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The two people who will officially be my first Patreon readers and thus will make me a paid writer. A great honour for me. You'll get a certificate with my best calligraphy. Sealed with a kiss.
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About

Here you'll find poetry, stories and language research from a perspective that is as feminist, queer, LGTBIQ+, trans-inclusive, sex-worker-inclusive, and intersectional as I possibly can.

I've always wanted to be a writer, but until recently never fully believed it was within my reach. Like playing in the NBA or being a ballerina, it's something that for this tiny, curvy girl in Spain… just felt out of reach, like the upper shelves in kitchens and supermarkets.

I grew up. I became a freelance translator. My uncle gave me one of those wooden kitchen stools that you build yourself, so handy! While translating, I discovered that my mind is very creative when faced with clients and deadlines.

I learned that sometimes, you don't need to grow more, you need the right tool. 

At some point, I thought: thanks to the beauty of the Internet, I only need one paying patron to become a paid writer, and two to become officially a published author with readers. So I'm looking for you, my very first client, and you, my second patron, my second official reader paying for things I've written. I need you there, listening, so I can speak. I need you there, reading, so I can write. I also need you to give me the time, resources (and mental permission) to translate my English texts into Spanish and my Spanitexts into English.

Please join me. We'll have fun. We'll reach the upper shelves of life.

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What will you write?
I have actually been writing on the Internet for more than ten years now. You can read most the Safe For Work stuff HERE, and some older stuff at http://minibego.com/blog. Current categories in the site include art, poetryshort stories, travel, linguistics, human rights (specially LGTBIQ+ rights and women's rights), business, translation, and interpreting.

I also tweet at http://twitter.com/minibego, and as a short-form blog, it includes all sorts of randomness and spur of the moment thoughts about work, motherhood, art, current events, and the like.

Wait, Safe For Work?
There are places online where I have published content for those over 18 years of age. If my patrons here want more of that, they shall have it. Like @Gellar says, I'll give you a SPOILER ALERT: all LGTBIQ+ characters will get a happy ending.

How much do you write?
As much as I possibly can. The more patrons I get, the more other jobs I can pass on to other people, so I can go on writing for you.

Do you do other artistic stuff?
I do! I make calligraphy. I take photographs, I sing, I paint. But that's free on top of the writing.

What will I get for my patronage?
The heartwarming feeling that there's more stuff written by me in the world because you made me do it. Also, calligraphy, stories, poems and first crack at my research and presentations!

Also, if there's enough of you, ebook versions, real, wonderfully smelling paperback versions, or even glorious hardcover books with all kinds of wonderfulness in them. Books that you will be able to give to technophobes as a gift. They will be at people's bedside tables. Humans will curl with books with my name on them (and your name on them!) in an armchair. Maybe those books will be that needed comfort in a long train ride. Or in life. But I digress.

Imagine. Books. Those things that writers write and readers fall into. It will be amazing.

In the meantime, I'll be able to pay for the server and maintenance costs in my blog. Maybe also give it an upgrade, so the long-form pieces are more readable.

Have you ever written something because someone told you to?
Sure. My TEDx talk, for example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWt0Y-b7AGw
Also, as we're on Patreon: if you're a fan of Amanda Palmer, you'll be able to see her influence here.

Any other questions?
If you have a question, just let me know, and I'll try to answer it right here.

¿Vas a traducir todo esto al español?
Sí.
Goals
$114 of $200 per month
With $200 a month I'll be able to publish 2 ebooks with pretty covers, pretty layouts AND pretty illustrations and/or photographs every year.
Con 200 $ al mes podré publicar 2 ebooks bellamente maquetados al año, con una portada preciosa y ADEMÁS ilustraciones o fotografías.
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