femi babylon fka suprihmbé

is creating low end theory, twitter threads, & crit theory disguised as art

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About femi babylon fka suprihmbé

Welcome. I go by suprihmbé. On Twitter I'm @thotscholar. My cashtag is $thotscholar.


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This Patreon was created to help fund me as I move away from sex work as my main source of income and write my first book about proheaux womanism and what it means to me. I'm still doing that, but in the interest of mainataining a regular income I have to put out small projects and articles in between. This is simialr to what GRRM did with his many, many anthologies, TV series, and other projects while y'all waited (and are still waiting) for him to finish his A Song of Ice and Fire series. So if you have a problem with me making some stops along the way, turn around.

Here are my in-between projects so far:

  1. libra season, which you can grab on Amazon or Barnes and Noble
  2. On the way to finishing my book about proheaux (woman)ism, I decided to take *another* break and publish the hoodoo fantasy serial Crossroads. You can read an excerpt here: Excerpt of Crossroads: Lucky Hand, Episode One. I paused this project because it turned out to be a lot more work than I thought and I want to turn it into a novel instead of a serial.
  3. the heauxthots zine, which you can now get as an ebook or in print from Amazon.
  4. a proheauxism 101 syllabus
  5. This VICE article
  6. An article for Yale's LPE Blog for their symposium on the political economy of sex work

My working definition of proheaux womanism has been cited in articles, presentations, and dissertations. I have written articles for Wear Your Voice Magazine and Autostraddle, among others, and have had my work reposted on Afropunk and Everyday Feminism.

I have been struggling to leave sex work completely--not out of shame. I am tired of fighting from the inside and I would rather advocate for other workers. I have dealt with hella misogynoir while working, both on and offline. I am tired of struggling against laws and cops and racist clients and classist sex workers, and I wanna do work that I enjoy, and sex work just isn't enjoyable on that level for me anymore. However, I know I may have a few years before I am able to quit completely (financially). The goal of this Patreon is to cover my basic needs and then, hopefully, to make it so that I can be fully indie--as an artist/writer.

I own a one-woman LLC that I am trying to get off the ground. As I move into the upper tiers I will be devoting more time and effort to my indie press, bbydoll press LLC. BBYDOLL PRESS is a proheaux womanist indie press. My eventual goal is to publish fiction, poetry and nonfiction by Black and indigenous people of color that is queer-focused, trans-inclusive, and sex worker friendly or centered. 

Banner: Photo by Xuan Nguyen on Unsplash

last updated March 28. 2020 
© 2020 femi babylon/thotscholar. All rights reserved.

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Reaching this goal will allow me to be able to write and create on an almost full time basis, while covering almost all of my basic needs as far as bills are concerned. I might even be able to afford a little bit of extra childcare and actually get to see the city I live in LOL
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