MY E-MAIL IS ANGELICA@KRZYSIO.NET. YOU CAN DONATE TO ME VIA THE “SEND MONEY” OPTION IN YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT BY ENTERING MY E-MAIL ADDRESS.
Hi, dear, wonderful followers. Here is the situation : I’ve just been officially cut off and disowned by my parents. The situation is they found my blog and deduced for themselves from it that I’m a drug addict (they actually think I’m dependent on weed and will overdose on it and die because they’re that fucking ignorant) who does pornography and is promiscuous and “confused”. I’ve already hidden the blog and told them it’s deleted, but they are insisting I need to check into rehab and submit to random drug testing on their behalf, as well as get any of my purchases with my own money pre-approved by them because they “help me out”. This sort of thing has happened countless times before, where they threatened disown me over body piercings, tried to have me committed for my anxiety, and berated me emotionally (and still do) for not trying to prosecute my rapist.
They are intensely conservative Christians, and they’ve been threatening continuously for weeks to cut me off — I’m on their health insurance, car insurance, cell phone plan, and they help me out financially. I give them money for these things the majority of the time because it’s much cheaper to be on their plans/accounts than to have one of my own.
Being severed from all these things at once (as well as being emotionally cut off) is pretty devastating to me all around. I don’t know how I’ll cover my rent as well as all these new expenses in addition to buying food, gas, and paying my electricity and internet bills. I only have about $200 saved up and I’m mostly terrified of being penalized by my landlord for not paying rent this month (he is constantly threatening to kick tenants out over different things or charge if rent is late).
I am so overwhelmed I am turning to my tumblr family to help me. If you can give even a few dollars, or re-blog AS A TEXT POST (since I have to keep my blog hidden and links get cut off) and signal boost, it would really help me. Not only with covering all these new bills I have to deal with and creating a life totally financially separate from my parents, but knowing I have support outside of my queer-hating, ignorant family honestly will give me the strength to keep existing, because I am constantly feeling I just want to give up, that no one loves me and I am totally alone.
again : MY E-MAIL IS ANGELICA@KRZYSIO.NET. YOU CAN DONATE TO ME VIA THE “SEND MONEY” OPTION IN YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT BY ENTERING MY E-MAIL ADDRESS.
I appreciate you all in every way, and will personally thank anyone for donating. I can send you mp3’s of my youtube videos or send you photos or promote your tumblr, anything — just let me know. I know it’s not much, but I want to reiterate how grateful I am for all of you, and the love and support you give me in all forms.
Thank you. <33
Help her out!!!
Please be careful.
Word. My black ass is not leaving the house tomorrow.
I’m in a blue area; still, I know there are unabashed white supremacists even around here. Definitely going to be on my guard, and reblogging this on principle.
please be careful, folks! i hate that this is even something i need to say, but lord, i do not trust other people
I really need to make about 125 dollars, because I need to be able to afford my passport before October.
simple sketch: 6$
full body sketch colored/uncolored: 10$
bust painting: 10-15$
finished lineart: 20$
colored, flats: 25$
colored shaded: 30$
I’m also totally willing to haggle, so please don’t be afraid to ask me things!
She recently got a job, but needs daycare for her daughter to raise the money to allow her to get out of a really shitty, emotionally abusive home situation.
The cost for one week is just $150, so she needs at least that. If you can give more, please, by all means.
She’s allowed me to upload these photos of her so you know her and her daughter are real people.
Reblogging this updated version so you can see these are real people.
I’ll just quote Teen Voices’ website (http://www.teenvoices.com/:Teen Voices need your help. Because of a recent decrease in funding, we’re at a crisis. We must raise $300,000 by August 1. Yes, it’s that bad.“So what?” You say. “Why should I care? It’s just a nonprofit in Boston.”
For nearly 25 years, girls and young women in Boston and beyond have counted on Teen Voices to provide a positive, girl-friendly space to grow as writers and leaders. We are not going down without a fight.
You know us, and you know our work—our girl-generated magazine is the only publication of its kind. Thousands of girls around the globe count on Teen Voices to publish their work and offer honest, positive stories that address real issues in their lives.
The good news is our magazine and our afterschool program are stronger than ever. We’ve produced two excellent issues in the past year and over 225 online articles—including interviews with inspiring girls in action and powerful leading ladies like Donna Brazile, Jennifer Buffett, and Maria Hinojosa. We consistently have a waiting list for our afterschool and summer journalism program, and our Boston-based teens consistently show growth in perseverance, social efficacy, and acceptance of others.
With a strong and dedicated staff and an army of passionate teens and volunteers, we are poised to take Teen Voices to the next level in 2013, reaching many more girls worldwide. We have a vision to increase our web traffic tenfold and become the go-to place for smart girl media. We have plans—and even a grant!—to make teenvoices.com an interactive, smartphone-friendly forum for girls to amplify their voices.
It’s all within reach.
But right now, we need funds to get around this challenging corner and move our organization to a stronger future. With your help, Teen Voices can partner and transform to amplify the voices of girls. Whether you can afford $5, $50 or $5,000, every donation brings us closer.
You can send a safe and secure contribution through PayPal:
Or mail a check to:
80 Summer St, Suite 400
Boston MA 02110
We need your donations by August 1!
Please forward this message to every person you know who believes that girls can change the world. And thank you for investing in the power of teen girls’ voices!
The Teen Voices team For updates on our campaign, like “Teen Voices Magazine” on Facebook and join the conversation on Twitter @teenvoices #notwithoutafight
To read our latest and greatest girl-generated media, visit www.teenvoices.com.
No, it’s not. I would know. I interned there. It was my first internship and in fact my first experience in any sort of feminist institution. I read just about every issue of Teen Voices—and that’s a lot of magazines—because I had to organize the archives. And those magazines were what eventually led to this blog.
Teen Voices was not “a feminist magazine”. It was a magazine by (primarily) young WOC in Boston during an after-school mentoring program. These girls were awesome. They were funny, kind, and the magazines they created cast light on issues that—if you have been reading this blog, you know—are invisible in popular media. Everything from trans* issues, suicide, surviving assault, foster family life, great restaurants run by women in Boston, interviews with CIBO MATTO (YES THE CIBO MATTO THAT DID “Know your Chicken” and “Birthday Cake”, it was in one of the old magazines, I told you Teen Voices is badass!!!1). At the back of the magazines was this awesome section where they took an advertisement from TV or a magazine and described in articulate terms just how it was objectifying a woman’s body or using sex to sell a product. Bam.
That was my first internship, and it was years ago, but I still have a couple of magazines on my shelf. They are evergreen. They’re filled with art people sent in, letters, advice, and positivity. There is no end of positivity in this awesome magazine.
TEEN VOICES NEEDS TO STAY ALIVE. Teen Voices’ slogan was “because you’re more than a pretty face” and now it’s “changing the world for girls through media” which fits what they do better.
I’m sounding like an infomercial now, but don’t take my word for it. Go to teenvoices.com right now, you’ll see what’s awesome about them. They recently interviewed a member of the Olympic Swimming Team in a great article. They have a review about a movie focusing on sexual assault in the military up right now, worth a look. Poetry, fiction, music reviews, art, photography—all by teen girls. You can read their magazine, which goes out to learning centers, schools, and many other institutions, online or in print if you donate for a subscription.
I KNOW MY FOLLOWERS ARE PROBABLY NOT RICH. BUT PLEASE, REBLOG THIS AND DONATE WHAT YOU CAN. TEEN VOICES IS NEEDED, NOT JUST IN BOSTON, BUT NONPROFITS LIKE THIS SHOULD EXIST EVERYWHERE FOR GIRLS ALL OVER THE PLACE. MAYBE GET YOUR EMPLOYER TO MATCH A DONATION WITH YOU. THIS IS A NONPROFIT, SO YOU CAN DEDUCT ANY DONATION ON YOUR TAX RETURN. THIS LINK I’M POSTING GOES TO THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE WITH A PAYPAL LINK.
Thank you for reading this far. We now return to your scheduled programming where I call mean people bad words.
I’m going to ask you guys to please signal boost (and donate if you can!)
I got my start with Teen Voices both in terms of getting my art published and finding a voice as a WoC. I’ve still got my old issues.
Teen Voices is an excellent formative influence for me, and it’ll be a shame if future generations aren’t able to have something so excellent in their lives!
Posting this again because I want it to have over one thousand notes. Please reblog this as much as you can, everyone, the date is August 1 and that’s why I’m bothering you again. This is a bizarre deadline. I can’t imagine being without Teen Voices, I still get the newsletter in my inbox and everything. Please reblog for girls everywhere. Please donate what you can and talk to other people/institutions or your employer about matching a donation with you. Some will do it. It’s a nonprofit so you can deduct it fully from your tax return. Please reblog or donate.
Signal boosting. Please reblog. Teen Voices is extremely valuable.
And I don’t have any money to give them, not even a little bit. I haven’t found work yet, even though I’m still looking, and none of the places I’ve interviewed at have had the decency to call me back, even to tell me that I didn’t get it.
So I’m asking for help.
I need to raise at least 500 dollars, which should satisfy them for a while. I know that I have another 6000 dollars worth of medical bills from New York, that I haven’t paid yet either, but I don’t want to set the bar too high for myself. After rent and bills, we sometimes have less than 100 dollars left, and we need that to replace household things that we’ve run out of. We’re barely keeping our heads above water, is what I’m trying to say here.
I don’t like asking for help. But if you could just donate a dollar, I’d be extremely grateful. You don’t even have to donate, just signal boost, please.
You can donate here, or you can go to my main blog page, and there’s a donate button there.
Signal boost. Starvedforjustice is awesome.
Hey Y’all, I am Dan and as you know Cathy Brennan has been on a backpeddling rampage lately. Most recently, a 15 year old trans* dfab [he/his pronouns] has become the brunt of her abuse. Basically, in her classic MO, Cathy emailed the school he attends and they had a parent-teacher conference, which ultimately outted them about being trans*.
They are in a sticky situation where many a time his parents will kick his out but then let her back in, but he fears this may be permanent. If there is anyone in the CT Hartford area that can help, please please contact myself and I can direct you to their tumblr. Their tumblr is currently not disclosed so radscum watchers cannot intervene/antagonize them further.
Strangesanjles has posted about this but there was some confusion and the minor is a dfab individual who prefers he/his pronouns.
If anyone familiar with laws concerning emancipation in CT, PLEASE contact too.
Thanks for making this post.
By reaching out to the community through workshops and after school programs, BlackGirlsCode introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails.
The San Francisco based group has less than two days to raise $7,000 and reach their fundraising goal that will allow them to teach computer programming to more than 300 boys and girls from underrepresented communities in at least seven cities across the United States.
If BlackGirlsCode reach their fundraising goal they plan to visit Chicago, Atlanta, St. Louis, Detroit, Los Angeles, Oakland and San Francisco in the next 90 days.
Forever broke because of things like this