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Help me raise money to be a lot less miserable in my body...
Hey y’all, so after many years of just trying to deal, I’m trying to raise money for transition-related costs in my life in hopes that I will be a lot less miserable in my body. I know that most of you have probably heard me be critical of people who ask for money for transitioning expenses on the internet, and in many ways this remains a contradiction that I have a hard time logically overcoming in my head because of my problems with how these things normally unfold, so let me just be clear about what makes me uncomfortable about this: I hate having to make myself into a sexy and/or pathetic enough trans woman to elicit sympathy from people, I hate that every thing I’ve ever said and every desire I’ve ever had and every physical feature of mine will likely be analyzed to deem me worthy of support, I hate that if I was a middle-class and/or white trans man I would make more money, and I really hate that people might be more willing to give me money than really important projects of trans women’s collective resistance (seriously if you only have a little bit of money please give it to Gender Anarky or Niara or any number of people who are living my worst nightmare ad surviving as gender-variant people in men’s prisons). I think that these are all valid reasons for hating the culture of transition-fundraising, and I think that these things also remain critiques shared by most trans/gender-variant people I love and respect.
So why am I trying to do this then? In short, I’ve been in a pretty bad dysphoric/anxious headspace for the last many months and I’m starting to realize how important dealing with these things is for my personal sanity. I’d like to really not have to have a panic attack every time I can’t get a close enough shave and get a good night’s sleep rather than get up to pee every hour at night because of these terrible testosterone blockers. I’ve been doing this whole trans thing for many years and despite my desires to access things that would make my body feel better, I’ve instead put all of my time and energy and money into paying my rent and starting/continuing what I would consider vitally important political projects. And I don’t regret this for a second, but it’s catching up to me now and my gender dysphoria is a lost worse than ever before to the point where I can barely deal (I’m only remotely dealing because I finally have access to free hormones). So for my own well-being, I am choosing against my better judgment to do something for myself and start raising money for permanently removing my facial hair and getting an orchiectomy. In total that’s probably around $5500-6000, which seems like insurmountably large amount of money for me, but maybe actually isn’t that much for ‘normal’ people. In any case it would make my life like a million times better. Anyway, I know that I’m rambling, but if you feel like you wanna help me out, reblog this and/or donate below. If you donate I’ll give you a million tarot card readings and/or draw you a really pretty picture of your favorite animal and/or do pretty much anything that you want. Sorry to bother people and thanks in advance.
[Disclaimer: if you have a little extra money, maybe just give it to Gender Anarky or Niara instead of me. For more info: genderanarky.wordpress.com and freeniara.wordpress.com]
I seriously need your help...
My financial adviser said if I don’t pay off my tuition by May 20th, I WILL NOT GRADUATE. I have faith that God will provide, but I also know that I must do all I can. I think this would be the best mother’s day gift to my mom…knowing that she doesn’t have to stress about money and I could graduate. Please, please donate if you can….
You can also send donations this address and get a tax statement (deductible) for next year:
Masters Commission Atlanta
5985 Financial Drive
Norcross, GA 30071
I hate to do this.
But seeing it as there is no other way, I have to ask for help, guys.
I’ve been suffering from Bipolar Disorder and DID for months, as well as a major depression for years now.
It got worse, it got better. It got worse again. I hit rock bottom. I started doing the worst things, I wanted and tried to end my life.
And now I need to ask for your help guys.
I’ve been seeing a therapist. I was put on medication. I got better. I got so much better, that I’m not on 5 different medications at once anymore. I’m only on one, sometimes two. I’m getting better. But since my health insurance wrote me a letter to tell me that they won’t pay for the past 12 appointments, there is a huge amount of money I have to pay, but can’t.
Together with all the fees I have to pay extra, it’s about 1500$ I don’t have. I have to pay it on April 1st and if I do so, I will not be able to pay my rent which I’m paying to my parents.
And it will be very possible that I will lose my home.
If you want to help me out, the link is here.
Anything helps. Every little thing. If you want something back for it, I’m sure I can do a lot for you. I can do a lot of things in photoshop, like Icons or Wallpapers. I can do gifsets to songs of your choosing, I can send you a letter or a postcard from here.
Whatever you want, really.
I’d be very thankful if you could signal boost this..
Lots of Love,
Please help my class go overseas to help others!
A lot of you are probably following my blog because I occasionally post cosplay tutorials or because I paint myself gray and dress up like cartoon characters on the weekends. I don’t normally like to mix my personal hobbies and my professional life, but it seems like Tumblr has a pretty good track record about supporting worthy causes, and I would like to ask for your help!
Last semester, I signed up along with over twenty of my fellow dental student classmates to participate in our school’s international service learning program. In this program, students and faculty members of my school pay their own way to go to foreign countries and provide dental care and education to people who really need it. I have hopes of going to the Yucatan area of Mexico, but our program covers countries like Haiti, Guatemala, Vietnam, Ecuador, and others too. The projected out-of-pocket cost I’ll be paying to go on this trip is $1600, and most of my classmates will be paying similar amounts. There are a lot of fundraising opportunities that my class is pursuing to help defray the cost of going on these service learning trips, but by far the biggest aid we get is from donations made by people kind enough to support us.
If you’d like to help me and my class out, please consider donating to Indiana University’s Service Learning Fund. Please DO NOT include my name/username on the comments field - the fund goes to the entire program, not just me, although I will get brownie points with my instructors if I can let them know the names of people who donated on my behalf. (If you would like to give me a little extra help, send me an email at yaexrae(at)gmail(dot)com with your name and let me know you donated something so I can let my instructors know.) Also the donation is federal tax-deductible although I don’t think that’ll affect anyone’s choices but I just thought I’d let you guys know?
If you’ve ever found my blog amusing or my cosplay tutorials useful, please consider at least reblogging this post to help get the word out. Thanks so much for reading!
IN WHICH A QUEER POET ASKS FOR MONEY TO PREVENT EVICTION
PLEASE SHARE PLEASE SPREAD AROUND PLEASE PLEASE REBLOG
Hi, Internet. My name’s Madison Lynn. I’m a queer trans lady in Detroit and I write a lot of poetry and I’m having a fundraiser so I don’t get evicted from my home.
The short sob story is: the past few months have obliterated my finances (suicide of close friend, mental health breakdown, extended stay in hospital, extended unemployment, significant medical expense etc.) and I’m now losing power and facing eviction if I don’t raise a few hundred dollars before the end of the month.
I am putting a paypal button on my page. I’m asking for whatever you feel like donating. You can even give a quarter if you feel like it. What I’m offering in exchange is just about every ‘zine, short story and performance art piece I’ve written in the past five years in .pdf and .rtf formats.
Included in the package is:
Tumblr, I'm Asking You For Help.
I have a problem, and I’m turning to tumblr for help.
This is not a “if this gets ____ notes, my mom will ____” post. I really don’t care how many notes this gets at all, to be completely honest. But I have a problem and I think that if anyone cares, it’s you guys.
For half of my life, I’ve lived in an old house in the country with no running water. Our well went dry when I was about ten years old, and we’ve never had running water in our house since. I’ve been forced to grow up taking showers at the houses of friends and family. Flushing the toilet with jugs of water. Never being able to have friends spend the night because I was ashamed of my house and the way I lived.
Now I’m nearly 19 years old. My parents are both around 50 years old, my mom is unemployed and my father’s job offers no benefits. I’m afraid of them growing old in a house with no water, but none of us want to (or have the money to) move into a different house. My mother used to cry herself to sleep, called herself a bad parent, because she raised me the way she did. But she’s a brilliant, wonderful mother who was just given bad circumstances—and overcame them wonderfully.
I wanted to get help, so I turned to the only thing I know: the internet. I created a page (http://www.gofundme.com/26teuk) to see if anyone would be willing to help me raise money to drill a new well and buy a new pump. I understand if you can’t help or don’t want to. It’s fine, and I know that we all have problems of our own. But if you can, if you do, then you have all my love and gratitude.
God bless, tumblr.
Help my child get proper education!
This is Raeden! She is 7 years old and in the 1st Grade. She’s my youngest living child. She’s very smart but has started having trouble!
We received a note home the other day that Raeden has fallen so far behind in reading and writing that they want to hold her back. When I asked the school for testing for dyslexia I was told they could no do that until she’s at least 10 or 12.
Now my husband has severe dyslexia. He is 31 and reads at a 3rd grade level and spells at about a 1st grade level. Because dyslexia can be genetic our children have a 50% chance of having it.
I do NOT want to wait until my child is 10 or 12 and so far behind that she hates reading and hates school!!
Raeden is really smart! She builds 3D shapes our of kinex and can do child puzzles in seconds. She is by no means dumb.
So I decided if the schools weren’t going to help? I will do something! I’m not going to let my child SUFFER because schools refuse to help.
I contacted the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana! They start testing at the age of 6! You can see their site here
Raeden is scheduled for two 2 hour sessions on March 5 and March 7 with a Certified School Psychologist! They will be testing everything. Her processing, IQ, her academic status, all of it.
Testing is based on income. For us it will be $1,000 for her testing, written results, and sit down with the psychologist.
I have $60 set aside so far for this testing. I hate doing this for personal reasons. But I really don’t want my child left behind because of ignorant or just lazy people at our public school systems.
Please consider making a donation. All money collected will go only towards this testing, nothing more. I will of course blog about the testing and proof we are getting it done also.
You can make a donation with the following link