Sofía Syntaxx is creating Art
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patrons
I am an Anishinaabe-Xicana two-spirit military veteran. I have a lot of opinions, and some people even think I am pretty. I love to create engaging online-content, including photographs and poetry, that people from all walks of life can connect with.

tl;dr: I'm teaching, researching, & creating art all over the world!

I am so excited you found my Patreon page and are interested in following along on this journey!  

My goal is to secure a way to engage with my fans in meaningful ways, while also ensuring funds for on-going art exploits as I crisscross the globe conducting academic research. By joining my Patreon, you become part of my exclusive community and get special access to my photos, writing, art, and much more! 

If you are interested in supporting me in more of a one-time context, rather than as a monthly subscriber, that's great too! You can donae to me directly via Paypal using my email address: [email protected] 

Just select the "send money to friends and family" option, enter my email address, and voilà! This saves us both from fees and assures all of your donation gets directly to me.

By supporting this Patreon, you will be effectively doing what my tip jar has done for the last several years: you will be allowing me to survive and make art.

Patreon means patronage, in the old, "I pay people to create for me" sense of the word. So what you are going to get from supporting this Patreon is my content. Most of it will be virtual, delivered electronically. If you back at the higher levels, some of it will be physical. (I have kept these levels extremely limited, because the point here is to create and conduct research, not to spend all the funds on mailing things around the world. That gets expensive fast.)

I have two main avenues for projects: my website, www.TOOSEXYFORCONTACTS.com and my independent art company, Storm Shadow Is'kwe (LLC).

Each is a little different in terms of content, with TSFC being more burlesque/blogosphere based, and Storm Shadow Is'kwe showcasing my works as a visual artist (including glassblowing, sculpture, and illustration.) I do "serious" academic research in linguistics and economics in addition to my more whimsical forays into the language of the Internet and American pop culture.

I plan to post a short video or blog article to highlight what was done with each month's funds (this appeals to my sense of whimsy and creates transparency/accountability for the project.)

The support of my fans and friends is everything; knowing that there are others who are as invested in my linguistic research and art projects means a lot to me. Whether you show your support through sharing my content, commenting, liking, or becoming a financial patron, I want you to know: I see you, and I thank you. This journey would not be the same without youse!

What I Will Use the Money For, Or, projected associated costs:

  • Masters Programs Application Fees: I am applying to two different internatonal Masters programs, and each charges a fee between 30-50 Euros ($35-57 USD). They cannot be waived, so I will use my first round of fall Patreon funds (beginning November 2018) to pay.
  • ESL Teacher Training: Currently, I teach English online to supplement my artist income. I need to raise $3,000 USD to take a certification course for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Doing so will increase my employability dramatically!
  • Ongoing web development: It's a website, so there are always upsetting glitches coming out of nowhere and occasionally, I may want to add a new site feature. Currently I don't have any programming skills, so I need to pay someone to do this.
  • Me. I need to continue to eat things and wear things and turn on lights as I write and draw posts. I'm just one gal with no dependents, so luckily needs are minimal
  • SoundCloud: I would like to be able to purchase a premium SoundCloud plan for hosting upcoming podcasts (a premium account has enough storage space to allow me to do this without having to delete past episodes). This costs $135 for a year.
  • Wordpress Premium: Currently, I run my blog using a free version of Wordpress. I would like to upgrade to a premium account so my blog can be ad-free. This costs $99/year.
  • Conferences: Application fees, hotel accommodations, food and train fare to conferences to present my academic research and photograph cultural landmarks. 
  • Postage: For sending postcards to friends, fans, and family, of course!..
  • Printing: To cover the cost of printing physical copies of my digital photographs.
  • Framing: To cover the cost of purchasing frames for my artwork, as well as nails/hooks/wire.
These goals would feel great to achieve, but simply being supported by fan generosity makes this demon endlessly grateful, no matter what else happens.

Miigweetch [thank you] for any support you can offer if you decide to, and thanks for being a fan!

Mi'iwi [that's all] <3
Tiers
Challenge Accepted
$1 or more per month

  • Thank you for joining my Patreon and believing in me! I see you, and your support is very much appreciated <3 
  • Joining at this reward tier grants you access to my patron-only feed!
All Your Base Are Belong to Us
$5 or more per month
  • Gain access to my PRIVATE Instagram account, where I postvideos and photos of my travels almost daily. Travel along with me and see Europe through my eyes, all for less than the price of a fancy drink.
  • PLUS all previous reward tiers
Gotta Go Fast
$10 or more per month
  • Have a say! I like you so much that when I'm on the fence about an artistic decision, you'll be one of the select few that I'll trust to advise me through Patron-only polls.
  • PLUS access to all previous rewards!
Much Wow, Such Fun...
$15 or more per month
  • Hashtag poem written especially for you and posted to my blog (1 per patron per thing). You may suggest subject matter but I reserve right of final refusal.
  • PLUS access to all previous reward tiers!
Y U NO
$30 or more per month

  • Join this tier to be part of the SYNTAXX STICKER CLUB! For each 'thing/project/wave/what-have-you' I will release a special sticker design featuring some aspect of my art.
  • Patrons at this reward tier will be the first to have access to these stickers, many which are exclusive Patron-only designs not available anywhere else!
  • PLUS access to all previous reward tiers!
Double Rainbow
$55 or more per month

  • Personalized postcard sent from my destination of the month (several international possibilities)
  • PLUS access to all previous reward tiers!
Shut Up & Take My Money!
$150 or more per month

  • A pair of my used panties.  These will have been worn all day + during my work-out and will be unwashed.  Pattern will be selected at random. One pair per patron per month.
  • PLUS all previous rewards!
CASH ME OUSSIDE
$500 or more per month

  • Your very own personalized poemtato: a potato with a line from a poem on it, written in Sharpie [can also be a sweet potato drawn in crayon]
  • Plus all previous rewards
SEND NUDES
$1,000 or more per month

  • One personal nude Polaroid per patron, per thing.
  • PLUS all previous rewards
Goals
43% complete
When I reach $250, I will purchase a SoundCloud Premium Pro account so I can stop deleting/archiving old episodes of my podcast and have them all online, all the time!

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I am an Anishinaabe-Xicana two-spirit military veteran. I have a lot of opinions, and some people even think I am pretty. I love to create engaging online-content, including photographs and poetry, that people from all walks of life can connect with.

tl;dr: I'm teaching, researching, & creating art all over the world!

I am so excited you found my Patreon page and are interested in following along on this journey!  

My goal is to secure a way to engage with my fans in meaningful ways, while also ensuring funds for on-going art exploits as I crisscross the globe conducting academic research. By joining my Patreon, you become part of my exclusive community and get special access to my photos, writing, art, and much more! 

If you are interested in supporting me in more of a one-time context, rather than as a monthly subscriber, that's great too! You can donae to me directly via Paypal using my email address: [email protected] 

Just select the "send money to friends and family" option, enter my email address, and voilà! This saves us both from fees and assures all of your donation gets directly to me.

By supporting this Patreon, you will be effectively doing what my tip jar has done for the last several years: you will be allowing me to survive and make art.

Patreon means patronage, in the old, "I pay people to create for me" sense of the word. So what you are going to get from supporting this Patreon is my content. Most of it will be virtual, delivered electronically. If you back at the higher levels, some of it will be physical. (I have kept these levels extremely limited, because the point here is to create and conduct research, not to spend all the funds on mailing things around the world. That gets expensive fast.)

I have two main avenues for projects: my website, www.TOOSEXYFORCONTACTS.com and my independent art company, Storm Shadow Is'kwe (LLC).

Each is a little different in terms of content, with TSFC being more burlesque/blogosphere based, and Storm Shadow Is'kwe showcasing my works as a visual artist (including glassblowing, sculpture, and illustration.) I do "serious" academic research in linguistics and economics in addition to my more whimsical forays into the language of the Internet and American pop culture.

I plan to post a short video or blog article to highlight what was done with each month's funds (this appeals to my sense of whimsy and creates transparency/accountability for the project.)

The support of my fans and friends is everything; knowing that there are others who are as invested in my linguistic research and art projects means a lot to me. Whether you show your support through sharing my content, commenting, liking, or becoming a financial patron, I want you to know: I see you, and I thank you. This journey would not be the same without youse!

What I Will Use the Money For, Or, projected associated costs:

  • Masters Programs Application Fees: I am applying to two different internatonal Masters programs, and each charges a fee between 30-50 Euros ($35-57 USD). They cannot be waived, so I will use my first round of fall Patreon funds (beginning November 2018) to pay.
  • ESL Teacher Training: Currently, I teach English online to supplement my artist income. I need to raise $3,000 USD to take a certification course for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Doing so will increase my employability dramatically!
  • Ongoing web development: It's a website, so there are always upsetting glitches coming out of nowhere and occasionally, I may want to add a new site feature. Currently I don't have any programming skills, so I need to pay someone to do this.
  • Me. I need to continue to eat things and wear things and turn on lights as I write and draw posts. I'm just one gal with no dependents, so luckily needs are minimal
  • SoundCloud: I would like to be able to purchase a premium SoundCloud plan for hosting upcoming podcasts (a premium account has enough storage space to allow me to do this without having to delete past episodes). This costs $135 for a year.
  • Wordpress Premium: Currently, I run my blog using a free version of Wordpress. I would like to upgrade to a premium account so my blog can be ad-free. This costs $99/year.
  • Conferences: Application fees, hotel accommodations, food and train fare to conferences to present my academic research and photograph cultural landmarks. 
  • Postage: For sending postcards to friends, fans, and family, of course!..
  • Printing: To cover the cost of printing physical copies of my digital photographs.
  • Framing: To cover the cost of purchasing frames for my artwork, as well as nails/hooks/wire.
These goals would feel great to achieve, but simply being supported by fan generosity makes this demon endlessly grateful, no matter what else happens.

Miigweetch [thank you] for any support you can offer if you decide to, and thanks for being a fan!

Mi'iwi [that's all] <3

Recent posts by Sofía Syntaxx

Tiers
Challenge Accepted
$1 or more per month

  • Thank you for joining my Patreon and believing in me! I see you, and your support is very much appreciated <3 
  • Joining at this reward tier grants you access to my patron-only feed!
All Your Base Are Belong to Us
$5 or more per month
  • Gain access to my PRIVATE Instagram account, where I postvideos and photos of my travels almost daily. Travel along with me and see Europe through my eyes, all for less than the price of a fancy drink.
  • PLUS all previous reward tiers
Gotta Go Fast
$10 or more per month
  • Have a say! I like you so much that when I'm on the fence about an artistic decision, you'll be one of the select few that I'll trust to advise me through Patron-only polls.
  • PLUS access to all previous rewards!
Much Wow, Such Fun...
$15 or more per month
  • Hashtag poem written especially for you and posted to my blog (1 per patron per thing). You may suggest subject matter but I reserve right of final refusal.
  • PLUS access to all previous reward tiers!
Y U NO
$30 or more per month

  • Join this tier to be part of the SYNTAXX STICKER CLUB! For each 'thing/project/wave/what-have-you' I will release a special sticker design featuring some aspect of my art.
  • Patrons at this reward tier will be the first to have access to these stickers, many which are exclusive Patron-only designs not available anywhere else!
  • PLUS access to all previous reward tiers!
Double Rainbow
$55 or more per month

  • Personalized postcard sent from my destination of the month (several international possibilities)
  • PLUS access to all previous reward tiers!
Shut Up & Take My Money!
$150 or more per month

  • A pair of my used panties.  These will have been worn all day + during my work-out and will be unwashed.  Pattern will be selected at random. One pair per patron per month.
  • PLUS all previous rewards!
CASH ME OUSSIDE
$500 or more per month

  • Your very own personalized poemtato: a potato with a line from a poem on it, written in Sharpie [can also be a sweet potato drawn in crayon]
  • Plus all previous rewards
SEND NUDES
$1,000 or more per month

  • One personal nude Polaroid per patron, per thing.
  • PLUS all previous rewards