God Loves Women

is creating Gender Justice Resources

5

patrons

$82

per month


Hello!

My name is Natalie Collins and I tweet and blog as God Loves Women and Natweetalie.

For the last six years I have been writing, organising, producing resources, and supporting people both on and offline around issues of abuse and trauma.  I have funded this through doing freelance work, as well as bringing up a family.

After winning the first ever Sermon of the Year competition earlier this year I have just begun a funded place on a Masters in Integrative Theology at London School of Theology (my first steps into academic study, and a miraculous provision!). However, the capacity this study will take up reduces the time I have to do freelance work alongside the work I do that is unpaid, and our family has recently expanded meaning my time is even more limited.

I am taking this hideously uncomfortable important step of setting up this Patreon account to invite people who appreciate what I do and want to help me continue it by contributing financially.

For those who aren't familiar with my work... I am a Gender Justice Specialist. I write resources and deliver training on different aspects of gender justice, including domestic abuse, trauma, child sexual exploitation and pornographies.

I organise Project 3:28, addressing the unbalanced representation of women in the UK church and the Fifty Shades is Domestic Abuse campaign and I run the DAY Programme, a youth domestic abuse and exploitation education programme.  

The projects I am currently working on include:

  • The Own My Life Course: A programme for women who have been subjected to abuse, focussed on addressing trauma and the ongoing impact of male violence.
  • How To Talk About Abuse: A resource for everyone about how to talk about abuse.
  • Co-Survivorship: A resource for the partners of women who have been subjected to male violence.
  • Diddy DAY: Developing a version of the DAY Programme for primary school children.  This has already been piloted by an organisation with children in the UK.
  • DAY+ LGBT*: Creating a version of the DAY Programme for LGBT* young people.
  • Female Speakers Database: Coordinating the development of a database for Christian women across the UK that can be used by event organisers to ensure their is a balance of men and women on the Christian platform.
  • Christian Organisation Audit: Calculating the number of men and women leading the main Christian organisations across the UK.
  • Premiere Protest: Organising a protest at the premiere of the Fifty Shades Darker film.
  • Gender Reconciliation Workshops: Organising for Gender Reconciliation International to deliver groundbreaking workshops in the UK.

The ongoing work I do that is unpaid...

  • UK Church Stats: Every year I organise collating the statistics of the number of men and women on the national Christian platform.
  • Writing: I write blogs and other content when asked to by organisations and individuals.
  • Support: I regularly respond to emails and phone calls from those who are being subjected to abuse and people who are supporting those have been subjected to abuse.  
  • Media: I am frequently asked contribute to various national and local media, including newspaper, radio and TV.

As the main earner in my family and with three children (including a child we have "inherited") there is a significant amount of financial pressure to be able to eat and pay the mortgage etc etc.  Any regular donation you are able to give would be enable me to spend time working on projects I believe will make the most difference to people's lives.  

Thank you for considering supporting my work!  If you are unable to support financially, and are a person of faith, you can sign up HERE to get prayer updates from me, which would also be really appreciated!

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
You will get my appreciation forever and access to my Patreon feed.
Pledge $3 or more per month
You will get email updates from me on what I'm up to.
Pledge $5 or more per month
At the end of twelve months I will send you a homemade thank you card for your contribution.  It will be made with my own hands (and I will use my eyes too to make sure that it is very wonderful).
Pledge $7 or more per month
At the end of twelve months, I will make and send you an ACTUAL badge.  If you collect badges then you can add this to your collection.  If you do not collect badges, then this can be the start of a beautiful badge collection!
Pledge $10 or more per month
At the end of twelve months, I will get one of my children to draw a picture for you.  It will be very beautiful (I may be biased about my children's art skills...).
Pledge $15 or more per month
At the end of twelve months, I will make and post you a magnet that you can stick on ANYTHING THAT IS METAL.
Pledge $20 or more per month
At the end of twelve months, I will make and post you a keyring, you can use it for keys, or you can turn it into a RATHER UGLY necklace, or keep it in a special place because I made it for you.
Pledge $25 or more per month
At the end of twelve months, I will send you a custom made mug, will not be making the mug (because I do not know how to make mugs) but I will get it printed with an extra special design.
Pledge $30 or more per month
At the end of twelve months I will make and post you a pair of lego earrings.  I own a pair and everyone always says they love them and if you get a pair that I have made you then you will a) be special because I have made you earrings and b) become extra specially cool because you will have amazing earrings.
Pledge $40 or more per month
At the end of twelve months I will send you a cotton bag that I have designed and printed.  It will be a marvellous bag that you can put all your things in and carry around with you.
Pledge $50 or more per month
At the end of twelve months I will knit you a pair of wrist warmers.  Every stitch will be knitted with love and when you wear them you will feel love all over your wrists, which will make you feel all snuggled up inside.
Pledge $75 or more per month
At the end of the year I will send you a custom made t-shirt (five designs to choose from).  I will not sew the t-shirt together, but I will print out and iron on an extra fancy design for you that you can choose and every time you wear it you will be able to smile because I made it especially for you.
Pledge $100 or more per month
only 10 left
At the end of the year I will knit you a cardigan.  Yes, it will be a WHOLE cardigan and every part of it will be knitted with love and so that will make it warmer than a normal cardigan (it's science).  And it will glow with love and people will want to be your friend because you have a glowing cardigan.
Pledge $200 or more per month
At the end of twelve months, you can choose three rewards from any of the above rewards.
Pledge $500 or more per month
After twelve months you will get a special certificate that I will make for you on very posh paper and you can choose five rewards from the above list.
Pledge $1,000 or more per month
I will ring/skype you on your birthday and sing you happy birthday.  At the end of twelve months, if you live in the UK, I will come to your house and cook you dinner (I am not a particularly amazing cook, but I will make something that will taste nice).  I will make you an extra special certificate and will send you monthly kind messages filled with love and appreciation and I may also ring you to sing you songs occasionally.  And you can choose any rewards and I will post them to you.  And I will love you forever and ever.


Hello!

My name is Natalie Collins and I tweet and blog as God Loves Women and Natweetalie.

For the last six years I have been writing, organising, producing resources, and supporting people both on and offline around issues of abuse and trauma.  I have funded this through doing freelance work, as well as bringing up a family.

After winning the first ever Sermon of the Year competition earlier this year I have just begun a funded place on a Masters in Integrative Theology at London School of Theology (my first steps into academic study, and a miraculous provision!). However, the capacity this study will take up reduces the time I have to do freelance work alongside the work I do that is unpaid, and our family has recently expanded meaning my time is even more limited.

I am taking this hideously uncomfortable important step of setting up this Patreon account to invite people who appreciate what I do and want to help me continue it by contributing financially.

For those who aren't familiar with my work... I am a Gender Justice Specialist. I write resources and deliver training on different aspects of gender justice, including domestic abuse, trauma, child sexual exploitation and pornographies.

I organise Project 3:28, addressing the unbalanced representation of women in the UK church and the Fifty Shades is Domestic Abuse campaign and I run the DAY Programme, a youth domestic abuse and exploitation education programme.  

The projects I am currently working on include:

  • The Own My Life Course: A programme for women who have been subjected to abuse, focussed on addressing trauma and the ongoing impact of male violence.
  • How To Talk About Abuse: A resource for everyone about how to talk about abuse.
  • Co-Survivorship: A resource for the partners of women who have been subjected to male violence.
  • Diddy DAY: Developing a version of the DAY Programme for primary school children.  This has already been piloted by an organisation with children in the UK.
  • DAY+ LGBT*: Creating a version of the DAY Programme for LGBT* young people.
  • Female Speakers Database: Coordinating the development of a database for Christian women across the UK that can be used by event organisers to ensure their is a balance of men and women on the Christian platform.
  • Christian Organisation Audit: Calculating the number of men and women leading the main Christian organisations across the UK.
  • Premiere Protest: Organising a protest at the premiere of the Fifty Shades Darker film.
  • Gender Reconciliation Workshops: Organising for Gender Reconciliation International to deliver groundbreaking workshops in the UK.

The ongoing work I do that is unpaid...

  • UK Church Stats: Every year I organise collating the statistics of the number of men and women on the national Christian platform.
  • Writing: I write blogs and other content when asked to by organisations and individuals.
  • Support: I regularly respond to emails and phone calls from those who are being subjected to abuse and people who are supporting those have been subjected to abuse.  
  • Media: I am frequently asked contribute to various national and local media, including newspaper, radio and TV.

As the main earner in my family and with three children (including a child we have "inherited") there is a significant amount of financial pressure to be able to eat and pay the mortgage etc etc.  Any regular donation you are able to give would be enable me to spend time working on projects I believe will make the most difference to people's lives.  

Thank you for considering supporting my work!  If you are unable to support financially, and are a person of faith, you can sign up HERE to get prayer updates from me, which would also be really appreciated!

Recent posts by God Loves Women

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
You will get my appreciation forever and access to my Patreon feed.
Pledge $3 or more per month
You will get email updates from me on what I'm up to.
Pledge $5 or more per month
At the end of twelve months I will send you a homemade thank you card for your contribution.  It will be made with my own hands (and I will use my eyes too to make sure that it is very wonderful).
Pledge $7 or more per month
At the end of twelve months, I will make and send you an ACTUAL badge.  If you collect badges then you can add this to your collection.  If you do not collect badges, then this can be the start of a beautiful badge collection!
Pledge $10 or more per month
At the end of twelve months, I will get one of my children to draw a picture for you.  It will be very beautiful (I may be biased about my children's art skills...).
Pledge $15 or more per month
At the end of twelve months, I will make and post you a magnet that you can stick on ANYTHING THAT IS METAL.
Pledge $20 or more per month
At the end of twelve months, I will make and post you a keyring, you can use it for keys, or you can turn it into a RATHER UGLY necklace, or keep it in a special place because I made it for you.
Pledge $25 or more per month
At the end of twelve months, I will send you a custom made mug, will not be making the mug (because I do not know how to make mugs) but I will get it printed with an extra special design.
Pledge $30 or more per month
At the end of twelve months I will make and post you a pair of lego earrings.  I own a pair and everyone always says they love them and if you get a pair that I have made you then you will a) be special because I have made you earrings and b) become extra specially cool because you will have amazing earrings.
Pledge $40 or more per month
At the end of twelve months I will send you a cotton bag that I have designed and printed.  It will be a marvellous bag that you can put all your things in and carry around with you.
Pledge $50 or more per month
At the end of twelve months I will knit you a pair of wrist warmers.  Every stitch will be knitted with love and when you wear them you will feel love all over your wrists, which will make you feel all snuggled up inside.
Pledge $75 or more per month
At the end of the year I will send you a custom made t-shirt (five designs to choose from).  I will not sew the t-shirt together, but I will print out and iron on an extra fancy design for you that you can choose and every time you wear it you will be able to smile because I made it especially for you.
Pledge $100 or more per month
only 10 left
At the end of the year I will knit you a cardigan.  Yes, it will be a WHOLE cardigan and every part of it will be knitted with love and so that will make it warmer than a normal cardigan (it's science).  And it will glow with love and people will want to be your friend because you have a glowing cardigan.
Pledge $200 or more per month
At the end of twelve months, you can choose three rewards from any of the above rewards.
Pledge $500 or more per month
After twelve months you will get a special certificate that I will make for you on very posh paper and you can choose five rewards from the above list.
Pledge $1,000 or more per month
I will ring/skype you on your birthday and sing you happy birthday.  At the end of twelve months, if you live in the UK, I will come to your house and cook you dinner (I am not a particularly amazing cook, but I will make something that will taste nice).  I will make you an extra special certificate and will send you monthly kind messages filled with love and appreciation and I may also ring you to sing you songs occasionally.  And you can choose any rewards and I will post them to you.  And I will love you forever and ever.