Xanthea is creating words and sounds.
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patrons

$109
per month
Hi! My name’s Xanthea and I'm from Perth, but currently living in Melbourne. I especially love writing about music, the environment, science and feminism. I’ve written for a bunch of media outlets and presented/produced radio, which you can see some of favourites here. I also play synth/keys in a band called Alphington and am keen to try my hand at any musical opportunities that come my way, which recently included the sound design and live music for a theatre show called Sleepover Gurlz (I played music inside a closet). 

Why am I here? For the most part, music journalism and creative nonfiction writing in Australia pays peanuts. If I want to keep on doing the amount of regular research, interviewing, transcribing and writing, I need a little extra financial assistance. 

Also, I want to experiment more! In the next year I’m keen to play with podcast production, finish writing the ever-growing stems of essays in my draft folder and make feminist blockout poetry out of 50 Shades of Grey in my spare time (so cathartic).

Why are you here? I would so love a little crew of people I could feel accountable to and share my work with. I plan to send out a blog at least once a month detailing what I’m up to, any new work that’s been published or works in progress. 

I am a big believer of free access to ideas and writing. No completed works will be behind a paywall and I’ll still also be pitching to publications as much as I can. If you sign up be a patron, you’ll be let in more on what I'm doing and I’ll be ohsoverygrateful for the support. 

Thank you so much.


Photo credit: Rachael Barrett
Tiers
Along for the ride.
$1 or more per month

You get that every little bit counts and I appreciate that. 

You get access to my monthly posts and my gratitude. 

Buying the gas.
$5 or more per month

Are you a friend? Family? Have you really enjoyed something I've written? Whatever the reason you're here, I really appreciate your support.  


I'll send you out a zine/postcard at the end of the year with a whole heap of love.


You'll also get access to my monthly blog posts.


Bringing the whole damn car.
$10 or more per month

Hey, this is a pretty significant monthly investment. Thank you. 


I'll be in touch and make you something personal and silly at the end of the year. It could be a lil loop I make celebrating You, or I'll write a short essay on the subject of your choosing...let's chat and make something fun together. 


Of course, you'll also get access to my monthly blog posts. 


Goals
$109 of $200 per month
After three months of this goal earning, I'd be able to buy the full version of Ableton Live and get off the Lite version I've had for a few years. This would really help me out when I start making soundtracks for podcasts, composing music with my band Alphington and would give me more confidence saying yes to more cool music-related things.
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Hi! My name’s Xanthea and I'm from Perth, but currently living in Melbourne. I especially love writing about music, the environment, science and feminism. I’ve written for a bunch of media outlets and presented/produced radio, which you can see some of favourites here. I also play synth/keys in a band called Alphington and am keen to try my hand at any musical opportunities that come my way, which recently included the sound design and live music for a theatre show called Sleepover Gurlz (I played music inside a closet). 

Why am I here? For the most part, music journalism and creative nonfiction writing in Australia pays peanuts. If I want to keep on doing the amount of regular research, interviewing, transcribing and writing, I need a little extra financial assistance. 

Also, I want to experiment more! In the next year I’m keen to play with podcast production, finish writing the ever-growing stems of essays in my draft folder and make feminist blockout poetry out of 50 Shades of Grey in my spare time (so cathartic).

Why are you here? I would so love a little crew of people I could feel accountable to and share my work with. I plan to send out a blog at least once a month detailing what I’m up to, any new work that’s been published or works in progress. 

I am a big believer of free access to ideas and writing. No completed works will be behind a paywall and I’ll still also be pitching to publications as much as I can. If you sign up be a patron, you’ll be let in more on what I'm doing and I’ll be ohsoverygrateful for the support. 

Thank you so much.


Photo credit: Rachael Barrett

Recent posts by Xanthea

Tiers
Along for the ride.
$1 or more per month

You get that every little bit counts and I appreciate that. 

You get access to my monthly posts and my gratitude. 

Buying the gas.
$5 or more per month

Are you a friend? Family? Have you really enjoyed something I've written? Whatever the reason you're here, I really appreciate your support.  


I'll send you out a zine/postcard at the end of the year with a whole heap of love.


You'll also get access to my monthly blog posts.


Bringing the whole damn car.
$10 or more per month

Hey, this is a pretty significant monthly investment. Thank you. 


I'll be in touch and make you something personal and silly at the end of the year. It could be a lil loop I make celebrating You, or I'll write a short essay on the subject of your choosing...let's chat and make something fun together. 


Of course, you'll also get access to my monthly blog posts.