Confession! Social media isn't really my thing but i'm getting better at it, I really enjoy in-person interaction such as conferences, panels, meetings and more. Which is probably how a lot of us have connected in the first place. This year has been eventful to say the least! I've gained a new business, had my first contract, experienced a pregnancy with multiples that unfortunately ended in a loss, continued to be in community, experienced my current pregnancy, had a job loss and have now arrived to this moment.
Recognizing that I am in a odd position as the main provider for my household, having health issues seriously impacts my ability to fulfill that need. I have applied to many jobs but quickly realized anything I do outside of my home for now will inherently put myself and my pregnancy at risk. I have come to the conclusion that although I can not physically do the work that I am used to without serious accommodation, I have many skills!
I have brainstormed my skills such as writing, creative arts, educating to fund-raise finances for a year to safely deliver my child and recover from my surgery (Cesarean), in order to continue to do the work I love with my community. I would like to create digital training for those who are service providers about working with marginalized folks such as those who may be in the sex industry, activities to assist in transforming intersecting issues into community guided solutions, develop a retreat for my community to spark quality of life changes by addresses the harms and trauma we face, so we can get back to community and most importantly creating opportunities to address equity within people of color communities.
I want this year to be able to restructure my life, to have the ability to take care of my health and continue to do the work I love without the stress of unpaid rent or bills that impact my credit. I have the goal of raising 40k over the next 12 months to achieve my dream. In return, amazing programs will be created and launched (some already underway), training will be booked, shifting narratives and creating change will continue and it has and will continue to be paid forward through allowing me to invite other folks as helping hands into my projects.Through out this year, you will get updates about ongoing projects and get special invited to upcoming events.
How to donate: Lysistrata Mutual Care Collective is currently hosting my fundraiser click here to donate.
I also have cashapp, and paypal.....venmo always gives me a hard time thanks to political reason.
cashapp is $jtmk95
Paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org
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