Eiynah Mohammed-Smith is creating Podcast, Illustrations, Art, Children's Books, Blogs, Articles
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Hell-o Sinners! 

Thank you for taking the time to look at my Patreon page. As a woman, writer and illustrator of Pakistani/Muslim background who often critiques religion, both the far-right in the East and the West  - I certainly do not find myself in a position to win many popularity contests, or get any sponsorships. I started off as a sex-blogger & illustrator but my work has expanded to include so much more. 

I am interested in studying and documenting what makes extremists/radicals of all sorts tick...and trying to understand how best they can be defeated. In the past I have primarily focused on rising Islamism in my own Pakistani and Muslim communities but as the Alt Right grows in the West that too has become a subject I'm interested in tracking. I feel...to combat extremism on one of these sides one must try to understand and combat it on the other too. Without at least examining both, you aren't really looking at the bigger picture.  

Being a distinctly left leaning ex-muslim in this increasingly polarized political climate is pretty rough. I find myself pushed into a corner, where I am strapped for time...wanting to create tons of content but unable to find the time and resources to fund this defiant voice of mine. I am a freelance graphic designer and writer by day, so I have no luxurious day job to fall back on. This is what I do, these are my marketable skills. I am inundated with requests from people to write and draw for their publications (usually for free) - which I cannot always fulfill, because I too need to pay bills. Being a freelancer means I have to hustle to get paying projects, but my most satisfying work is the work I do on my blog and podcast, with your help I can continue to improve the quality of this work and have more reach. 

My goal is to build bridges by hearing a variety of viewpoints, but that does not mean 'softballing' or agreeing with all sorts of views. I enjoy hosting robust discussions on my show exploring different perspectives.

I hope to keep sharing and creating work for free, but it is getting harder to sustain as the demand grows. You do not have to contribute to this Patreon to enjoy my work, but if ever it has provided you with entertainment, I would appreciate a tip, just so I can keep going...

My work is varied, I do artwork, write blogs and articles, do podcasts and I also create children's books.
My book 'My Chacha (uncle) is Gay' has been used in libraries and schools across the Toronto area. I hope to create more children's books too. 

Thank you for reading all this! Basically, I hope not to be stuck at a corporate job making pharmaceutical brochures soon. Any help from you to prevent that from happening would be much appreciated. I absolutely love hearing from you, and creating content for you. 

If you contribute a small amount towards funding Nice Mangos or Polite Conversations per month, I can spend more time on creating better quality and more frequent content. You can cancel your contribution at any time, so it's not a lifelong commitment. 

My work has been featured on Buzzfeed, VICE magazine, ELLE magazine, Richard Dawkins Foundation, Huffington Post and many more publications. I promise, I'm not *that* bad at what I do. 

Any help would mean a great deal to me. <3

There will be perks for you of course, to show my love and gratitude! And you will get access to early releases!

-Eiynah




Tiers
$1
$1 or more per month
Thank you for becoming a patron! For $1 a month, you will get my undying gratitude <3 , access to my patreon only feed.. which includes early previews of episodes, art, etc. 
$3
$3 or more per month
For $3 a month you will get a personal shout out from me on twitter...and my undying gratitude!
$5
$5 or more per month
For $5 you will receive my eternal gratitude, a piece of whatever's left of my soul and a postcard-sized, signed illustration! (rewards usually mailed after 2 months of joining this patreon) 
$10
$10 or more per month
For $10 you will receive all of the above as well as a mention on a blogpost! (rewards usually mailed after 2 months of joining this patreon)
$15
$15 or more per month
For your generosity, I will send you an 8x10 signed illustration!(rewards usually mailed after 2 months of joining this patreon)
$20
$20 or more per month
For your incredible kindness you get your own signed copy of my children's book, My Chacha is Gay! (rewards usually mailed after 2 months of joining this patreon)
$30
$30 or more per month
For your incredible kindness you get your own signed copy of my children's book, My Chacha is Gay and a postcard-sized signed print, along with a mention on my blog! (rewards usually mailed after 2 months of joining this patreon)
$50
$50 or more per month
You will get your own signed copy of my children's book, My Chacha is Gay as well as a personalized sketch/doodle of yourself. (photograph will be required), and a mention on my blog! (rewards usually mailed after 2 months of joining this patreon)
$75
$75 or more per month
For your generosity, you get two signed copies of my children's book, My Chacha is Gay as well as a personalized sketch of yourself. (photograph will be required), a postcard-sized, signed print, and a mention on my blog! (rewards usually mailed after 2 months of joining this patreon)
$100
$100 or more per month
Let's be besties :P If you believe in my work this much, I would love to chat with you! How about a voice skype chat? As well as a signed copy of My Chacha is Gay and a personalized sketch/doodle of yourself, (photograph will be required), oh..and a mention on my blog! 
$250
$250 or more per month
A commissioned 11x14 art print of pretty much anything you like as long as I am able to draw it! And lets do a voice-skype chat too! (rewards usually mailed after  at least 2 months of joining this patreon)
Goals
81% complete
With a steady amount of $1000 coming in I could focus on improving the podcast quality and increasing the frequency of releases!
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Hell-o Sinners! 

Thank you for taking the time to look at my Patreon page. As a woman, writer and illustrator of Pakistani/Muslim background who often critiques religion, both the far-right in the East and the West  - I certainly do not find myself in a position to win many popularity contests, or get any sponsorships. I started off as a sex-blogger & illustrator but my work has expanded to include so much more. 

I am interested in studying and documenting what makes extremists/radicals of all sorts tick...and trying to understand how best they can be defeated. In the past I have primarily focused on rising Islamism in my own Pakistani and Muslim communities but as the Alt Right grows in the West that too has become a subject I'm interested in tracking. I feel...to combat extremism on one of these sides one must try to understand and combat it on the other too. Without at least examining both, you aren't really looking at the bigger picture.  

Being a distinctly left leaning ex-muslim in this increasingly polarized political climate is pretty rough. I find myself pushed into a corner, where I am strapped for time...wanting to create tons of content but unable to find the time and resources to fund this defiant voice of mine. I am a freelance graphic designer and writer by day, so I have no luxurious day job to fall back on. This is what I do, these are my marketable skills. I am inundated with requests from people to write and draw for their publications (usually for free) - which I cannot always fulfill, because I too need to pay bills. Being a freelancer means I have to hustle to get paying projects, but my most satisfying work is the work I do on my blog and podcast, with your help I can continue to improve the quality of this work and have more reach. 

My goal is to build bridges by hearing a variety of viewpoints, but that does not mean 'softballing' or agreeing with all sorts of views. I enjoy hosting robust discussions on my show exploring different perspectives.

I hope to keep sharing and creating work for free, but it is getting harder to sustain as the demand grows. You do not have to contribute to this Patreon to enjoy my work, but if ever it has provided you with entertainment, I would appreciate a tip, just so I can keep going...

My work is varied, I do artwork, write blogs and articles, do podcasts and I also create children's books.
My book 'My Chacha (uncle) is Gay' has been used in libraries and schools across the Toronto area. I hope to create more children's books too. 

Thank you for reading all this! Basically, I hope not to be stuck at a corporate job making pharmaceutical brochures soon. Any help from you to prevent that from happening would be much appreciated. I absolutely love hearing from you, and creating content for you. 

If you contribute a small amount towards funding Nice Mangos or Polite Conversations per month, I can spend more time on creating better quality and more frequent content. You can cancel your contribution at any time, so it's not a lifelong commitment. 

My work has been featured on Buzzfeed, VICE magazine, ELLE magazine, Richard Dawkins Foundation, Huffington Post and many more publications. I promise, I'm not *that* bad at what I do. 

Any help would mean a great deal to me. <3

There will be perks for you of course, to show my love and gratitude! And you will get access to early releases!

-Eiynah




Recent posts by Eiynah Mohammed-Smith

Tiers
$1
$1 or more per month
Thank you for becoming a patron! For $1 a month, you will get my undying gratitude <3 , access to my patreon only feed.. which includes early previews of episodes, art, etc. 
$3
$3 or more per month
For $3 a month you will get a personal shout out from me on twitter...and my undying gratitude!
$5
$5 or more per month
For $5 you will receive my eternal gratitude, a piece of whatever's left of my soul and a postcard-sized, signed illustration! (rewards usually mailed after 2 months of joining this patreon) 
$10
$10 or more per month
For $10 you will receive all of the above as well as a mention on a blogpost! (rewards usually mailed after 2 months of joining this patreon)
$15
$15 or more per month
For your generosity, I will send you an 8x10 signed illustration!(rewards usually mailed after 2 months of joining this patreon)
$20
$20 or more per month
For your incredible kindness you get your own signed copy of my children's book, My Chacha is Gay! (rewards usually mailed after 2 months of joining this patreon)
$30
$30 or more per month
For your incredible kindness you get your own signed copy of my children's book, My Chacha is Gay and a postcard-sized signed print, along with a mention on my blog! (rewards usually mailed after 2 months of joining this patreon)
$50
$50 or more per month
You will get your own signed copy of my children's book, My Chacha is Gay as well as a personalized sketch/doodle of yourself. (photograph will be required), and a mention on my blog! (rewards usually mailed after 2 months of joining this patreon)
$75
$75 or more per month
For your generosity, you get two signed copies of my children's book, My Chacha is Gay as well as a personalized sketch of yourself. (photograph will be required), a postcard-sized, signed print, and a mention on my blog! (rewards usually mailed after 2 months of joining this patreon)
$100
$100 or more per month
Let's be besties :P If you believe in my work this much, I would love to chat with you! How about a voice skype chat? As well as a signed copy of My Chacha is Gay and a personalized sketch/doodle of yourself, (photograph will be required), oh..and a mention on my blog! 
$250
$250 or more per month
A commissioned 11x14 art print of pretty much anything you like as long as I am able to draw it! And lets do a voice-skype chat too! (rewards usually mailed after  at least 2 months of joining this patreon)