For weeks now I’ve been dealing with Stripe closing one of my accounts simply because I have nudity on my website.
I originally created this website in late 2018 because I was getting tired of Patreon continuing to sanitize itself like everywhere else on the internet post-FOSTA/SESTA. I created a space on the internet where I didn’t have to censor myself. It was wonderful and I felt at least safer than I did before, in a space I had full control of even though I didn’t really know what I was doing.
I took a risk when I set up my website using Stripe. I knew that they had already fucked people over because their work included nudity. I hoped I would be able to go unnoticed. Obviously that didn’t work because I’m in this situation now. Stripe was the best I could do because of how ubiquitous it is and how inaccessible other options were. I really wanted to create my own home on the internet, and I did.
I’ve continued to have no luck with finding a place to create a “high risk” merchant account that I can afford. I will continue to look for options that better suit my members/supporters/friends, myself, and this website. I still want to work toward an internet where nudity is normalized.
I still have things to share, events and workshops to plan, and bills to pay, so I’m doing what is accessible to me, the most convenient for members, and available to us now.
I’m going to be active on patreon again and memberships will be available there starting now.
Benefits to having memberships on patreon again:
• there’s already a ton of content on there from when I regularly posted between March 2016 and November 2019
• it’s a well known platform that has built trust with creators and their patrons over time
• there is IT and support available if any of us need it
• I can still offer sliding scale memberships
• their fees are more affordable than me getting my own “high risk” merchant account
• they’re continuously upgrading and adding new features which is much harder to do on your own (which I would be doing)
• I can continue as normal here on bunnyluna.com for members that aren’t impacted by the Stripe closure
• there are more membership options available for folks whether or not I get my own merchant account
Important message for current members:
I appreciate you so much for your understanding and patience while I’ve been figuring this out! I apologize for the inconvenience this has caused many of you (I’m still figuring out which of you are impacted!) and I hope to be able to make it up to you.
If you’ve already received an email about a failed payment or are having trouble accessing member content here on my website, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can figure out next steps together.
Whether you email me now or not, I will be personally emailing those of you I believe are impacted by the Stripe closure by the end of October. The reason I’m not emailing sooner is because I have to wait a full billing period before I know who all is impacted.
I’m here to help if you need assistance or have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Email me at email@example.com
I have a special offer right now, anyone who joins the 2nd tier or higher between now and the end of the month gets a free sticker and print sent to them!
🔞 Stripe hates nudity so they closed one of my accounts which is fucking up my website store.
💌 Not all members are impacted, I will be personally reaching out to those impacted by the end of October.
✨ Memberships are now available via patreon!
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