shack

is creating words, art, ephemera

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    About shack

    Hello, and welcome!

    My name is Shack (they/he) and I am a transmasc queer artist, scholar, and scavenger.
    I am currently finishing my dissertation about how emojis have changed human language forever. My background is in Linguistics, Creative Writing, Environmental Science, and Library and Information Science. I've created this page to help support myself as I pursue a non-traditional 'career' after I finish my PhD.

    Where else can you find me online?

    Plans and Goals
    My goals and plans are multi-faceted. A little bit of this, a little bit of that. Some of my ongoing projects include:
    • I currently buy and sell vintage books on Etsy under the name Back Alley Micro Mart. If you don't want to/can't afford to give a monthly pledge, consider buying a book!
    • I am in the process of creating my first 'collected works' poetry zine, and I also create the always free Moral Support zines, which I hope to put into a third printing soon.
    • I am beginning to pursue a path as a folk witch and storyteller. What this means currently is that I am collecting books and stories from Appalachia, researching my own long family history in the region, and reconciling that past with the violent colonization of the region.
    • Non-traditional education curricula. This idea is in its infancy-- I love to teach, but I am also highly critical of the traditional western academic system. I have more than a decade of experience creating my own activities, projects, and learning goals for teaching environments as wide-ranged as "What is an Animal" for 4 year olds, to "Examining Wikipedia's Structural Bias Problem" for adults. I would like to be able to develop and produce a portfolio of curricula for teachers, parents, anyone to be able to use. 

    What your Patronage Supports
    Becoming a Patron means that you are allowing me to do the work that I am passionate about, but which doesn't fit neatly into capitalism's ideas of a "job." Every $1 is $1 less stress that I am under, and $1 more time for me to put my values into action. I dream of a world where money is obsolete, and we are all free to be our truest selves, unburdened by labor. By supporting me, you support that vision, and allow me to turn my energy towards work in my community. As always, none of us will be free until all of us are free. I follow the leadership of the Black trans women who have always been at the forefront of this struggle, and I want my life's work to make the world a better, safer, more joyful place for them.
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    By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 4 exclusive posts
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    Audio release
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    1
    Link
    1
    Writing

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