When we launched our biggest ever fundraiser, we told you we wanted our community to do more than just survive; we wanted it to thrive. And then we watched in wonder as you raised $90,000 in less than week. Of course, because you’re you, it wasn’t enough to just help us hit our goal in six days. You commented, tweeted, DM’ed, and emailed us endless messages of love and support along with your generous contributions. Our spirits are soaring! We think you deserve to thrive and you think we deserve to thrive and why have we spent so much time not believing each other? Patriarchy, it’s a hell of a drug.
We hadn’t planned anything beyond our original goal, but your belief in us has taught us a new kind of hope. Today, we’re introducing a fundraising stretch goal of $25,000 intended to help bring our senior staff salaries to a more manageable place. Our senior editors have, as you know, been drastically underpaid for years. Many of us have to hustle on the side to make ends meet, and others of us rely on our partners to compensate for our salaries. But with your help, maybe we, too, can start doing more than just surviving! We’ll be rolling out some new perks along with some fun adventures in the coming days. For now: Thank you. We are truly overwhelmed with gratitude.