Berrak Sarikaya is creating a safe space to share truths
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patrons

Picture this...

A young girl signs onto AOL after she creates her very first pen name. A whole new world opens up to her, taking her away from the pain and anxiety in her everyday life. She has hope. She has a new outlet. She makes mistakes. She gets lost. She escapes. She makes friends. She makes enemies. She gets caught up in drama. She shares too much.

You're all familiar with this girl. I'm certainly not the only person who used the internet to escape.

No matter how much I shared, though, there were always layers that I hid. People always accused me of sharing too much but it never was everything.

There were the moments that were always hidden behind password protected walls.

Why Patreon? Why now?

I never stopped posting on my personal blog, but I knew that I needed another outlet. There are the stories that are too painful to share, wounds too deep for the world to pick at them with the wrong word.

I considered a couple of options:
  • Pitch individual essays to publications, hoping for it to connect with a larger audience.
  • Write a book
These never felt right. I've always shared my journey with my community, every step of the way. I also wanted to create a safe space for others who may want to share their struggles but don't have the means to do so.

Enter Patreon.

My goal for this space...

This is going to be an ongoing experiment, so you will have a lot of input in how this space will shape and evolve. With your support, I hope to:
  • Write & share my stories regularly with your feedback on the next steps
  • Create a safe space where you (the patrons) can engage
  • Give a behind-the-scenes look on how anxiety and depression impact my day-to-day creativity
  • Share your stories, anonymously if you choose, to get you feedback and support from our community. 
I'm not sure what the rewards will look like, but they will evolve as our community does.

If you're new to the space and my writing, you can get to know me better through some of my older blogs:
Tiers
Dorkalicious
$1 or more per month
You get a virtual high-five and my never ending gratitude for supporting this crazy passion of mine.
Caffeinate the Writer
$5 or more per month
You wouldn't want to deprive me of coffee, would you? Patrons at this level will get special bonus content.
Goals
7 of 200 patrons
I'll record a special video and my patrons will get to vote on the topic.
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Picture this...

A young girl signs onto AOL after she creates her very first pen name. A whole new world opens up to her, taking her away from the pain and anxiety in her everyday life. She has hope. She has a new outlet. She makes mistakes. She gets lost. She escapes. She makes friends. She makes enemies. She gets caught up in drama. She shares too much.

You're all familiar with this girl. I'm certainly not the only person who used the internet to escape.

No matter how much I shared, though, there were always layers that I hid. People always accused me of sharing too much but it never was everything.

There were the moments that were always hidden behind password protected walls.

Why Patreon? Why now?

I never stopped posting on my personal blog, but I knew that I needed another outlet. There are the stories that are too painful to share, wounds too deep for the world to pick at them with the wrong word.

I considered a couple of options:
  • Pitch individual essays to publications, hoping for it to connect with a larger audience.
  • Write a book
These never felt right. I've always shared my journey with my community, every step of the way. I also wanted to create a safe space for others who may want to share their struggles but don't have the means to do so.

Enter Patreon.

My goal for this space...

This is going to be an ongoing experiment, so you will have a lot of input in how this space will shape and evolve. With your support, I hope to:
  • Write & share my stories regularly with your feedback on the next steps
  • Create a safe space where you (the patrons) can engage
  • Give a behind-the-scenes look on how anxiety and depression impact my day-to-day creativity
  • Share your stories, anonymously if you choose, to get you feedback and support from our community. 
I'm not sure what the rewards will look like, but they will evolve as our community does.

If you're new to the space and my writing, you can get to know me better through some of my older blogs:

Recent posts by Berrak Sarikaya

Tiers
Dorkalicious
$1 or more per month
You get a virtual high-five and my never ending gratitude for supporting this crazy passion of mine.
Caffeinate the Writer
$5 or more per month
You wouldn't want to deprive me of coffee, would you? Patrons at this level will get special bonus content.