Kitty Stryker is creating articles and essays, explorations and adventures
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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 writing:
-about consent
-about sex work
-about transmisogyny
-about sex education
-about pop culture

and so much more.

"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 The anthology came out October 27th, 2017, and features the diverse voices of both published and unpublished writers.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.

"Love Rebels: A Practical Guide to Activist Relationships"
My current book project will be an exploration into how to have relationships while being an activist (and how to care for an activist!) This will be a year long project and will cover relationships from romantic to sexual to familial to friendships. Activism can be hard, not only on the individual but everyone attached to them, and I've learned some ways to make it less stressful and tense. Hopefully this book will help others find balance too!

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
It's difficult to survive as a full time writer. Some people say my writing has helped them figure important stuff out about themselves. Others say it helped them understand public policy. It's not always possible to get media to pay for important articles to be written, so my patrons help me make that possible.  

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 write. 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! 
Tiers
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 47 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 21 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!
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!
Community
$30 or more per month 3 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!  
Bro
$50 or more per month 3 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!
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!
True Buckaroo
$200 or more per month 2 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 can ask for writing/editing assistance! 
Goals
$1,286 of $1,500 per month
With rent, bills and groceries paid for, $1500 a month will allow me to focus my time and energy on indie journalism.
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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 writing:
-about consent
-about sex work
-about transmisogyny
-about sex education
-about pop culture

and so much more.

"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.

"Love Rebels: A Practical Guide to Activist Relationships"
My current book project will be an exploration into how to have relationships while being an activist (and how to care for an activist!) This will be a year long project and will cover relationships from romantic to sexual to familial to friendships. Activism can be hard, not only on the individual but everyone attached to them, and I've learned some ways to make it less stressful and tense. Hopefully this book will help others find balance too!

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
It's difficult to survive as a full time writer. Some people say my writing has helped them figure important stuff out about themselves. Others say it helped them understand public policy. It's not always possible to get media to pay for important articles to be written, so my patrons help me make that possible.  

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 write. 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

Tiers
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 47 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 21 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!
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!
Community
$30 or more per month 3 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!  
Bro
$50 or more per month 3 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!
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!
True Buckaroo
$200 or more per month 2 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 can ask for writing/editing assistance!