Queer Mama is creating videos
12

patrons

$37
per month
Hi, welcome to our Patreon page! We're so excited to have your support for our upcoming BIG PLANS. Read more about how we got here below, check out our rewards to the right, and most importantly, watch the video!

THE SHORT VERSION:

We create free videos on YouTube about being queer parents (how we conceived, challenges we face as parents and queers, and other topics of interest to parents and non-parents alike!),  As new parents, running our own business, and without childcare, it's hard to make these videos. That's where you come in. Your donations will allow us to keep making these videos. And they'll let us connect with you more via live streams, Q and As, and more. We're grateful for your support!

Our very first video, in case you're new to us:


THE LONG VERSION:

In early 2015 Simone and I (Haley) started our YouTube channel to chronicle our journey to get pregnant and have a baby. We did it for two reasons. One, we're artists, we can't help ourselves! We're both career storytellers, and we wanted to make art about this, one of the most important stories of our lives. We partnered with Autostraddle, an independent online magazine for LGBT women and one of the best places on the internet, to release our first series

The second reason is there is still so little content out there about queer families. Doing research before we got busy trying to conceive made this very clear. We realized if we wanted to see media about families like ours, we had to make it. Since our launch, we've heard from hundreds of you about how much it means to see queers making babies. This is the power of storytelling. Sharing our stories connects us to each other. It gives us hope when we can't find a way. It makes us cry when we need to, and laugh unexpectedly. We want to do all these things with YOU!!

Simone and I have been so moved by the responses we've gotten to our videos. Thank you for all your views and comments and emails and all the times you've stopped us on the street to say our videos meant something to you. It's the greatest compliment for an artist. And given all that, we can't imagine stopping this series now.

We've released 65+ (!!) videos since we began last April, but we did it all on stolen time. Nights and weekends and anytime we weren't creating content for our actual video business. Now that we have a ONE YEAR OLD (how did she get to be one?!?) it's a lot harder for us to take the time away from our paid filmmaking work to create these videos.

So we need your help. If you want to support us with just a wee bit (or a lot, we won't stop you ;) ) of your money, we can keep making the videos you want to see. Your pledges will directly support the production of the Queer Mama YouTube series, and hopefully some new and exciting content to come.

Queer Mama roadshow tour, anyone!?

Thank you so much for your generosity. We're honored to be in community with you and are so grateful for your support of our little family.

And one more video, just because:

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
15 patrons
Official patron status. This means you'll get access to our patron-only feed where I write unpublishable stuff about what it means to be a queer mama AND our endless appreciation for joining our team.
Pledge $3 or more per month
1 patron
You'll get to see videos before the rest of the internet!!! Plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $5 or more per month
5 patrons
You'll receive access to an unlisted video featuring the cutest bug around for your eyes only, plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
Every month, we'll have a patron-only live stream google hang out just for us, plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $20 or more per month
2 patrons
Oh, wow!! You'll get a personalized video from our little family as a heartfelt thanks, plus everything above.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
Hey sugar mama :) :) :) I hope you like surprises, because I'll be sending you a surprise gift box filled with awesomeness, plus all previous rewards.
Goals
$37 of $250 per month
Hitting $250 per month would mean this idea is maybe actually viable! To celebrate, we have some exciting secret news to share with all patrons, and we'll do it in a live broadcast!! And y'all will all live in the Founding Patron Hall of Fame forevermore.
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Hi, welcome to our Patreon page! We're so excited to have your support for our upcoming BIG PLANS. Read more about how we got here below, check out our rewards to the right, and most importantly, watch the video!

THE SHORT VERSION:

We create free videos on YouTube about being queer parents (how we conceived, challenges we face as parents and queers, and other topics of interest to parents and non-parents alike!),  As new parents, running our own business, and without childcare, it's hard to make these videos. That's where you come in. Your donations will allow us to keep making these videos. And they'll let us connect with you more via live streams, Q and As, and more. We're grateful for your support!

Our very first video, in case you're new to us:


THE LONG VERSION:

In early 2015 Simone and I (Haley) started our YouTube channel to chronicle our journey to get pregnant and have a baby. We did it for two reasons. One, we're artists, we can't help ourselves! We're both career storytellers, and we wanted to make art about this, one of the most important stories of our lives. We partnered with Autostraddle, an independent online magazine for LGBT women and one of the best places on the internet, to release our first series

The second reason is there is still so little content out there about queer families. Doing research before we got busy trying to conceive made this very clear. We realized if we wanted to see media about families like ours, we had to make it. Since our launch, we've heard from hundreds of you about how much it means to see queers making babies. This is the power of storytelling. Sharing our stories connects us to each other. It gives us hope when we can't find a way. It makes us cry when we need to, and laugh unexpectedly. We want to do all these things with YOU!!

Simone and I have been so moved by the responses we've gotten to our videos. Thank you for all your views and comments and emails and all the times you've stopped us on the street to say our videos meant something to you. It's the greatest compliment for an artist. And given all that, we can't imagine stopping this series now.

We've released 65+ (!!) videos since we began last April, but we did it all on stolen time. Nights and weekends and anytime we weren't creating content for our actual video business. Now that we have a ONE YEAR OLD (how did she get to be one?!?) it's a lot harder for us to take the time away from our paid filmmaking work to create these videos.

So we need your help. If you want to support us with just a wee bit (or a lot, we won't stop you ;) ) of your money, we can keep making the videos you want to see. Your pledges will directly support the production of the Queer Mama YouTube series, and hopefully some new and exciting content to come.

Queer Mama roadshow tour, anyone!?

Thank you so much for your generosity. We're honored to be in community with you and are so grateful for your support of our little family.

And one more video, just because:

Recent posts by Queer Mama

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
15 patrons
Official patron status. This means you'll get access to our patron-only feed where I write unpublishable stuff about what it means to be a queer mama AND our endless appreciation for joining our team.
Pledge $3 or more per month
1 patron
You'll get to see videos before the rest of the internet!!! Plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $5 or more per month
5 patrons
You'll receive access to an unlisted video featuring the cutest bug around for your eyes only, plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
Every month, we'll have a patron-only live stream google hang out just for us, plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $20 or more per month
2 patrons
Oh, wow!! You'll get a personalized video from our little family as a heartfelt thanks, plus everything above.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
Hey sugar mama :) :) :) I hope you like surprises, because I'll be sending you a surprise gift box filled with awesomeness, plus all previous rewards.