The Unruly Retreat @ unrulyretreat.com

is creating A Writing Residency for Womxn Parents and Caregivers

14

patrons

$100

per month
The Unruly Retreat offers free and discounted farm cottage stays (with the possibility of financial aid in part through Patreon support) for womxn writers and creatives who are parenting or consider themselves caregivers.  

How did the Unruly Retreat come to exist? Well in part, it happened because I wrote a book and discovered how hard it is to write a book when you’re also a mother -- finding the time find one's flow is simply an impossible task when Peppa Pig is blasting through the house. I ended up shelling out to rent a dingdang yurt for a week to get my book done, but it was hard, and I wished so badly for a writing residency or retreat that was more flexible and affordable given my full-time day job, kids, and everything else.  But now my book exists, I bought a farm that has a whole separate cottage on the property with some of the book's royalties, and I have the opportunity to give other womxn who are parenting a shot at getting their work done in peace and quiet, Peppa Pig-free, too.

But offering free stays isn't free.  In order to offer the space to as many women as possible, this Patreon helps offset the real costs of hosting, including paying the mortgage and keeping the lights on.  And for patrons who have the ability to give generously, we want to be generous in return by offering the option to get "free" stays in return for your recurring donation, which you can accrue over time and roll over to end up with a deeply discounted vacation as a thank-you for supporting womxn writers, artists and creatives.

They say if you have more than you need, build a longer table.  The Unruly Retreat is our longer table; by giving, you bring dishes to share.
Tiers
Unruly Buttercup Club
$3 or more per month

· Cute temporary tattoo

· Monthly handwritten postcard featuring quotes from my favorite womxn writers and artists

Unruly Sticker Club
$5 or more per month

 · Monthly delivery of 5 sheets of rad stickers

Unruly Book Club
$10 or more per month

· Monthly book of my choosing picked out just for you (may be new or gently used)

· Monthly handwritten postcard

· Monthly temporary tattoo 

· Monthly sheet of stickers  

  

Unruly Rainbow
$20 or more per month

· Monthly handwritten postcard

· Monthly temporary tattoo

· Monthly sheet of stickers

· Monthly: Two free nights at the cottage, which can roll over as you desire.

 ·Monthly book of my choosing mailed directly to you (may be new or gently used)

 · My undying love!!

Goals
$100 of $200 per month
When we reach $200, we will be able to offer free stays to 6 writers/artists per year.
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The Unruly Retreat offers free and discounted farm cottage stays (with the possibility of financial aid in part through Patreon support) for womxn writers and creatives who are parenting or consider themselves caregivers.  

How did the Unruly Retreat come to exist? Well in part, it happened because I wrote a book and discovered how hard it is to write a book when you’re also a mother -- finding the time find one's flow is simply an impossible task when Peppa Pig is blasting through the house. I ended up shelling out to rent a dingdang yurt for a week to get my book done, but it was hard, and I wished so badly for a writing residency or retreat that was more flexible and affordable given my full-time day job, kids, and everything else.  But now my book exists, I bought a farm that has a whole separate cottage on the property with some of the book's royalties, and I have the opportunity to give other womxn who are parenting a shot at getting their work done in peace and quiet, Peppa Pig-free, too.

But offering free stays isn't free.  In order to offer the space to as many women as possible, this Patreon helps offset the real costs of hosting, including paying the mortgage and keeping the lights on.  And for patrons who have the ability to give generously, we want to be generous in return by offering the option to get "free" stays in return for your recurring donation, which you can accrue over time and roll over to end up with a deeply discounted vacation as a thank-you for supporting womxn writers, artists and creatives.

They say if you have more than you need, build a longer table.  The Unruly Retreat is our longer table; by giving, you bring dishes to share.

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Tiers
Unruly Buttercup Club
$3 or more per month

· Cute temporary tattoo

· Monthly handwritten postcard featuring quotes from my favorite womxn writers and artists

Unruly Sticker Club
$5 or more per month

 · Monthly delivery of 5 sheets of rad stickers

Unruly Book Club
$10 or more per month

· Monthly book of my choosing picked out just for you (may be new or gently used)

· Monthly handwritten postcard

· Monthly temporary tattoo 

· Monthly sheet of stickers  

  

Unruly Rainbow
$20 or more per month

· Monthly handwritten postcard

· Monthly temporary tattoo

· Monthly sheet of stickers

· Monthly: Two free nights at the cottage, which can roll over as you desire.

 ·Monthly book of my choosing mailed directly to you (may be new or gently used)

 · My undying love!!