Help The Highlighter grow.

One day three years ago, I emailed a few articles to two close friends. It was the first issue of what would become The Highlighter.

Now, 160-plus issues later, The Highlighter keeps coming out week after week, giving you the best articles on race, education, and culture. But it’s become more than that, too. We’ve built a reading community of curious people who care about important issues. We’re eager to read, listen, and learn.

This year, I have big dreams for The Highlighter. And I’m asking for your support to help make these dreams a reality.

  • Launch an article club. Readers tell me they want to have meaningful conversations about the articles and to connect with people across difference. Let’s do it.
  • Build a searchable article archive. Want to read everything The Highlighter has ever published on school segregation? Check. How about articles by Ta-Nehisi Coates? Sure.
  • Connect with authors. Let’s have authors share their craft and answer our questions — whether on the podcast or in live events.
  • Expand the newsletter’s reach. It’s great to have ~500 subscribers, but wouldn’t it be better to have 1,000? Or more?

If you love The Highlighter and want to see it grow, please consider becoming a member!

Your $3 a month will go to:

  1. Food and beverage at article clubs and other events
  2. Newsletter hosting, website, and podcast fees (currently $30/month)
  3. The coding necessary to make the searchable article archive a reality
  4. Plentiful prizes and grandiose new Highlighter merchandise
  5. Expanding the newsletter’s reach — and making sure it’s free forever

As a member, you’ll receive my limitless, undying gratitude. Plus you’ll join an exclusive group that will help map out the future direction of The Highlighter. You can expect a few surprise perks, too, along the way. (After all, you’re a VIP.)

Thank you for your readership and support of The Highlighter!

$ 3 per month
  • Stay up to date
  • Be part of a community
  • Show your support

Frequently asked questions

Is this just members only?

No, there's also a free version that you can subscribe to. If you like what you're receiving you can always decide to become a supporting member.

How do I become a member?

Make sure to subscribe to our free newsletter first. From there, we'll guide you to become a member.

What if I'm already a subscriber?

We'll add a link to become a member in our free newsletters. From there you can easily upgrade.

Can I cancel my subscriptions at any time?

Yes, you can cancel whenever you want. You'll receive the members only content until the end of your monthly billing cycle.