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zarina will post you a postcard with a lil note to say thank u. Just a sweet lil token of our appreciation, bc honestly, we do appreciate u - v v v v v much <3

(this postcard is normal postcard size, it's A6 soooo 14.8 x 10.5 cm)

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To thank you for your incredible generosity, we will send u the postcard AND this cute lil pink sticker of our logo and a smiley pube AWH. 

(the sticker isn't too big, it's about 5cm in diameter).

BIG STICKER & it's HOLOGRAPHIC AWHH YISS

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Quite frankly BAFFLED and incredulous @ ur generosity if u give us $5 a month - thank u thank u thank uuuu. 
to properly convey our gratitude, we will send u a postcard, little pink sticker AND this RLY RLY COOL HOLOGRAPHIC PUBE STICKER!!

(the holo pube sticker is a bit bigger than the pink pube sticker. it's abouuut 6.5cm tall and 7.5cm wide. the holo is rllllly cool tbh, rly shiny ugh yesss)

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About The White Pube

Hello you nice people 🌞 

We are Zarina Muhammad and Gabrielle de la Puente and we run a website together called The White Pube, where we publish criticism on exhibitions, the art industry, and more recently video games as well. We started this whole thing as a joke back in 2015 because we hated the way art was written about (and who was getting to write about it tbh) and we thought it would be funny if we gave it a try ourselves. We tried writing more cazjjjj, tried actually sharing opinions, tried writing through the body rather than the canon as prime reference. The past few years have been wild and what started as a joke is now our actual real life jobs: publishing reviews and art thoughts every Sunday but also trying to fight for a fairer art world whenever we can.

It doesn't feel right to ask for public funding to cover the weekly texts on the website when it's just our readership that consume them, u kno? So we are on Patreon because it's better, it's one to one. Patreon allows you to pledge upwards of $1/month to someone you want to support and we like that system (atm 1 dollar = 81p. We are UK based - London and Liverpool - but signed up when the only currency available was dollars).

At first, we used Patreon to cover train fares to exhibitions but it has grown enough that we can use it to pay ourselves a wage. Over 12K people visit thewhitepube.com every month, so our aim is for lots and lots of $1/81p pledges to reflect this. We can hopefully continue to make a living and pay the rent, but also with more reader funding we can invest back into The White Pube: expand our web residency scheme and pay people more, produce fun merchandise, and pay people to consult on certain texts or write with us when the occasion calls for it. The more we get from Patreon, the less we have to stress hunting for random freelance work. Love love love to be reader-supported.

It would be very nice if you could donate 81p on a monthly basis because it all adds up. If you cannot, maybe someone else can support us on ur behalf, like how u can gift sponsor a tiger? That is so cute.

Thank you for making our dreams come true and don’t forget all our accounts are on thewhitepube.com/accounts if you want a nose.
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LOVE N LIGHT, and thank you.
Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad
The White Pube
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$2,235.75 of $3,300 per month
OK, so. we're doing a LOT A LOT of bits n bobs all over the place, so i am putting this goal out there as like... Manifestation and secret wish.

If we were able to reach $3,300 a month, that'd be likeeee £2,500. We could pay ourselves £1,000 a month each, then use that £500 to pay our web residents, pay for transcription on our podcast, pay podcast guests; we've got a looong list of things we'd be able to do n the content we'd be able to create with that lil bit of wiggle room every month. 

Most importantly, that £1,000 a month each would be a safe salary, stabilising the way we work, we could probably go full-time TWP and just sack off our day jobs (!!!) We'd be able to write longer, more thoughtful and useful texts more often, contribute more meaningfully to the work we do already, but we just wouldn't be stretched so thin between it all (TWP admin work, writing, day jobs & odd-jobs to cover rent n life etc). 

SO, pls join me in willing this into existence thank u xx
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