Hello Barkada is an arts & cultural space that values we on the margins.
Hello Barkada publishes content for, about, and by artists and creatives from marginalized communities. We advocate and provide a platform for people and women of color, LGBTQIA2S+ folx, disabled peoples, and intersectional voices.
Founded in July 2021 and launched in September 2021 by Filipina American storyteller Christine Pasalo Norland, Hello Barkada is based in San Diego on the unceded territory of the Kumeyaay.
Hello Barkada can help you and/or your organization coordinate and promote virtual programs and events, produce social media graphics and copy, think through panel ideas and grant application responses, and more. Visit our creative services page for a full list. We offer creative and consulting services on a contract basis to:
Artists and writers from historically oppressed communities;
Micro-press and small press publishers;
Small business owners from historically oppressed communities; and
Arts organizations and institutions, libraries, and nonprofits that support underserved communities.
HELP OUR GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATION THRIVE
Our premiere 16-page zine features the first print reproductions of Hello Barkada Comics #1 through #4 by Maxi Rodriguez, Angel Trazo, Tatum Begay, and Breena Nuñez, as well as original written and illustrated works by Hello Barkada founder Christine Pasalo Norland. For more details, read our write-up!
Funds raised through our crowdfunding campaign help pay artists and writers a fair rate for work commissioned for and published on Hello Barkada. When you become a Barkada Backer, you will be credited alongside fellow barkada for providing artists and writers with paid work. Contributions of $4 are appreciated, as is any amount–large or small–given on a one-time or monthly basis. Contributions are not tax deductible.
Hello Barkada can help you and/or your organization coordinate and promote virtual programs and events, produce website and social media content, develop email newsletters, and more. Christine also offers consulting and review services to artists and writers applying for grants. A portion of funds earned creates freelance opportunities for artists and writers as well as supports our operations.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING HELLO BARKADA!
Hello Barkada is committed to preserving the privacy of its readers and users. This policy outlines the collection, use, and storage of users’ personal information that is submitted at any point on the Hello Barkada website (the “Site”).
TYPES AND USES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
CREDIT CARD INFORMATION
For collecting and processing payments for being a Hello Barkada Ko-Fi patron/supporter, we utilize Service Providers (defined below). Our Service Providers will collect personal information needed to process those payments. Hello Barkada does not store any user credit card information on our own servers.
AGGREGATE DATA COLLECTION
Certain non-personally identifiable information is collected automatically when using the Site. Hello Barkada anonymizes this information and does not connect it to your identity. This data helps us understand broad trends in how people are reading and utilizing our content, in order to better serve our readers. We collect information regarding the actions you take on the Site. For example, each time you use the Site ,we automatically collect the type of Web browser you use, your operating system, your Internet Service Provider, your IP address, the pages you view, and the time and duration of your visits to the Site. We use this information to help us understand how people use the Site, and to enhance the services we offer. We use Google Analytics to collect and analyze this information and other non-identifying information. For more information about Google Analytics, please visit www.google.com/ policies/privacy/partners/.
COOKIES & WEB BEACONS
Certain sections of our email newsletters contain small electronic files known as web beacons that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited, opened an email, and for other related website statistics. If you have any questions about the use of this tracking technology, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello Barkada uses the services of such third parties as Ko-Fi, Stripe, and MailChimp. We do not sell information to these third parties. We do not allow these or any third-party companies to serve ads on the Site. For information about how these third parties use data you've provided to them, please visit:
We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of information transmitted to us. However, no data transmission over the Internet or other network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect information transmitted on or through the Site, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit on or through the Site, and you do so at your own risk.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
The Site is intended for users who are 18 years old or older. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our records.
Because of our use of third party services for processing funds, please be aware that your personal information and communications may be transferred to and maintained on servers or databases located outside your state, province, or country. Please review the privacy policies of Ko-Fi and Stripe for more information.
OTHER QUESTIONS OR ISSUES
If you have any questions or issues around any of these matters, email us: email@example.com.