I look great, right? I love my self-cut hair, my fat disabled body, my powerhouse survivor’s journey of recovery and growth, and the 1,265 unique pieces of original art I’ve made since I started my Patreon crowd-funding!
And I need your help. To keep making art and to become a permanent resident of Germany.
I am incredibly grateful to the small group of very generous Patrons who have made my free queer art possible the last five years.
Because of my Patrons, I’ve been able to make documentary art of Queer Berlin and release it for free, even as I become increasingly disabled by autoimmune illness and C-PTSD. Most of my Patrons have been with me from the beginning, and their support is my treasure, my power center, my grail.
My income is half what it was last year, as Patrons’ circumstances have changed, the censorship impact of SESTA/FOSTA means I have to do my more explicit work for free, and people can’t afford to buy my original art at present.
And I’m gonna earn way less this year, as I need to reduce my posting while I (finally!) learn German and recover from burnout.
I was posting like 14 times a month for much of last year, and donating all my extra money to mutual aid! It was awesome. But also crisis-based and unsustainable. This year I’m exhausted, burned out, very sick, AND it is time for us to apply for permanent residency in Germany!
All I need is a dollar/euro a month from you, for this one year. If you can’t sign up for my Patreon, please share this post on your socials (yes even FB, even though I don’t have a FB account) and tell people about how I make documentary art and release it for free.
You can see the 298 original pieces of art I made thanks to my Patrons in 2020 here.
308 pieces of art I made in 2019 here.
255 pieces of art I made in 2018 here.
280 pieces of art I made in 2017 here.
Some of the around 100 pieces of art I made in 2016 here.
Some of the around 40 pieces of art I made in 2015. the year I started my Patreon, here.
The single posted work of art I made in 2014, the last year I had a day job, here.
Yeah, it makes all the difference, I can’t actually make art if I have to hold any kind of job. But with Patron support, I make so much art, and you can help!
You can share my socials, twitter is @slurketta and insta is here.