Write on Elephant, Change our World.

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.

Update: New winners coming soon—there’s a brief delay and we may not update until Sunday, November 17. Scores/winners will not be impacted!

December 25th-31st Winners

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#1 Kathy Parker $300 Editor's Pick

As a Trauma Survivor, Here are 8 Things I’m Done Apologising For.

10
#2 Giselle Naidu $150 Editor's Pick

4 Ways to Stop Dysfunctional People from Leaving their Sh*t on our Doorsteps in 2021.

10
#3 Rita Wehbe $108 Editor's Pick

10 Hidden Signs of Childhood Trauma (& How they Affect our Relationships).

9.6
#4 Rasha Al Jabi $108

Rumi’s most Powerful Poem on Welcoming our Emotions.

9.5
#5 Amanda Van Graan $75

A Kiss & a Shared Wound—When two Emotionally Unavailable People Date.

9.1
#6 Sheryle Cruse $75

Fawning: The 4th Trauma Response we Develop as Targets of Abuse & Toxic Behavior.

8.6
#7 Apollo Love $75

Are COVID Lockdowns really the Cause of Suicide, Depression & Domestic Violence?

8.6
#8 Tiffany Timm $50

6 Things to Remember when Someone is Hurtful & How to Forgive them.

8.2
#9 Melissa Steussy $50

Living with the Effects of Childhood Emotional Neglect.

8.1
#10 Jill Nagle $50 Editor's Pick

10 Necessary Upgrades for the “Conscious White Person” in 2021.

8.0