Very important post, and thank you for bringing attention to this, Sarah. I truly hope Medium does become more inclusive. Everyone paying in deserves to earn, and this also makes me think more deeply about where my pocket change on Medium is coming from: how much of the money pot on Medium is extracted from readers in places outside of the world’s biggest economies? Shit. Now I feel somewhat slimy for the way this is currently set up. Yet another institutionalized inequality that we don’t even notice without deeper reflection. :(
I hope the system changes soon so that you can earn for your writing as well. I really love your voice!