Crowdfunding to stay housed and fed: UPDATE

windowsintheattic:

Thank you so much to everyone who has shared my story and to everyone who has donated. Thanks to your kindness, I’m now only $375 from my goal.

Here’s the breakdown :

Rent due by 9/25- $600 

Gas for my commute to/ from work -  $150 

Food for the next 2.5 weeks until pay day, 10/05/14 - $200 

Meds/ doctor’s visits: $125

My original post with more details: http://windowsintheattic.tumblr.com/post/97511890926/please-help-me-crowd-fund-my-rent-to-stay-housed-fed

Thank you so much for sharing and donating. Please share this update and i’m so appreciative of any and all help you can donate. PayPal: manymoonsmanyoceans@gmail.com

1 month ago  #signal boost #signal boosting #qtpoc #qpoc #femme of color #black femme #help a sista out #sick and disabled queers  19 notes

Please help me crowd fund my rent to stay housed/fed.

windowsintheattic:

Hey, y’all,

I’m in a major transitional period in my life. One of the things I’m phasing into is a new job (Yay! Super thankful). While I am already working, my new pay schedule is very different than what I’m used to; I won’t get paid until October 5th. (I lost my old job abruptly and have no foreseeable income to cover my expenses jthis month). I work a few side jobs in addition to my 9-5, and I’m running my body down trying to grind 7 days a week; it’s really difficult to manage non stop working, especially with fibromyalgia. It’s a condition I’ve been managing for years that causes lots of chronic widespread pain. My body is tired (some of you know I’m also in a constant battle with chronic depression; my mind and spirit are weary as well). Even with my hustle strong, I’m not quite making it this month.  That’s a big stressor because I have living expenses that cannot wait. 

I’ll never get on my feet or keep from sinking without some help, so at the encouragement of a loved one, I’m asking for any and all help you are moved to give. The following is a list of things I am raising funds for,  in order of priority:

Rent due by 9/25- $600 
Gas for my commute to/ from work -  $150
Food for the next 3 weeks until payday, 10/05/14 - $200
Meds/ doctor’s visits: $125

It seems so daunting when I type it out, but I know that what’s more daunting is having nothing at all and trying to make money appear from thin air. Thank you for taking the time to read, reblog, and/ or share this post. It means a lot when people stand in the gap for me. My PayPal email is manymoonsmanyoceans@gmail.com. I’ll be posting with updates as I near October 1. Again, thank you so much.

*UPDATE* In less than 24 hours, you beautiful people have donated over half my goal. Thank you. Thank you. Thank. You. Thank you for sharing and please continue to share; I’m hoping to raise the funds for the rest of my immediate needs ($375 away from my goal). Thank you !!!

look at this! she’s only $375 away. ::puts $10 in the bucket::

1 month ago 93 notes

Please help me crowd fund my rent to stay housed/fed.

windowsintheattic:

Hey, y’all,

I’m in a major transitional period in my life. One of the things I’m phasing into is a new job (Yay! Super thankful). While I am already working, my new pay schedule is very different than what I’m used to; I won’t get paid until October 5th. I work a few side jobs in addition to my 9-5, and I’m running my body down trying to grind 7 days a week; it’s really difficult to manage non stop working, especially with fibromyalgia. It’s a condition I’ve been managing for years that causes lots of chronic widespread pain. My body is tired (some of you know I’m also in a constant battle with chronic depression; my mind and spirit are weary as well). Even with my hustle strong, I’m not quite making it this month.  That’s a big stressor because I have living expenses that cannot wait. 

I’ll never get on my feet or keep from sinking without some help, so at the encouragement of a loved one, I’m asking for any and all help you are moved to give. The following is a list of things I am raising funds for,  in order of priority:

Rent due by 9/25- $600 
Gas for my commute to/ from work -  $100
Food for the next 3 weeks until payday, 10/05/14 - $150
Meds/ doctor’s visits: $125

It seems so daunting when I type it out, but I know that what’s more daunting is having nothing at all and trying to make money appear from thin air. Thank you for taking the time to read, reblog, and/ or share this post. It means a lot when people stand in the gap for me. My PayPal email is manymoonsmanyoceans@gmail.com. I’ll be posting with updates as I near October 1. Again, thank you so much.

SIGNAL BOOST.

1 month ago 93 notes

mz. 007 - important.

my new theme song.

1 month ago 60 notes

hey. HEEEEY.

so I’m a bad blogger. I keep meaning to come here and talk to ppl. it’s hard, though. I get the sads. and I get the busies. buuuuut.

hi, tumblr.

soon i’ll have more time to write original things here. it’ll be fabulous. be good until then, okay? okay.

1 month ago 3 notes

i exceeded my goal.

thank every last one of you.

really. seriously. i’m a little ahead on the month’s overhead. I LIKE THIS.

now i’ma use my recently achieved calm to look for jobs.

1 month ago 9 notes

Netflix Users

hiphopandinsubordination:

dynastylnoire:

unexplained-events:

For those of you that have Netflix and feel like you’ve run out of movies to watch, I have some awesome info for you. Download an extension (all popular browsers) called Hola. It will unlock netflix’s region for you, so you can watch Netflix all over the world (provided it is available in that country).

HERE is the link

If you find a cool horror movie on any of the region’s, feel free to share!

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1 month ago 5,074 notes

porygonluva:

hi, so, uh

I assume a lot of people are hailing joan rivers as a feminist icon mainly because she opened comedy up to women through her standup

but, uh, unsurprisingly she was not the first to do that

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that’s moms mabley.  she was a comedian in the 20th century and was pretty much one of the few popular female comedians during that time.  she did a lot of things people were uncomfortable doing at that time, like incorporating talks about racism into her standup and such.  she was really popular

(psst she was even doing comedy before joan rivers was born)

she also inspired quite a few comedians you probably know about today like bill cosby and whoopi goldberg (whoopi even did a whole documentary on her because she was so enamored with her)

she was also a lesbian and did standup in androgynous clothing a lot of the time.  and she was african american.  makes you wonder why you’ve probably never heard of her before huh

so before you go give all the credit to joan rivers for getting women into comedy or being a feminist icon or whatever, remember moms mabley and her contributions too

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1 month ago 22,812 notes
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Womanist

  1. From womanish. (Opp. of ‘girlish,’ i.e. frivolous, irresponsible, not serious.) A black feminist or feminist of color. From the black folk expression of mothers to female children, “you acting womanish,” i.e., like a woman. Usually referring to outrageous, audacious, courageous, or willful behavior. Wanting to know more and in greater depth than is considered ‘good’ for one. Interested in grown up doings. Acting grown up. Being grown up. Interchangeable with another black folk expression: ‘You trying to be grown.’ Responsible. In charge. Serious.
  2. Also: A woman who loves other women, sexually and/or nonsexually. Appreciates and prefers women’s culture, women’s emotional flexibility (values tears as natural counterbalance of laughter), and women’s strength. Sometimes loves individual men, sexually and/or nonsexually. Committed to survival and wholeness of entire people, male and female. Not separatist, except periodically, for health. Traditionally a universalist, as in: ‘Mama, why are we brown, pink, and yellow, and our cousins are white, beige, and black?’ Ans: ‘Well, you know the colored race is just like a flower garden, with every color flower represented.’ Traditionally capable, as in: ‘Mama, I’m walking to Canada and I’m taking you and a bunch of other slaves with me.’ Reply: ‘It wouldn’t be the first time.’
  3. Loves music. Loves dance. Loves the Spirit. Loves love and food and roundness. Loves struggle. Loves the Folk. Loves herself. Regardless.
  4. Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender.
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— Alice Walker, “Womanist,” In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens (via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

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1 month ago 1,041 notes

yourmediahasproblems:

you see, it’s absolute nonsense that the media is now referring to joan rivers as a feminist icon

but it’s also incredibly easy to understand

joan rivers did not challenge the status quo or attack the patriarchy. she in fact upheld it, as well as perpetuated racism, homophobia, transmisogyny, etc.

but she was also a woman who did things, so the media took that and twisted it and is now using her as some sort of pseudo feminist icon so they can say “see!!! we’re supporting feminism!!!” while actually supporting basically the opposite of what feminism stands for

so they get their ~feminist credentials~ while still upholding patriarchal values

oh, ffs.

1 month ago 1,651 notes

White privilege

elige:

afro-dominicano:

ethiopianbutamerican:

Forty-six million white adults today can trace the origins of their family wealth to the Homestead Act of 1862. This bill gave away valuable acres of land for free to white families, but expressly precluded participation by Blacks.

"how do I have privilege?"

Holy FUCK

JUST IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW.

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