Ella Dawson

Ella Dawson

kind but daring writing about intimacy and relationships.

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You will have my unending gratitude for supporting my work! Every little bit helps. You'll receive my monthly newsletter including book reviews + pop culture hot takes, as well as updates about podcast conversations and short essays.

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At this tier, consider yourself one of my favorite bros. You will get to read exclusive essays about relationships, intimacy and mental health (including LIFE RUINER). Plus early access to new work, the monthly newsletter including book reviews + pop culture hot takes, and other fun surprises.

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This tier will receive a personalized, hand-written thank you note in the mail from me, as well as the herpes sticker pack! Plus the newsletter, early access, exclusive essays, and my micro-memoir LIFE RUINER.

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  • Early access to new projects
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About Ella Dawson

Who am I?

My name is Ella Dawson and I'm a sex and culture critic. I write about topics we tend to avoid in polite conversation, from the uncomfortable nuances of abusive relationships to how shame keeps us silent about our mental and sexual health. My work blends personal essay and pop culture criticism through a feminist lens. Plus I write fiction — my debut novel The Reunion will be published by Dutton Books.


What am I doing on Patreon?

After years of working in brand social media by day to support my writing after hours, I am now able to write full-time — and tweet only for myself. 

The support of my Patreon community allows me to tackle challenging and stigmatized topics like domestic violence, sexual assault and gender discrimination in ways that are survivor-centric. Publishing on Patreon allows me to hone and honor my voice as a writer without getting burned by the personal essay industrial complex

After years of writing online, I've learned the value of publishing for a good-faith and kind audience as opposed to the internet at large. Having a dedicated community of readers allows me to delve deeper without worrying about harassment by drive-by trolls and fringe conservative provocateurs who enjoy presenting my writing out of context. 

I am so proud of this empathetic, curious community. Please join us!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 101 exclusive posts
1
Audio release
114
Images
2
Links
35
Writings
8
Videos

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