Dr. Andy

is creating work to dismantle the barriers to accessing physical activity.

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Woah! You're awesome. Thanks so much for your support. 

At this level, you'll get 1 massive digital high-five from me. You'll also be subscribed to my weekly Patreon-only newsletter, Week. End. Note. Each Friday, I'll send a photo of my week and what I'll be reading over the weekend. It won't be anything too deep—for that you can subscribe for free to my other, less-regular newsletter.

You'll also get 10% off any item in That Hippie Store! It doesn't expire, so you can use it whenever you like and for whatever you like.
  • Digital high-five
  • Access to Patreon-only Weekly Newsletter
  • 10% off any 1 merch item

Ridiculous Speed

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Seriously! You're too much. Subscribing at this level will majorly help offset my caffeine habit, which—let's face it—borderlines on ridiculous. 

At this level, instead of 10% off, you'll get 15% off any item. You'll also get the opportunity to make exclusive requests AND an exclusive patron-only THAT HIPPIE MEDIA sticker. I'm not sure if that's enticing but who doesn't like stickers.

Plus you get everything in the tier below.

  • Digital high-five
  • Access to Patreon-only Weekly Newsletter
  • 15% off any 1 merch item
  • Supporter requests
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Ludicrous Speed

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Now this is getting a little ludicrous—I can't believe your willing to shell out this much for support. Truly, thank you.

At this tier, in addition to everything in the tiers below, you'll get a 25% off coupon to use at That Hippie Store. You'll also get a sweet THAT HIPPIE PROF mug that's exclusive to patrons, plus you'll get a sweet sticker too! 
  • Digital high-five
  • Access to Patreon-only Weekly Newsletter
  • 25% off any 1 merch item
  • Supporter requests
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  • Exclusive Sticker - It's all about merchandising.
  • Exclusive Mug - Who doesn't love a coffee mug!

Plaid

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You've gone plaid. This is unbelievable—I'm not sure there's much that I can offer that could appropriately thank you for this level of support.

In my attempt to thank you—in addition to getting everything from the tiers below—you'll get a coupon for 50% off 1 item at That Hippie Store AND you’ll get a 20-min coffee chat with me! Additionally, you'll be given priority access to any future patron benefits.

That’s not all! You'll also get the super cool, super-exclusive THAT HIPPIE MEDIA sticker and coffee mug...PLUS, you'll get a very awesome patron-only THAT HIPPIE MEDIA tee! What a haul!
  • Digital high-five
  • Access to Patreon-only Weekly Newsletter
  • 50% off any 1 merch item
  • Supporter requests
  • 20 minute coffee chat with me!
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  • Exclusive Mug - Who doesn't love a coffee mug!
  • Exclusive T-shirt - Wear your support with an exclusive patron tee!
  • Exclusive Sticker - It's all about merchandising.

Perri air

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I can't comprehend that you would even consider supporting this level—I don't even know what to give at this level to adequately show my thanks.

In addition to all the benefits from the below tiers, you'll get a 100% off coupon for That Hippie Store. You'll also get a patron-only sticker, coffee mug, t-shirt, AND a THAT HIPPIE MEDIA supporter sweatshirt!
  • Digital high-five
  • Access to Patreon-only Weekly Newsletter
  • 100% off any 1 merch item
  • Supporter requests
  • 20 minute coffee chat with me!
Exclusive Merch
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Includes
  • Exclusive T-shirt - Wear your support with an exclusive patron tee!
  • Exclusive Mug - Who doesn't love a coffee mug!
  • Exclusive Sticker - It's all about merchandising.
  • Exclusive Hoodie - Holy canoli! A whole sweatshirt!

Industrial-strength Hair Dryer

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$111
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Seriously? Like, I've seen other people have tiers like this...so, there must be folks out there...but, seriously!

If you're at this tier, I don't know what else I can offer—I can promise that: (1) I'll be transparent with my work so that you know your support is being used well; (2) You'll get all the perks from the tiers below; and (3) I'll toss in a tote bag.

  • Digital high-five
  • Access to Patreon-only Weekly Newsletter
  • 100% off 1 merch item
  • Supporter requests
  • 20 minute coffee chat with me!
Exclusive Merch
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  • Exclusive Organic Tote Bag - You'll need this to carry all that extra amazingness.
  • Exclusive Hoodie - Holy canoli! A whole sweatshirt!
  • Exclusive T-shirt - Wear your support with an exclusive patron tee!
  • Exclusive Mug - Who doesn't love a coffee mug!
  • Exclusive Sticker - It's all about merchandising.

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About Dr. Andy

Hey, there!

I'm Dr. Andrew Colombo-Dougovito, and I'm a scholar, educator, and activist focusing on the social, environmental, and political barriers to the accessibility of physical activity for disabled persons across their lifespan. I also go by That Hippie Prof on most of the socials (and if you met me, you'd know why), but you can call me, Dr. Andy.

Presently, I am an Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas. There, I also act as the Director of the Physical Activity & Motor Skills Program, the Director of the Disability & Movement Research lab, and a faculty liaison to the Kristin Farmer Autism Center. Additionally, I have served as Historian on the Board of Directors for the National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID) and, presently, serve as an editorial board member for, both, PALAESTRA and Revista de Sobama: Journal of the Brazilian Association of Adapted Motor Activity, as well as a member of the Neurodiversity Initiative at UNT.

When not working, I can be found outside—mountain biking, climbing, hiking, and spending time with family.

Why Patreon?

Well, paralleling much of my scholarly work, I am very passionate about making research accessible for those outside of academia, as well as creating space for dialogues to occur between academics and community stakeholders. To that end, I make much of my own work freely available through my portfolioblognewsletter, and YouTube channel. I have also been working on developing a live show and a podcast. Much of this work, though valuable, isn't  considered in my evaluation as an academic faculty—meaning, everything I do to make my work accessible or in outreach to the community is a work of passion but for which I'm not compensated. At this time, I’m choosing to be community funded—over Advertiser funded—which means I get to be more responsive to you thus building opportunity for future content to meet your needs and interests, not those of a company or business. 

Meaning, much of this extra work is funded by folks like you, who may find some value in being able to access this work freely. Thanks to supporters, folks who purchase some merch or art, and some grants, I'm not only able to pay for the software and editors to make the shows well, but I can pay my guests an honoraria for sharing their knowledge. 

I may occasionally share links to products or services that I'm an affiliate of, but everything I share is on my own terms and, more often than not, something that I use regularly and find to be beneficial. If ever there is an opportunity to partner with sponsors, I will always be transparent about the process.

What if I'm unable to support you monthly but would like to help?

If you'd like to help out, you can buy show merchandise (and other things I make cause I think their cool) or art, or you can send a one time donation through Venmo, or you could just share this page or any other of my content to spread the community. Feel free to use the links below to find more ways to support me.

Thanks for reading!


Goals
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When I reach 25 patrons, I'll offer a “patron-only” livestream invitation to patrons of every tier to a once monthly panel discussion with guests of your choice. We’ll talk about the ins and outs of academia, and answer the questions you want to know. All patrons will be able to suggest and vote on upcoming guests!
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