Help The Highlighter grow.

One day 3+ years ago, I emailed a few articles to two close friends. It was the first issue of what would become The Highlighter.

Now, more than 180 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:

  • Expand the Pop-Up Article Club. Readers tell me they want to talk about the articles with real people 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. 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 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 VIP member!

Your $3-a-month contribution will go to:

  1. Food and beverage at article clubs and other events
  2. Newsletter delivery, website, and podcast fees ($30/month)
  3. The coding needed to build the searchable article
  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.