I found out that I’ve been living with an undiagnosed limbic system brain injury since I was a child. The only way I can describe what followed is getting a 2nd chance at life. My daily life was plagued with constant fatigue, body pain, anxiety, memory loss, nausea, headaches, and a whole host of other symptoms that can appear due to limbic system impairment. I still have a long way to go but daily rehabilitation has changed my life in ways I never dreamed possible. I am lucky and so so grateful that I have a chance to do so many things I wasn’t able to before.

My goal right now is to attend university for the first time and enroll in art school. I’m not at the point in rehabilitation where I can work out in the world yet, so I’m currently work on some goals to help me afford school. One of them is enrolling in the IDA program at SEED Winnipeg. This program helps participants save for asset goals such as education through a matched savings program. It won’t be enough to pay even for my first year’s tuition but it will get me started.
To qualify for the program, I need to make a minimum amount per month and this Patreon is currently my only source of income.

My first goal on this journey is to get this Patreon to a level to qualify for the SEED program. I’m aiming for $375 USD per month or approx $500 per month CAD. To get to this goal, I am offering two poetry subscriptions on this Patreon.

For $3 per month, you will receive 1 poem per month (posted near the end of the month). For $5 per month, you will receive 2 poems per month (once every two weeks). For $10 per month, you will receive 1 poem per week (4 per month). Until stated otherwise, these poems will be exclusive to patreons. You are welcome to set your price above those tier levels and you may unsubscribe at any time. You may view examples of my work on my instagram or twitter.

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me in this journey.
~ Ciel


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Tiers
A little monthly magic
$3 or more per month 1 patron

At this tier, you will receive 1 poem every month. Thank you so much for your support!

A little magic every two weeks
$5 or more per month 0 patrons

At this tier, you will receive 2 poems every month (once every two weeks). Thank you so much for your support! 

A little weekly magic
$10 or more per month 0 patrons

At this tier, you will receive 1 poem every week. Thank you so much for your support!