Kitty Stryker is creating consent culture education and community aid
142

patrons

$1,322
per month
I'm Kitty Stryker, a feminist writer, an anarchist activist, a Juggalo anthropologist, and an authority on consent culture. I recently put out an anthology, "Ask: Building Consent Culture", that succeeded in signalboosting marginalized voices within consent discussions. "Ask" is up for two Book of the Year awards at Foreword Reviews, as well as being used in multiple universities to teach the complexities of consent in a culture that rewards entitlement. 

I am currently working on two new books, one that will discuss how to be an activist with healthy relationships (not just romantic!) and one that will put into print my deep dive into Juggalo culture. Patreon is the only way I can spend time writing these books, because the smaller publishers I tend to work with also tend to not much have advance money! Every $5 donation keeps me in coffee and my cats in kibble. 

I am incredibly grateful to my patrons, who subsidize me doing vital community work for marginalized people with their donations.

Funding my Patreon means funding my organizing events and actions like:
-consent culture workshops
-self-defense training for trans, nonbinary, POC, and other marginalized folks
-free community-focused street medic training
-free mediation services
-workshops on constructing a workable bugout bag for cheap
-and, of course, my writing about my experiences as an intersectional activist who is also a working poor, nonmonogamous, mentally ill, queer fat femme.

The work I do is really, really important, especially now. It's also a lot of "women's work", which is historically un- and underpaid. I want to be a full-time journalist and activist, but I can't do it while also struggling to hold down a full-time office job. I gotta pay my rent and bills!

"ASK: Building Consent Culture"
I’ve wanted to do an anthology about consent culture ever since I started speaking out about abuse within alternative sexuality. Having it span consent dynamics outside of the exclusively sexual ones was a concept I settled on after speaking in the UK at a consent panel - talking with people in law, politics, academia and activism made me realize the number of areas consent culture needed to be discussed. While talking about consent and sex is very important, I hope that expanding the ways people think about consent to other interactions like hugging or gaming will help us realize that boundaries and negotiation matter all the time. The anthology came out October 27th, 2017, and features the diverse voices of both published and unpublished writers. I am pleased to say that at least 11 of my authors identify as Black, brown, and/or people of color - and at least 8 identify as nonbinary and/or transgender.

Struggalo Circus
Serving as a street medic, I co-created Struggalo Circus with my boyfriend, a second generation Juggalo, and our friend, another long time Juggalo, in order to create a space for a working coalition between antiracist, anti-classist Juggalos and activists all over the spectrum - libertarian, socialist, communist, anarchist, liberal, even the odd conservative. Do no harm but take no shit. I remain active with the group as a medic. I am pitching a Juggalo ethnography to a couple indie publishers, which I will be able to write with the help of my patrons.

Why You Should Support My Work
The Rubin Report makes almost $25,000 a month here on Patreon, a platform often dismissed by the right as a SJW panhandling scheme. Meanwhile, I make less than $2000 a month, and have drained my savings to supply medic gear and other needs to marginalized folks. There's something wrong with this picture.

It doesn't take a lot to support an activist. We're used to scraping by. But we DO need help in order to survive, and many of us who are looked to as community leaders provide more resources than we take in. That's why I'm asking for your help to keep this goal alive, keep making it possible for me to focus on writing and activism and changing the world.

At $1500 per month, I can focus on this full time, which is my goal.

Legit Writer:

Books:
"Ask: Building Consent Culture"
"How To Come Out Like a Porn Star"
"Queer Sex Work
"Worn Stories"
"Prose and Lore: Memoir Stories About Sex Work
"Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & Fashion"
"Johns, Marks, Tricks and Chickenhawks: Professionals & Their Clients Writing about Each Other"
"Stretched- Erotic Fiction That Fondles The Imagination

Online:
Rolling Stone
Vice
Noisey
Buzzfeed
Medium
Guardian
Huffington Post
Ravishly
Tits and Sass
The Frisky
Daily Dot

Why Patreon?
Most writing places pay in "exposure". Sadly "exposure" doesn't feed my cats or keep a roof over my head! This is where you awesome people come in.

Your patronage gains you direct access to my brain while helping me save the world. It also means I can justify crossposting my work with places that don't pay but will signal boost my opinions to a larger audience. It's like you're giving me a megaphone through which I can talk to the wider internet. As it seems likely that our media will be less and less able to speak truth to power, I hope to do it as long as I can, and while capitalism is awful, every dollar helps me help others.

Patreon has helped me go from struggling to make ends meet to being able to safely pay rent. It's a great example of how $5 from individuals doesn't seem like a lot but when there's 50 people giving $5 it can make a huge difference. So if you like what you see, tell your friends! 
Rewards
Buddy
$1 or more per month 56 patrons
  • You get access to the patron-only channel here on Patreon! You'll get some insight here that you won't find anywhere else, and sometimes, articles that don't get published in full.
Chum
$5 or more per month 51 patrons
  • You get access to the patron-only channel here on Patreon! You'll get some insight here that you won't find anywhere else, and sometimes, articles that don't get published in full.
  • Special access to personal diary entries you won't see anywhere else!
Ally
$10 or more per month 24 patrons
  • You get access to the patron-only channel here on Patreon! You'll get some insight here that you won't find anywhere else, and sometimes, articles that don't get published in full.
  • Special access to photos that didn't make it into my blog!
  • You also get a monthly social media shoutout if you so desire for anything (within reason) you like!
  • You're helping pay for protest snacks and water!
Friend
$20 or more per month 5 patrons
  • You get access to the patron-only channel here on Patreon! You'll get some insight here that you won't find anywhere else, and sometimes, articles that don't get published in full.
  • Special access to photos that didn't make it into my blog!
  • I'll send you a postcard when I go on a trip!
  • You're helping me replace basic medic supplies I give away/use at actions!
Community
$30 or more per month 3 of 5 patrons
  • You get access to the patron-only channel here on Patreon! You'll get some insight here that you won't find anywhere else. 
  • Special access to photos that didn't make it into my blog!
  • You can directly email me to get tips on starting/managing your own Patreon campaign!  
  • You're helping me upgrade supplies in my medic pack to better take care of my community!
Bro
$50 or more per month 3 of 5 patrons
  • You get access to the patron-only channel here on Patreon! You'll get some insight here that you won't find anywhere else.
  • Special access to photos that didn't make it into my blog!
  • You get to help guide the content by having access to polls on topics!
  • You're helping me fund extra medic supplies for other folks so we can take care of more people on the streets!
Comrade
$100 or more per month 1 patron
  • You get access to the patron-only channel here on Patreon! You'll get some insight here that you won't find anywhere else.
  • Special access to photos that didn't make it into my blog!
  • You get to help guide the content by having access to polls on topics!
  • You're helping fund a workshop on medic training for local queer/trans folks!
True Buckaroo
$200 or more per month 2 of 5 patrons
  • You get access to the patron-only channel here on Patreon! You'll get some insight here that you won't find anywhere else.
  • Special access to photos that didn't make it into my blog!
  • You get to help guide the content by having access to polls on topics!
  • You'll get a signed copy of "Ask: Building Consent Culture" in October, 2017
  • I'll hand write you a letter once a month
  • You're funding someone taking an emergency response training! 
Chosen Family
$350 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • You get access to the patron-only channel here on Patreon! You'll get some insight here that you won't find anywhere else.
  • Special access to photos that didn't make it into my blog!
  • You get to help guide the content by having access to polls on topics!
  • You'll get a signed copy of "Ask: Building Consent Culture" in October, 2017
  • You'll get a half hour phone call once a month to talk about whatever you like!
  • You're helping fund multiple folks getting first aid and other emergency response training!
Patron Saint
$500 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • You get access to the patron-only channel here on Patreon! You'll get some insight here that you won't find anywhere else.
  • Special access to photos that didn't make it into my blog!
  • You get to help guide the content by having access to polls on topics!
  • You'll get a signed copy of "Ask: Building Consent Culture" in October, 2017
  • You'll get an hour long consult relating to writing, branding, or marketing! 
  • You're funding proper wilderness training focused on urban settings for me and a few of the Degenderettes!
Goals
$1,322 of $2,000 per month
With $3000 a month, I'll be able to take on more speaking gigs, especially in smaller communities that may not be able to afford to fly me to them. This means bringing some of my knowledge to rural places that have less queer organization happening, which is vital.
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I'm Kitty Stryker, a feminist writer, an anarchist activist, a Juggalo anthropologist, and an authority on consent culture. I recently put out an anthology, "Ask: Building Consent Culture", that succeeded in signalboosting marginalized voices within consent discussions. "Ask" is up for two Book of the Year awards at Foreword Reviews, as well as being used in multiple universities to teach the complexities of consent in a culture that rewards entitlement. 

I am currently working on two new books, one that will discuss how to be an activist with healthy relationships (not just romantic!) and one that will put into print my deep dive into Juggalo culture. Patreon is the only way I can spend time writing these books, because the smaller publishers I tend to work with also tend to not much have advance money! Every $5 donation keeps me in coffee and my cats in kibble. 

I am incredibly grateful to my patrons, who subsidize me doing vital community work for marginalized people with their donations.

Funding my Patreon means funding my organizing events and actions like:
-consent culture workshops
-self-defense training for trans, nonbinary, POC, and other marginalized folks
-free community-focused street medic training
-free mediation services
-workshops on constructing a workable bugout bag for cheap
-and, of course, my writing about my experiences as an intersectional activist who is also a working poor, nonmonogamous, mentally ill, queer fat femme.

The work I do is really, really important, especially now. It's also a lot of "women's work", which is historically un- and underpaid. I want to be a full-time journalist and activist, but I can't do it while also struggling to hold down a full-time office job. I gotta pay my rent and bills!

"ASK: Building Consent Culture"
I’ve wanted to do an anthology about consent culture ever since I started speaking out about abuse within alternative sexuality. Having it span consent dynamics outside of the exclusively sexual ones was a concept I settled on after speaking in the UK at a consent panel - talking with people in law, politics, academia and activism made me realize the number of areas consent culture needed to be discussed. While talking about consent and sex is very important, I hope that expanding the ways people think about consent to other interactions like hugging or gaming will help us realize that boundaries and negotiation matter all the time. The anthology came out October 27th, 2017, and features the diverse voices of both published and unpublished writers. I am pleased to say that at least 11 of my authors identify as Black, brown, and/or people of color - and at least 8 identify as nonbinary and/or transgender.

Struggalo Circus
Serving as a street medic, I co-created Struggalo Circus with my boyfriend, a second generation Juggalo, and our friend, another long time Juggalo, in order to create a space for a working coalition between antiracist, anti-classist Juggalos and activists all over the spectrum - libertarian, socialist, communist, anarchist, liberal, even the odd conservative. Do no harm but take no shit. I remain active with the group as a medic. I am pitching a Juggalo ethnography to a couple indie publishers, which I will be able to write with the help of my patrons.

Why You Should Support My Work
The Rubin Report makes almost $25,000 a month here on Patreon, a platform often dismissed by the right as a SJW panhandling scheme. Meanwhile, I make less than $2000 a month, and have drained my savings to supply medic gear and other needs to marginalized folks. There's something wrong with this picture.

It doesn't take a lot to support an activist. We're used to scraping by. But we DO need help in order to survive, and many of us who are looked to as community leaders provide more resources than we take in. That's why I'm asking for your help to keep this goal alive, keep making it possible for me to focus on writing and activism and changing the world.

At $1500 per month, I can focus on this full time, which is my goal.

Legit Writer:

Books:
"Ask: Building Consent Culture"
"How To Come Out Like a Porn Star"
"Queer Sex Work
"Worn Stories"
"Prose and Lore: Memoir Stories About Sex Work
"Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & Fashion"
"Johns, Marks, Tricks and Chickenhawks: Professionals & Their Clients Writing about Each Other"
"Stretched- Erotic Fiction That Fondles The Imagination

Online:
Rolling Stone
Vice
Noisey
Buzzfeed
Medium
Guardian
Huffington Post
Ravishly
Tits and Sass
The Frisky
Daily Dot

Why Patreon?
Most writing places pay in "exposure". Sadly "exposure" doesn't feed my cats or keep a roof over my head! This is where you awesome people come in.

Your patronage gains you direct access to my brain while helping me save the world. It also means I can justify crossposting my work with places that don't pay but will signal boost my opinions to a larger audience. It's like you're giving me a megaphone through which I can talk to the wider internet. As it seems likely that our media will be less and less able to speak truth to power, I hope to do it as long as I can, and while capitalism is awful, every dollar helps me help others.

Patreon has helped me go from struggling to make ends meet to being able to safely pay rent. It's a great example of how $5 from individuals doesn't seem like a lot but when there's 50 people giving $5 it can make a huge difference. So if you like what you see, tell your friends! 

Recent posts by Kitty Stryker

Rewards
Buddy
$1 or more per month 56 patrons
  • You get access to the patron-only channel here on Patreon! You'll get some insight here that you won't find anywhere else, and sometimes, articles that don't get published in full.
Chum
$5 or more per month 51 patrons
  • You get access to the patron-only channel here on Patreon! You'll get some insight here that you won't find anywhere else, and sometimes, articles that don't get published in full.
  • Special access to personal diary entries you won't see anywhere else!
Ally
$10 or more per month 24 patrons
  • You get access to the patron-only channel here on Patreon! You'll get some insight here that you won't find anywhere else, and sometimes, articles that don't get published in full.
  • Special access to photos that didn't make it into my blog!
  • You also get a monthly social media shoutout if you so desire for anything (within reason) you like!
  • You're helping pay for protest snacks and water!
Friend
$20 or more per month 5 patrons
  • You get access to the patron-only channel here on Patreon! You'll get some insight here that you won't find anywhere else, and sometimes, articles that don't get published in full.
  • Special access to photos that didn't make it into my blog!
  • I'll send you a postcard when I go on a trip!
  • You're helping me replace basic medic supplies I give away/use at actions!
Community
$30 or more per month 3 of 5 patrons
  • You get access to the patron-only channel here on Patreon! You'll get some insight here that you won't find anywhere else. 
  • Special access to photos that didn't make it into my blog!
  • You can directly email me to get tips on starting/managing your own Patreon campaign!  
  • You're helping me upgrade supplies in my medic pack to better take care of my community!
Bro
$50 or more per month 3 of 5 patrons
  • You get access to the patron-only channel here on Patreon! You'll get some insight here that you won't find anywhere else.
  • Special access to photos that didn't make it into my blog!
  • You get to help guide the content by having access to polls on topics!
  • You're helping me fund extra medic supplies for other folks so we can take care of more people on the streets!
Comrade
$100 or more per month 1 patron
  • You get access to the patron-only channel here on Patreon! You'll get some insight here that you won't find anywhere else.
  • Special access to photos that didn't make it into my blog!
  • You get to help guide the content by having access to polls on topics!
  • You're helping fund a workshop on medic training for local queer/trans folks!
True Buckaroo
$200 or more per month 2 of 5 patrons
  • You get access to the patron-only channel here on Patreon! You'll get some insight here that you won't find anywhere else.
  • Special access to photos that didn't make it into my blog!
  • You get to help guide the content by having access to polls on topics!
  • You'll get a signed copy of "Ask: Building Consent Culture" in October, 2017
  • I'll hand write you a letter once a month
  • You're funding someone taking an emergency response training! 
Chosen Family
$350 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • You get access to the patron-only channel here on Patreon! You'll get some insight here that you won't find anywhere else.
  • Special access to photos that didn't make it into my blog!
  • You get to help guide the content by having access to polls on topics!
  • You'll get a signed copy of "Ask: Building Consent Culture" in October, 2017
  • You'll get a half hour phone call once a month to talk about whatever you like!
  • You're helping fund multiple folks getting first aid and other emergency response training!
Patron Saint
$500 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • You get access to the patron-only channel here on Patreon! You'll get some insight here that you won't find anywhere else.
  • Special access to photos that didn't make it into my blog!
  • You get to help guide the content by having access to polls on topics!
  • You'll get a signed copy of "Ask: Building Consent Culture" in October, 2017
  • You'll get an hour long consult relating to writing, branding, or marketing! 
  • You're funding proper wilderness training focused on urban settings for me and a few of the Degenderettes!