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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 monthly payments to the top 10 articles on Elephant based on their Ecosystem Score—95% determined by our readers’ actions: reads, hearts, comments, and 5% determined by our Editor’s Picks (so that mission balances popularity). The three runner-up articles will be offered a gift subscription to share with a friend or family member.

Learn more about the Ecosystem via our FAQ. Find our new Contender Leaderboard here.

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

June Winners

#1 Eliza Pedder $108 Editor's Pick

My Brother’s Body is Becoming Sediment & Somehow, I’m Actually Okay.

#2 Céline Levy $108

Let me Celebrate why I am Single & Childless even though it’s not what I Wanted.

#3 Anna Palmer $108

Capricorn Full Moon: Embodied Wisdom. {June 21}

#4 Roopa Swaminathan $100 Editor's Pick

5 Stages to Empowerment: How I Find Joy within Life’s Limitations.

#5 Nuriah Happi $90

The Illusion of “Happily Ever After” & Why I’m No Longer Holding my Breath for It.

#6 Roopa Swaminathan $80

Less Truly is More: How my 300-Square-Foot Home taught me the Beauty of Tiny Living.

#7 Nicole Baptista $70

Why Perfectionism is really just Deep Shame Disguised.

#8 Damini Grover $60

Signs You’re Struggling with Imposter Syndrome—& 9 Ways to Get Out of it.

#9 Molly Lannon Kenny $50

Grief is Grief—& the Myth & Idealization of Death Rituals.

#10 Sarah Cannata $40

Why Self-Creation is Life’s Best Kept Secret.

#11 Michelle Schafer

How to Please a Woman—21 Tips that will Get You There.

#12 Jennifer L. Lord

I just Want to Be Me—Boobs Not Included.

#13 Imola Tóth

What Ayurveda says about Crying & Why we should Let our Tears Flow.



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