Meredith Russo

is creating transgender fiction.

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Trans Agenda Mates
$3
per month
-Monthly podcast episodes where I sit down with another LGBT person and take a deep dive into the media they love, hate, or love to hate.
-Monthly live chat with all my babies! Or if no babies show up you can send in questions and I'll read and answer them.
-Monthly behind-the-scenes looks at my work, from cut scenes to glimpses at earlier, radically different drafts.
-Weekly game streams available live or posted to Youtube if you miss them.
  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • Monthly live chat
  • Monthly podcast episode
  • Weekly game stream
Mystery Science THEYatHER She-Thousand
Limited (10 of 10 remaining)
$8
per month
-I got carried away with the tier name!
-All previous tier rewards.
-You will have a slot in a bi-weekly movie night hosted by yours truly! This tier will cap out at 20, with 10 per week.
  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • Monthly live chat
  • Monthly podcast episode
  • Weekly game stream
  • Bi-weekly movie night
Themfluencer/Himbo-fluencer/InfluencHER
Limited (28 of 28 remaining)
$8
per month
-All previous tier rewards.
-I will use my ~Significant Social Media Clout~ to highlight one of your projects or a cause dear to your heart once per month. This tier will cap out at 28, because I only want to do one per day.
  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • Monthly live chat
  • Monthly podcast episode
  • Weekly game stream
  • Monthly social media promotion

16

patrons

$78

per month

About

WHO ARE YOU?

Howdy! I’m Meredith Russo.

OKAY BUT WHAT'S YOUR DEAL?

I wrote If I Was Your Girl, the first YA novel about a trans character by a trans author released by a major publishing house ever, at least to my knowledge. I was a finalist for the Walter Dean Myers Diversity Award, the Lambda Literary Award for trans fiction, and won the Stonewall Award for 2016. I’ve also contributed to Radical Hope, Out Now: Queer We Go Again, and Meet Cute. My work has been translated into 11 languages and released in 13 countries. I write almost exclusively about LGBT issues, with an emphasis on the T, because we’re an underserved community, because I happen to be a trans woman, and because trans characters and themes are the most interesting to me.

When I'm not writing, I spend a lot of time talking to trans youth (and coordinating resources for the ones in crisis), speaking and reading for schools and libraries (most of which I do for free), yelling about anti-racist and anti-Capitalist causes online, and writing projects that probably won't ever see the light of day.

WHY A PATREON THEN? THINGS SEEM PEACHY!

Writing is unstable work, and it often doesn't pay well. I just moved to a new, more expensive city. Stable employment was hard to come by before the pandemic, and it's borderline impossible now for a gay, mentally ill trans woman with a history of anti-Capitalist agitation. My transition has been relatively successful thus far, but I still live with significant dysphoria and would like to afford the procedures to make it go away before I'm very old. Finally, as an alienated Neoliberal subject, there are things I would like to do except it's difficult to set aside the time if it doesn't feel profitable.

ALL WELL AND GOOD, BUT WHAT WILL I GET FOR MY MONEY?

You may be aware that I had a Patreon before this one, and the rewards were a novel chapter from a WIP and an original, five to ten-thousand word short story every month. This was...ambitious, especially since I was working part-time as a teacher and writing my second YA novel at the time. Patreon 2.0 will be a little different, as follows:

Free Tier
-All previously produced short stories will be made free and hosted both here and on my website under Creative Commons, meaning they will be free to share and distribute however you see fit.

Goals
$78 of $1,000 per month
At this level my rent and bills would be taken care of, and I could devote my time to activism and content creation. Once this tier is reached I will resume publishing one short story per month.
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