Page 1 – stay tuned, lovelies!
Page 1 – stay tuned, lovelies!
Stills from Mishkan, a performance art/ritual piece about trans sanctuary. Mishkan is the biblical sanctuary that the Israelites carried through the desert. I used paper, chalk pastels, shadows, dirt, plants and plastic to create a temporary structure when I was feeling overwhelmed by casual transphobia and general isolation of school.
Left image description: a large white piece of paper with some orange scratches, crumpled and unfolded to create lines, leaf shadows on the top, against a black background.
Right image: thick orange pastel lines winding over a piece of paper that is upright on the ground, bottom section is in shadow.
[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: “Top 10 reasons for new patrons” over a pastel, brushstroke background]
1. Cool Rewards
Whatever you pledge, you can get awards like stickers, notebooks, and tote bags. At all levels, you get a personalized thank you, early access to the podcast, space at the monthly Skype hangout, and our eternal love.
2. More Original Content
We love creating articles and podcast for everyone to learn from and enjoy. Sometimes we even have the pleasure of bringing in guest authors!
3. Less Stress = More Focus
The less we have to stress about funds, the more we can focus on content, support, and expansion.
4. The ability to support more queer projects + creators
More patrons mean we can bring in more guest writers to give their unique perspectives and interests. It also means we can support and share more queer-led projects each month. As we grow, we want our community and fellow creators to grow with us.
5. Ability to brainstorm and release new concepts
The more time we’re able to focus solely on this project, the more time we can brainstorm new ways to uplift, empower, educate, and support our community with new and exciting projects!
6. Expand Our Team
The more funding we have, the more folks we can bring into the project. That means new and better quality content. One of this project’s goals is to bring in more team members.
7. Higher Quality Content
The more time, training, and skills we can invest, the better quality content we can produce.
8. Bi-Monthly Chat
Another Patreon goal is to start a bi-monthly chat with all of our patrons!
We’ve managed to start a website, bring in guest authors, launch various initiatives like Foster a Library, Project of the Month, and #MQHArtContest. We’d love to expand further in 2018!
10. Spreading Queer History
We run a series of articles and a podcast that work to tell the stories of the queer communities history. Above all else, that’s what it’s about; telling those stories not just to learn about our past, but to look toward the future.
Learning queer history is great, but making queer history is far greater.
Thank you for reading and sharing! <3
PLEASE pledge on my Patreon so I can continue making comics like these!
Being trans can be tough sometimes but it’s also a blessing. A sacred gift. A journey few can know. A joy!
Thanks again for reading! ^_^
The NYPD says it’s taking a more sensitive approach to sex work, but not everyone benefits.
“People always think of a trans woman: ‘You have to sell sex. That’s your dominant job.’ And that’s not what everybody does.”
As an individual, you are the expert on how you identify.
[Image Description: A picture of multiple succulent plants sitting together with text that reads “not all nonbinary people are the same”]
nonbinary people come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, from all backgrounds and all walks of life, from all the different places in the world. there is not only one nonbinary experience but millions of potential nonbinary experiences.
we should celebrate diversity among nonbinary identities, not shun it.