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Broke-Ass Stuart Needs YOUR Help to Grow Up!!

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I’ve launched an indiegogo campaign to raise money to help grow to its full potential. Please go here to donate and make sure to read all the perks, especially the ones starting at $2,000 because they are hilarious! You can read all about why I’m doing this below. Thank you for your love and support.

What Makes Life Interesting Is Not the Things That You Own, but the Shit That You Do.

This has always been the guiding principle behind all the things I’ve accomplished from selling zines, to making TV, to running

In the past decade it’s been amazing to see how much that concept has resonated with people and what has come to represent. The whole brand has evolved from just writing funny, snarky bar reviews, to being both a champion of underground culture and a voice for artists and working class people in the Bay Area, New York, and beyond.

What we’re doing now is raising funds to make all of this more sustainable.

Every month it’s a scramble to make enough money to pay for all our costs. Raising this money will allow me to:

  • Finally start paying my staff
  • Publish my best writing instead of selling it to other publications
  • Keep finding and shining light on weird and wonderful things
  • Start using more original imagery
  • Focus on breaking news
  • Fund deeper think pieces
  • Take care of site costs
  • Make needed adjustments on the site
  • Most importantly: Get things set up so that the site can start generating meaningful income by itself.

Now More Than Ever It’s Important That SF Have independent Media Voices.

The reason I’m asking for YOUR help is so that we don’t have to be beholden to investors who care more about making their money back than creating and sustaining  dope and meaningful art. As we saw recently with shuttering of The Bold Italic, it’s important that Broke-Ass Stuart remains independent. That way we don’t have to worry about corporate overlords pulling the plug at any moment. This is why it is so important that you donate.

I Love You, So Can I Have Some of Your Money?

All I’m asking for $30,000. If 1200 of you kick in $25 then boom! We make our goal! Plus we are giving out really amazing perks like stickers, zines, t-shirts, pub crawls, and even fancy stuff like hot air balloon rides and dead body disposal…you’ll have to read the perks to learn about those.

I Wanna Keep Making Dope Shit!

As a creative person, I’ve been very successful. I’ve written 3 books, been translatedinto 4 languages, created and hosted a nationally televised travel series, been paid to travel the world and write about it, and penned tons of viral articles. Those things have almost always been on someone else’s imprint though. Raising this money will allow me to publish my best work on instead of selling it to other publications.

Other Ways You Can Help

If you’re too broke to support the campaign it’s ok. You can help by spreading the word to everyone you know as well as follow me on FacebookTwitter, andInstagram.

Thank You. Let’s Keep SF Weird. Together.

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.

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