Melissa A. Fabello is creating resources on body politics, beauty culture, + eating disorders.
224

patrons

$914
per month
In June of 2017, starting this Patreon page was a leap of faith.

Having felt stuck in my career for quite some time, I had moved into the stage of stagnancy where getting up in the morning filled me with dread, and I had to drag my feet to plop myself down in front of my laptop and get to work.

I knew what I wanted; I just didn’t know how to do it.

I wanted to dedicate myself to talking about bodies – and I wanted to do it with the audience that I had already magically, blessedly built: you all.

“Maybe I can,” I thought. And so I crossed my fingers and started this simple Patreon with the hope that some people would be willing to support me financially so that I could dedicate more time to content creation.

And you all came through.

You got my independent work off the ground.

I am eternally grateful.

In the year since I started my Patreon, though, a lot has changed.

I quit my long-time position with an organization that helped me grow exponentially. I started an independent consulting business, helping individuals reach their digital activist potential. I finished my dissertation – and therefore, my doctoral program. And with every step of the way, I’ve given a lot of thought about how I want to spend the next year of my life – and it’s with you.

With creative and intellectual energy restored in me, I now have the space to dedicate myself whole-heartedly to this small, but powerful community.

Yes, I want to continue writing bimonthly blog posts. But I also want to give you more. I want to instate a monthly online group chat to give you the opportunity to engage with me and with one another. I want to do more giveaways, giving back to this community that’s given me so much. I want to write an ebook from my dissertation research. I want to create webinars and courses to help you learn.

You all believed in me – and in turn, you’ve given me more faith in myself, as well as in your commitment to step up. And I’m ready now to make this space a unique one.

I want Beauty School – the educational arm of my brand – to be a thing. And I’m done dreaming about it. It’s time to really create it.

So here’s all I’m asking for: If you have the space in your budget equal to one fancy latte per month, make a $5 pledge.

It truly, honestly has a huge effect on my ability, even if it has a relatively tiny effect on your checking account: Your pledge makes me feel seen and appreciated – like what I’m doing in the world matters. But more importantly, your pledge gives me both the confidence and the sustainability to create ­– to focus my time, energy, and talents to put the resources that you want and need (and ask for!) out into the world, while giving back to the gracious community that has always supported me.

Your pledge makes a difference in my life. And with it, I pledge to make a difference in yours.

First up: Let’s get to $1000. Because my goal is to write an ebook for you this summer (most likely to be ready by the early fall) – but I have to reach that amount before I can start in on it. We’re already super close.

From there, the possibilities are endless, but I’ll hint at what I have in mind: downloadable educational materials.

I’m committed to putting my all into this community.

Are you ready for it?
Tiers
First-Year
$2 or more per month 148 patrons
  • Subscription to my free monthly newsletter
  • Access to private biweekly blog posts here on Patreon
  • Support me in creating content – directly for YOU!
Sophomore
$5 or more per month 65 patrons
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS, PLUS...
  • Personal Instagram story: Make a request – and I'll honor it
  • Entry into quarterly giveaway: Win books, gift cards, and more
  • Enjoy 10% all paid products (from webinars to ebooks and more)
Junior
$10 or more per month 27 patrons
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS, PLUS...
  • Access to monthly virtual group chats with me
  • Entry into monthly giveaway: Win books, gift cards, and more
  • Enjoy 50% off all all small-sized paid products (e.g., webinars, ebooks)
Senior
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS, PLUS...
  • Support scholarship for one patron at the $5 tier
  • Enjoy 100% off all small-sized paid products (e.g., webinars, ebooks)
  • Enjoy 25% off all large-sized paid products (e.g., courses)
Bachelor
$50 or more per month 3 patrons
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS, PLUS...
  • Access to quarterly 30-minute private chat with me
  • Enjoy 50% off all large-size paid products (e.g., courses)
Master
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS, PLUS...
  • Access to quarterly 60-minute private chat with me
  • Enjoy 75% all large-size paid products (e.g., courses)
Doctor
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS, PLUS...
  • Let's chat about what makes sense for you!
Goals
$914 of $1,000 per month
When I reach $1000 per month, I will start to work on my first-ever ebook. Based on my dissertation research, it will be a (more) accessible read on the relationship between eating disorders and sexuality.
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In June of 2017, starting this Patreon page was a leap of faith.

Having felt stuck in my career for quite some time, I had moved into the stage of stagnancy where getting up in the morning filled me with dread, and I had to drag my feet to plop myself down in front of my laptop and get to work.

I knew what I wanted; I just didn’t know how to do it.

I wanted to dedicate myself to talking about bodies – and I wanted to do it with the audience that I had already magically, blessedly built: you all.

“Maybe I can,” I thought. And so I crossed my fingers and started this simple Patreon with the hope that some people would be willing to support me financially so that I could dedicate more time to content creation.

And you all came through.

You got my independent work off the ground.

I am eternally grateful.

In the year since I started my Patreon, though, a lot has changed.

I quit my long-time position with an organization that helped me grow exponentially. I started an independent consulting business, helping individuals reach their digital activist potential. I finished my dissertation – and therefore, my doctoral program. And with every step of the way, I’ve given a lot of thought about how I want to spend the next year of my life – and it’s with you.

With creative and intellectual energy restored in me, I now have the space to dedicate myself whole-heartedly to this small, but powerful community.

Yes, I want to continue writing bimonthly blog posts. But I also want to give you more. I want to instate a monthly online group chat to give you the opportunity to engage with me and with one another. I want to do more giveaways, giving back to this community that’s given me so much. I want to write an ebook from my dissertation research. I want to create webinars and courses to help you learn.

You all believed in me – and in turn, you’ve given me more faith in myself, as well as in your commitment to step up. And I’m ready now to make this space a unique one.

I want Beauty School – the educational arm of my brand – to be a thing. And I’m done dreaming about it. It’s time to really create it.

So here’s all I’m asking for: If you have the space in your budget equal to one fancy latte per month, make a $5 pledge.

It truly, honestly has a huge effect on my ability, even if it has a relatively tiny effect on your checking account: Your pledge makes me feel seen and appreciated – like what I’m doing in the world matters. But more importantly, your pledge gives me both the confidence and the sustainability to create ­– to focus my time, energy, and talents to put the resources that you want and need (and ask for!) out into the world, while giving back to the gracious community that has always supported me.

Your pledge makes a difference in my life. And with it, I pledge to make a difference in yours.

First up: Let’s get to $1000. Because my goal is to write an ebook for you this summer (most likely to be ready by the early fall) – but I have to reach that amount before I can start in on it. We’re already super close.

From there, the possibilities are endless, but I’ll hint at what I have in mind: downloadable educational materials.

I’m committed to putting my all into this community.

Are you ready for it?

Recent posts by Melissa A. Fabello

Tiers
First-Year
$2 or more per month 148 patrons
  • Subscription to my free monthly newsletter
  • Access to private biweekly blog posts here on Patreon
  • Support me in creating content – directly for YOU!
Sophomore
$5 or more per month 65 patrons
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS, PLUS...
  • Personal Instagram story: Make a request – and I'll honor it
  • Entry into quarterly giveaway: Win books, gift cards, and more
  • Enjoy 10% all paid products (from webinars to ebooks and more)
Junior
$10 or more per month 27 patrons
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS, PLUS...
  • Access to monthly virtual group chats with me
  • Entry into monthly giveaway: Win books, gift cards, and more
  • Enjoy 50% off all all small-sized paid products (e.g., webinars, ebooks)
Senior
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS, PLUS...
  • Support scholarship for one patron at the $5 tier
  • Enjoy 100% off all small-sized paid products (e.g., webinars, ebooks)
  • Enjoy 25% off all large-sized paid products (e.g., courses)
Bachelor
$50 or more per month 3 patrons
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS, PLUS...
  • Access to quarterly 30-minute private chat with me
  • Enjoy 50% off all large-size paid products (e.g., courses)
Master
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS, PLUS...
  • Access to quarterly 60-minute private chat with me
  • Enjoy 75% all large-size paid products (e.g., courses)
Doctor
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS, PLUS...
  • Let's chat about what makes sense for you!