My Reflection Matters is creating a parent-teacher marketplace for Black & Brown youth.
22

patrons

$264
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 transform MRM into a 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:
  • Build MRM's resource library and transform it into a functioning marketplace so parents & educators can easily find culturally responsive educational products
  • Design classes for homeschool & afterschool youth that center communities of color
  • Offer financial assistance for families who need support enrolling their children in our classes
  • Design workshops for parents & educators that share ideas around supporting the development of healthy racial & cultural identities of children
  • Develop signature MRM products (Check out our popular Wokebooks!)
  • Create meaningful partnerships with Black & Brown owned businesses I promote in order to make sure you get what you need for your kids including special deals
  • Hire help
How Can You Support MRM? I've set up several options that allow you to tailor your monthly subscription. Whether you choose to pay $2 or $600 bux, your membership is a statement to all that the status quo must be challenged and dismantled!

Tiers
Be responsive!
$2 or more per month 7 patrons
Welcome to the MRM family! Your presence here is proof that you are passionate about being responsive to the needs of our melanated children.  Here you get...
  • Access to patron-only content & polls where I will post pictures of products & upgrades made to the website, questions, tools, and ideas related to raising and educating liberated Black & Brown youth.  
  • Special thank-you gift for joining the MRM familia!
Stay woke!
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
Snoozing is not in your nature. We'll keep you awake with some fun photos of conscious products we're working on independently or with our partners. Here you get...
  • Regular sneak peak photos of products or workshops MRM is creating.
  • Monthly shout out in MRM's newsletter.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Resist oppression!
$10 or more per month 11 patrons
At this stage of your life, you are so ready to resist oppressive practices that harm your kids/students.  No worries! Chemay, MRM's founder, has over a decade of experience working as a social justice educator and is more than willing to share some suggested readings to help you build your anti-oppressive library!  Here you get...
  • Monthly recommended k-12 reading list that center around themes such as, social justice, gender identity, colorism, Black & Brown historical figures, etc.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Break the silence!
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, you understand the power in breaking the silence around oppressive practices that harm kids of color. Your voice needs to be heard and we want to hear it!  Here you get...
  • Monthly participation in private polls where you get to have a say on the next blog topic.  If you're a conscious writer yourself, we may consider having you write for us if you send us a dope writing sample and topic you think should be covered.
  • When you're tongue tied or too emotionally exhausted to spit facts, we've got you covered! Each season, you'll receive a signed digital poster promoting social awareness or Black & Brown brilliance from MRM or one of our woke artists. (That's a total of 4 unique downloadable posters to hang in your classroom, home, or kids' room.) 
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Disrupt the status quo!
$50 or more per month 1 of 100 patrons
Disrupt the status quo by investing your dollars in businesses that aim to shift the dominant narrative and exposing your kids to images and messages that speak truth to power when you buy or use an item MRM promotes. Here you get...
  • Monthly specials, freebies, and/or exclusive deals on products shared on our website. 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Be revolutionary!
$100 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
Revolutionize how you approach teaching & learning--whether at home or school. Here you get...
  • A personalized resource list created just for you and your kids at the start of each new season (total of 4 lists).  This is your chance to find the tools to help decolonize the hearts and minds of those you guide without having to do the heavy lifting.
  • A signature MRM Wokebook of your choice (With your 1st personalized list).
  • A signed copy of MRM's 1st chidren's book, The ABCs of the Black Panther Party (With your 2nd personalized list).
  • One MRM signature tee (Afro-diasporic Brilliant Child) in a size of your choice (With your 3rd personalized list).
  • A surprise gift from one of our partners (With your 4th personalized list).
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Fight the power!
$200 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Take a stand against white supremacy and show the public you support Black & Brown youth by demonstrating your support of products that center and honor their identities!  Here you get...
  • One monthly gift from our resource library based on your interests.  
  • A monthly personal shout out to you or your business on all our social media accounts announcing the product you've just earned and Black or Brown owned business you're supporting. 
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Become an official MRM Community Builder!
$600 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Let's build community together! Here you get...
  • As a MRM Community Builder, each month, a portion of your dollars will be used to support after school programming that serves Black & Brown youth in our hometown of Waterbury, CT. Your sponsorship will be shared with all our followers via our monthly newsletter, blog, and social media which will include a brief introduction of you and/or your business and why you chose to be a MRM Community Builder.
  • Each month, I will host a Google Hangout with patrons at this level only where they can ask me anything and offer suggestions and ideas on products they would like to see MRM create.  Any products created as a result of these conversations will include acknowledgements of those who influenced their creation.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$264 of $1,000 per month
  • Offer low-cost culturally relevant classes for families of color choosing to home educate in CT and belong to the group. "My Reflection Matters in CT Home Education".
  • Hire full time web-support to maintain and improve myreflectionmatters.org.
  • Invest in basic marketing materials.
  • Purchase office supplies including a quality printer.
  • Invest in quality shipping methods to ensure smooth shipping of MRM products.
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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 transform MRM into a 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:
  • Build MRM's resource library and transform it into a functioning marketplace so parents & educators can easily find culturally responsive educational products
  • Design classes for homeschool & afterschool youth that center communities of color
  • Offer financial assistance for families who need support enrolling their children in our classes
  • Design workshops for parents & educators that share ideas around supporting the development of healthy racial & cultural identities of children
  • Develop signature MRM products (Check out our popular Wokebooks!)
  • Create meaningful partnerships with Black & Brown owned businesses I promote in order to make sure you get what you need for your kids including special deals
  • Hire help
How Can You Support MRM? I've set up several options that allow you to tailor your monthly subscription. Whether you choose to pay $2 or $600 bux, your membership is a statement to all that the status quo must be challenged and dismantled!

Recent posts by My Reflection Matters

Tiers
Be responsive!
$2 or more per month 7 patrons
Welcome to the MRM family! Your presence here is proof that you are passionate about being responsive to the needs of our melanated children.  Here you get...
  • Access to patron-only content & polls where I will post pictures of products & upgrades made to the website, questions, tools, and ideas related to raising and educating liberated Black & Brown youth.  
  • Special thank-you gift for joining the MRM familia!
Stay woke!
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
Snoozing is not in your nature. We'll keep you awake with some fun photos of conscious products we're working on independently or with our partners. Here you get...
  • Regular sneak peak photos of products or workshops MRM is creating.
  • Monthly shout out in MRM's newsletter.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Resist oppression!
$10 or more per month 11 patrons
At this stage of your life, you are so ready to resist oppressive practices that harm your kids/students.  No worries! Chemay, MRM's founder, has over a decade of experience working as a social justice educator and is more than willing to share some suggested readings to help you build your anti-oppressive library!  Here you get...
  • Monthly recommended k-12 reading list that center around themes such as, social justice, gender identity, colorism, Black & Brown historical figures, etc.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Break the silence!
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, you understand the power in breaking the silence around oppressive practices that harm kids of color. Your voice needs to be heard and we want to hear it!  Here you get...
  • Monthly participation in private polls where you get to have a say on the next blog topic.  If you're a conscious writer yourself, we may consider having you write for us if you send us a dope writing sample and topic you think should be covered.
  • When you're tongue tied or too emotionally exhausted to spit facts, we've got you covered! Each season, you'll receive a signed digital poster promoting social awareness or Black & Brown brilliance from MRM or one of our woke artists. (That's a total of 4 unique downloadable posters to hang in your classroom, home, or kids' room.) 
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Disrupt the status quo!
$50 or more per month 1 of 100 patrons
Disrupt the status quo by investing your dollars in businesses that aim to shift the dominant narrative and exposing your kids to images and messages that speak truth to power when you buy or use an item MRM promotes. Here you get...
  • Monthly specials, freebies, and/or exclusive deals on products shared on our website. 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Be revolutionary!
$100 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
Revolutionize how you approach teaching & learning--whether at home or school. Here you get...
  • A personalized resource list created just for you and your kids at the start of each new season (total of 4 lists).  This is your chance to find the tools to help decolonize the hearts and minds of those you guide without having to do the heavy lifting.
  • A signature MRM Wokebook of your choice (With your 1st personalized list).
  • A signed copy of MRM's 1st chidren's book, The ABCs of the Black Panther Party (With your 2nd personalized list).
  • One MRM signature tee (Afro-diasporic Brilliant Child) in a size of your choice (With your 3rd personalized list).
  • A surprise gift from one of our partners (With your 4th personalized list).
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Fight the power!
$200 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Take a stand against white supremacy and show the public you support Black & Brown youth by demonstrating your support of products that center and honor their identities!  Here you get...
  • One monthly gift from our resource library based on your interests.  
  • A monthly personal shout out to you or your business on all our social media accounts announcing the product you've just earned and Black or Brown owned business you're supporting. 
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Become an official MRM Community Builder!
$600 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Let's build community together! Here you get...
  • As a MRM Community Builder, each month, a portion of your dollars will be used to support after school programming that serves Black & Brown youth in our hometown of Waterbury, CT. Your sponsorship will be shared with all our followers via our monthly newsletter, blog, and social media which will include a brief introduction of you and/or your business and why you chose to be a MRM Community Builder.
  • Each month, I will host a Google Hangout with patrons at this level only where they can ask me anything and offer suggestions and ideas on products they would like to see MRM create.  Any products created as a result of these conversations will include acknowledgements of those who influenced their creation.
  • Plus all previous rewards