Terra Incognita Media is creating content that provides a social justice lens to the outdoors
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Terra Incognita Media examines race, class, and gender in the outdoor industry. We strive to instigate meaningful discourse that leads off the page and catalyzes political action.
"terra incognita" means "unknown land." This is a phrase cartographers would use to label areas that were "undiscovered" in Turtle Island. We use the phrase, "terra incognita," as way of jabbing at early colonizers because this land was always home to Indigenous peoples. Before settlers came to the shores of Turtle Island supremacist narratives were already fomenting. These people came to the shores not out of ignorance, but with definitive mal-intent. Early European settlers subscribed to a way of looking at the world in hierarchies, deeming some as "other," and "lesser," just because they appeared to be different. This, of course, led to European colonization and genocide of Indigenous people, the affects of which are ongoing, and the fight against these forces continue to this day. This media platform is one way we protest.

We seek to address race, class, and gender in relation to the outdoors. We prioritize publishing the work of women, femme, queer, trans, POC, and Indigenous folx. We uphold creativity, expertise, and craft.

Terra Incognita Media is on its way to becoming a nonprofit as the first independent, anti-racist feminist media company in conversation with the outdoor industry.
Amidst the debris of countless outdoor brands co-opting "diversity" and erasing history, Erin Monahan started Terra Incognita Media in December 2015.

OUR SITUATION:

We have a small team.

Over the last three years of building Terra, Erin Monahan, the founder, does everything behind the scenes: runs the website, social media, emailing, organizing of events, promotion, networking, reaching out to potential contributors, building awareness, writes essays, does podcast interviews when time allows, and managed to create one video for the site. Phew!

The incredibly brilliant Nia Abram is a co-editor, as well as a contributing writer. Nia will also be taking over some outreach and recruiting efforts to bulk up our content, and build a larger, more diverse pool of writers.

Lorena Jasis-Wallace and Larissa Nez are co-facilitators of our monthly "Interrupting Oppression" workshops, and have also individually contributed their writing to Terra.

We need to harness the power of sustainable income so that we can pay for operation costs and to pay our team: this will mean more powerful, intersectional, consistent content, a bigger reach, and discerning conversations that push for equitable change.

Here are Terra Incognita Media's costs:
Website Hosting.For the traffic on the site we need a robust backend! Oh yes!
MailChimp. The fee for this email service that we use grows as our email list grows!
Ongoing web development. Glitches, new features, and managing updates. Our founder is not tech savvy so we will need to hire someone for this job!
Advertising on Facebook/Instagram/Print flyers for events/Promotional materials. Spreading the word is not free!
Paying our team and freelance contributors.As we work our asses off behind the scenes, typing away, organizing, discussing with collaborators, putting on events, and delivering you the most incisive feminist media for the outdoor industry, we also need to eat and gather at our coffices (coffee shop offices since we don’t have a real office). Our needs are minimal, but we do need to have basic living costs covered, so that we can maintain this work!

With all of this support, Terra Incognita Media will be well on its way to securing a sustainable future! We know how important it is to be reader-supported at a time when everything is being co-opted for easy and simplistic narratives. Our team and community know that the world is more complex than soundbytes and scripts on news channels. We appreciate you becoming a patron because that means that a more equitable and inclusive world MATTERS. You are joining arms with a whole band of feminist thinkers, activists, and creators. Never underestimate the power of $1. Your support means the world to us.

Thank you.

-The Terra Team

Tiers
YOU are a Terra-iffic person!!
$1 or more per month
You are officially a part of the Terra Team! We can't do what we do without you! 
TEAM HIGH-FIVE
$5 or more per month
On top of being a part of the Terra Team you will also get access to our weekly digest where we will share with you what we've been thinking about lately, what we're blasting in our headphones or car speakers, what we're reading, and whatever else is keeping us inspired! Make sure to include your email when you become a donor!
All about those Hamiltons
$10 or more per month
Stickers and praise are coming your way! You're amazing! THANK YOU FOR YOUR DASHING HEROISM. We are beside ourselves that you are donating a whole Hamilton once a month to this cause! 
We're in love with your dedication towards intersectionality in the outdoor industry, so we want to share our resources with you.
$15 or more per month
HOLY MOLEY! You are a ROCKSTAR! On top of a big, heaping pile of thanks, we will share our workshop presentation materials with you. Send an email to [email protected] to get access.
You are making our hearts flutter!
$20 or more per month
YOUR NAME WILL FOREVER LIVE ON in our print issue. We will honor your incredible patronage by putting your name in our next print issue that comes out! Plus, you get our current issue, stickers, and a whopping THANK YOU SO FREAKING MUCH! You make our work possible!
A Match Made in an Octavia Butler book!
$50 or more per month

Donating this much to our cause means THAT WE WILL JUMP UP AND DOWN AND NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO. We will definitely send you stickers, a print issue, and your name in the next print issue, and a Terra pen! So, you can think of feminist media every time you write down your grocery list. 

Goals
7% complete
When we reach $1,000 a month we will deliver consistent bi-monthly essays and start a new monthly podcast where we talk about the affects of colonialism, whiteness, and patriarchy, and how all of this bleeds into the outdoor industry and modern day politics.
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Terra Incognita Media examines race, class, and gender in the outdoor industry. We strive to instigate meaningful discourse that leads off the page and catalyzes political action.
"terra incognita" means "unknown land." This is a phrase cartographers would use to label areas that were "undiscovered" in Turtle Island. We use the phrase, "terra incognita," as way of jabbing at early colonizers because this land was always home to Indigenous peoples. Before settlers came to the shores of Turtle Island supremacist narratives were already fomenting. These people came to the shores not out of ignorance, but with definitive mal-intent. Early European settlers subscribed to a way of looking at the world in hierarchies, deeming some as "other," and "lesser," just because they appeared to be different. This, of course, led to European colonization and genocide of Indigenous people, the affects of which are ongoing, and the fight against these forces continue to this day. This media platform is one way we protest.

We seek to address race, class, and gender in relation to the outdoors. We prioritize publishing the work of women, femme, queer, trans, POC, and Indigenous folx. We uphold creativity, expertise, and craft.

Terra Incognita Media is on its way to becoming a nonprofit as the first independent, anti-racist feminist media company in conversation with the outdoor industry.
Amidst the debris of countless outdoor brands co-opting "diversity" and erasing history, Erin Monahan started Terra Incognita Media in December 2015.

OUR SITUATION:

We have a small team.

Over the last three years of building Terra, Erin Monahan, the founder, does everything behind the scenes: runs the website, social media, emailing, organizing of events, promotion, networking, reaching out to potential contributors, building awareness, writes essays, does podcast interviews when time allows, and managed to create one video for the site. Phew!

The incredibly brilliant Nia Abram is a co-editor, as well as a contributing writer. Nia will also be taking over some outreach and recruiting efforts to bulk up our content, and build a larger, more diverse pool of writers.

Lorena Jasis-Wallace and Larissa Nez are co-facilitators of our monthly "Interrupting Oppression" workshops, and have also individually contributed their writing to Terra.

We need to harness the power of sustainable income so that we can pay for operation costs and to pay our team: this will mean more powerful, intersectional, consistent content, a bigger reach, and discerning conversations that push for equitable change.

Here are Terra Incognita Media's costs:
Website Hosting.For the traffic on the site we need a robust backend! Oh yes!
MailChimp. The fee for this email service that we use grows as our email list grows!
Ongoing web development. Glitches, new features, and managing updates. Our founder is not tech savvy so we will need to hire someone for this job!
Advertising on Facebook/Instagram/Print flyers for events/Promotional materials. Spreading the word is not free!
Paying our team and freelance contributors.As we work our asses off behind the scenes, typing away, organizing, discussing with collaborators, putting on events, and delivering you the most incisive feminist media for the outdoor industry, we also need to eat and gather at our coffices (coffee shop offices since we don’t have a real office). Our needs are minimal, but we do need to have basic living costs covered, so that we can maintain this work!

With all of this support, Terra Incognita Media will be well on its way to securing a sustainable future! We know how important it is to be reader-supported at a time when everything is being co-opted for easy and simplistic narratives. Our team and community know that the world is more complex than soundbytes and scripts on news channels. We appreciate you becoming a patron because that means that a more equitable and inclusive world MATTERS. You are joining arms with a whole band of feminist thinkers, activists, and creators. Never underestimate the power of $1. Your support means the world to us.

Thank you.

-The Terra Team

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Tiers
YOU are a Terra-iffic person!!
$1 or more per month
You are officially a part of the Terra Team! We can't do what we do without you! 
TEAM HIGH-FIVE
$5 or more per month
On top of being a part of the Terra Team you will also get access to our weekly digest where we will share with you what we've been thinking about lately, what we're blasting in our headphones or car speakers, what we're reading, and whatever else is keeping us inspired! Make sure to include your email when you become a donor!
All about those Hamiltons
$10 or more per month
Stickers and praise are coming your way! You're amazing! THANK YOU FOR YOUR DASHING HEROISM. We are beside ourselves that you are donating a whole Hamilton once a month to this cause! 
We're in love with your dedication towards intersectionality in the outdoor industry, so we want to share our resources with you.
$15 or more per month
HOLY MOLEY! You are a ROCKSTAR! On top of a big, heaping pile of thanks, we will share our workshop presentation materials with you. Send an email to [email protected] to get access.
You are making our hearts flutter!
$20 or more per month
YOUR NAME WILL FOREVER LIVE ON in our print issue. We will honor your incredible patronage by putting your name in our next print issue that comes out! Plus, you get our current issue, stickers, and a whopping THANK YOU SO FREAKING MUCH! You make our work possible!
A Match Made in an Octavia Butler book!
$50 or more per month

Donating this much to our cause means THAT WE WILL JUMP UP AND DOWN AND NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO. We will definitely send you stickers, a print issue, and your name in the next print issue, and a Terra pen! So, you can think of feminist media every time you write down your grocery list.