Staunchly is creating a digital space for modern women
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Hi there! Thank you for checking out the Staunchly Patreon.

Staunchly is a weekly digest on politics, feminism, beauty, and mental health, delivered right to your inbox like hot crullers. I created it in November 2016, inspired by the anguish of the recent election and a quote from the iconic documentary, Grey Gardens:

I tell you, if there’s anything worse than dealing with a staunch woman…S-T-A-U-N-C-H. There’s nothing worse, I’m telling you. They don’t weaken, no matter what. 

- Little Edie

In two + years, Staunchly has evolved into this strange little creature, intermittently serious and sassy—a singular, high-low newsletter full of political opinions, pop culture curiosities, skincare recommendations, and candid discussions on mental health. It is a space where you are as likely to encounter Barbara Pym as you are Amanda Bynes, Little Women as Girl, Interrupted (there’s actually an issue where I argue these two movies hold a similar appeal). Each edition brings, in my humble opinion, barrels of useful information, such as how to: choose the right sheet mask, throw an adult birthday party at Color Me Mine, and challenge cultural narratives formulated by old white men.

Some of my favorite issues have been my annual gift guides (What to Get Every Woman On Your List Based On Her: Favorite Piece of Feminist Revenge Art; Preferred Method of Dissociation; Cure for Post-2016 Depression), my story on why I quit politics, a midsummer reading list sourced from my brilliant friends, and a hyper-personal essay on Tom Petty and my struggles with depression.

(Subscribe to the regular Staunchly here!)

I love writing Staunchly, and I’m so honored that anyone chooses to spend time with my writing, but I have to be realistic about the amount of work I can afford to create without compensation. Enter: Patreon.

While the regular Staunchly will remain free, everyone who supports my work through Patreon will receive an additional issue each week: The Saturday Staunch. This exclusive edition will feature more of the cheeky takes you enjoy, with deeper dives on feminism and pop culture, long-form essays, design projects, and detailed beauty reviews. Each issue will focus on a single topic, and (I hope), make for some pleasant weekend reading.

Starting this Patreon is an attempt to assert my value for the work I create in a digital economy that wants us to believe everything writers do on the Internet should be free (repaid in retweets and Neopoints and the Pleasure of Participating in the Marketplace of Ideas). 

Thank you for supporting!! 




Tiers
Staunchlettes
$4 or more per month

You'll receive the exclusive Saturday Staunch: an extra issue of Staunchly every weekend. That's 4 extra issues per month, a buck an issue! You're lucky everything I know about the economy I learned from the Dollar Menu.

The Full Medici
$10 or more per month

You'll also get the Saturday Staunch. You just feel like being a little extra generous, and who am I to stop you! Supporting women artists is your kink! And don't call me a hero, but I refuse to kink-shame. 

Hi there! Thank you for checking out the Staunchly Patreon.

Staunchly is a weekly digest on politics, feminism, beauty, and mental health, delivered right to your inbox like hot crullers. I created it in November 2016, inspired by the anguish of the recent election and a quote from the iconic documentary, Grey Gardens:

I tell you, if there’s anything worse than dealing with a staunch woman…S-T-A-U-N-C-H. There’s nothing worse, I’m telling you. They don’t weaken, no matter what. 

- Little Edie

In two + years, Staunchly has evolved into this strange little creature, intermittently serious and sassy—a singular, high-low newsletter full of political opinions, pop culture curiosities, skincare recommendations, and candid discussions on mental health. It is a space where you are as likely to encounter Barbara Pym as you are Amanda Bynes, Little Women as Girl, Interrupted (there’s actually an issue where I argue these two movies hold a similar appeal). Each edition brings, in my humble opinion, barrels of useful information, such as how to: choose the right sheet mask, throw an adult birthday party at Color Me Mine, and challenge cultural narratives formulated by old white men.

Some of my favorite issues have been my annual gift guides (What to Get Every Woman On Your List Based On Her: Favorite Piece of Feminist Revenge Art; Preferred Method of Dissociation; Cure for Post-2016 Depression), my story on why I quit politics, a midsummer reading list sourced from my brilliant friends, and a hyper-personal essay on Tom Petty and my struggles with depression.

(Subscribe to the regular Staunchly here!)

I love writing Staunchly, and I’m so honored that anyone chooses to spend time with my writing, but I have to be realistic about the amount of work I can afford to create without compensation. Enter: Patreon.

While the regular Staunchly will remain free, everyone who supports my work through Patreon will receive an additional issue each week: The Saturday Staunch. This exclusive edition will feature more of the cheeky takes you enjoy, with deeper dives on feminism and pop culture, long-form essays, design projects, and detailed beauty reviews. Each issue will focus on a single topic, and (I hope), make for some pleasant weekend reading.

Starting this Patreon is an attempt to assert my value for the work I create in a digital economy that wants us to believe everything writers do on the Internet should be free (repaid in retweets and Neopoints and the Pleasure of Participating in the Marketplace of Ideas). 

Thank you for supporting!! 




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Tiers
Staunchlettes
$4 or more per month

You'll receive the exclusive Saturday Staunch: an extra issue of Staunchly every weekend. That's 4 extra issues per month, a buck an issue! You're lucky everything I know about the economy I learned from the Dollar Menu.

The Full Medici
$10 or more per month

You'll also get the Saturday Staunch. You just feel like being a little extra generous, and who am I to stop you! Supporting women artists is your kink! And don't call me a hero, but I refuse to kink-shame.