Meriah Hudson is creating Written Content & Photography
11

patrons

$172
per month

I'm "Meriah" with an "e"

I started my blog 9 years ago, and it's evolved into a primarily cross-disability centered site, by dint of the fact that I am deaf with other disabilities, and my daughter has Down syndrome. 

What I post:
  1. Original essays, photo essays, blog posts, vlogs, reviews and critiques
  2. Disability-related book reviews, disability-related movie reviews
  3. Calls to action related to disability/social justice
  4. Tutorials on new technology, photography and website development
  5. Voices from the Disability Community: series covering people with disabilities across the disability spectrum
  6. Guest blog posts by people with disabilities and allies of the disability community regarding disability culture, areas of challenge, and self-care
  7. Create graphics and media
  8. Amplify and champion the voices from the disability community through social media

Other things I do:
  1. Moderate 3 Facebook groups related to disability and writing or the disability experience.
  2. Create and moderate a forum for people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities
  3. Serve as a resource for parents, organizations and companies regarding disability, accommodation, best practices and more
  4. Curate and promote the award-winning Instagram-based 365 Days with Disability project ("sharing the disability experience one gloriously mundane photo at a time")
  5. Create art (painting and photography) and integrate those with written pieces and calls to action
For more information on any of this, give me a holla - [email protected]
___________________

"Meriah is the most fearless writer that I have the honor to know. She can speak of disability without stereotype, parenthood without pathos, and her own deepest emotions without self pity."

____________________


Patreon

The way Patreon works is a reader can donate whatever they want per month and the donation is recurring each month after that. So anything, from $1/month up, is hugely appreciated.

What I'll Use Your Money For:

  • Hosting. I need a robust enough hosting plan that can support the high spikes in traffic, and also host all the photos. 
  • MailChimp. The service I use to email posts out to the subscription list. This fee grows as the email list grows.
  • Ongoing web development. It's a website, so there is always something going on/needing fixing or work.
  • Facebook/Twitter post "boosts". When I announce a new post on Facebook and Twitter, this makes sure that the announcement gets onto 1/3 or 1/2 of my followers' News Feeds.
  • My family. That income helps feed and clothe the kids, us, put gas in the tank and more.
  • Hire feature writers
  • Pay for photo editing sites as well as Creative Cloud
  • Tech (computer) and photo updates

Stretch Goal

When I've hit my goal, I'll be able to take the site to the next level:

Start a weekly vlog
Create video content
Hire more feature writers
Create a forum where you can interact with each other.


Thanks for any support you can offer if you decide to, and thanks for being a reader!

– Meriah
Rewards
A Communicator
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
A Communicator:


A communicator is the device that they use in Star Trek to communicate with one another. It's pretty basic, but also pretty important!



Includes
  • Join my patron community
  • You will automatically be entered for my monthly Swag Bag
A Combadge
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
A Communicator Badge ("Combadge") are worn on the chest in Star Trek. They operated by a light tap, and include a universal translator. Cool!

Includes
  • Early access to my work
  • Everything from the previous tiers PLUS
PADD
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
The Star Trek PADD was the inspiration behind the iPad!

Includes
  • Everything from the previous tiers PLUS
  • Monthly Photo sent to you
The Transporter
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
The Transporter in Star Trek ("Beam Me Up, Scotty!" converts bodies into energy and moves them from place to place. Wow!

Includes
  • Everything from the previous tiers PLUS
  • A t-shirt from my shop, once a year
Shuttle Craft
$25 or more per month 1 patron
The ShuttleCrafts were what Star Trek crew went on land-based away mission on, or ventured for trips that the whole starship would not embark upon. They are vital!

Includes
  • Everything from the previous tiers PLUS
  • A photo of choice from meriahsnaps.com
Enterprise
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Enterprise


The Enterprise is the starship that the Original Star Trek and the Next Generation used (different version of the same name). It carries the show!



Includes
  • Everything from the previous tiers PLUS
  • I'll write a post for you
Goals
$172 of $5,000 per month
The fundamental goal is to raise enough money to continue to run regular, high-quality content, tutorials and reviews on Meriah Nichols
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I'm "Meriah" with an "e"

I started my blog 9 years ago, and it's evolved into a primarily cross-disability centered site, by dint of the fact that I am deaf with other disabilities, and my daughter has Down syndrome. 

What I post:
  1. Original essays, photo essays, blog posts, vlogs, reviews and critiques
  2. Disability-related book reviews, disability-related movie reviews
  3. Calls to action related to disability/social justice
  4. Tutorials on new technology, photography and website development
  5. Voices from the Disability Community: series covering people with disabilities across the disability spectrum
  6. Guest blog posts by people with disabilities and allies of the disability community regarding disability culture, areas of challenge, and self-care
  7. Create graphics and media
  8. Amplify and champion the voices from the disability community through social media

Other things I do:
  1. Moderate 3 Facebook groups related to disability and writing or the disability experience.
  2. Create and moderate a forum for people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities
  3. Serve as a resource for parents, organizations and companies regarding disability, accommodation, best practices and more
  4. Curate and promote the award-winning Instagram-based 365 Days with Disability project ("sharing the disability experience one gloriously mundane photo at a time")
  5. Create art (painting and photography) and integrate those with written pieces and calls to action
For more information on any of this, give me a holla - [email protected]
___________________

"Meriah is the most fearless writer that I have the honor to know. She can speak of disability without stereotype, parenthood without pathos, and her own deepest emotions without self pity."

____________________


Patreon

The way Patreon works is a reader can donate whatever they want per month and the donation is recurring each month after that. So anything, from $1/month up, is hugely appreciated.

What I'll Use Your Money For:

  • Hosting. I need a robust enough hosting plan that can support the high spikes in traffic, and also host all the photos. 
  • MailChimp. The service I use to email posts out to the subscription list. This fee grows as the email list grows.
  • Ongoing web development. It's a website, so there is always something going on/needing fixing or work.
  • Facebook/Twitter post "boosts". When I announce a new post on Facebook and Twitter, this makes sure that the announcement gets onto 1/3 or 1/2 of my followers' News Feeds.
  • My family. That income helps feed and clothe the kids, us, put gas in the tank and more.
  • Hire feature writers
  • Pay for photo editing sites as well as Creative Cloud
  • Tech (computer) and photo updates

Stretch Goal

When I've hit my goal, I'll be able to take the site to the next level:

Start a weekly vlog
Create video content
Hire more feature writers
Create a forum where you can interact with each other.


Thanks for any support you can offer if you decide to, and thanks for being a reader!

– Meriah

Recent posts by Meriah Hudson

Rewards
A Communicator
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
A Communicator:


A communicator is the device that they use in Star Trek to communicate with one another. It's pretty basic, but also pretty important!



Includes
  • Join my patron community
  • You will automatically be entered for my monthly Swag Bag
A Combadge
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
A Communicator Badge ("Combadge") are worn on the chest in Star Trek. They operated by a light tap, and include a universal translator. Cool!

Includes
  • Early access to my work
  • Everything from the previous tiers PLUS
PADD
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
The Star Trek PADD was the inspiration behind the iPad!

Includes
  • Everything from the previous tiers PLUS
  • Monthly Photo sent to you
The Transporter
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
The Transporter in Star Trek ("Beam Me Up, Scotty!" converts bodies into energy and moves them from place to place. Wow!

Includes
  • Everything from the previous tiers PLUS
  • A t-shirt from my shop, once a year
Shuttle Craft
$25 or more per month 1 patron
The ShuttleCrafts were what Star Trek crew went on land-based away mission on, or ventured for trips that the whole starship would not embark upon. They are vital!

Includes
  • Everything from the previous tiers PLUS
  • A photo of choice from meriahsnaps.com
Enterprise
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Enterprise


The Enterprise is the starship that the Original Star Trek and the Next Generation used (different version of the same name). It carries the show!



Includes
  • Everything from the previous tiers PLUS
  • I'll write a post for you