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Help Us Turn Passion into Action

We know, a lot of people are asking for money these days. Beyond the pay-as-you-go nature of everyday life now, there are political campaigns to fund, children to save at the border, and unbiased journalism to support. That’s not even counting the money your cousin needs for her asthma inhaler (substitute your choice of medical condition there).

But we’re of the completely biased opinion that a Graceless membership is worth adding to your monthly credit card bill. Why? Because we’re trying to do something new and completely unique, building media that meets the needs of 21st-century global citizens. We’re hunting down original, unheard-from voices to write for us, turning their thought-provoking content into real-world events that feel…useful—something we’ve all been searching for lately. We want to be able to pay those writers what they deserve and create the kind of events *you* deserve.

Help us create a community that we all feel connected to and invested in. Become a member today to be a part of group that’s going to change the world—and have a damn good time while we do it.

Join before January 1, 2019 and get 25% off our inaugural Graceless t-shirt, with an original design by Austin artist Tay Miles!

Our $5/month members get access to an exclusive, ad-free podcast feed, where Allyson and Carla take deep dives into each issue with writer interviews and special guests, and fun pop-culture focused specials here and there.

Our $10/month members will get access to the feed and a small gift in the mail every quarter as a token of our appreciation.

The more members we get, the more goodies we can give you. Join today to get on the ground floor of the Graceless train.

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#31: Spending Time To Make Time

There’s not enough time, and we’re getting tricked into thinking it’s our fault.

#30: It’s Not Her Movement, It’s Ours

We are doing just fine without Sheryl Sandberg.

Graceless Happy Hour #28: Where Do We Draw The Line?

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