Demian Yumei is creating Healing from Covert Abuse on The Healing Journey
3

patrons

$59
per month

www.KeepingtheDream.com


I'm using my voice to respond
to today's rhetoric of hate and fear
with love and hope.
And I invite you to join me!


This is what I do...

  • I write and tell the stories of others who can't speak for themselves in word and song, like the performance piece I wrote and performed on the Capital Steps on behalf of asylum seekers and my mother's story that I'm currently writing and creating songs for.
  • I write about healing from the wounds of covert abuse in all its various forms.
  • I tell stories through various creative mediums, like the children's book, Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes, published by Illumination Arts, based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and endorsed by Jane Goodall.
  • I do acapella performance pieces of the spoken word and song, most recently performed at the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City.
  • I write, narrate, record and produce a podcast, Keeping the Dream, that explores the healing journey, keeping your dream and addressing the things that would prevent or challenge you from doing that.
  • I share a messages of love, compassion and interconnection.
  • I am a survivor of incest, and I will not keep quiet.

Patreon is my YES to my Dream.



If you’ve never been to Patreon, it’s wonderful!

Here's how it works.

  • Look over to the right. 
  • Pick a tier of monthly support you want to engage in. You'll be eligible to claim the rewards for that tier and every tier below you.
  • Click the "Get $ Reward" button for the tier you desire, and follow directions. You'll be charged for the amount you choose at that time, and then monthly thereafter. And of course, you can cancel or change your tier level of support at any time.
  • And voila! Congratulations! You're a full-fledged Patron of the Arts! Yay!

It's that easy!


Just know that even though it may seem like a small amount of money in the lower tiers, it does add up. More, each contribution is a wonderful affirmation that I’m going in the right direction, and another powerful incentive to keep going forward --  being accountable to you.

What Your Patronage Will Go Toward:

MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
One person, one heart at a time

TIME!

Giving me time to do the work of writing and creating beautiful books, podcasts and songs for the healing journey... plus...

COVERING THE EXPENSES OF CREATING

  • Copyright fees
  • ISBN fees
  • Book cover designs
  • Editing and Formatting for all the books
  • Recording time/production for songs
  • Monthly costs of Web hosting, newsletter service, podcasting hosting, graphic art service. 
  • Yearly domain name renewals etc...
Together, we can make a difference! With all my heart, thank you!

~ demian
Keeping the Dream
Tiers
Kindred Spirits
$1.29 or more per month 0 patrons

Join a Community of Kindred Spirits!

  • Create a community of Kindred Spirits with your presence.
  • Early access to Keeping the Dream Podcast  book reading episodes. 
  • Exclusive blog posts and announcements.
  • Advance copy of Eyes Wide Open: Navigating the Healing Journey -- downloadable PDF for Kindred Spirits and above, late-February 2019.
Fellow Travelers
$3 or more per month 0 patrons

On the healing path...

  • Exclusive Something to Think About discussion posts based on Keeping the Dream podcast readings of Eyes Wide Open: Navigating the Healing Journey.
  • Advanced copies for the main books from the Where There's Smoke Series on Covert Abuse!
  • All previous rewards
Daring Dreamers
$5 or more per month 0 patrons

Download now my entire CD of the Healing Journey -- "For the Sake of Love" to inspire you on your journey and in your process.

  • 11 songs written from my own personal healing journey
  • Lyric PDF file
  • 2 EXTRA SONGS not on CD or available elsewhere: Something More and No Apologies with lyric PDF files. 
  • Plus, additional songs as I record them. 
  • All previous awards
Passionate Creators
$10 or more per month 0 patrons

Sharing the Creative Process

  • Join me in my creative process.
  • First and early drafts of sections, chapters, poems, samples of songs, whatever I'm working on.
  • Give feedback, make suggestions
  • Shared Support of your creative process, receive feedback from me and/or others as the community grows.
Warrior Hearts
$30 or more per month 2 patrons

Taking a Stand and Clearing the Path for the healing journey!

  • For this generous investment, receive my Award-Winning  Children's Book: "Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes", autographed by me (while supplies last).
  • Personal handwritten thank you note from me.
  • Plus name listed as a Warrior Heart in the thank-you credits in my next book or project.
  • digital download mp3 file of song I wrote for this book
  • lyric PDF file
  • Plus all previous rewards
Fierce Visionaries
$50 or more per month 0 patrons

Forces for Change!

Anyone who feels Inspired to Invest this or more...

  • I created this level to let you know you're not limited to the dollar amounts listed previously. 
  • There is no limit, except what is right for you.  
  • Special acknowledgement as a Fierce Visionary Patron in credits for whatever current book or project I'm working on! 
  • All previous rewards.
  • My deepest gratitude, always. 
Goals
$59 of $250 per month

"Just" a caterpillar, but the dreams of a butterfly. I will purchase my passport.

I have a dream of going to Hong Kong, while it is still relatively free, and China. Have no idea how I will accomplish that, because financially, I'm closer to the ground among the leaves, and nowhere near the sky. But I believe in showing up and stepping out in faith.

So the first month of reaching this goal, I will purchase my passport.

Following that, these funds will help to cover my monthly business expenses related to writing and creating music.
This covers web hosting, domain names and other services pertaining to having an online presence and learning the craft.

It's not my total business expenses -- there are additional per project expenses, but this will take care of my re-occurring expenses which will be such an incredible help!

Feeling so grateful for each act of support, no matter how big or how small. Every gift is cherished. Nourishing myself on all the kindness and good thoughts coming my way.

With all my heart, thank you! <3
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www.KeepingtheDream.com


I'm using my voice to respond
to today's rhetoric of hate and fear
with love and hope.
And I invite you to join me!


This is what I do...

  • I write and tell the stories of others who can't speak for themselves in word and song, like the performance piece I wrote and performed on the Capital Steps on behalf of asylum seekers and my mother's story that I'm currently writing and creating songs for.
  • I write about healing from the wounds of covert abuse in all its various forms.
  • I tell stories through various creative mediums, like the children's book, Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes, published by Illumination Arts, based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and endorsed by Jane Goodall.
  • I do acapella performance pieces of the spoken word and song, most recently performed at the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City.
  • I write, narrate, record and produce a podcast, Keeping the Dream, that explores the healing journey, keeping your dream and addressing the things that would prevent or challenge you from doing that.
  • I share a messages of love, compassion and interconnection.
  • I am a survivor of incest, and I will not keep quiet.

Patreon is my YES to my Dream.



If you’ve never been to Patreon, it’s wonderful!

Here's how it works.

  • Look over to the right. 
  • Pick a tier of monthly support you want to engage in. You'll be eligible to claim the rewards for that tier and every tier below you.
  • Click the "Get $ Reward" button for the tier you desire, and follow directions. You'll be charged for the amount you choose at that time, and then monthly thereafter. And of course, you can cancel or change your tier level of support at any time.
  • And voila! Congratulations! You're a full-fledged Patron of the Arts! Yay!

It's that easy!


Just know that even though it may seem like a small amount of money in the lower tiers, it does add up. More, each contribution is a wonderful affirmation that I’m going in the right direction, and another powerful incentive to keep going forward --  being accountable to you.

What Your Patronage Will Go Toward:

MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
One person, one heart at a time

TIME!

Giving me time to do the work of writing and creating beautiful books, podcasts and songs for the healing journey... plus...

COVERING THE EXPENSES OF CREATING

  • Copyright fees
  • ISBN fees
  • Book cover designs
  • Editing and Formatting for all the books
  • Recording time/production for songs
  • Monthly costs of Web hosting, newsletter service, podcasting hosting, graphic art service. 
  • Yearly domain name renewals etc...
Together, we can make a difference! With all my heart, thank you!

~ demian
Keeping the Dream

Recent posts by Demian Yumei

Tiers
Kindred Spirits
$1.29 or more per month 0 patrons

Join a Community of Kindred Spirits!

  • Create a community of Kindred Spirits with your presence.
  • Early access to Keeping the Dream Podcast  book reading episodes. 
  • Exclusive blog posts and announcements.
  • Advance copy of Eyes Wide Open: Navigating the Healing Journey -- downloadable PDF for Kindred Spirits and above, late-February 2019.
Fellow Travelers
$3 or more per month 0 patrons

On the healing path...

  • Exclusive Something to Think About discussion posts based on Keeping the Dream podcast readings of Eyes Wide Open: Navigating the Healing Journey.
  • Advanced copies for the main books from the Where There's Smoke Series on Covert Abuse!
  • All previous rewards
Daring Dreamers
$5 or more per month 0 patrons

Download now my entire CD of the Healing Journey -- "For the Sake of Love" to inspire you on your journey and in your process.

  • 11 songs written from my own personal healing journey
  • Lyric PDF file
  • 2 EXTRA SONGS not on CD or available elsewhere: Something More and No Apologies with lyric PDF files. 
  • Plus, additional songs as I record them. 
  • All previous awards
Passionate Creators
$10 or more per month 0 patrons

Sharing the Creative Process

  • Join me in my creative process.
  • First and early drafts of sections, chapters, poems, samples of songs, whatever I'm working on.
  • Give feedback, make suggestions
  • Shared Support of your creative process, receive feedback from me and/or others as the community grows.
Warrior Hearts
$30 or more per month 2 patrons

Taking a Stand and Clearing the Path for the healing journey!

  • For this generous investment, receive my Award-Winning  Children's Book: "Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes", autographed by me (while supplies last).
  • Personal handwritten thank you note from me.
  • Plus name listed as a Warrior Heart in the thank-you credits in my next book or project.
  • digital download mp3 file of song I wrote for this book
  • lyric PDF file
  • Plus all previous rewards
Fierce Visionaries
$50 or more per month 0 patrons

Forces for Change!

Anyone who feels Inspired to Invest this or more...

  • I created this level to let you know you're not limited to the dollar amounts listed previously. 
  • There is no limit, except what is right for you.  
  • Special acknowledgement as a Fierce Visionary Patron in credits for whatever current book or project I'm working on! 
  • All previous rewards.
  • My deepest gratitude, always.