Garrett Winters is creating writing+activism
5

patrons

$33
per month
(If you would prefer to use PayPal instead, here's my link https://www.paypal.me/GarrettWinters)
I'm an English Major studying to teach at my old school for autistics, a punk, a queer nonbinary autistic/disability activist, a fantasy writer, and a political writer at The Outcast Post about autism and minority issues (article on the fidget spinner controversy shared 1612 times). While my passion is for the written word and spreading messages, like many autistics (and especially because of the added combo of ADHD and bipolar) I have difficulty making money, and so am doing this to hopefully make my passion actually support me with rent, gas, and other expenses.

However, because I feel the messages I'm spreading with my blogging are too important to hide behind a paywall, most of my rewards are going to be related to the book series I'm writing and researching for about mythologies taking back the modern world, The Chronicles of the Return (researching because I'm trying to accurately depict the cultures involved in the book instead of relying on recycled tropes because most people don't seek out primary sources).
The video (which includes swearing) is actually made by a somewhat stalker pro-curing autism/generally terrible person with the intention of showing how terrible I am as an autistic radical activist, scrolling down my FB profile and highlighting all of the important things about my activism and ending with this article about my radicalization...I liked it so much that I told him I'd use it as my video for my Patreon as an intro to who I am and my core beliefs, so...yeah, I'm following my promise to him by using this to showcase all of the various posts over the whole time I've been on FB that show who I am, my snark, politics, and activism...he didn't like me for it, but it's a good showcase of all the things that show who I am...it is long because he literally scrolled down my whole entire page, not exactly required to watch but I told him I would use it and the opportunity to turn this attempt to somehow expose me as terrible into a self-promotion is...too good to pass up.
Tiers
Initiate
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Initiates get examples of my academic writing in the form of my essays.
Acolyte
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Acolytes will get a dedication in my articles and annotated samples of my work as I'm writing it, and can provide input on their thoughts or confusions.
Monk
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Monks will get access to  personal book reviews and background info from the book/retellings of myths that I have memorized, along with access to a private Discord server and a link to my work, allowing them from 2-4 PST hear my thoughts and ask questions as I'm writing and see my work as it happens.
Priest
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Priests will get to pick a topic for me to write about, a dedication in my book when it's done, along with more extensive exclusive content in the form of interviews with the characters.
Goals
$33 of $500 per month
When I reach 500 I'll release my research (I'm forming the research into things I'm calling "country bios", which are going to have multiple aspects of each country/culture involved with the book [Ireland, Greece, Mexico {Aztec}, Guatemala {Maya}, and the Navajo Nation] researched about the past, modern day, and then what they are going to combine to as shown in this picture...these are going to be intense enough that when done I'll release them as an ebook for students to purchase [for a quarter, dollar at most, enough to make a small profit but not break anyone's bank]...but once I have 500 followers they will get to see them ahead of time, whatever I have done)
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(If you would prefer to use PayPal instead, here's my link https://www.paypal.me/GarrettWinters)
I'm an English Major studying to teach at my old school for autistics, a punk, a queer nonbinary autistic/disability activist, a fantasy writer, and a political writer at The Outcast Post about autism and minority issues (article on the fidget spinner controversy shared 1612 times). While my passion is for the written word and spreading messages, like many autistics (and especially because of the added combo of ADHD and bipolar) I have difficulty making money, and so am doing this to hopefully make my passion actually support me with rent, gas, and other expenses.

However, because I feel the messages I'm spreading with my blogging are too important to hide behind a paywall, most of my rewards are going to be related to the book series I'm writing and researching for about mythologies taking back the modern world, The Chronicles of the Return (researching because I'm trying to accurately depict the cultures involved in the book instead of relying on recycled tropes because most people don't seek out primary sources).
The video (which includes swearing) is actually made by a somewhat stalker pro-curing autism/generally terrible person with the intention of showing how terrible I am as an autistic radical activist, scrolling down my FB profile and highlighting all of the important things about my activism and ending with this article about my radicalization...I liked it so much that I told him I'd use it as my video for my Patreon as an intro to who I am and my core beliefs, so...yeah, I'm following my promise to him by using this to showcase all of the various posts over the whole time I've been on FB that show who I am, my snark, politics, and activism...he didn't like me for it, but it's a good showcase of all the things that show who I am...it is long because he literally scrolled down my whole entire page, not exactly required to watch but I told him I would use it and the opportunity to turn this attempt to somehow expose me as terrible into a self-promotion is...too good to pass up.

Recent posts by Garrett Winters

Tiers
Initiate
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Initiates get examples of my academic writing in the form of my essays.
Acolyte
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Acolytes will get a dedication in my articles and annotated samples of my work as I'm writing it, and can provide input on their thoughts or confusions.
Monk
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Monks will get access to  personal book reviews and background info from the book/retellings of myths that I have memorized, along with access to a private Discord server and a link to my work, allowing them from 2-4 PST hear my thoughts and ask questions as I'm writing and see my work as it happens.
Priest
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Priests will get to pick a topic for me to write about, a dedication in my book when it's done, along with more extensive exclusive content in the form of interviews with the characters.