Rachel Schulte

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About Rachel Schulte

Hello lovely potential supporters!

I am a writer, actor, director and creator who currently makes her living taking care of little ones. I'll get more into myself and my background further down, but first let me get to the good stuff- the stuff that brings me to Patreon and, hopefully, to you!

In a nutshell? Queer representation in fiction & fantasy.

The main thing that brings me here is a series I've been writing and developing for over five years. As a gay woman and avid devourer of fiction and fantasy, I've always longed for more queer characters. Particularly, I wanted to see characters that were not defined only by their sexual orientation, and not placed in the world only to serve as elements of turmoil, angst and secrecy.

So, I created Sahren; a world where queerness is not only present, but a completely accepted way of life. Where there are lesbian queens and bisexual princes, and to be born as neither man nor woman is not only respected, but a sign of connection to a higher power. 

It's all of the delicious and vivid things you love about fantasy, infused with huge strokes of pride.

What Your Support Means
Well first of all, knowing that you read and enjoy my work is more fulfilling than I can put into words (shameful for a writer, perhaps, but true).

Financially, it means time. The most valuable thing you can give me.

As you can imagine, building a whole new world with the rich detail it deserves is intensely time consuming. I want to do my characters and the story justice, and you as my readers deserve nothing less. With support from patrons, I will be able to devote more time and energy to bringing The Empires of Sahren to life. 

A Little More About Me
Currently, I work as a nanny for young children. I have worked with kids for many years, in classrooms, theaters and more. The job can be very demanding, as children need all of your attention 100% of the time, and I can often be found chasing them up and down four flights of stairs! It can be hard to find the drive to pursue passion projects at the end of the day, but I always push myself to do what I can, because these pursuits mean everything to me. 

I would love for my creative passions to become my full-time career. That's why I've come to Patreon. This is where I begin to bring the work of bringing that dream to fruition.

A few notable facts:
  • Musical Theatre B.F.A. from Emerson College. Singing, dancing and acting are some of my first loves and what brought me into the arts in the first place.
  • Written and produced several plays for middle school aged girls, incorporating 20+ characters and stories about space travel, pirates, pollution, zombies, superheroes and more. 
  • Background in Shakespeare, both performance and directing. 
  • Had my first full-length play, The Memory Of, produced in 2016.
  • Participated on a panel, "Queerness in Doctor Who," at NY Queercon in 2018.
  • Founded and ran an all women+ Shakespeare and theatre troupe for five years. In 2018, we co-produced the first ever all-female production of Kander & Ebb's Cabaret
  • Devoted attendee of Comic Con, NY Ren Faire, and NYC Pride.

You've made it this far and I THANK YOU! If you like what you see and enjoy what you read, I hope you'll consider becoming a patron. I promise to bring you all of the content I can create and make it worth your while. 

With love and gratitude,
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