Yopp!

is creating Blog posts and educational material on social justice

13

patrons

$38

per month
Hi, I'm Kella Hanna-Wayne and I'm the creator and primary writer of Yopp!

Yopp is a social justice blog that seeks to connect education, critiques, calls to action, and personal stories into one big resource in order to help marginalized people. Determining the best way to support causes like fighting racism, sexism, ableism, anti-LGBT antagonism, fat-shaming, and classism, can be overwhelming. We give non-marginalized people an easily digestible method of learning these causes and straight forward answers on how to help them.

The Kind of Content We Offer

All of Yopp's articles are written by writers from multiple marginalized groups which allows us to offer a wide range of perspectives on social justice and related topics. Here is just a small sample of the kind of article we publish:


You can read all of these articles and more on www.yoppvoice.com.

Our Goals

Yopp by definition requires a community of engaged people in order to fulfill its purpose. I had two main goals in creating Yopp:

  1. To elevate and amplify the voices of marginalized people 
  2. To educate non-marginalized groups so that they have the tools they need to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
That means Yopp only achieves its goals if it has people in addition to myself involved in reading and writing it. That's where you come in.

How You Can Help

Activism takes time and energy and not everyone has those resources to spare, no matter how invested you are in reducing the amount of avoidable and needless suffering there is in the world. By paying for the content that you value and want to support, you are enabling other people who have the skills and the knowledge to effectively make a positive change to do so. Putting money towards Yopp promotes growth in what we are capable of achieving.

What Your Money Will Accomplish:

1. I Will Be Paid for My Work- I absolutely love putting my energy into writing and publishing the content that I believe most needs to exist rather than having my focus dictated by what makes me money. But that means that all of the time that I put into writing, editing, marketing, and publishing for Yopp is unpaid time and that can take a toll on a person long term. Money is definitely not the same thing as fulfillment, but by choosing to be a patron, you are sending me resources both in the form of financial and moral support, which helps make the work I do more rewarding and sustainable for me.

2. We Can Increase the Number of Guest Posts We Publish- Starting in September, I began accepting guest submissions for Yopp which were an incredible addition to Yopp because it meant I could increase the diversity of voices and knowledge that's represented on this blog. Because it's important to me to pay all our writers, supporting Yopp financially means more writers have the opportunity to be published, I can pay them more per article, and if we meet our goal of $1,600 a month, I can hire an editor to outsource some of the work that I do, therefore increasing output of articles from everyone!

3. Domain and Hosting Fees Will Be Covered- This item is boring but necessary. I have been paying all the costs needed to run this blog out of my own pocket for about two years now, and those expenses stack up!

4. We Will Improve Our Accessibility- Because Yopp is informed by my own life experiences, the topic of disability is a frequent one. Accessibility is important in all contexts but it's doubly important for a blog that specializes in discussion of disability so that the largest possible range of people can benefit from content that's written for and about them. Accessibility for websites is an extensive and ever-changing task: screen reader compatibility, keyboard navigation structure, font size and color selection, image descriptions, and captions for videos are just a few of the elements that can be incorporated to make a website accessible.

Because I was new to the process of website building when I launched this blog, I didn't realize until I had invested money and months of time into our current website that the template I was using wasn't screen reader compatible and that my website platform didn't prioritize accessibility in their designs. I opted to launch the website anyway, making it a goal to fix this problem as soon as was possible. But the project of improving accessibility proved to be much larger than I expected and I'm only able to work 5-15 hours a week due to health problems (an issue of conflicting accessibility needs). I simply haven't been able to fit in doing this work myself. Financially supporting Yopp would enable me to hire a website designer for exactly this purpose, which would get the improvements finished faster and likely much more thoroughly than I could do with my limited knowledge of website design.

If you want to be involved in growing Yopp to it's fullest potential, I hope you'll join our community and become a patron!

Note: 
If you're a writer and you want to be part of these efforts, please check out my submission guidelines because I would LOVE to read your story.
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Preview of $50 Reward Tier Hard Copy of this Poem: http://architravepress.com/poems/how-could-she-stay-by-kella-hanna-wayne/

Tiers
Part of the Community
$1 or more per month

Join our Patreon community, interact with other folks invested in Yopp, and get regular updates about me and the future of this blog!

Friends of Yopp
$5 or more per month
  • You'll get access to extra content on the Patreon feed such as relevant memes, personal stories, thoughts about current events, and even excerpts from the cringeworthy fiction that I wrote in high school! 
  • As well as all previous rewards.
Seeker of Knowledge
$20 or more per month
  • You'll have the opportunity to email me one social justice question a month for me to answer. 
  • As well as all previous rewards.
The Collector
$50 or more per month only 20 left
  • One time reward: You will receive one copy of the poem "How Could She Stay" that has been printed on 5 ½” x 8″ archival card stock using antique letterpress methods (Created by Architrave Press. See a preview at the bottom of the About section).
  • Ongoing reward: You'll have your name added to a public thank you list on my blog.
  • As well as all previous rewards.
Part of the Family
$75 or more per month
  • Once a month I'll do a 1-Hour live Q&A where you can ask anything about social justice, writing, etc.
  • As well as all $20 level rewards.
Shout from the Mountain Tops
$100 or more per month
  • Instant reward: You'll receive a  hand-written thank you card and you will be listed under a public VIP thank you list on my blog. 
  • After 3 months: I'll interview you remotely and write a blog post based on a story from your life!
  • As well as all $75 level rewards.
Goals
$38 of $800 per month
Kella will be fully paid for her work as writer, editor, and publisher! 
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Hi, I'm Kella Hanna-Wayne and I'm the creator and primary writer of Yopp!

Yopp is a social justice blog that seeks to connect education, critiques, calls to action, and personal stories into one big resource in order to help marginalized people. Determining the best way to support causes like fighting racism, sexism, ableism, anti-LGBT antagonism, fat-shaming, and classism, can be overwhelming. We give non-marginalized people an easily digestible method of learning these causes and straight forward answers on how to help them.

The Kind of Content We Offer

All of Yopp's articles are written by writers from multiple marginalized groups which allows us to offer a wide range of perspectives on social justice and related topics. Here is just a small sample of the kind of article we publish:


You can read all of these articles and more on www.yoppvoice.com.

Our Goals

Yopp by definition requires a community of engaged people in order to fulfill its purpose. I had two main goals in creating Yopp:

  1. To elevate and amplify the voices of marginalized people 
  2. To educate non-marginalized groups so that they have the tools they need to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
That means Yopp only achieves its goals if it has people in addition to myself involved in reading and writing it. That's where you come in.

How You Can Help

Activism takes time and energy and not everyone has those resources to spare, no matter how invested you are in reducing the amount of avoidable and needless suffering there is in the world. By paying for the content that you value and want to support, you are enabling other people who have the skills and the knowledge to effectively make a positive change to do so. Putting money towards Yopp promotes growth in what we are capable of achieving.

What Your Money Will Accomplish:

1. I Will Be Paid for My Work- I absolutely love putting my energy into writing and publishing the content that I believe most needs to exist rather than having my focus dictated by what makes me money. But that means that all of the time that I put into writing, editing, marketing, and publishing for Yopp is unpaid time and that can take a toll on a person long term. Money is definitely not the same thing as fulfillment, but by choosing to be a patron, you are sending me resources both in the form of financial and moral support, which helps make the work I do more rewarding and sustainable for me.

2. We Can Increase the Number of Guest Posts We Publish- Starting in September, I began accepting guest submissions for Yopp which were an incredible addition to Yopp because it meant I could increase the diversity of voices and knowledge that's represented on this blog. Because it's important to me to pay all our writers, supporting Yopp financially means more writers have the opportunity to be published, I can pay them more per article, and if we meet our goal of $1,600 a month, I can hire an editor to outsource some of the work that I do, therefore increasing output of articles from everyone!

3. Domain and Hosting Fees Will Be Covered- This item is boring but necessary. I have been paying all the costs needed to run this blog out of my own pocket for about two years now, and those expenses stack up!

4. We Will Improve Our Accessibility- Because Yopp is informed by my own life experiences, the topic of disability is a frequent one. Accessibility is important in all contexts but it's doubly important for a blog that specializes in discussion of disability so that the largest possible range of people can benefit from content that's written for and about them. Accessibility for websites is an extensive and ever-changing task: screen reader compatibility, keyboard navigation structure, font size and color selection, image descriptions, and captions for videos are just a few of the elements that can be incorporated to make a website accessible.

Because I was new to the process of website building when I launched this blog, I didn't realize until I had invested money and months of time into our current website that the template I was using wasn't screen reader compatible and that my website platform didn't prioritize accessibility in their designs. I opted to launch the website anyway, making it a goal to fix this problem as soon as was possible. But the project of improving accessibility proved to be much larger than I expected and I'm only able to work 5-15 hours a week due to health problems (an issue of conflicting accessibility needs). I simply haven't been able to fit in doing this work myself. Financially supporting Yopp would enable me to hire a website designer for exactly this purpose, which would get the improvements finished faster and likely much more thoroughly than I could do with my limited knowledge of website design.

If you want to be involved in growing Yopp to it's fullest potential, I hope you'll join our community and become a patron!

Note: 
If you're a writer and you want to be part of these efforts, please check out my submission guidelines because I would LOVE to read your story.
---
Preview of $50 Reward Tier Hard Copy of this Poem: http://architravepress.com/poems/how-could-she-stay-by-kella-hanna-wayne/

Recent posts by Yopp!

Tiers
Part of the Community
$1 or more per month

Join our Patreon community, interact with other folks invested in Yopp, and get regular updates about me and the future of this blog!

Friends of Yopp
$5 or more per month
  • You'll get access to extra content on the Patreon feed such as relevant memes, personal stories, thoughts about current events, and even excerpts from the cringeworthy fiction that I wrote in high school! 
  • As well as all previous rewards.
Seeker of Knowledge
$20 or more per month
  • You'll have the opportunity to email me one social justice question a month for me to answer. 
  • As well as all previous rewards.
The Collector
$50 or more per month only 20 left
  • One time reward: You will receive one copy of the poem "How Could She Stay" that has been printed on 5 ½” x 8″ archival card stock using antique letterpress methods (Created by Architrave Press. See a preview at the bottom of the About section).
  • Ongoing reward: You'll have your name added to a public thank you list on my blog.
  • As well as all previous rewards.
Part of the Family
$75 or more per month
  • Once a month I'll do a 1-Hour live Q&A where you can ask anything about social justice, writing, etc.
  • As well as all $20 level rewards.
Shout from the Mountain Tops
$100 or more per month
  • Instant reward: You'll receive a  hand-written thank you card and you will be listed under a public VIP thank you list on my blog. 
  • After 3 months: I'll interview you remotely and write a blog post based on a story from your life!
  • As well as all $75 level rewards.