Supporting Crip News
Crip News is now accepting your financial support.
Before I jump into what this will do to expand this project, I want to stress that the weekly issues of Crip News - the core publishing process - will always be available for free. These newsletters are a collage of artists’ and organizers’ public work and I hope they are accessible to anyone who finds them useful.
When I dream about disability politics, culture, and artistry, I’m dreaming of a commons.
A commons belongs to all of us. Access is how we build a commons.
So it’s difficult to write this post. Because I want to create a space where no one feels obligated to pony up anything to be here. Exclusive content, early access, membership tiers, advertising…none of it thrills me. NOTAFLOF is a divine process.
But I need support to sustain and expand this work.
Here’s what your donation will make possible:
I am amazed that I’ve been able to assemble these weekly issues for 15 months now. As I wrote at the 1-year mark, “the thrill of remote connection to others’ work saves and energizes me.” Now that I know I can do this on my own, reliably, I’m able to imagine what is possible with new forms of support.
New disabled contributors.
I want to be able to pay collaborators to help me assemble the issues. You’ll get fresh takes, I’ll get some rest, they’ll get some coin. Win-win-win.
I have story ideas. I have sources. If I can take a pause from scouring my screens for each week’s issue, I’ll be able to follow this stuff. And report on things that you won’t find anywhere else.
With the space to dream, we can use events, partnerships, and special projects as tools for connection. I find the word “community” to be really vague, so here I mean it as something we will come to know. And I’ll ask you what it might mean for you.
Your support is deeply felt. Thank you.
Do you use Crip News in your professional work? Please consider becoming a Founding Member. Expense it or write it off on your taxes. Use Crip News as a business service.
And if you don’t have this relationship to a career or profession, if work hurts and bosses suck, you don’t have to do a single thing. The weekly issues will always land in your inbox, free.
And finally: Want to donate to Crip News another way? You can Venmo @Kevin-Gotkin or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.