Demian Yumei is creating Words Sung, Spoken and Written about Healing and Covert Abuse
3

patrons

$59
per month

www.KeepingtheDream.com


I'm using my voice to spread the message
of empowerment and healing.
I invite you to join me!


A verse from the first song I wrote on my healing journey is at the beginning of the above short intro video. Please listen to it. It's good example of who I am and what my vision, commitment and work is. I also invite you to read some of my posts here, perhaps visit my blog!

Just briefly, my background:
  • I'm a survivor of incest and a fierce warrior of the heart.
  • I write and record songs and spoken word about the healing journey, specifically, recovering from covert abuse in its various forms.
  • I wrote Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes, published by Illumination Arts, a children's book about the interconnectedness of life, based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and endorsed by Jane Goodall.
  • I use creativity in my human rights activism, taking my performance pieces to the steps of Capital Hill in Washington, D.C. and in front of prisons on behalf of detained asylum seekers, to victims rights vigils and the candlelight vigils for the Students of Tiananmen Square for a number of years. Most recently, I performed at the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City, my #MeToo moment.

Abuse silences you, renders you feeling invisible, unseen, unheard. 

Speak out. The world needs your voice and your dreams. I want to help you to find your voice, and when you're ready, to use it.

This my dream -- to make a difference, one person, one heart at a time.

Patreon is my YES to my Dream.



If you’ve never been to Patreon, here's how it works.

  • Look over to the right. 
  • Pick a tier of monthly support you want to engage in. Claim the Benefits for that tier. All the Benefits from the previous tiers will be available to you, as well. 
  • Click the Benefit button for your tier and below, 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 switch your tier level of support at any time.
  • Voila! Congratulations! You're a full-fledged Patron of the Arts!

It's that easy!


And there's no such thing as too small an amount.

This is important to remember, always. Not only here, but in every step you take toward your empowerment. Small steps count as much as large ones. Sometimes, they make the biggest difference. With all my heart, thank you!

Be true to your journey, to the light in your heart, to who you are and who you are becoming, always.

Demian
Keeping the Dream
Tiers
Kindred Spirits
$1 or more per month

Create a community of kindred spirits with your presence.

  • Early access to general posts.
  • Exclusive access to Patreon posts. 

And my delighted heart!

Fellow Travelers
$3 or more per month

Walking the Healing Journey

  • Early access to most Keeping the Dream Podcast episodes. 
  • A True Healer Inspiration Photo with the 8 characteristics of a true healer explored in Part 1 of Eyes Wide Open: Navigating the Healing Journey 
  • And ... while I'm at it, a preview of the entire Part 1 section of Eyes Wide Open as downloadable PDF file! (Available April 18)
  • Plus all previous benefits.
Loving Hearts
$4 or more per month

First book in the Where There's Smoke Series on Covert Abuse

  • Advanced Reader Copy (pre-publish) of Eyes Wide Open: Navigating the Healing Journey in PDF file (Late April)
  • Publish Ready Copy of Eyes Wide Open in PDF file and  book formats. (Early May)
  • Plus all previous benefits. 
Dream Singers
$5 or more per month

Music to inspire you on your journey. 

  • Download songs from my CD of the Healing Journey -- "For the Sake of Love"
  • All 11 songs written from my personal healing journey
  • Lyric PDF file
  • 2 EXTRA SONGS not on CD or available elsewhere: Songs of Change -- Something More and No Apologies with lyric PDF files. 
  • Plus all previous benefits. 
Dream Builders
$10 or more per month

On the healing path...

  • Exclusive Something to Think About posts, join me in processing ideas from the Keeping the Dream Podcast  
  • Craft your life, build your dream, put into practice what you're learning.
  • Plus all previous benefits.
Visionaries
$30 or more per month

Seeing a Better World

  • My Award-Winning  Children's Book: "Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes" about interconnectedness, based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and endorsed by Jane Goodall. 
  • Sent to your home and autographed by me (while supplies last).
  • Personal handwritten thank you note from me.
  • Special acknowledgement as A Keeping the Dream Visionary of at least three months on whatever current project I'm working on.
  • Downloadable mp3 file of the song I wrote for this book
  • Lyrics PDF file
  • Plus all previous rewards
Shining Stars
$50 or more per month

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 Keeping the Dream Shining Star of at least two months for whatever current book or project I'm working on! 
  • All previous rewards.
  • My deepest gratitude, always, for believing in this work and in me. 
Goals
$59 of $400 per month

"Just" a caterpillar, but the dreams of a butterfly.

$400 will enable me to continue my work.
  • $317 will go toward purchasing a set of ISBN numbers. 
  • $83 will help me with rent.
No matter how big or how small, your contribution makes a difference! Thank you!
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www.KeepingtheDream.com


I'm using my voice to spread the message
of empowerment and healing.
I invite you to join me!


A verse from the first song I wrote on my healing journey is at the beginning of the above short intro video. Please listen to it. It's good example of who I am and what my vision, commitment and work is. I also invite you to read some of my posts here, perhaps visit my blog!

Just briefly, my background:
  • I'm a survivor of incest and a fierce warrior of the heart.
  • I write and record songs and spoken word about the healing journey, specifically, recovering from covert abuse in its various forms.
  • I wrote Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes, published by Illumination Arts, a children's book about the interconnectedness of life, based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and endorsed by Jane Goodall.
  • I use creativity in my human rights activism, taking my performance pieces to the steps of Capital Hill in Washington, D.C. and in front of prisons on behalf of detained asylum seekers, to victims rights vigils and the candlelight vigils for the Students of Tiananmen Square for a number of years. Most recently, I performed at the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City, my #MeToo moment.

Abuse silences you, renders you feeling invisible, unseen, unheard. 

Speak out. The world needs your voice and your dreams. I want to help you to find your voice, and when you're ready, to use it.

This my dream -- to make a difference, one person, one heart at a time.

Patreon is my YES to my Dream.



If you’ve never been to Patreon, here's how it works.

  • Look over to the right. 
  • Pick a tier of monthly support you want to engage in. Claim the Benefits for that tier. All the Benefits from the previous tiers will be available to you, as well. 
  • Click the Benefit button for your tier and below, 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 switch your tier level of support at any time.
  • Voila! Congratulations! You're a full-fledged Patron of the Arts!

It's that easy!


And there's no such thing as too small an amount.

This is important to remember, always. Not only here, but in every step you take toward your empowerment. Small steps count as much as large ones. Sometimes, they make the biggest difference. With all my heart, thank you!

Be true to your journey, to the light in your heart, to who you are and who you are becoming, always.

Demian
Keeping the Dream

Recent posts by Demian Yumei

Tiers
Kindred Spirits
$1 or more per month

Create a community of kindred spirits with your presence.

  • Early access to general posts.
  • Exclusive access to Patreon posts. 

And my delighted heart!

Fellow Travelers
$3 or more per month

Walking the Healing Journey

  • Early access to most Keeping the Dream Podcast episodes. 
  • A True Healer Inspiration Photo with the 8 characteristics of a true healer explored in Part 1 of Eyes Wide Open: Navigating the Healing Journey 
  • And ... while I'm at it, a preview of the entire Part 1 section of Eyes Wide Open as downloadable PDF file! (Available April 18)
  • Plus all previous benefits.
Loving Hearts
$4 or more per month

First book in the Where There's Smoke Series on Covert Abuse

  • Advanced Reader Copy (pre-publish) of Eyes Wide Open: Navigating the Healing Journey in PDF file (Late April)
  • Publish Ready Copy of Eyes Wide Open in PDF file and  book formats. (Early May)
  • Plus all previous benefits. 
Dream Singers
$5 or more per month

Music to inspire you on your journey. 

  • Download songs from my CD of the Healing Journey -- "For the Sake of Love"
  • All 11 songs written from my personal healing journey
  • Lyric PDF file
  • 2 EXTRA SONGS not on CD or available elsewhere: Songs of Change -- Something More and No Apologies with lyric PDF files. 
  • Plus all previous benefits. 
Dream Builders
$10 or more per month

On the healing path...

  • Exclusive Something to Think About posts, join me in processing ideas from the Keeping the Dream Podcast  
  • Craft your life, build your dream, put into practice what you're learning.
  • Plus all previous benefits.
Visionaries
$30 or more per month

Seeing a Better World

  • My Award-Winning  Children's Book: "Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes" about interconnectedness, based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and endorsed by Jane Goodall. 
  • Sent to your home and autographed by me (while supplies last).
  • Personal handwritten thank you note from me.
  • Special acknowledgement as A Keeping the Dream Visionary of at least three months on whatever current project I'm working on.
  • Downloadable mp3 file of the song I wrote for this book
  • Lyrics PDF file
  • Plus all previous rewards
Shining Stars
$50 or more per month

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 Keeping the Dream Shining Star of at least two months for whatever current book or project I'm working on! 
  • All previous rewards.
  • My deepest gratitude, always, for believing in this work and in me.