Demian Yumei is creating Multi-Media Projects on The Healing Journey and Covert Abuse
4

patrons

$60
per month

www.KeepingtheDream.com


In the midst of fear mongering and hate
speak love and hope.
This is what I do...


I write and record music of healing and inspiration.

I authored a children's book, Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes, published by Illumination Arts, based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and endorsed by Jane Goodall.

I’m currently writing my book on covert abuse, getting ready to launch my Keeping the Dream podcast and am doing the background work for my mother's story.

These projects are an integral part of my healing journey, and I want to share that with you.

And I want to do it full-time. It’s my Dream.

Patreon is my YES to that Dream.



If you’ve never been to Patreon, it’s wonderful!
Patreon is an opportunity for artists to receive sustainable support to do their art. And an opportunity for those who want to support them! Perfect match. This is grassroots support for artists. No longer do you have to be one of the wealthy few to be an art patron!

Here's how it works.

  • Look over to the right.
  • Pick a tier of monthly support you want to engage in. You'll be eligible to claim the rewards for that tier and every tier below you.
  • Click the "Get $ Reward" button for the tier you desire, and follow directions. You'll be charged for the amount you choose at that time, and then monthly thereafter. And of course, you can cancel or change your tier level of support at any time.
  • And voila! Congratulations! You're a full-fledged Patron of the Arts! Yay!

It's that easy!
And you can cancel or switch tiers or cancel at any time!

You're in complete control.

Just know that even though it may seem like a small amount of money in the lower tiers, it does add up. More, each contribution is a wonderful affirmation that I’m going in the right direction, and another powerful incentive to keep going forward --  being accountable to you.


What Your Patronage Will Go Toward:

TIME!
This is THE most important impact of your support!
Any amount of support goes toward making it possible for me to write and It will cover the expenses of living and the expenses of getting the message of Keeping the Dream out.

COVERING THE EXPENSES OF CREATING

  • Copyright fees
  • ISBN fees
  • Book cover designs
  • Editing and Formatting for all the books
  • Recording time/production for songs
  • Monthly costs of Web hosting, newsletter service, podcasting hosting, graphic art service. 
  • Yearly domain name renewals
  • Recording and video equipment and editing software for podcasts, music and videos
  • New keyboard for songwriting and producing
  • Expert and legal services


PLUS MY SINGING VOICE!
Care-taking and working a stressful job has rendered me fatigued much of the time. The body is the vocalist’s instrument, so while I can still write words, it’s harder to sing them when I'm exhausted. When I manage to get the rest I need, my vocal chords do a rebound and I can sing. My tone is clear, I have control and my singing voice easily carries the song’s message.

I want to do this…



And this again...


As an incest survivor, it’s been a long hard journey reclaiming my voice after years of being silenced as a child. I want to use it again in response to today's rhetoric of hate and fear.

I will never stop. But your support will make it possible for me to not only write and speak more than once in a while or piece by piece, but to sing again.

So many stories to tell, songs to sing and dreams waiting to come true...

Let's see what we can do -- together.

With all my heart, thank you.


Demian,
 ~ Keeping the Dream

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Tiers
1st Tier: Kindred Spirit
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Join me in this community of fellow dreamers! 
  • Get access to Patron-Only posts
  • Get early access to public posts
  • Get updates
  • Connect with other Dreamers
2nd Tier: Sweet Anticipation
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Listen to my latest podcast before anyone else!
  • Early access to "Keeping the Dream" Podcast
  • Full transcripts and downloadable files of podcast episodes
  • Exclusive access to study questions to go with appropriate "Keeping the Dream" episodes 
  • Plus all previous rewards
3rd Tier: Creative Process
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Sharing the Creative Process -- we all start at the beginning!
  • Some polished pieces, but mostly rusty pieces and works in progress here -- feedback and suggestions welcomed!
  • Pieces of music I create as part of my classes in developing my musicianship. 
  • Plus all previous awards.
4th Tier: For the Sake of Love CD
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Download my entire CD of the Healing Journey -- "For the Sake of Love"
  • 11 inspiring songs written from my own personal healing journey
  • Lyric PDF file
  • Plus 2 BONUS SONGS not on CD: Something More and No Apologies with lyric PDF files. 
  • Plus all previous awards
5th Tier: Name in Credits
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Your Name in Print for 6-months continuous support at this level or higher! Thank you!
  • Your name in this project: credits in the first book in the "Where There's Smoke Series on Covert Abuse"  
  • If Book 1 is published before the six month period from the time you begin your support at this level, your name will be included in the next book of the series. 
  • All previous rewards
6th Tier: Autographed Book & Song
$30 or more per month 2 patrons
Award Winning  Children's Book: "Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes"
  • Autographed Hard Cover Edition with personal handwritten thank you note
  • digital download mp3 file of song I wrote for this book
  • lyric PDF file
  • Plus all previous rewards
Skies the Limit
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
This tier is for Anyone who feels Inspired to invest more. 
  • I created this level to let you know you're not limited to the dollar amounts listed previously. 
  • There is no limit, except what is right for you.  
  • Plus all previous rewards -- which includes your name in credits for whatever current book project I'm working on but with only one month's donation, not six.
  • My deepest gratitude, always. 
Goals
$60 of $500 per month

Reaching this goal, I will be out of my mind thrilled! It will lift a significant layer of stress off my creative process. This amount will help me to cover all my basic needs with what I'm already earning.

Feeling so grateful for each act of support, no matter how big or how small. Every gift is cherished. Nourishing myself on all the kindness and good thoughts coming my way.

With all my heart, thank you! <3
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www.KeepingtheDream.com


In the midst of fear mongering and hate
speak love and hope.
This is what I do...


I write and record music of healing and inspiration.

I authored a children's book, Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes, published by Illumination Arts, based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and endorsed by Jane Goodall.

I’m currently writing my book on covert abuse, getting ready to launch my Keeping the Dream podcast and am doing the background work for my mother's story.

These projects are an integral part of my healing journey, and I want to share that with you.

And I want to do it full-time. It’s my Dream.

Patreon is my YES to that Dream.



If you’ve never been to Patreon, it’s wonderful!
Patreon is an opportunity for artists to receive sustainable support to do their art. And an opportunity for those who want to support them! Perfect match. This is grassroots support for artists. No longer do you have to be one of the wealthy few to be an art patron!

Here's how it works.

  • Look over to the right.
  • Pick a tier of monthly support you want to engage in. You'll be eligible to claim the rewards for that tier and every tier below you.
  • Click the "Get $ Reward" button for the tier you desire, and follow directions. You'll be charged for the amount you choose at that time, and then monthly thereafter. And of course, you can cancel or change your tier level of support at any time.
  • And voila! Congratulations! You're a full-fledged Patron of the Arts! Yay!

It's that easy!
And you can cancel or switch tiers or cancel at any time!

You're in complete control.

Just know that even though it may seem like a small amount of money in the lower tiers, it does add up. More, each contribution is a wonderful affirmation that I’m going in the right direction, and another powerful incentive to keep going forward --  being accountable to you.


What Your Patronage Will Go Toward:

TIME!
This is THE most important impact of your support!
Any amount of support goes toward making it possible for me to write and It will cover the expenses of living and the expenses of getting the message of Keeping the Dream out.

COVERING THE EXPENSES OF CREATING

  • Copyright fees
  • ISBN fees
  • Book cover designs
  • Editing and Formatting for all the books
  • Recording time/production for songs
  • Monthly costs of Web hosting, newsletter service, podcasting hosting, graphic art service. 
  • Yearly domain name renewals
  • Recording and video equipment and editing software for podcasts, music and videos
  • New keyboard for songwriting and producing
  • Expert and legal services


PLUS MY SINGING VOICE!
Care-taking and working a stressful job has rendered me fatigued much of the time. The body is the vocalist’s instrument, so while I can still write words, it’s harder to sing them when I'm exhausted. When I manage to get the rest I need, my vocal chords do a rebound and I can sing. My tone is clear, I have control and my singing voice easily carries the song’s message.

I want to do this…



And this again...


As an incest survivor, it’s been a long hard journey reclaiming my voice after years of being silenced as a child. I want to use it again in response to today's rhetoric of hate and fear.

I will never stop. But your support will make it possible for me to not only write and speak more than once in a while or piece by piece, but to sing again.

So many stories to tell, songs to sing and dreams waiting to come true...

Let's see what we can do -- together.

With all my heart, thank you.


Demian,
 ~ Keeping the Dream

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Recent posts by Demian Yumei

Tiers
1st Tier: Kindred Spirit
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Join me in this community of fellow dreamers! 
  • Get access to Patron-Only posts
  • Get early access to public posts
  • Get updates
  • Connect with other Dreamers
2nd Tier: Sweet Anticipation
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Listen to my latest podcast before anyone else!
  • Early access to "Keeping the Dream" Podcast
  • Full transcripts and downloadable files of podcast episodes
  • Exclusive access to study questions to go with appropriate "Keeping the Dream" episodes 
  • Plus all previous rewards
3rd Tier: Creative Process
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Sharing the Creative Process -- we all start at the beginning!
  • Some polished pieces, but mostly rusty pieces and works in progress here -- feedback and suggestions welcomed!
  • Pieces of music I create as part of my classes in developing my musicianship. 
  • Plus all previous awards.
4th Tier: For the Sake of Love CD
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Download my entire CD of the Healing Journey -- "For the Sake of Love"
  • 11 inspiring songs written from my own personal healing journey
  • Lyric PDF file
  • Plus 2 BONUS SONGS not on CD: Something More and No Apologies with lyric PDF files. 
  • Plus all previous awards
5th Tier: Name in Credits
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Your Name in Print for 6-months continuous support at this level or higher! Thank you!
  • Your name in this project: credits in the first book in the "Where There's Smoke Series on Covert Abuse"  
  • If Book 1 is published before the six month period from the time you begin your support at this level, your name will be included in the next book of the series. 
  • All previous rewards
6th Tier: Autographed Book & Song
$30 or more per month 2 patrons
Award Winning  Children's Book: "Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes"
  • Autographed Hard Cover Edition with personal handwritten thank you note
  • digital download mp3 file of song I wrote for this book
  • lyric PDF file
  • Plus all previous rewards
Skies the Limit
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
This tier is for Anyone who feels Inspired to invest more. 
  • I created this level to let you know you're not limited to the dollar amounts listed previously. 
  • There is no limit, except what is right for you.  
  • Plus all previous rewards -- which includes your name in credits for whatever current book project I'm working on but with only one month's donation, not six.
  • My deepest gratitude, always.