Sydne is creating essays, and who knows what else
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patrons

Who are you?
My name is Sydne, I'm an enrolled member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and I'm also a jaded, first generation, 5th-year undergraduate philosophy student in Oklahoma. No, I don't know what I'm going to do with that after I graduate, which is one of the reasons that I'm here. Academically, I'm interested in critical race theory, aesthetics, and epistemology, but none of those words are really important. Outside the closed doors of academia, I'm an organizer with Stop Plains All American Pipeline, Indigenize OU, and Norman Citizens for Racial Justice. I've done a lot of things, like jump fences, drop banners, chase councils out of buildings, and get chased out of buildings (disclaimer, none of this is cool, do not recommend, these things are dangerous and I will probably never get hired anywhere respectable). In 2017 I wrote a Twitter thread about the Women's March and it went viral, which resulted in me gaining a large Twitter audience that I never, ever anticipated having. Since then, I've been writing my little heart out about Oklahoma politics and history, indigenous knowledge, history, and resistance, and many other topics. I'm here because I want to keep writing about those things.
Unnecessary bragging points that make me seem better: I'm an Iris Marion Young Diversity Scholar, recipient of the Ally Award from OU Black Girls Rock, 2018 Mvskoke Women's Leadership College Student of the Year, and a recipient of a 2018 Mvskoke Nation Youth award.

Ok, we get it, you think you're important. Why should I give you any money?
It's not that I think I'm important, I am important! Just kidding, kind of, mostly. Well, statistically I could argue that, by supporting me, you'd be supporting one of the least represented demographics in academic philosophy--indigenous women. According to this data, the numbers in philosophy are so low that there aren't even enough of us to generate any significant percentage points. Yikes. As somebody who would maybe like to pursue graduate studies in philosophy someday, these things are alarming and the likelihood of me ever, ever landing a job in academic philosophy is nearly zero (unless I displaced myself from Oklahoma and thus my community, which will never happen). On a more personal note, people have expressed to me before that my work, research, and writing is worthwhile and has the potential to make important contributions. This is why I want to expand my writing from Twitter to Patreon--for obvious formatting reasons, but also so I have a little bit of monetary income to allow me to spend more time researching and writing for those who are interested in my work. Consider your donation to be an automatic monthly tip, or a monthly contribution to my well-being and ability to write.

I see. Well, what's in it for me?
If you take a look to your right, I have not-so-carefully curated a list of benefits according to the various tiers of donations, that are aptly themed with various presidents that appear on corresponding United States currency notes. What I am currently interested in working on as a larger project is documenting Oklahoma landscapes and memorials through photos, videos, and writing--I am interested philosophically in these things, and want to explore and evaluate the consequences the presentation of Oklahoma history has had in contemporary political issues as well as the overarching issue of ongoing settler colonialism in the state of Oklahoma. Please note, I refuse to use inaccessible and unnecessary academic language in any post on this platform, cause I think that's inappropriate and useless. As Patrons, for as low as a dollar a month, you can expect a lot of that content--along with other various unrelated topics. I will be posting 1-2 essays a month, 1 AMA (ask me anything) livestream per month, and any other content generated from higher-tier Patrons.

Why is this a worthy investment?
Upon graduating from university, I plan on attending my tribal college, College of Muscogee Creek Nation, and focus on Mvskoke studies and Mvskoke language. After that, I may choose to pursue graduate level education in philosophy depending on a few factors. Ultimately, my goal is to create educational content about indigenous issues, Oklahoma history and contemporary politics etc. that is accessible and may influence how young people and others are educated. I firmly believe that in order to understand and fix our contemporary problems, we need to have an accurate and full understanding of history and how many of these events we deem "historical" are perpetuated in the contemporary.

Mvto (thank you) for reading! ~~ Syd
Tiers
A Crisp George Washington
$1 or more per month
Sacrifice a dollar a month and get access to basic Patreon content (such as my oh-so-interesting essays) plus access to a weekly media recommendation, ranging from books, articles, movies, Youtube videos, or Youtube channels.
TWO Crisp Georgies
$2 or more per month
For two dollars a month, you get access to basic Patreon content, my weekly media recommendation, AND access to monthly AMA livestreams, where you can ask me questions and we can have discussions.
A Much Better Person Than Abe Lincoln
$5 or more per month
For the price of a too-expensive cup of coffee a month, get access to all previous tiers, PLUS you can send me a question or ask for a take on something specific once a month that I will answer in a 250-500 word essay.
Founding Daddy
$10 or more per month
Support me just like Hamilton (sorry, I know nothing about the musical) and for just $10 a month get access to all previous tiers, AND suggest a larger essay topic, pose me an essay question, AND ask me to respond to an argument or specific person, and I will do my best to roast and/or add to the dialogue.


Ultimate Reparations
$20 or more per month
For a $20 bill featuring an embellishment of the murderous, genocidal gaze of Andrew Jackson, you can get access to all previous tiers, PLUS ***taking suggestions for higher tier benefits, feel free to message me!**
Who are you?
My name is Sydne, I'm an enrolled member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and I'm also a jaded, first generation, 5th-year undergraduate philosophy student in Oklahoma. No, I don't know what I'm going to do with that after I graduate, which is one of the reasons that I'm here. Academically, I'm interested in critical race theory, aesthetics, and epistemology, but none of those words are really important. Outside the closed doors of academia, I'm an organizer with Stop Plains All American Pipeline, Indigenize OU, and Norman Citizens for Racial Justice. I've done a lot of things, like jump fences, drop banners, chase councils out of buildings, and get chased out of buildings (disclaimer, none of this is cool, do not recommend, these things are dangerous and I will probably never get hired anywhere respectable). In 2017 I wrote a Twitter thread about the Women's March and it went viral, which resulted in me gaining a large Twitter audience that I never, ever anticipated having. Since then, I've been writing my little heart out about Oklahoma politics and history, indigenous knowledge, history, and resistance, and many other topics. I'm here because I want to keep writing about those things.
Unnecessary bragging points that make me seem better: I'm an Iris Marion Young Diversity Scholar, recipient of the Ally Award from OU Black Girls Rock, 2018 Mvskoke Women's Leadership College Student of the Year, and a recipient of a 2018 Mvskoke Nation Youth award.

Ok, we get it, you think you're important. Why should I give you any money?
It's not that I think I'm important, I am important! Just kidding, kind of, mostly. Well, statistically I could argue that, by supporting me, you'd be supporting one of the least represented demographics in academic philosophy--indigenous women. According to this data, the numbers in philosophy are so low that there aren't even enough of us to generate any significant percentage points. Yikes. As somebody who would maybe like to pursue graduate studies in philosophy someday, these things are alarming and the likelihood of me ever, ever landing a job in academic philosophy is nearly zero (unless I displaced myself from Oklahoma and thus my community, which will never happen). On a more personal note, people have expressed to me before that my work, research, and writing is worthwhile and has the potential to make important contributions. This is why I want to expand my writing from Twitter to Patreon--for obvious formatting reasons, but also so I have a little bit of monetary income to allow me to spend more time researching and writing for those who are interested in my work. Consider your donation to be an automatic monthly tip, or a monthly contribution to my well-being and ability to write.

I see. Well, what's in it for me?
If you take a look to your right, I have not-so-carefully curated a list of benefits according to the various tiers of donations, that are aptly themed with various presidents that appear on corresponding United States currency notes. What I am currently interested in working on as a larger project is documenting Oklahoma landscapes and memorials through photos, videos, and writing--I am interested philosophically in these things, and want to explore and evaluate the consequences the presentation of Oklahoma history has had in contemporary political issues as well as the overarching issue of ongoing settler colonialism in the state of Oklahoma. Please note, I refuse to use inaccessible and unnecessary academic language in any post on this platform, cause I think that's inappropriate and useless. As Patrons, for as low as a dollar a month, you can expect a lot of that content--along with other various unrelated topics. I will be posting 1-2 essays a month, 1 AMA (ask me anything) livestream per month, and any other content generated from higher-tier Patrons.

Why is this a worthy investment?
Upon graduating from university, I plan on attending my tribal college, College of Muscogee Creek Nation, and focus on Mvskoke studies and Mvskoke language. After that, I may choose to pursue graduate level education in philosophy depending on a few factors. Ultimately, my goal is to create educational content about indigenous issues, Oklahoma history and contemporary politics etc. that is accessible and may influence how young people and others are educated. I firmly believe that in order to understand and fix our contemporary problems, we need to have an accurate and full understanding of history and how many of these events we deem "historical" are perpetuated in the contemporary.

Mvto (thank you) for reading! ~~ Syd

Recent posts by Sydne

Tiers
A Crisp George Washington
$1 or more per month
Sacrifice a dollar a month and get access to basic Patreon content (such as my oh-so-interesting essays) plus access to a weekly media recommendation, ranging from books, articles, movies, Youtube videos, or Youtube channels.
TWO Crisp Georgies
$2 or more per month
For two dollars a month, you get access to basic Patreon content, my weekly media recommendation, AND access to monthly AMA livestreams, where you can ask me questions and we can have discussions.
A Much Better Person Than Abe Lincoln
$5 or more per month
For the price of a too-expensive cup of coffee a month, get access to all previous tiers, PLUS you can send me a question or ask for a take on something specific once a month that I will answer in a 250-500 word essay.
Founding Daddy
$10 or more per month
Support me just like Hamilton (sorry, I know nothing about the musical) and for just $10 a month get access to all previous tiers, AND suggest a larger essay topic, pose me an essay question, AND ask me to respond to an argument or specific person, and I will do my best to roast and/or add to the dialogue.


Ultimate Reparations
$20 or more per month
For a $20 bill featuring an embellishment of the murderous, genocidal gaze of Andrew Jackson, you can get access to all previous tiers, PLUS ***taking suggestions for higher tier benefits, feel free to message me!**