My Top 5 on Patreon: Atheism, Art, and Education

There are a lot of great creative projects on Patreon worth supporting, but since I’ve just joined (support me here), I thought I’d highlight the ones that I’ve supported because of their awesomeness.

1. Crash Course — Education

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Crash Course is one of my favorite things in the universe. Before they were on Patreon, I supported them on Subbable, and before they were on Subbable I supported them by watching everything they produced on YouTube and evangelizing to my friends.  It is run by John and Hank Green, the Vlogbrothers, and my personal heroes.  I highly, highly recommend their history courses.

We create free, high-quality educational videos used by teachers and learners of all kinds. That’s all we want to do. After 200,000,000 views, it turns out people like this. And our videos aren’t just for schools; the majority of our viewers, around 60% – 70%, watch Crash Course without being currently enrolled in an associated class.

So far, we’ve taught Chemistry, World History, Biology, Ecology, US History, Psychology, Big History, Literature, and we’re in the middle of Anatomy and Physiology, Astronomy, US Government, and World History (again.)

2. Amy Davis Roth — Atheism, Art, and Education

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I’ve been a big fan of Amy’s work for years, you may know her from Skepchick.  I’ve owned four of her necklaces over the years because I enjoy them so much — I think it’s like a third of my necklace collection.  She is extremely prolific in her jewelry making, but she’s got other art she wants to do.

Every dollar will help me buy art supplies, pay for prints and allow me the time I need to focus on the work. And remember, you can set your limits as to how much you are willing to give per completed project. My goal  at this point, is to try to complete one scientist-reviewed painting per month but with help I may be able to do even more!

Help me follow my dream to be a more prolific artist and help me make art that educates and inspires for years to come.

3. Sakimichan — Art and Art Education

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Sakimichan is a brilliant digital artist who also creates really useful tutorials.  I really love their gender-swapped characters, but everything is beautiful.  I have to say I am incredibly jealous of the amount of money Sakimichan has gotten (It’s over $700,000 a year, but the rewards are so good!)

My Name’s Sakimichan: ) I’ve been drawing since I was a kid and I’ve never loved any other hobbies as much ad now thanks to all my patrons I can draw to my hearts content and improve at the same time,  I’m very grateful for that ! I’m open to suggestions from my patrons so don’t be afraid to post on my activity feed, I enjoy bringing you guys happiness with my creations : )

4. Brute Reason — Atheism and Education

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Miri is a fantastic writer and covers topics that it’s hard to find well-covered elsewhere, particularly around psychology.  She also takes her writing seriously and only publishes things that have been really well thought out and edited.  I enthusiastically endorse her.

My blog, Brute Reason, covers social justice, psychology, mental health, sexuality, and other stuff I care about. Most of my writing touches on issues like consent and autonomy, direct communication, community building, and rational thinking. Although my writing often persuades people, I’m more interested in giving people tools to live more happily, think more clearly, and act more ethically. I aspire to be compassionate, charitable, reasonable, nuanced, and honest in my writing. Integrity and accountability are very important to me. My writing is often personal, because I want to remind others who struggle with the things I do that they’re not alone.

5. Rebecca Watson — Atheism and Education

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Finally, Rebecca Watson, the person my audience is likely the most familiar with.  Her video blogs are entertaining and informative.  Rebecca as a person has always been very supportive to me, something I appreciate — and she’s always taken it well if I wrote criticism about her work.  I think people are really prone to not hearing what she’s actually saying because it’s her who’s saying it, which is a shame.  If you’ve never watched her videos, they’re worth a first-person viewing.

I created the  Skepchick Network, a collection of blogs focused on science, critical thinking, and sarcasm. I write for outlets like Popular Science and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. I have an asteroid named after me. Also, I make videos.  For many years now, I’ve made YouTube videos about the topics most important to me, like science and women’s rights and video games. My goal is to create shareable videos that are both entertaining and (usually) educational.

And I’ll include mine here again just in case you’ve missed it.

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My Top 5 on Patreon: Atheism, Art, and Education
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