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Our “Ecosystem” makes it easy to Get your message out to thousands—& get paid.

Unlike Instagram or Facebook, Elephant is independent, and mission-driven—and despite having (slightly) fewer resources, we believe in paying our writers to offer quality to our readers.

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 weekly payments to the top 10 articles on Elephant based on their Ecosystem Score—95% determined by our readers’ actions: reads, hearts, comments, shares, and 5% determined by our Editor’s Picks (so that mission balances popularity).

Note: When folks earn identical scores, we use the number of reads as the tiebreaker.

August 21st – 27th Winners

#1 Amber Cadenas $300

A Mary Oliver Poem for anyone who’s Learning to Trust their Wings.

#2 Sabrina Goeldlin $150

33 Signs of Hidden Childhood Trauma.

#3 Loesha Clarke $108

Some Relationships are Meant to Help Us through our Darkest Times—& then Come to an End.

#4 Eleonor Youssef $108 Editor's Pick

A Letter to my Daughter: You Are Not Someone’s Other Half.

#5 Jessamyn Ludwig $75

43 Days Sober: Why I Finally Let Go of Alcohol during COVID-19.

#6 Robin Singh $75 Editor's Pick

Why I Kill Snails.

#7 Dina Strada $75

6 Reasons Couples will Split after Coronavirus.

#8 Christy Williams $50

How to Support Each Other in Grief when our Hearts are F*cking Broken.

#9 Rebecca Donaldson $50

A Letter to the Person I Date Next.

#10 Dr. Susan Hardwick-Smith $50

3 Sexual Anatomy Lessons You & Your Partner Need to Know.



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