Goodbye Grrl on Grrl! and fundraising

Hi folks,

Remember how I said I’d put out a couple more episodes? Well, I have no excuses. I’m sorry. Grrl on Grrl Podcast is done. It’s been done for awhile and no matter how much I told myself “okay, just put out one more, one more, one more”, time, energy, desire, and mental bandwidth did not match up. It is time to be honest with myself and with you.

Thank you *so much* for your continued support of the podcast. I *see* that there are people still listening. It’s a little mind boggling. Between that, your likes and messages via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, I got to feel what community feels like, so thank you, again, so, so, much.

This is the not-so-fun part. I’m asking for $.

I’d like to continue hosting the files, no matter what, because I’m proud of this podcast. I’m proud of my guests for all the work they’ve done and continue to do. And I want to continue sharing what we’ve done together.

Libsyn costs $5/month to keep the files hosted there. It’s not much, I know, but as I am about to enter a new phase of my life (massage school and then… grad school???), I’m trying to slim down my monthly expenses.

And I’m trying to be better about asking for help. There’s definitely a little bit in the back of my head that’s telling me that it’s okay to just… stop hosting the files, nobody will notice, etc. but I honestly can’t do that. I want the files to stay up.

So what say you? Can you throw in $1, $2, $3? I think my first goal is to raise about $60, which will pay for the following year. If you’ve ever been inspired by any of the guests, tracked down new artists or bought albums because of Grrl on Grrl, or have seen the benefit of a music podcast from a feminist perspective, and can afford it, please consider donating.

Thank you again, for all your past, present, and future support. Shoot me an email if you have any questions. I will also continue to keep y’all updated on how much we’ve raised together.

Love, June

P.S. Eventually I’d like to move the files over to somewhere else where I only pay for what gets downloaded/listened to, rather than a flat monthly rate. However, like, I said, I don’t have the mental bandwidth and energy for that (plus I’d have to change all my links… ugh). Does anybody have any tips or suggestions on this front?

P.P.S. If we somehow pass the $60 goal in this next year, I’d like to start reimbursing the people who have made GOG possible by the donation of their time. That includes all guests of the podcast (starting with episode 1, and including guests from episodes I never released), featured artists (including those who have work on my “Interlude” episodes), and unpaid behind-the-scenes help.

Digital Payment Methods:

(Please let me know this is for “GOG” or “Grrl on Grrl”, and if you’d like to be thanked publicly, please leave your name!)

Cash.me/$JuneOwatari
PayPal.me/JuneOwatari
Venmo.com/June-Owatari

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