Talia Franks

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Jesters will receive access to the patron-exclusive monthly newsletter and to the Wandering Troupe Poetry Readings Mini-Podcast feed.. They also will receive additional access to bonus content related to the podcast Into the Archives.
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Bards will receive access to the monthly newsletter, to the Wandering Troupe Poetry Readings Mini-Podcast feed, and bonus content for the podcast Into the Archives. They will also be able to make fan requests for specific books or fanfiction to be reviewed on Word-for-Sense and Other Stories or Into the Archives. Each patron is allowed one request per two months to allow for scheduling and completion of composition. Fanfiction reviews will take the form of exclusive patron content.
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About Talia Franks

Hi! I'm Talia, though some call me Jesmalestiel. I am an intuitive person who finds joy in creating and building community with effort and intentionality. I’ve been told I’m quirky, and I know that I bring my unique experiences and critical points of view to every table. I believe in the importance of language as something that can be used to both heal and harm, and that we need to be critical of the ways that we use language precisely because it can be weaponized in such a manner, particularly in literary and fandom spaces, which is where I have the most expertise. I’m a poet, a writer, a reader, a translator, a podcaster, and above all a creative who likes their feminism intersectional and their entertainment diverse. As an aspiring polymath (basically a nerd) I use every day as an opportunity to make real world magic a reality.

Quite possibly you found me here because of my podcast, Into the Archives. If so, welcome! You are in the right place. Perks here include bonus content for the podcast, which I hope you enjoy.

You might have also found me from my personal website, Word-for-Sense and Other Stories, where I post a book reviews, essays, and poems. There I review nonfiction, fiction, and poetry across genres, and my articles center fandom, philosophy, literature & social justice. Or maybe from the freelance writing I've done for Black Girls Create and Nerdist. Maybe you came here because you found my fanfiction on Ao3 or Jesmalestiel Tells Tales.

Many people say I try too hard, but at my core my deepest values are creativity, intuition, community, equity, knowledge, and joy. In every project I undertake and in all of my writing I center these six themes. I follow my intuition, I strive for equity in all situations, I work in community with others, and I create things that bring joy to myself and to others. And I do all that I do because I love it, and I'm asking for support from patrons because I hope you love it too, and I hope you recognize that the time I put into these things has worth.

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When I reach 50 patrons I will send out newsletters twice monthly instead of once a month and add an additional piece of exclusive content to each newsletter.
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