Mattias is creating Political Awareness
64

patrons

$652
per month

Who am I?

I am an agitant. Whether it be writing about race, advocating for diversity in the gaming industry, organizing and joining protests, or involving myself in politics, I struggle for a better world.

Historically, I've used Patreon as a "help me subsidize the cost of traveling to and attending political events" thing.

My new goal is pay off my student loans (they're hefty) ASAP, because that's my biggest barrier to diving headfirst into political work.
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2018 is not the time for standing on the sidelines. Black men continue to be gunned down in the street. Income inequality is widening out of control while rents in cities continue to soar. Amidst this all, man-made pollution threatens to irreversible alter our climate, leaving it permanently a less hospitable place.

Yet at this time when America needs compassionate leaders who fight for the little guy, Donald Trump - who has spent his life trampling the less fortunate - is our president. Donald Trump - whose many immoralities both political and personal do not require listing - is our president.

It is not enough for us to merely resist Trump. Donald Trump was not president when continuing police brutality sparked #BlackLivesMatter. Donald Trump was not president when DAPL encroached on indigenous water rights' at Standing Rock. Income inequality did not begin when Donald Trump became president, nor did climate change.

The Democratic Party allowed this all, either by capitulating to Republican policies, internalizing them, or losing to them. It's time for a new generation of Democrats who fight for radically progressive policies.

I ran to be a California Democratic Party Delegate, and was elected. I do not intend to stop there. After too long a delay, I have left my job in the gaming industry to pursue fulltime political activism, although I'm a little terrified of switching to a lower paid field given the current state of my student loans.

That's where you come in. I'm going to keep this Patreon largely focused on my writing. I've always been a writer above all else, and that's what I see myself as going forward. But I've added a new Tier of Patronage for people who just want to support my transition into politics. Let's call it "sponsor-an-activist".

In return, I'll try to show you a glimpse into the life of an activist, and try to lay down a roadmap for aspiring activists.


Knowing that my work is valued is the ultimate reward. First and foremost, my Patreon is an attempt to create a centralized database for my highlight reel of work, and getting as many eyes on it as possible. The single best thing you can do for me - if you like my work - is to share it on social media. If after that, you still feel like contributing, consider making yourself a Patron of my work, and know that I appreciate anything and everything.

Note that all of my articles are available for free at medium or on my website regardless of patronage. Think of this as a tip jar!
Tiers
Activist Chat
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
Join me and other Patrons in a Discord channel dedicated to discussing issues of race, activism, and politics.
Includes Discord rewards
Newsreel
$2 or more per month 8 patrons
Thank you for showing your support for my work! My words can't really explain how much this means to me, so I'll use someone else's!

You'll have access to my Newsreel posts: a weekly blast of news articles and thinkpieces I found valuable.


Includes all above rewards without quantity limits.
Book Review
$3 or more per month 5 patrons
Get access to my Book Review posts, reviews of a book or article which has influenced me recently. Feel free to share your opinions!

Includes all above rewards without quantity limits.
AMA
$5 or more per month 19 patrons
Ask me anything! On the first Sunday of each month, I'll hold an AMA, so bring your hardhitting-est questions!

Includes all above rewards without quantity limits.
Collaborator
$10 or more per month 15 patrons
With access to my drafts, feel free to leave comments or critiques as I write, scrap everything, and rewrite.

Includes all above rewards without quantity limits.
Our Revolution
$27 or more per month 4 patrons
You know why we're here
Pen Pals
$50 or more per month 3 of 10 patrons
Let's be e-mail (or regular mail) pen pals! You'll hear from me at least bimonthly (that's every other month).

Includes all above rewards without quantity limits.
Goals
$652 of $695 per month
At this amount I'll pay off my student loans in 10 years!
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Who am I?

I am an agitant. Whether it be writing about race, advocating for diversity in the gaming industry, organizing and joining protests, or involving myself in politics, I struggle for a better world.

Historically, I've used Patreon as a "help me subsidize the cost of traveling to and attending political events" thing.

My new goal is pay off my student loans (they're hefty) ASAP, because that's my biggest barrier to diving headfirst into political work.
----------------------------------------------------
2018 is not the time for standing on the sidelines. Black men continue to be gunned down in the street. Income inequality is widening out of control while rents in cities continue to soar. Amidst this all, man-made pollution threatens to irreversible alter our climate, leaving it permanently a less hospitable place.

Yet at this time when America needs compassionate leaders who fight for the little guy, Donald Trump - who has spent his life trampling the less fortunate - is our president. Donald Trump - whose many immoralities both political and personal do not require listing - is our president.

It is not enough for us to merely resist Trump. Donald Trump was not president when continuing police brutality sparked #BlackLivesMatter. Donald Trump was not president when DAPL encroached on indigenous water rights' at Standing Rock. Income inequality did not begin when Donald Trump became president, nor did climate change.

The Democratic Party allowed this all, either by capitulating to Republican policies, internalizing them, or losing to them. It's time for a new generation of Democrats who fight for radically progressive policies.

I ran to be a California Democratic Party Delegate, and was elected. I do not intend to stop there. After too long a delay, I have left my job in the gaming industry to pursue fulltime political activism, although I'm a little terrified of switching to a lower paid field given the current state of my student loans.

That's where you come in. I'm going to keep this Patreon largely focused on my writing. I've always been a writer above all else, and that's what I see myself as going forward. But I've added a new Tier of Patronage for people who just want to support my transition into politics. Let's call it "sponsor-an-activist".

In return, I'll try to show you a glimpse into the life of an activist, and try to lay down a roadmap for aspiring activists.


Knowing that my work is valued is the ultimate reward. First and foremost, my Patreon is an attempt to create a centralized database for my highlight reel of work, and getting as many eyes on it as possible. The single best thing you can do for me - if you like my work - is to share it on social media. If after that, you still feel like contributing, consider making yourself a Patron of my work, and know that I appreciate anything and everything.

Note that all of my articles are available for free at medium or on my website regardless of patronage. Think of this as a tip jar!

Recent posts by Mattias

Tiers
Activist Chat
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
Join me and other Patrons in a Discord channel dedicated to discussing issues of race, activism, and politics.
Includes Discord rewards
Newsreel
$2 or more per month 8 patrons
Thank you for showing your support for my work! My words can't really explain how much this means to me, so I'll use someone else's!

You'll have access to my Newsreel posts: a weekly blast of news articles and thinkpieces I found valuable.


Includes all above rewards without quantity limits.
Book Review
$3 or more per month 5 patrons
Get access to my Book Review posts, reviews of a book or article which has influenced me recently. Feel free to share your opinions!

Includes all above rewards without quantity limits.
AMA
$5 or more per month 19 patrons
Ask me anything! On the first Sunday of each month, I'll hold an AMA, so bring your hardhitting-est questions!

Includes all above rewards without quantity limits.
Collaborator
$10 or more per month 15 patrons
With access to my drafts, feel free to leave comments or critiques as I write, scrap everything, and rewrite.

Includes all above rewards without quantity limits.
Our Revolution
$27 or more per month 4 patrons
You know why we're here
Pen Pals
$50 or more per month 3 of 10 patrons
Let's be e-mail (or regular mail) pen pals! You'll hear from me at least bimonthly (that's every other month).

Includes all above rewards without quantity limits.