Sam Dylan Finch is creating Queer & Feminist Content
94

patrons

$266
per month
WHO AM I?

Hi there! My name is Sam Dylan Finch, and I am a transgender writer, editor, and activist.

I'm the founder of Let's Queer Things Up! – a blog exploring the intersections of mental health and queerness – and I regularly freelance for other platforms like Headspace, Everyday Feminism, Wear Your Voice Magazine, and many more.

I've been a pretty prolific writer for a few years now, publishing hundreds of articles on topics that seldom get the proper nuance and representation that they deserve.

As a queer, transgender, and mentally ill writer – as well as a survivor of complex trauma – I'm passionate about elevating conversations around LGBTQIA+ identity, feminism, and mental health.

The aim of my work is ultimately to empower the communities that I'm a part of, boost the signal for other marginalized folks in their work, and to educate folks outside of those communities about the struggles we're up against.

WHY DONATE?

A lot of the work that I do is a labor of love first and foremost.

In addition to writing and editing educational content for feminist platforms, I also manage a large online community for queers of all sorts to have conversations around social justice, an extension of the LQTU blog. All in all, I reach millions of people each month, many of them encountering these topics for the very first time.

But much of this work is unpaid... and nearly all of it is underpaid. 

Because the platforms that I want to support are often understaffed and underfunded, I struggle financially to continue doing this work. 

I'd also like to transition into making video content, but without the resources to purchase equipment and compensate me for the labor involved, it's very difficult to get that started.

Every day, I receive messages from people around the world, bravely dealing with the challenges that come with being queer and/or mentally ill, who share with me that having access to a voice like mine has been crucial for their survival. I hear from their loved ones, too, for whom my work has provided a bridge to compassion and understanding.

I know that for marginalized people, seeing ourselves represented and reading stories that mirror our own isn't just uplifting – it's necessary.

I believe that educational, accessible, and vulnerable storytelling is a critical part of our empowerment. But this is only made possible with support from people like you who invest in people like me, allowing our stories to be told.

I hope you'll consider donating. I want to continue building a world in which communities like mine aren't just surviving, but thriving – and I believe that my voice can continue to be a powerful force to that end.

In Solidarity,
Sam Dylan Finch
Rewards
Diary Access
$1 or more per month 60 patrons
Access to my secret, Patrons-only blog posts!
Social Media Follow
$3 or more per month 8 patrons
Let's be friends! Donating three dollars a month leads to a social media follow on Twitter, where we will, of course, become best friends.
Personal Vlogs
$5 or more per month 19 patrons
Gain access to my exclusive Patrons-only monthly vlog!
Q&A Club
$8 or more per month 3 patrons
YOU get to decide the topics I cover in my live chat every month, and you'll be guaranteed an answer to any question you ask and a personal shout-out if you wish!
Personal Letter
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
Get a handwritten letter from me, with inspiration on a topic of your choosing! And my handwriting isn't terrible, I promise.
Workshop Your Writing
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
I'll review one blog post or article for you every month! Good for one round of awesome, thorough feedback from yours truly.
Small Advertisement
$25 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
A blog, social media profile, Etsy shop, or otherwise rad link of your choosing will get a shout-out every week in my Crazy Talk column at letsqueerthingsup.com!
Professional Mentorship
$65 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
Whether you're trying to break into feminist media or work on your personal brand, let me mentor you! One awesome Skype call per month.
Sponsored Social Post
$150 or more per month 0 of 7 patrons
Purchase weekly advertising space on LQTU's Facebook page of over 26,000 followers.
Goals
$266 of $500 per month
When we reach this goal, I'll launch my YouTube channel with regular vlogs every other week!
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WHO AM I?

Hi there! My name is Sam Dylan Finch, and I am a transgender writer, editor, and activist.

I'm the founder of Let's Queer Things Up! – a blog exploring the intersections of mental health and queerness – and I regularly freelance for other platforms like Headspace, Everyday Feminism, Wear Your Voice Magazine, and many more.

I've been a pretty prolific writer for a few years now, publishing hundreds of articles on topics that seldom get the proper nuance and representation that they deserve.

As a queer, transgender, and mentally ill writer – as well as a survivor of complex trauma – I'm passionate about elevating conversations around LGBTQIA+ identity, feminism, and mental health.

The aim of my work is ultimately to empower the communities that I'm a part of, boost the signal for other marginalized folks in their work, and to educate folks outside of those communities about the struggles we're up against.

WHY DONATE?

A lot of the work that I do is a labor of love first and foremost.

In addition to writing and editing educational content for feminist platforms, I also manage a large online community for queers of all sorts to have conversations around social justice, an extension of the LQTU blog. All in all, I reach millions of people each month, many of them encountering these topics for the very first time.

But much of this work is unpaid... and nearly all of it is underpaid. 

Because the platforms that I want to support are often understaffed and underfunded, I struggle financially to continue doing this work. 

I'd also like to transition into making video content, but without the resources to purchase equipment and compensate me for the labor involved, it's very difficult to get that started.

Every day, I receive messages from people around the world, bravely dealing with the challenges that come with being queer and/or mentally ill, who share with me that having access to a voice like mine has been crucial for their survival. I hear from their loved ones, too, for whom my work has provided a bridge to compassion and understanding.

I know that for marginalized people, seeing ourselves represented and reading stories that mirror our own isn't just uplifting – it's necessary.

I believe that educational, accessible, and vulnerable storytelling is a critical part of our empowerment. But this is only made possible with support from people like you who invest in people like me, allowing our stories to be told.

I hope you'll consider donating. I want to continue building a world in which communities like mine aren't just surviving, but thriving – and I believe that my voice can continue to be a powerful force to that end.

In Solidarity,
Sam Dylan Finch

Recent posts by Sam Dylan Finch

Rewards
Diary Access
$1 or more per month 60 patrons
Access to my secret, Patrons-only blog posts!
Social Media Follow
$3 or more per month 8 patrons
Let's be friends! Donating three dollars a month leads to a social media follow on Twitter, where we will, of course, become best friends.
Personal Vlogs
$5 or more per month 19 patrons
Gain access to my exclusive Patrons-only monthly vlog!
Q&A Club
$8 or more per month 3 patrons
YOU get to decide the topics I cover in my live chat every month, and you'll be guaranteed an answer to any question you ask and a personal shout-out if you wish!
Personal Letter
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
Get a handwritten letter from me, with inspiration on a topic of your choosing! And my handwriting isn't terrible, I promise.
Workshop Your Writing
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
I'll review one blog post or article for you every month! Good for one round of awesome, thorough feedback from yours truly.
Small Advertisement
$25 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
A blog, social media profile, Etsy shop, or otherwise rad link of your choosing will get a shout-out every week in my Crazy Talk column at letsqueerthingsup.com!
Professional Mentorship
$65 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
Whether you're trying to break into feminist media or work on your personal brand, let me mentor you! One awesome Skype call per month.
Sponsored Social Post
$150 or more per month 0 of 7 patrons
Purchase weekly advertising space on LQTU's Facebook page of over 26,000 followers.