Vina Duran is creating words + art + spaces for deeper inquiry + healing + liberation
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Welcome to my Patreon!

I'm VinaJoy (Duran) Barham. Duran is my mother's maiden name (yay Matriarchy) and I am part of the Pilipinx diaspora from the Ilocos region. 

I'm an unschooling mama, writer and a guide.  I share a lot of words on Facebook and some glimpses of my life on Instagram.  I also help people get clarity, help folks unpack their racist shit, and create adornments for energetic protection. Oh! I also created Resist & Thrive shirts

I have other projects I'm wanting to work on, including writing a memoir and a children's book with Pilipinx-American children as main characters. I dream of creating space for Pilipinx-Americans healing their colonized self. And going back with my family to the Motherland to reconnect.

You can see more of the current iteration of my work at Vina Barham.

But the thread that weaves all my work is about moving towards our most authentic life. What does it mean to live our truest selves? What do we need to heal and let go of? How do we support that healing? How do we prioritize lives who face the most systems barriers in living their most authentic life?

There are two aspects of my work.

First as it pertains to dismantling beliefs within and systems we help uphold that keep us from living free. That for me expresses itself in holding white people accountable in dismantling their white privilege as well holding space for Colonized People/People of Color to process their internalized racism/whiteness. I do this in my writings, in sharing my perspectives and sharing lessons I am learning from other people of color.

Second as it relates to this organic & collective movement towards reclaiming our ancestral wisdom & indigenous sou
l. This translates into my own personal decolonization of my beliefs and everyday practices as a Pilipinx-American living in stolen land. I'm in the very beginning stage of my journey and I constantly seek the voices of those ahead in the path before me. This looks like me sharing my process of excavating treasures from my specific lineage but also the universal + ancient wisdom that we all possess but gets buried in our current patriarchal, white, binary, ableist culture. Whether it pertains to parenting, to art, to spirituality, to work, I speak to all of it when Inspiration & Truth comes.

I do both because we cannot do one work without the other.

My perspectives are informed by the privileges & gifts I hold and the marginalizations I fight to end. My delivery is blunt, honest, vulnerable, irreverent. But I'm here to share all of it, the messy process and all other shit I dig from the depths as well as the dreams and visions I have for a better world.

So thank you for being here and supporting all of this. I appreciate you.

THIS IS HOW WE DO THIS WORK TOGETHER.

With Love & Solidarity,
Vina


Tiers
I HATE REWARDS LEVEL 1
$1 or more per month
I dislike the idea of rewards because I would rather people pledge what they feel called to give vs what they get out of it.

So most of these "levels" will be the same "rewards" basically.

When you support me for $1, $5 or $10/mo, you get access to all my Patron-only post, preview of newsletter/blog posts, questions & preliminary ideas on projects & a personal email of thanks.

Every support counts!
I HATE REWARDS LEVEL 2
$5 or more per month
I dislike the idea of rewards because I would rather people pledge what they feel called to give vs what they get out of it.

So most of these "levels" will be the same "rewards" basically.

When you support me for $1, $5 or $10/mo, you get access to all my Patron-only post, preview of newsletter/blog posts, questions & preliminary ideas on projects & a personal email of thanks.

Every support counts!
I HATE REWARDS LEVEL 3
$15 or more per month
I dislike the idea of rewards because I would rather people pledge what they feel called to give vs what they get out of it.

So most of these "levels" will be the same "rewards" basically.

When you support me for $1, $5 or $10/mo, you get access to all my Patron-only post, preview of newsletter/blog posts, questions & preliminary ideas on projects & a personal email of thanks.

Every support counts!
I HATE REWARDS LEVEL 4
$20 or more per month
See my note for Rewards Level 1-3.

In addition
  • 20% discount on my shirt, custom adornments & services
I HATE REWARDS LEVEL 5
$50 or more per month
See my note for Rewards Level 1-3.

In addition,
  • 20% discount on my shirt, custom adornments & services
  •  1 Get Clear Session/Intuitive Guidance Reading
I HATE REWARDS LEVEL 6
$100 or more per month
See my note for Rewards Level 1-3.

In addition,
  • 20% discount on my shirt, custom adornments & services 
  • 1 Get Clear Session/Intuitive Guidance Reading
  • 1 Prayer Bracelet + a surprise package in mail!!
Goals
27% complete
This helps me afford to generously pay another person to care for my children so I can do more of this work + take time for self-care!

When I reach this goal, I will hold a raffle for a Resist & Thrive  shirt give away.
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Welcome to my Patreon!

I'm VinaJoy (Duran) Barham. Duran is my mother's maiden name (yay Matriarchy) and I am part of the Pilipinx diaspora from the Ilocos region. 

I'm an unschooling mama, writer and a guide.  I share a lot of words on Facebook and some glimpses of my life on Instagram.  I also help people get clarity, help folks unpack their racist shit, and create adornments for energetic protection. Oh! I also created Resist & Thrive shirts

I have other projects I'm wanting to work on, including writing a memoir and a children's book with Pilipinx-American children as main characters. I dream of creating space for Pilipinx-Americans healing their colonized self. And going back with my family to the Motherland to reconnect.

You can see more of the current iteration of my work at Vina Barham.

But the thread that weaves all my work is about moving towards our most authentic life. What does it mean to live our truest selves? What do we need to heal and let go of? How do we support that healing? How do we prioritize lives who face the most systems barriers in living their most authentic life?

There are two aspects of my work.

First as it pertains to dismantling beliefs within and systems we help uphold that keep us from living free. That for me expresses itself in holding white people accountable in dismantling their white privilege as well holding space for Colonized People/People of Color to process their internalized racism/whiteness. I do this in my writings, in sharing my perspectives and sharing lessons I am learning from other people of color.

Second as it relates to this organic & collective movement towards reclaiming our ancestral wisdom & indigenous sou
l. This translates into my own personal decolonization of my beliefs and everyday practices as a Pilipinx-American living in stolen land. I'm in the very beginning stage of my journey and I constantly seek the voices of those ahead in the path before me. This looks like me sharing my process of excavating treasures from my specific lineage but also the universal + ancient wisdom that we all possess but gets buried in our current patriarchal, white, binary, ableist culture. Whether it pertains to parenting, to art, to spirituality, to work, I speak to all of it when Inspiration & Truth comes.

I do both because we cannot do one work without the other.

My perspectives are informed by the privileges & gifts I hold and the marginalizations I fight to end. My delivery is blunt, honest, vulnerable, irreverent. But I'm here to share all of it, the messy process and all other shit I dig from the depths as well as the dreams and visions I have for a better world.

So thank you for being here and supporting all of this. I appreciate you.

THIS IS HOW WE DO THIS WORK TOGETHER.

With Love & Solidarity,
Vina


Recent posts by Vina Duran

Tiers
I HATE REWARDS LEVEL 1
$1 or more per month
I dislike the idea of rewards because I would rather people pledge what they feel called to give vs what they get out of it.

So most of these "levels" will be the same "rewards" basically.

When you support me for $1, $5 or $10/mo, you get access to all my Patron-only post, preview of newsletter/blog posts, questions & preliminary ideas on projects & a personal email of thanks.

Every support counts!
I HATE REWARDS LEVEL 2
$5 or more per month
I dislike the idea of rewards because I would rather people pledge what they feel called to give vs what they get out of it.

So most of these "levels" will be the same "rewards" basically.

When you support me for $1, $5 or $10/mo, you get access to all my Patron-only post, preview of newsletter/blog posts, questions & preliminary ideas on projects & a personal email of thanks.

Every support counts!
I HATE REWARDS LEVEL 3
$15 or more per month
I dislike the idea of rewards because I would rather people pledge what they feel called to give vs what they get out of it.

So most of these "levels" will be the same "rewards" basically.

When you support me for $1, $5 or $10/mo, you get access to all my Patron-only post, preview of newsletter/blog posts, questions & preliminary ideas on projects & a personal email of thanks.

Every support counts!
I HATE REWARDS LEVEL 4
$20 or more per month
See my note for Rewards Level 1-3.

In addition
  • 20% discount on my shirt, custom adornments & services
I HATE REWARDS LEVEL 5
$50 or more per month
See my note for Rewards Level 1-3.

In addition,
  • 20% discount on my shirt, custom adornments & services
  •  1 Get Clear Session/Intuitive Guidance Reading
I HATE REWARDS LEVEL 6
$100 or more per month
See my note for Rewards Level 1-3.

In addition,
  • 20% discount on my shirt, custom adornments & services 
  • 1 Get Clear Session/Intuitive Guidance Reading
  • 1 Prayer Bracelet + a surprise package in mail!!