Kali Ferguson is creating Poems, Songs, Stories & Cultural Education
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patrons

$54
per month
Welcome, y'all! ¡[email protected]!

I’m Kali, a storyteller, poet, songwriter, cultural educator & story coach. I focus on the cultures & people of the African Diaspora & Latin America.

Remember when artists & scholars had patrons in Harlem & Europe during great Renaissance periods? Let's use this space in the same way if you believe my creative work should pay for my bills & growth! We can make community-centered storytelling, poetry & music more than an occasional event. Won't you join us?

Why, K?

For 14 years, I worked in schools, museums, and other public places until I crashed & burned out in 2016. I reluctantly stopped traveling around the Carolinas & Virginia. Now, I'm slowly moving online, but I've got so much to learn. I'm undergoing massive healing as I manage a mental diagnosis of schizoaffective & heal from double breast surgery (not cancer!) in Fall of 2018. I'm grateful to have limited support from my family & close friends. However, I need your help getting back on creative track as I produce my many original songs & speak truth with stories & poetry.

I want & need your support of $2 - $2,000/month as I:

    • Shape my Big Black Feminist Fairytale, "Blancaflor: La Negra"
    • Create original “Culture Seeds” like poems, songs & stories
    • Share multi-lingual programs that change how we learn about Culture
    • Coach speakers, teachers, parents & youth to tell your "Personal Parables" 
    • Speak out on "Modern Mythology" from a Black feminist perspective
    • Learn about what you're learning, creating and teaching.

Please sponsor me at the level you are able. You can stop at any time and come back if you miss me. You can also opt out of getting the 2 mp3's/month if your inbox is already full.

If you can't promise a regular amount (trust me, I get it), please sign up for 1 month and contribute a lump sum, then leave before the end of that month.

Higher contributions enable me to produce more creatively and freely, but everyone deserves Culture Seeds & community so every dollar rocks!

OR

Share this link www.patreon.com/kaliferguson through email or social media. Just tell folks that this is the new (throwback) way to help artists live. My mama always says bread & (almond) milk don't have storyteller discounts. Let's not even talk about healthcare!!


My Creative Culture-Story
 

I started acting in my mom's African American Children's Theatre AND accidentally learning Spanish at age 4. My uncle & dad taught me to harmonize at the same age. I've been reading since before then, thanks to watching my big brother, Taj. That combination is now basically my life's work.

I was a high school Spanish teacher in The Bronx and at Garinger High School (briefly) here in Charlotte, where I've been for 14 years after trying to escape to NYC, Durham and Miami. I've spent years bridging the cultures and communities of Latinx folks with my folks, THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN AMERICANS, I'll call us. Well, really THE BLACK PEOPLE OF THE WORLD are who I study, with a focus on Latin America, Africa, the UK and the USA. That's where I've lived or traveled and that's the music that moves my body the most. 

After moving from Durham, NC to Miami, I named myself a storyteller/cultural educator immediately after dropping out of grad school and that's the basic journey to here, online, breaking free of reliance on large institutions ALL the time. I'll still be working with them sometimes, but it's draining to see the dearth of life in the faces of my folks in schools and non-profs. So here I am, wanting you to enjoy culture with me online.

Visit my website at http://culturestorycoach.com. I'll be rolling out online coaching & courses to help you tell your Personal Parable and reinvent how we learn very soon!

You are more appreciated than you'll ever know, especially if you read this far. See you on the other side (of this site), mkay?

Have a creative day,

Kali Ferguson, Cultural Educator
Tiers
Culture Seeds
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
All patrons receive the same benefits. In this community, no one should be denied access to the goodness because of how their credit is set up. Don't you agree?
  • Bi-monthly downloadable mp3 of a story, poem, song, or short recorded article on culture or education.
  • Discounts on all courses & coaching programs.
  • Other things I can give based on your requests & my capacity to deliver.
Culture Leaf
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
All patrons receive the same benefits. In this community, no one should be denied access to the goodness because of how their credit is set up. Don't you agree?


  • Bi-monthly downloadable mp3 of a story, poem, song, or short recorded article on culture or education.
  • Discounts on all courses & coaching programs.
  • Other things I can give based on your requests & my capacity to deliver.
Culture Branch
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
All patrons receive the same benefits. In this community, no one should be denied access to the goodness because of how their credit is set up. Don't you agree?


  • Bi-monthly downloadable mp3 of a story, poem, song, or short recorded article on culture or education.
  • Discounts on all courses & coaching programs.
  • Other things I can give based on your requests & my capacity to deliver.
Culture Tree
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
All patrons receive the same benefits. In this community, no one should be denied access to the goodness because of how their credit is set up. Don't you agree?


  • Bi-monthly downloadable mp3 of a story, poem, song, or short recorded article on culture or education.
  • Discounts on all courses & coaching programs.
  • Other things I can give based on your requests & my capacity to deliver.
Culture Root
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
All patrons receive the same benefits. In this community, no one should be denied access to the goodness because of how their credit is set up. Don't you agree?


  • Bi-monthly downloadable mp3 of a story, poem, song, or short recorded article on culture or education.
  • Discounts on all courses & coaching programs.
  • Other things I can give based on your requests & my capacity to deliver.
Culture for All
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
All patrons receive the same benefits. In this community, no one should be denied access to the goodness because of how their credit is set up. Don't you agree?


  • Bi-monthly downloadable mp3 of a story, poem, song, or short recorded article on culture or education.
  • Discounts on all courses & coaching programs.
  • Other things I can give based on your requests & my capacity to deliver.
Goals
11 of 50 patrons
When we get 50 folks in here, I'll host a live online video of storytelling & poetry that y'all choose in a survey. Of COURSE there'll be participation and conversation! I'll do this on a program called Zoom so we can all chime in via video or chat.
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Welcome, y'all! ¡[email protected]!

I’m Kali, a storyteller, poet, songwriter, cultural educator & story coach. I focus on the cultures & people of the African Diaspora & Latin America.

Remember when artists & scholars had patrons in Harlem & Europe during great Renaissance periods? Let's use this space in the same way if you believe my creative work should pay for my bills & growth! We can make community-centered storytelling, poetry & music more than an occasional event. Won't you join us?

Why, K?

For 14 years, I worked in schools, museums, and other public places until I crashed & burned out in 2016. I reluctantly stopped traveling around the Carolinas & Virginia. Now, I'm slowly moving online, but I've got so much to learn. I'm undergoing massive healing as I manage a mental diagnosis of schizoaffective & heal from double breast surgery (not cancer!) in Fall of 2018. I'm grateful to have limited support from my family & close friends. However, I need your help getting back on creative track as I produce my many original songs & speak truth with stories & poetry.

I want & need your support of $2 - $2,000/month as I:

    • Shape my Big Black Feminist Fairytale, "Blancaflor: La Negra"
    • Create original “Culture Seeds” like poems, songs & stories
    • Share multi-lingual programs that change how we learn about Culture
    • Coach speakers, teachers, parents & youth to tell your "Personal Parables" 
    • Speak out on "Modern Mythology" from a Black feminist perspective
    • Learn about what you're learning, creating and teaching.

Please sponsor me at the level you are able. You can stop at any time and come back if you miss me. You can also opt out of getting the 2 mp3's/month if your inbox is already full.

If you can't promise a regular amount (trust me, I get it), please sign up for 1 month and contribute a lump sum, then leave before the end of that month.

Higher contributions enable me to produce more creatively and freely, but everyone deserves Culture Seeds & community so every dollar rocks!

OR

Share this link www.patreon.com/kaliferguson through email or social media. Just tell folks that this is the new (throwback) way to help artists live. My mama always says bread & (almond) milk don't have storyteller discounts. Let's not even talk about healthcare!!


My Creative Culture-Story
 

I started acting in my mom's African American Children's Theatre AND accidentally learning Spanish at age 4. My uncle & dad taught me to harmonize at the same age. I've been reading since before then, thanks to watching my big brother, Taj. That combination is now basically my life's work.

I was a high school Spanish teacher in The Bronx and at Garinger High School (briefly) here in Charlotte, where I've been for 14 years after trying to escape to NYC, Durham and Miami. I've spent years bridging the cultures and communities of Latinx folks with my folks, THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN AMERICANS, I'll call us. Well, really THE BLACK PEOPLE OF THE WORLD are who I study, with a focus on Latin America, Africa, the UK and the USA. That's where I've lived or traveled and that's the music that moves my body the most. 

After moving from Durham, NC to Miami, I named myself a storyteller/cultural educator immediately after dropping out of grad school and that's the basic journey to here, online, breaking free of reliance on large institutions ALL the time. I'll still be working with them sometimes, but it's draining to see the dearth of life in the faces of my folks in schools and non-profs. So here I am, wanting you to enjoy culture with me online.

Visit my website at http://culturestorycoach.com. I'll be rolling out online coaching & courses to help you tell your Personal Parable and reinvent how we learn very soon!

You are more appreciated than you'll ever know, especially if you read this far. See you on the other side (of this site), mkay?

Have a creative day,

Kali Ferguson, Cultural Educator

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Tiers
Culture Seeds
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
All patrons receive the same benefits. In this community, no one should be denied access to the goodness because of how their credit is set up. Don't you agree?
  • Bi-monthly downloadable mp3 of a story, poem, song, or short recorded article on culture or education.
  • Discounts on all courses & coaching programs.
  • Other things I can give based on your requests & my capacity to deliver.
Culture Leaf
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
All patrons receive the same benefits. In this community, no one should be denied access to the goodness because of how their credit is set up. Don't you agree?


  • Bi-monthly downloadable mp3 of a story, poem, song, or short recorded article on culture or education.
  • Discounts on all courses & coaching programs.
  • Other things I can give based on your requests & my capacity to deliver.
Culture Branch
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
All patrons receive the same benefits. In this community, no one should be denied access to the goodness because of how their credit is set up. Don't you agree?


  • Bi-monthly downloadable mp3 of a story, poem, song, or short recorded article on culture or education.
  • Discounts on all courses & coaching programs.
  • Other things I can give based on your requests & my capacity to deliver.
Culture Tree
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
All patrons receive the same benefits. In this community, no one should be denied access to the goodness because of how their credit is set up. Don't you agree?


  • Bi-monthly downloadable mp3 of a story, poem, song, or short recorded article on culture or education.
  • Discounts on all courses & coaching programs.
  • Other things I can give based on your requests & my capacity to deliver.
Culture Root
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
All patrons receive the same benefits. In this community, no one should be denied access to the goodness because of how their credit is set up. Don't you agree?


  • Bi-monthly downloadable mp3 of a story, poem, song, or short recorded article on culture or education.
  • Discounts on all courses & coaching programs.
  • Other things I can give based on your requests & my capacity to deliver.
Culture for All
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
All patrons receive the same benefits. In this community, no one should be denied access to the goodness because of how their credit is set up. Don't you agree?


  • Bi-monthly downloadable mp3 of a story, poem, song, or short recorded article on culture or education.
  • Discounts on all courses & coaching programs.
  • Other things I can give based on your requests & my capacity to deliver.