Vanessa Kisuule is creating Poems, Stories, Theatre, Burlesque and GENERAL BRILLIANCE
16

patrons

$67
per month
Ey up, thanks for landing on my Patreon page.
You're most welcome. Pull up a chair. Would you like a brew? How do you take it?
Milk? Sugar? With a side order of whimsical words?
That I can do, my friend, that I can do.

I've been a writer and general cluster of creative energy all my life and am proud to have a made it into a full time career. I am mostly known for my spoken word poetry, which I have been privileged enough to take to places like Glastonbury Festival, New York, Bangladesh, Sweden, Germany, Vienna and Belgium. I have had my work featured on BBC Woman's Hour, The Guardian, Blue Peter, Sky TV and TEDx. My first collection 'Joyriding The Storm' came out in 2014 and I have another book coming out this year! I am also working on a one woman show called 'SEXY' which is a comedic, theatrical, dance-y one woman show deconstructing what the hell that word even means.
Here's a video of me in action at the Roundhouse Slam in 2014 (which I won!):


Let's address the elephant in the room. Who the fuck am I and why do I deserve your hard earned coinage?

EXCELLENT QUESTION. Ten points for you!

In this world where it's a (supposed) given that we all get compensation for our labour, us artists often get mugged off. We work hard to create things that are engaging and worthwhile to our consumers and yet we are frequently asked to work for pittance or even for free. I believe that art makes our world a more bearable, fun and beautiful place – I hope you believe in its worth, too. It just so happens that in the capitalist system we live in, we measure worth in cold hard moolah. By donating to this Patreon you are saying: 'Hey Vanessa – I like what you do! I'd like to support you in doing it regularly and well.' I don't take that lightly and I'd be so honoured and humbled to have your support.

I've done some pretty bonkers things in the name of my pushing myself artistically, especially in the past two years. That has included doing a rap battle for Don't Flop as Shonda Rhymez which is every bit as terrifying as it sounds – check it out here:

I get down to my bra and pants for my latest show, I talk about shaving my arsehole in one of my latest poems and in the latest endeavour, I'm throwing myself into burlesque performance under the name Nina Nunchucks! This is an exciting time in my artistic development in which I want to push myself and my audience/readers further. I hope you're as excited at the prospect of following my journey as I am to embark on it.

This sponsorship will hopefully provide a steady trickle (gush? TSUNAMI?) of income that will ease the stress of wondering if I can afford my rent each month. I aim to draw attention to political issues in my work, but mostly I believe in the power of stories to entertain, educate and empower us to be the most compassionate versions of ourselves. I love interacting with fellow lovers of words and can't wait to hear what sort of things you'd like to see me create. I will endeavour to make this a mutually beneficial and enjoyable experience for every single patron.

Thanks for reading.
Let's create a lovely tapestry of ideas together.
Tiers
A Dollah Makes Me Hollah
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
You deep fried starlet you! Thanks so much. You will get exclusive access to all my weekly Patreon posts which I promise to make as engaging, brilliant and ridiculous as possible. 
Makin' It Rain Up In Here
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
Wowzas. Your generosity is humbling! You also get exclusive access to posts and a personal thank you poem and input into what ideas and themes you'd like to see me tackle in my work. 
AAAAY - Must Be The Mon-AAAAY!
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
 WOAH NELLY. You've reached deep into that pocket and I am eternally grateful!You will get all of the above perks plus a personalised video poem on a topic of your choice as well as signed copies of any of my published works or merch.
We Got The Money - Dollar Dollar Bills Y'aaaaall!
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
WOW WOW WOW. You're amazing!  You will get all of the above and a handmade zine of poems on 5 of your favourite topics! You will also get personalised writing and performance tips and feedback on your writing.
Goals
$67 of $100 per month
I will release a new spoken word video in collaboration with talented film makers and animators - themes and ideas crowd sourced by YOU GUYS.
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Ey up, thanks for landing on my Patreon page.
You're most welcome. Pull up a chair. Would you like a brew? How do you take it?
Milk? Sugar? With a side order of whimsical words?
That I can do, my friend, that I can do.

I've been a writer and general cluster of creative energy all my life and am proud to have a made it into a full time career. I am mostly known for my spoken word poetry, which I have been privileged enough to take to places like Glastonbury Festival, New York, Bangladesh, Sweden, Germany, Vienna and Belgium. I have had my work featured on BBC Woman's Hour, The Guardian, Blue Peter, Sky TV and TEDx. My first collection 'Joyriding The Storm' came out in 2014 and I have another book coming out this year! I am also working on a one woman show called 'SEXY' which is a comedic, theatrical, dance-y one woman show deconstructing what the hell that word even means.
Here's a video of me in action at the Roundhouse Slam in 2014 (which I won!):


Let's address the elephant in the room. Who the fuck am I and why do I deserve your hard earned coinage?

EXCELLENT QUESTION. Ten points for you!

In this world where it's a (supposed) given that we all get compensation for our labour, us artists often get mugged off. We work hard to create things that are engaging and worthwhile to our consumers and yet we are frequently asked to work for pittance or even for free. I believe that art makes our world a more bearable, fun and beautiful place – I hope you believe in its worth, too. It just so happens that in the capitalist system we live in, we measure worth in cold hard moolah. By donating to this Patreon you are saying: 'Hey Vanessa – I like what you do! I'd like to support you in doing it regularly and well.' I don't take that lightly and I'd be so honoured and humbled to have your support.

I've done some pretty bonkers things in the name of my pushing myself artistically, especially in the past two years. That has included doing a rap battle for Don't Flop as Shonda Rhymez which is every bit as terrifying as it sounds – check it out here:

I get down to my bra and pants for my latest show, I talk about shaving my arsehole in one of my latest poems and in the latest endeavour, I'm throwing myself into burlesque performance under the name Nina Nunchucks! This is an exciting time in my artistic development in which I want to push myself and my audience/readers further. I hope you're as excited at the prospect of following my journey as I am to embark on it.

This sponsorship will hopefully provide a steady trickle (gush? TSUNAMI?) of income that will ease the stress of wondering if I can afford my rent each month. I aim to draw attention to political issues in my work, but mostly I believe in the power of stories to entertain, educate and empower us to be the most compassionate versions of ourselves. I love interacting with fellow lovers of words and can't wait to hear what sort of things you'd like to see me create. I will endeavour to make this a mutually beneficial and enjoyable experience for every single patron.

Thanks for reading.
Let's create a lovely tapestry of ideas together.

Recent posts by Vanessa Kisuule

Tiers
A Dollah Makes Me Hollah
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
You deep fried starlet you! Thanks so much. You will get exclusive access to all my weekly Patreon posts which I promise to make as engaging, brilliant and ridiculous as possible. 
Makin' It Rain Up In Here
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
Wowzas. Your generosity is humbling! You also get exclusive access to posts and a personal thank you poem and input into what ideas and themes you'd like to see me tackle in my work. 
AAAAY - Must Be The Mon-AAAAY!
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
 WOAH NELLY. You've reached deep into that pocket and I am eternally grateful!You will get all of the above perks plus a personalised video poem on a topic of your choice as well as signed copies of any of my published works or merch.
We Got The Money - Dollar Dollar Bills Y'aaaaall!
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
WOW WOW WOW. You're amazing!  You will get all of the above and a handmade zine of poems on 5 of your favourite topics! You will also get personalised writing and performance tips and feedback on your writing.