This week in community building — Issue 51

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This week for the Rosieland paid subscription:


Autism Is an Identity, Not a Disease: Inside the Neurodiversity Movement

By Katherine Reynolds Lewis

Activists argue that rather than trying to ‘cure’ or treat the neurodivergent, society should learn to accept, appreciate, and accommodate their needs

Subscriptions Is Perfectly Fine; But Community Can Give You More

Subscriptions or memberships. What should you be building?

You’d think as media professionals, we’d be happy just knowing that there are companies out there generating direct revenue from readers. But I’ve noticed this narrative that we need to think about more than just the subscription. We need to think about memberships.

There's more to communities than Facebook goat groups

By Leo Lin

Looking into the common theme of community vs individuality for events, newsletters, and investing

And more community building news…

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