Tiffany Sostar

is creating Community Care Projects and Resources

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Breathe
$1
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You're my patron! You're helping me create content that will help people navigate difficult situations. Breathing seems like a small and easy act, but it's the basis for everything, and these small pledges are just like that. Thank you!

You'll have access to the patron-only feed with bonus blog posts, and access to many blog posts a week early.
Make some tea
$3
per month
It takes a bit more effort to go and make a cup of tea, but these intentional acts of self-care make a big difference in the day. Thank you!

Your name will be on the acknowledgements section of my website.
Stretch
$5
per month
Take some time to be present in your body, and stretch those parts that are tight. This level makes it possible for me generate content with less stress, to stretch into new content and ideas. I know it's more effort on your part to contribute more, and I appreciate it. Thank you!

I regularly generate resources and handouts to go with my workshops, and at this level, you'll have access to those!

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About

I'm Tiffany. I am a narrative therapist, community organizer, editor, and writer. 

When I started this Patreon, I was focused on self-care. I wanted to respond to what I was seeing as an aggressive capitalist individualizing of self-care, and invite people to practice self-care in multiple ways. In the original "about this page," I said:

I do self-care stuff, like breathing (sometimes even mindfully!), drinking water, remembering to look away from my screen every so often, moving my shoulders when I feel myself tightening up. And I do other self-care stuff, like processing shame, healing trauma, taking gentle care of my fibromyalgia-enhanced body, and sitting in the dark with my anxiety and depression.
I also coach other people in how to do both kinds of self-care. The sustainable and complex self-care that is both candlelit baths and dragging your monsters around. The big self-care and the little self-care. Emergency self-care. Daily self-care. Crisis self-care. Ongoing self-care. Deep self-care. 

But with the world being what it is, I have shifted my focus away from self-care and towards community care and collective action (including collective narrative practice). 

I am still focused on creating resources that are easily accessible and available to a broad range of people. You can find many of these resources on my blog. Many of these resources are the result of narrative conversations that I facilitate within communities, and because I currently facilitate multiple monthly groups (including a climate grief group, a non-binary discussion group, and a bi+ community group), there is a steady trickle of resources being created, edited, and uploaded.

I have also started making zines, and patrons all have access to those digital files (and some patrons also receive the physical zine in the mail). 

This work is so important to me, and this patreon makes it possible. 

If you support me here, you can expect to read book reviews and posts before they are shared publicly, to have access to zines and other creative projects that are not freely available anywhere else, and to financially support community organizing work on a wide range of topics.
Goals
$467 of $700 per month
I'll be able to add a podcast to my regularly-generated content! Awesome.
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