I’ve got a bit of a dilemma.
While I absolutely love to be able to update PTC on a regular basis, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find the time to put together content.
As many of you know, I’ve been busy over the past year, trying to get to a place where I can make writing and activism my primary source of income. It’s been a challenge, but I’m doing everything in my power to make it happen, taking on freelance gigs at every turn.
Whether it’s my recent New York Times op-ed, one of my pieces at Rolling Stone, the handful of Huffington Post, RedEye Chicago, or Death & Taxes blogs I’ve written, a one-off piece for Salon, Talking Points Memo, my 200+ pieces for The Advocate, or my very first piece published anywhere — my July 12, 2013 piece at Thought Catalog — I’ve been working towards financial stability.
Maybe you first heard of me after I was named to this year’s Trans 100? Maybe when I was listed by Windy City Times as one of their “30 Under 30“? Maybe you’ve heard my interviews on Feast of Fun, Radio Dispatch, Media Matters Radio, or the Transponder podcast? Maybe you read my Windy City Times profile? Maybe you read my Chicagoist interviews?
Point is, I’m trying.
And here’s what I need. I’ve done the math. In order to leave my job, and devote all my time and energy to writing and activism. It comes out to about $3,000 per month.
I’ve set up a profile on Patreon, where you can contribute $0.50, $1, $10, $20, or whatever amount you feel comfortable contributing (even if it’s $0).
Do you enjoy the work I do? Do you want to see more of that work? Then consider contributing to my Patreon page.
Thank you so, so, so much.