Raising Mothers

is creating literary work & community that celebrates Black & Brown parents

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Angela

Limited (2 remaining)
$5
per month
This is for those who want to invest in Raising Mothers and our community because they love and support the work we're doing. Tiers are unique to your own financial landscape. We trust the individuals in our community value and respect our time and labor and that those who are truly in need will be the only ones utilizing this tier.
For everyone else, please join us at our Toni or Audre tiers. 

Each tier includes:

  • Creative prompts, journaling exercises, brand + book recommendations, and other goodies exclusive to patrons
  • Early access to our calls for submissions
  • Early and/or discounted access to workshops, courses, and registrations

Toni

Limited (76 remaining)
$10
per month
Thank you for investing in Raising Mothers and our community. Tiers are unique to your own financial landscape.

Each tier includes:

  • Creative prompts, journaling exercises, book recommendations, and other patron-exclusive goods
  • Early access to our calls for submissions
  • Early and/or discounted access to workshops, courses, and registrations

bell

$14
per month
Thank you for investing in Raising Mothers and our community. Tiers are unique to your own financial landscape.

This tier, in honor of bell hooks and Black Feminist revelation, includes the following: 

  • A free form newsletter covering parenting, relationships, being Black, being an immigrant, guest writers, Q&A’s, and more
  • Access to talks that will happen in conjunction with RM Society
Each tier includes:

  • Creative prompts, journaling exercises, book recommendations, and other patron-exclusive goods
  • Early access to our calls for submissions
  • Early and/or discounted access to workshops, courses, and registrations

About Raising Mothers

Welcome to Raising Mothers Patreon page! You’re here because you’ve committed to providing resources that allow our work to remain accessible and free for Black, Indigenous and Brown parents both as writers and readers. 

I’m Sherisa de Groot, the founder and EIC of Raising Mothers, a digital literary magazine and community that celebrates and centers the full humanity of parents in the global majority. I’d love to have your support so I can continue to reach people who are looking for a place that reflects them on a deep level.

Raising Mothers publishes work that redefines and returns power to the parenting and parented experience for historically marginalized persons in their own voice. 

Raising Mothers represents all walks of life and amplifies the voices of the underrepresented. Far too often, Black and brown and trans voices are either silenced or used as a token. Here we are the standard.

What will your support help accomplish?

Raising Mothers exists as a website, social media accounts, talks, courses and community building activities on- and offline. All of these things have always been created and maintained in my “spare” time from my freelancing then full-time salaried job and full-time parenting. Now that I’m back to freelancing full-time, your support will allow me to devote more time and resources into keeping all of those spaces fresh and updated, and creating new content for our community to explore. This will help pay writers, illustrators, admin costs, and also help us grow. Raising Mothers has always been ad-free, and it will remain that way. 

You will be charged monthly automatically for your subscription: one the day you subscribe, and the 1st day of the month moving forward.

If you’ve found any benefit from the published work, talks, courses or content shared, please consider helping me reach my goal of being able to truly run Raising Mothers full-time.  

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I can’t/don’t want to make a monthly donation, I just want to give a one-time gift. Is that possible?

Certainly! Our main focus is to build up our Patreon account, but we will never turn you away. If you'd like to make a one-time donation to Raising Mothers, you can do so right here. We’ve also activated the option of paying annually upfront, saving 10% at every tier. 

Thank you!! 

Other Ways You Can Help 
Share this campaign with your friends, your family, your co-workers -- it can mean the difference between Raising Mothers continued growth or premature demise. If you’re unable to donate financially at this time, you can become a supporter by checking out our website, Raising Mothers, as well as liking and following us on Instagram and Facebook. You can join our pen pal club for moms: Mother Mail. Sign up for our newsletter, too!

Goals
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When we reach 1500 members, we'll hire additional editorial staff and increase the our compensation to writers and artists. 
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 54 exclusive posts
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 54 exclusive posts
41
Images
6
Links
2
Polls
7
Writings

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