Support Uncompensated Change Making
Disrupting the status quo, advocating for systemic change, and transforming culture requires collective action from many people working at all levels of social change–much of which lacks funding.
Co-creating a more just, inclusive, equitable, and compassionate society involves rebalancing wealth and power systems which are inherently not structured to compensate people for the work that disrupts these very systems.
Wealth and power systems exclude participation in leadership, which leads to uncompensated time and energy to ensure new voices and different perspectives are heard in systems and culture change conversations.
EMPOWR IS A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE FOR A NEW ERA
EmpowR’s founder, Rae Carter, is dedicated to sharing her gifts in service to collective liberation. Her proximity to injustice fuels EmpowR’s commitment to equity, fairness, advocacy, and change making. She has earned a seat in leadership for systemic change even if—and especially because—her life circumstances led to financial insecurity, downward economic mobility, discrimination in the workforce, and trauma.
EmpowR’s sustainability and reciprocity partially relies on monthly financial contributions to support uncompensated time, energy, and work for Rae to earn an income as a change maker and to be able to prioritize equity in EmpowR offerings.
By joining the EmpowR Patreon Community, you are fueling the EmpowR vision and voice to co-create personal and cultural transformation by centering healing and social justice and you are a part of co-creating change!!
Your Patreon membership helps pay for the following bridge building, change making, and web weaving actions:
- Rae’s volunteer leadership positions where she advocates for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in her roles as a steering committee member with Vermonters Taking Action Against Cancer and as a board and executive committee member with Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility.
- Publishing the EmpowR Voice Blog as a container to raise the impact of woman’s voices for change.
- Supporting biodiversity, organic herb production, sustainable wildcrafting, land regeneration, and healing spaces at the Forest Magic Healing Sanctuary centered in reciprocity with the land and EmpowR community.
- Prioritizing accessibility over profit so that all people who wish to work with Rae in healing navigation and intuitive counsel sessions as well as attend educational programming are able to do so with generous sliding fee scale pricing, turning no one away because of economic hardship.
- Rae’s engagement co-creating networks and bridge building for collective liberation. Rae offers time and energy to support shared visions for a new world, connects people with resources, and opens opportunities for people in social change and community leadership spaces.
- Rae’s continued commitment to show up with integrity in diverse and challenging spaces with the time and energy needed to help her stay healthy and engaged in healing and social justice work with an open heart. Reciprocity is returned to Rae for all she offers without compensation by people who are able to support the EmpowR Patreon Community.
Additional ways to offer support include subscribing to the EmpowR Voice newsletter and engaging with @RaeCarterEmpowR on social media channels by liking, commenting, and sharing the content far and wide.
Offer Your Financial Support
Join the EmpowR Patreon Community to financially support EmpowR’s vision and Rae’s voice as a change maker.