Help The Highlighter grow!

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

Now, 260+ issues later, The Highlighter comes 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. (Update: This is happening!) Readers tell me they want to talk about the articles with real people online and in real life. Let’s do it.
  • Organize teacher curriculum planning workshops. Teachers love The Highlighter and want to plan great units together.
  • Spotlight the best articles on key topics. (Update: This is happening!) Read the best-ever articles on a variety of important topics, all in one place.
  • Build a searchable article archive. Like articles on segregation by Nikole Hannah-Jones appearing in ProPublica? Here you go.
  • Connect with authors. Let’s have authors share their craft and answer our questions — whether in Article Club or in live events. (Update: This is happening!) (Update: This is happening!)
  • Expand the newsletter’s reach. It’s great to have 650+ subscribers, but wouldn’t it be better to have 1,000? Or more?

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

Your $3-a-month contribution goes to:

  1. Food and beverage at article clubs and other events
  2. Newsletter delivery, website, and podcast fees (~$30/month)
  3. Subscriptions to tons of publications (~$50/month)
  4. Plentiful prizes and grandiose new merchandise
  5. Getting the word out about The Highlighter

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.