Benita Grace

is creating Stories, Essays, Poems, Public Service Ads

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NO FILTER Commentary
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 1. Patron-only access to at least 6 entries per month for the NO FILTER Commentary series  


NO FILTER is composed of essays, poetry, and blogs on alternative perspectives (human, social, community, and any other that fights for a view). Also, life tips, proposals, provocations, and prescriptions for human resilience. It includes views on the flipside and underside of popular norm, status quo, and mainstream thought, as well as observations about rarely told human experiences. 


(All writing in this Patreon comprise the early drafts, footnotes, notations, musings, and other inspirations for my upcoming memoir, and fiction and nonfiction books.) 

FIELD NOTES True Stories
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1. Patron-only access to at least 6 entries per month for the NO FILTER Commentary series 

2. At least 4 short stories per month for the FIELD NOTES True Stories


FIELD NOTES is a collection of short stories that underscores the fact that all lives are epic in their own right. These are stories about the triumph of the human spirit in a painfully human world. As creative nonfiction, these stories are raw tales from the field. 


(All writing in this Patreon comprise the early drafts, footnotes, notations, musings, and other inspirations for my upcoming memoir, and fiction and nonfiction books.)


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About

I do social research. This is what's often used as basis for policy-making and institutional decisions that determine how people can live better and communities thrive longer. I notice that details from the field are lost in the calculations and extrapolations churned out by statistical tables.

I also do development communication. I notice that when development workers go back to the people they have researched from and about in order to hand down recommendations on making their lives better, based on the conclusions and recommendations from the research, the messages aren't optimally on point. 

So, I'm inclined to believe that it is in the stories - raw stories - of people where the clues in real development lie. Anecdote is data with more relatable, more immediate, more useful, more dependable information. This is why I'm on Patreon. I'd like to tell you those stories that got lost somewhere in the statistical programs that produce institutional data.

Every person's life is an anecdote in development, for development.

Everyone is a story.

Rather, everyone is an epic story - monumental, heroic, and legendary in their own right.

Join me on this journey. I'd like you to meet some amazing lives. 
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My ultimate goal for joining Patreon is to create public service ad (PSA) campaigns in video format and short film style. These will carry relevant, timely, and urgent social themes and messages, while produced with professional quality and utmost creativity.

The PSAs, under the banner of the Human Resilience Project,  will be circulated on social media, as well as distributed to other potential audiences such as schools, organizations, and communities.

This goal needs funds to manifest. The much-needed project needs funds for filming and editing equipment, recording of footage, post-production budgets, among other things. 

I hope you share my vision, my mission, and my creative yearning. May you dream with me.

My gratitude to all of you!
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