Jason Porath is creating Rejected Princesses: illustrations and tales of badass women
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Howdy! My name is Jason and I research, illustrate, and write about unsung badass historical women under the heading of Rejected Princesses. For two and a half years, this has been my full-time job.  I think it's important. I hope you do too! Because I could use your help.



Every week or two, I research and do a lengthy post about a woman you've likely never heard of. This is not another ode to Amelia Earhart, or Malala Yousafzai, or Venus Williams (although they're all rad) - we're talking Viking pirates, itinerant Nigerian teachers, elderly ninja instructors, Arabian dark knights, cross-dressing warrior nuns, lesbian Bolivian vigilantes, and much more - almost all of them real people who actually existed. It's staggeringly diverse:

I want to keep doing this, but it doesn't pay the bills. Luckily, you can help with that. And there's plenty you can get in return. Here are the tiers at which you can support:


FAQ
  • What entries does the behind-the-scenes imagery cover?
    All website entries past, present, and future. Some of the early entries are missing reference imagery, and there's only timelapses for entries created after January 2015. (I've been learning to do this as I go!)
  • Will the behind-the-scenes imagery cover book entries?
    Yes, but in order to unlock them, you will need to do a one-time quiz. You can do that here.
  • How will I access all the behind-the-scenes imagery/timelapses?
    You will have to log in to Patreon and then visit the website. Every entry on the website has sections that will automatically unlock if you are logged into Patreon. As of this writing, this is the only way I can make past content available. For future content, I can make backer-only posts on Patreon as well as host on the website, if there's interest.
  • What info is/is not on the master list?
    What is on the list: A brief one-line synopsis of the woman's history; their general ethnicity (about as specific as the US census); the century in which they were most active ("myth" if they're fictional); their birthplace; the other locations in which they were active; and any LGBTQA or other representation (disability, religion) I was able to find in brief search.
    What is not on the list: It is not an exhaustive database of every notable woman in history. Many well-known figures, like Elizabeth I, are not represented. The list started as a personal scratchpad, and so there may be inconsistencies, incomplete data, and areas of contention. They'll be fixed as soon as they're spotted. It's a living document and I'm constantly adding more to it.
  • Will I be able to just scroll through the master list instead of inputting search terms?
    No. You will have search access only, although you can pull up ten random entries at a time with an "I'm feeling lucky"-type button.
  • What will you be writing about in the Patreon-only posts?
    I don't know. Behind-the-scenes stuff about how this is made. Reviews of books and movies and whatnot. The issues of the day. Cats. Probably will be talking about cats a fair bit.
Tiers
The Patron
$1 or more per month
  • Access to my Patreon-only posts, where I'll talk about behind-the-scenes work, review books and movies, ruminate on the issues of the day, etc.
The Partner
$5 or more per month
  • All previous tier rewards.
  • Access to the process images for every post.
  • Access to the reference imagery I used for each post.
  • Access to timelapse videos (over 1000 man-hours worth).
  • Access to draft and alternate version PDFs of the comic entries.
The Scholar
$10 or more per month
  • All previous tier rewards.
  • Access to the master list: you will be able to search my master list of over 1500 women. Search by keyword, time period, ethnicity, location, and special representation (LGBTQA, disabilities, religion, etc)
  • Access to livestream of me drawing once a month. Ask questions and I'll try and answer! Want to know about history? Animation? Japan? Need advice on your love life? It's all fair game.
The Savior
$50 or more per month
  • All previous tier rewards.
  • I'll print a favorite RP comic or poster of your choosing, doodle on and sign it, and mail it to you. (limit 3x/year)
  • You can have one appearance as a background character per year.
Goals
92% complete
I'll add categories for the Modern Worthies.
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Howdy! My name is Jason and I research, illustrate, and write about unsung badass historical women under the heading of Rejected Princesses. For two and a half years, this has been my full-time job.  I think it's important. I hope you do too! Because I could use your help.



Every week or two, I research and do a lengthy post about a woman you've likely never heard of. This is not another ode to Amelia Earhart, or Malala Yousafzai, or Venus Williams (although they're all rad) - we're talking Viking pirates, itinerant Nigerian teachers, elderly ninja instructors, Arabian dark knights, cross-dressing warrior nuns, lesbian Bolivian vigilantes, and much more - almost all of them real people who actually existed. It's staggeringly diverse:

I want to keep doing this, but it doesn't pay the bills. Luckily, you can help with that. And there's plenty you can get in return. Here are the tiers at which you can support:


FAQ
  • What entries does the behind-the-scenes imagery cover?
    All website entries past, present, and future. Some of the early entries are missing reference imagery, and there's only timelapses for entries created after January 2015. (I've been learning to do this as I go!)
  • Will the behind-the-scenes imagery cover book entries?
    Yes, but in order to unlock them, you will need to do a one-time quiz. You can do that here.
  • How will I access all the behind-the-scenes imagery/timelapses?
    You will have to log in to Patreon and then visit the website. Every entry on the website has sections that will automatically unlock if you are logged into Patreon. As of this writing, this is the only way I can make past content available. For future content, I can make backer-only posts on Patreon as well as host on the website, if there's interest.
  • What info is/is not on the master list?
    What is on the list: A brief one-line synopsis of the woman's history; their general ethnicity (about as specific as the US census); the century in which they were most active ("myth" if they're fictional); their birthplace; the other locations in which they were active; and any LGBTQA or other representation (disability, religion) I was able to find in brief search.
    What is not on the list: It is not an exhaustive database of every notable woman in history. Many well-known figures, like Elizabeth I, are not represented. The list started as a personal scratchpad, and so there may be inconsistencies, incomplete data, and areas of contention. They'll be fixed as soon as they're spotted. It's a living document and I'm constantly adding more to it.
  • Will I be able to just scroll through the master list instead of inputting search terms?
    No. You will have search access only, although you can pull up ten random entries at a time with an "I'm feeling lucky"-type button.
  • What will you be writing about in the Patreon-only posts?
    I don't know. Behind-the-scenes stuff about how this is made. Reviews of books and movies and whatnot. The issues of the day. Cats. Probably will be talking about cats a fair bit.

Recent posts by Jason Porath

Tiers
The Patron
$1 or more per month
  • Access to my Patreon-only posts, where I'll talk about behind-the-scenes work, review books and movies, ruminate on the issues of the day, etc.
The Partner
$5 or more per month
  • All previous tier rewards.
  • Access to the process images for every post.
  • Access to the reference imagery I used for each post.
  • Access to timelapse videos (over 1000 man-hours worth).
  • Access to draft and alternate version PDFs of the comic entries.
The Scholar
$10 or more per month
  • All previous tier rewards.
  • Access to the master list: you will be able to search my master list of over 1500 women. Search by keyword, time period, ethnicity, location, and special representation (LGBTQA, disabilities, religion, etc)
  • Access to livestream of me drawing once a month. Ask questions and I'll try and answer! Want to know about history? Animation? Japan? Need advice on your love life? It's all fair game.
The Savior
$50 or more per month
  • All previous tier rewards.
  • I'll print a favorite RP comic or poster of your choosing, doodle on and sign it, and mail it to you. (limit 3x/year)
  • You can have one appearance as a background character per year.