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Elephant was one of the first major sites to pay our best, consistent writers. But it was always hard to measure “best.” Now, we are introducing payouts for the top 25 articles on Elephant based on their Ecosystem Score—determined by readers, editors—and by writer’s communities. When two writers had the same score, the total readers acts as a tie breaker.
#1 K. Chausovsky | $500 + Banyan Botanical Prizes
The World is not Kind to people with Big Emotions.
#5 Theo Horesh | $108
Vote like your Life Depends on it—Because it Does.
#6 Katie Valentine | $108
A Love Letter to the Red Wine, Howl at the Moon, No F*cks Given Women.
#7 Molly Lannon Kenny | $108
“Heart-Shaped Uterus”: Tales of Living a Childless Life.
#8 Matthew Foley | $108
Wise Kings & Boy Tyrants: How to Support Healthy Masculinity in the #MeToo Era.
#9 Kate Rose | $108
Don’t Cry Over the Ones who Left—They were Never Meant to Stay.
#11 Rebecca Marie | $75
The Ex’s Instagram: How Not to go through Round 2 of Heartbreak when we Find Ourselves Looking.
#12 Elizabeth Price Holmes | $75
Whatever Works: the Benefits of Creating a “Friend Family” after Divorce.
#13 David Baumrind | $75
How to Set Healthy Boundaries—even when you think you Don’t Need Them.
#14 Galina Singer | $75
Why Men are Not (the only ones) to Blame Here.
#16 Georgianna Wasia Reid | $75
6 Sufi Beliefs that can bring us Closer to Harmony in these Tough Times.
#17 Arun Eden-Lewis | $75
October 24th Full Hunter’s Moon—Prepare for the Worst and Hope for the Best.
#18 Galina Singer | $75
Dear Unhappily Married Parents, This is What your Children Wish you Knew.
#19 Elyane Youssef | $75
Why Romantic Relationships are not the Cure for Loneliness.
#20 Julie Pham | $75
Cheated on, Lied to, Abused: Now I can add Ghosted to that List.
#21 Nona Jordan | $50
How to Not be Seduced by our Culture of Busy.
#22 Theo Horesh | $50
The Raping of Justice.
#23 Theo Horesh | $50
This could be America’s Last Real Election.
#24 Judy McCord | $50
This is How to “Do Politics”: 4 Ways we can Impact Voter Turnout.
#25 Chris Day | $50
A Mindfulness Practice to Cure our Smartphone Addiction.
Note #1: Scores are always changing, but the winners’ list was made at a specific time. We’ll be tweaking things a little each month to get it perfect.
Note #2: This is new! To win next month, simply submit articles, get your communities to read, share, heart, comment. Tip: if you won, share this to Facebook, Instagram, and let your community know you’re a top Elephant writer and to look out for your mission-driven work this month.
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