So, as you may or may not know I have a very severe chronic illness. And any financial help I can get would very much make my life easier. Since this blog takes up a LOT of my time, I will probably on the longrun be unable to make any more posts without financial support. That's the chronic illness life.
I decided to launch a Patreon specifically because I've noticed that SO MANY allies approach me with very detailed questions about writing diversely or recognizing problematicness that I physically cannot answer all of them without repercussions to my mental and physical health.
These kinds of posts take a lot of energy, especially to a chronically-ill person like me. Patreon is the perfect place for even MORE posts about problematicness, racism, ableism, homophobia, and also a nice way to help you with your own writing and ensure the next generation of writers gets some help.
This will be mostly a feature for the allies and social justice advocates-in-training. I will be making several posts every month answering questions that you may have.
THE IMPORTANT STUFF - What you can expect from this Patreon
!new! posts every other day
exclusive writing advice in terms of writing diversely
exclusive adviceon recognizing problematicnesss and allyship
exclusive educational blog posts
in-depth book talksabout problematic books
accessability:as a patron, there's a way for you to read posts from higher tiers. Choose which content you'd like to support.
submit questionsthat I answer periodically. Choose your content.
asafe space to ask questions about writing diversely and being a good ally, and interact with other allies
I'm also African, living in Germany, biracial, bisexual, disabled, ace-spectrum, and neuroatypical - so if you have any questions in regards to writing characters that are one of these things, you can totally ask me for advice. BIO - Who am I
I'm a chronically-ill book blogger, writer, and aspiring publishing professional. I've been blogging on my book blog The Bookavid since September 2014, primarily focusing on promoting and reviewing diverse reads. I'm also trying to get a foot in the door in the publishing industry where my main goal will be to help diversifying and doing everything I can to get marginalized readers the representation they deserve. Unfortunately this proves very difficult despite lots of experience, because I cannot work in-person. And even beyond that my chronic illness makes it pretty much impossible for me to have a regular job without facing a severe health risk because my health keeps steadily declining and symptoms keep getting worse. FOR WHAT - What will I do with the money
Any money received through this will go towards living expenses. My chronic illness makes it incredibly difficult for me to live normally - I cannot physically work and any time I put into creating content online of course takes away from that. This is why I'd love your support, because without it I won't be able to continue blogging and promoting diverse books for marginalized readers, serving as a resource for more than 20,000 people online. Any financial help would make it possible for me to continue to promote diverse reads and continue making blog posts and book recommendations that are very much needed. <3