My Reflection Matters

is creating a marketplace of resources & services that liberate BIPOC youth.

22

patrons

$254

per month
Hey there woke fam!
My name is Chemay Morales-James, and I am the creator of an online parent-teacher tool-box known as My Reflection Matters (MRM).   I'm using Patreon to help me support my online marketplace for those of you tired of struggling to find educational products and services that reflect the brilliance and cultural attributes of your Black & Brown kids.  I am humbled you made it to this page.  The fact you are here tells me you understand the time, energy, and thought required to create and maintain such an important space for our melanated babes. Thank-you!

Why Suport MRM? Supporting MRM isn't just about making sure I get paid to do the work I do. This work is bigger than me.  Without MRM, caregivers and educators are left to their own accord to find the tools necessary to educate and raise Black and Brown children in liberatory and empowering ways. This is not an easy task, because most educational products and services often perpetuate negative stereotypes about groups that have been "othered", leave out their voices, misinform students about their history, or function as an add on to programming or product development making our kids feel like they don't matter. MRM's job is to do the heavy lifting for families and teachers through education and product awareness. Luckily, your conscious spending ensures that I am able to free up my time to:
  • Hire help to keep MRM's resource library up to date so parents & educators can easily find culturally responsive educational products.
  • Design decolonized, liberatory programming for youth in our self-directed learning cooperative in Waterbury, CT (Learn more here: http://www.myreflectionmatters.org/mrm-in-ct-home-edu/).
  • Offer financial assistance for BIPOC families who need support enrolling their children in our youth programming for unschoolers and homeschoolers.
  • Design workshops for caregivers & educators seeking support around creating liberatory, self-directed learning environments for Black, Indigenous, and other kids of color as well as provide them with opportunities to heal from the trauma of colonization.
How Can You Support MRM? I've set up a more equitable system of support that allows members to reap all of the rewards I have to offer regardless of how much folks can afford to pay. I've always felt uncomforatble with the tiered system, but thanks to my fellow Patreon neighbor, Akilah S. Richards (Podcaster of Fare of the Free Child.), I've decided to follow her lead and dismantle that shit. I know what it's like to want to give more but not be able to afford it. You all should be able to have access to all of the rewards I have to offer no matter how much you can afford to pay!

Prefer to make a one time donation? You can do that here: https://www.paypal.me/myreflectionmatters
Tiers
Be responsive!
$2 or more per month


Welcome to the MRM family! Your presence here is proof that you are passionate about being responsive to the needs of our melanated children.  Your donation helps liberation work happen! And since i'm all about equity and liberation, ALL REWARDS ARE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO MEMBERS REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD TO PAY, because no one should be shut out from receiving access to rewards based on their financial status. Here you get...

  • Access to patron-only content & polls where I will post pictures of written products I'm working on; updates on programming occurring at our self-directed co-op; questions, tools, and ideas related to raising and educating liberated Black & Brown youth.  
  • A special shout out each month to all of our subscribers and followers.
  • Monthly recommended k-12 culturally responsive reading list that includes themes such as, social justice, gender identity, colorism, decolonized history, etc.
  • Special discounts throughout the year on MRM products and/or services.
Stay woke!
$5 or more per month

Welcome to the MRM family! Your presence here is proof that you are passionate about being responsive to the needs of our melanated children.  Your donation helps liberation work happen! And since i'm all about equity and liberation, ALL REWARDS ARE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO MEMBERS REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD TO PAY, because no one should be shut out from receiving access to rewards based on their financial status. Here you get...  

  • Access to patron-only content & polls where I will post pictures of written products I'm working on; updates on programming occurring at our self-directed co-op; questions, tools, and ideas related to raising and educating liberated Black & Brown youth.  
  • A special shout out each month to all of our subscribers and followers.
  • Monthly recommended k-12 culturally responsive reading list that includes themes such as, social justice, gender identity, colorism, decolonized history, etc.
  • Special discounts throughout the year on MRM products and/or services.
Resist oppression!
$10 or more per month

Welcome to the MRM family! Your presence here is proof that you are passionate about being responsive to the needs of our melanated children.  Your donation helps liberation work happen! And since i'm all about equity and liberation, ALL REWARDS ARE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO MEMBERS REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD TO PAY, because no one should be shut out from receiving access to rewards based on their financial status. Here you get...  

  • Access to patron-only content & polls where I will post pictures of written products I'm working on; updates on programming occurring at our self-directed co-op; questions, tools, and ideas related to raising and educating liberated Black & Brown youth.  
  • A special shout out each month to all of our subscribers and followers.
  • Monthly recommended k-12 culturally responsive reading list that includes themes such as, social justice, gender identity, colorism, decolonized history, etc.
  • Special discounts throughout the year on MRM products and/or services.
Break the silence!
$25 or more per month

Welcome to the MRM family! Your presence here is proof that you are passionate about being responsive to the needs of our melanated children.  Your donation helps liberation work happen! And since i'm all about equity and liberation, ALL REWARDS ARE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO MEMBERS REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD TO PAY, because no one should be shut out from receiving access to rewards based on their financial status. Here you get...  

  • Access to patron-only content & polls where I will post pictures of written products I'm working on; updates on programming occurring at our self-directed co-op; questions, tools, and ideas related to raising and educating liberated Black & Brown youth.  
  • A special shout out each month to all of our subscribers and followers.
  • Monthly recommended k-12 culturally responsive reading list that includes themes such as, social justice, gender identity, colorism, decolonized history, etc.
  • Special discounts throughout the year on MRM products and/or services.
Disrupt the status quo!
$50 or more per month

Welcome to the MRM family! Your presence here is proof that you are passionate about being responsive to the needs of our melanated children.  Your donation helps liberation work happen! And since i'm all about equity and liberation, ALL REWARDS ARE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO MEMBERS REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD TO PAY, because no one should be shut out from receiving access to rewards based on their financial status. Here you get...  

  • Access to patron-only content & polls where I will post pictures of written products I'm working on; updates on programming occurring at our self-directed co-op; questions, tools, and ideas related to raising and educating liberated Black & Brown youth.  
  • A special shout out each month to all of our subscribers and followers.
  • Monthly recommended k-12 culturally responsive reading list that includes themes such as, social justice, gender identity, colorism, decolonized history, etc.
  • Special discounts throughout the year on MRM products and/or services.
Be revolutionary!
$100 or more per month

Welcome to the MRM family! Your presence here is proof that you are passionate about being responsive to the needs of our melanated children.  Your donation helps liberation work happen! And since i'm all about equity and liberation, ALL REWARDS ARE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO MEMBERS REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD TO PAY, because no one should be shut out from receiving access to rewards based on their financial status. Here you get...  

  • Access to patron-only content & polls where I will post pictures of written products I'm working on; updates on programming occurring at our self-directed co-op; questions, tools, and ideas related to raising and educating liberated Black & Brown youth.  
  • A special shout out each month to all of our subscribers and followers.
  • Monthly recommended k-12 culturally responsive reading list that includes themes such as, social justice, gender identity, colorism, decolonized history, etc.
  • Special discounts throughout the year on MRM products and/or services.
Fight the power!
$500 or more per month

Welcome to the MRM family! Your presence here is proof that you are passionate about being responsive to the needs of our melanated children.  Your donation helps liberation work happen! And since i'm all about equity and liberation, ALL REWARDS ARE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO MEMBERS REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD TO PAY, because no one should be shut out from receiving access to rewards based on their financial status. Here you get...  

  • Access to patron-only content & polls where I will post pictures of written products I'm working on; updates on programming occurring at our self-directed co-op; questions, tools, and ideas related to raising and educating liberated Black & Brown youth.  
  • A special shout out each month to all of our subscribers and followers.
  • Monthly recommended k-12 culturally responsive reading list that includes themes such as, social justice, gender identity, colorism, decolonized history, etc.
  • Special discounts throughout the year on MRM products and/or services.
MRM Community Builder!
$1,000 or more per month

Welcome to the MRM family! Your presence here is proof that you are passionate about being responsive to the needs of our melanated children.  Your donation helps liberation work happen! And since i'm all about equity and liberation, ALL REWARDS ARE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO MEMBERS REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD TO PAY, because no one should be shut out from receiving access to rewards based on their financial status. Here you get...  

  • Access to patron-only content & polls where I will post pictures of written products I'm working on; updates on programming occurring at our self-directed co-op; questions, tools, and ideas related to raising and educating liberated Black & Brown youth.  
  • A special shout out each month to all of our subscribers and followers.
  • Monthly recommended k-12 culturally responsive reading list that includes themes such as, social justice, gender identity, colorism, decolonized history, etc.
  • Special discounts throughout the year on MRM products and/or services.
Goals
22 of 50 patrons
  • Hire help to research and input culturally relevant educational products in our resource library.
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Hey there woke fam!
My name is Chemay Morales-James, and I am the creator of an online parent-teacher tool-box known as My Reflection Matters (MRM).   I'm using Patreon to help me support my online marketplace for those of you tired of struggling to find educational products and services that reflect the brilliance and cultural attributes of your Black & Brown kids.  I am humbled you made it to this page.  The fact you are here tells me you understand the time, energy, and thought required to create and maintain such an important space for our melanated babes. Thank-you!

Why Suport MRM? Supporting MRM isn't just about making sure I get paid to do the work I do. This work is bigger than me.  Without MRM, caregivers and educators are left to their own accord to find the tools necessary to educate and raise Black and Brown children in liberatory and empowering ways. This is not an easy task, because most educational products and services often perpetuate negative stereotypes about groups that have been "othered", leave out their voices, misinform students about their history, or function as an add on to programming or product development making our kids feel like they don't matter. MRM's job is to do the heavy lifting for families and teachers through education and product awareness. Luckily, your conscious spending ensures that I am able to free up my time to:
  • Hire help to keep MRM's resource library up to date so parents & educators can easily find culturally responsive educational products.
  • Design decolonized, liberatory programming for youth in our self-directed learning cooperative in Waterbury, CT (Learn more here: http://www.myreflectionmatters.org/mrm-in-ct-home-edu/).
  • Offer financial assistance for BIPOC families who need support enrolling their children in our youth programming for unschoolers and homeschoolers.
  • Design workshops for caregivers & educators seeking support around creating liberatory, self-directed learning environments for Black, Indigenous, and other kids of color as well as provide them with opportunities to heal from the trauma of colonization.
How Can You Support MRM? I've set up a more equitable system of support that allows members to reap all of the rewards I have to offer regardless of how much folks can afford to pay. I've always felt uncomforatble with the tiered system, but thanks to my fellow Patreon neighbor, Akilah S. Richards (Podcaster of Fare of the Free Child.), I've decided to follow her lead and dismantle that shit. I know what it's like to want to give more but not be able to afford it. You all should be able to have access to all of the rewards I have to offer no matter how much you can afford to pay!

Prefer to make a one time donation? You can do that here: https://www.paypal.me/myreflectionmatters

Recent posts by My Reflection Matters

Tiers
Be responsive!
$2 or more per month


Welcome to the MRM family! Your presence here is proof that you are passionate about being responsive to the needs of our melanated children.  Your donation helps liberation work happen! And since i'm all about equity and liberation, ALL REWARDS ARE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO MEMBERS REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD TO PAY, because no one should be shut out from receiving access to rewards based on their financial status. Here you get...

  • Access to patron-only content & polls where I will post pictures of written products I'm working on; updates on programming occurring at our self-directed co-op; questions, tools, and ideas related to raising and educating liberated Black & Brown youth.  
  • A special shout out each month to all of our subscribers and followers.
  • Monthly recommended k-12 culturally responsive reading list that includes themes such as, social justice, gender identity, colorism, decolonized history, etc.
  • Special discounts throughout the year on MRM products and/or services.
Stay woke!
$5 or more per month

Welcome to the MRM family! Your presence here is proof that you are passionate about being responsive to the needs of our melanated children.  Your donation helps liberation work happen! And since i'm all about equity and liberation, ALL REWARDS ARE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO MEMBERS REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD TO PAY, because no one should be shut out from receiving access to rewards based on their financial status. Here you get...  

  • Access to patron-only content & polls where I will post pictures of written products I'm working on; updates on programming occurring at our self-directed co-op; questions, tools, and ideas related to raising and educating liberated Black & Brown youth.  
  • A special shout out each month to all of our subscribers and followers.
  • Monthly recommended k-12 culturally responsive reading list that includes themes such as, social justice, gender identity, colorism, decolonized history, etc.
  • Special discounts throughout the year on MRM products and/or services.
Resist oppression!
$10 or more per month

Welcome to the MRM family! Your presence here is proof that you are passionate about being responsive to the needs of our melanated children.  Your donation helps liberation work happen! And since i'm all about equity and liberation, ALL REWARDS ARE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO MEMBERS REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD TO PAY, because no one should be shut out from receiving access to rewards based on their financial status. Here you get...  

  • Access to patron-only content & polls where I will post pictures of written products I'm working on; updates on programming occurring at our self-directed co-op; questions, tools, and ideas related to raising and educating liberated Black & Brown youth.  
  • A special shout out each month to all of our subscribers and followers.
  • Monthly recommended k-12 culturally responsive reading list that includes themes such as, social justice, gender identity, colorism, decolonized history, etc.
  • Special discounts throughout the year on MRM products and/or services.
Break the silence!
$25 or more per month

Welcome to the MRM family! Your presence here is proof that you are passionate about being responsive to the needs of our melanated children.  Your donation helps liberation work happen! And since i'm all about equity and liberation, ALL REWARDS ARE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO MEMBERS REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD TO PAY, because no one should be shut out from receiving access to rewards based on their financial status. Here you get...  

  • Access to patron-only content & polls where I will post pictures of written products I'm working on; updates on programming occurring at our self-directed co-op; questions, tools, and ideas related to raising and educating liberated Black & Brown youth.  
  • A special shout out each month to all of our subscribers and followers.
  • Monthly recommended k-12 culturally responsive reading list that includes themes such as, social justice, gender identity, colorism, decolonized history, etc.
  • Special discounts throughout the year on MRM products and/or services.
Disrupt the status quo!
$50 or more per month

Welcome to the MRM family! Your presence here is proof that you are passionate about being responsive to the needs of our melanated children.  Your donation helps liberation work happen! And since i'm all about equity and liberation, ALL REWARDS ARE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO MEMBERS REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD TO PAY, because no one should be shut out from receiving access to rewards based on their financial status. Here you get...  

  • Access to patron-only content & polls where I will post pictures of written products I'm working on; updates on programming occurring at our self-directed co-op; questions, tools, and ideas related to raising and educating liberated Black & Brown youth.  
  • A special shout out each month to all of our subscribers and followers.
  • Monthly recommended k-12 culturally responsive reading list that includes themes such as, social justice, gender identity, colorism, decolonized history, etc.
  • Special discounts throughout the year on MRM products and/or services.
Be revolutionary!
$100 or more per month

Welcome to the MRM family! Your presence here is proof that you are passionate about being responsive to the needs of our melanated children.  Your donation helps liberation work happen! And since i'm all about equity and liberation, ALL REWARDS ARE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO MEMBERS REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD TO PAY, because no one should be shut out from receiving access to rewards based on their financial status. Here you get...  

  • Access to patron-only content & polls where I will post pictures of written products I'm working on; updates on programming occurring at our self-directed co-op; questions, tools, and ideas related to raising and educating liberated Black & Brown youth.  
  • A special shout out each month to all of our subscribers and followers.
  • Monthly recommended k-12 culturally responsive reading list that includes themes such as, social justice, gender identity, colorism, decolonized history, etc.
  • Special discounts throughout the year on MRM products and/or services.
Fight the power!
$500 or more per month

Welcome to the MRM family! Your presence here is proof that you are passionate about being responsive to the needs of our melanated children.  Your donation helps liberation work happen! And since i'm all about equity and liberation, ALL REWARDS ARE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO MEMBERS REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD TO PAY, because no one should be shut out from receiving access to rewards based on their financial status. Here you get...  

  • Access to patron-only content & polls where I will post pictures of written products I'm working on; updates on programming occurring at our self-directed co-op; questions, tools, and ideas related to raising and educating liberated Black & Brown youth.  
  • A special shout out each month to all of our subscribers and followers.
  • Monthly recommended k-12 culturally responsive reading list that includes themes such as, social justice, gender identity, colorism, decolonized history, etc.
  • Special discounts throughout the year on MRM products and/or services.
MRM Community Builder!
$1,000 or more per month

Welcome to the MRM family! Your presence here is proof that you are passionate about being responsive to the needs of our melanated children.  Your donation helps liberation work happen! And since i'm all about equity and liberation, ALL REWARDS ARE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO MEMBERS REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD TO PAY, because no one should be shut out from receiving access to rewards based on their financial status. Here you get...  

  • Access to patron-only content & polls where I will post pictures of written products I'm working on; updates on programming occurring at our self-directed co-op; questions, tools, and ideas related to raising and educating liberated Black & Brown youth.  
  • A special shout out each month to all of our subscribers and followers.
  • Monthly recommended k-12 culturally responsive reading list that includes themes such as, social justice, gender identity, colorism, decolonized history, etc.
  • Special discounts throughout the year on MRM products and/or services.