My Removal from the Medium Partner Program

Adam Kaplan
2 min readMar 31, 2022

The following email showed up this morning in my inbox: “Notice of removal from Medium’s Partner Program”.

The impersonal email goes on to read:

“To be clear, this doesn’t have anything to do with the quality of your writing. It’s part of a larger effort designed to make the Partner Program work better for more creators on Medium”.

Like all of you, the writing I do is not for Medium. It is for the audience on Medium, the people for whom my deeply personal words would resonate, perhaps some of you.

Not sure about the rest of you, but I personally felt betrayed and abandoned by this action. I don’t write for the $, but for the ability to share what is deeply within me as:

  • The parent of a child with a disability
  • The parent whose child passed away unexpectedly at age 5 ½
  • A person of faith
  • A married father of four
  • A person who loves the written word

How do you feel about this change?

Did any of you experience some of the feelings that I have?

Would you be willing to read a few of my stories?

Would you be so kind to follow me so that I get to 100 follows and thereby get added back to the program?

Your faithful writer,


I Write Therefore I Am



Adam Kaplan

Married father of 4 daughters. Loved the 80s. Purple is my favorite color.