[Image: Three photos. The first shows Laverne Cox, a beautiful Black trans woman with long light colored hair seated, head tilted, across from CeCe McDonald, a beautiful Black trans woman seen from behind, as they speak. The second photo is a shot of a row of prison cells. The third is a picture of CeCe McDonald speaking with the back of Laverne Cox shown.]
FREE CECE, the new documentary with Laverne Cox, explores the roles race, class and gender played in CeCe McDonald’s case. McDonald’s claim of self defense was rejected by Hennepin County prosecutors. The documentary explores the implications of CeCe’s story as a survivor, housing trans women in male prisons, and the practice of keeping trans women in solitary confinement.
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Asian History and US History Minus White Guys has officially started an Indiegogo campaign.
I’m trying to raise a minimum of $10,000 to pay off the rest of my semester’s tuition and next semester’s tuition so that I can spend more time, money, energy, and effort here and at USHistoryminuswhiteguys! I’m currently $31,410 in debt with student loans, and at the end of next year, will have $42,500 in debt. I work a part time job and intern, and unfortunately not even scholarships, pell grants, or jobs can cover all my bills.
That’s where I’m asking my followers to step in!
The chances of me being able to continue Asian History and US History minus White Guys with any regularity or original content are very slim if I continue to struggle with making college payments. I spend most of my free time trying to make money, find money, and get money; instead of putting out content on these blogs.
I would like to change that, but I need everyone’s help.
It’s possible if I have your help! Please reblog and consider donating. We have 39 days left!
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m still going through a really hard time with my dad’s cancer. Really, it’s the financial aspect that’s proving to be one of the most stressful aspects because we simply don’t have the money for it all. All of our money goes to food, utilities, and house payments. That’s it.
Even with having such a strict budget, we’re still barely getting by, and some months, we really aren’t getting by at all. I’ve had to put food on credit cards, that’s how bad it’s gotten.
If you can, please donate to help out my family by clicking the link above or by clicking the “donate” button at the bottom of the first page of my blog. If you can’t donate, that’s okay but reblog or signal boost this post please. It really helps!
Thanks for all of your continued support! I really don’t know what I would do without you all.
I’ve had a really bad few days, I have a health condition that means I can’t cope with stress, and I’ve found several attempts at light-reading (which is all I can manage atm) quite triggering.
I need fluffy/lighthearted/low-stress fiction, any genre, for any age range. I need it to not erase or be hideous towards or demonize, etc, characters w/ marginalizations. Ideally I’d like work written by POC, though certainly a lot of what I mention below isn’t. (Which is part of why I want more work by POC…)
Context for my tastes/stress levels: Several of Nnedi Okorafor’s books fit, Karen Lord’s Redemption in Indigo (so much love); I LOVE Nisi Shawl’s writing but I’m not sure I’d have the reader-brain to parse her stories right now, though rereading may be okay. Hm. What else. Kate Elliott’s Spiritwalker series also exactly hit my sweet spot. I mostly really like Ben Aaronovitch’s books but cannot deal with their level of stress & gore right now.
Almosts include Terry Pratchett (I love most of his books but there’s a racist running gag in that last Guards book) and Frances Hardinge (so much of her work is note-perfect wonderful, which is probably why a casual slur at the end of Gull-struck Island/The Lost Conspiracy upset me a lot.)
Recs? Does it exist? Surely I didn’t read them all already. & I am so tired of authors trying to strongarm me into sympathy for protags who would despise me or pretend I don’t exist.
I know you know what’s good to read out there, Tumblrverse. Come on. What’s on your shelf that would be good for shwetanarayan?
For a while I’ve put off asking my online friends for help in such a direct way. I think for a lot of mentally ill people, one of the hardest struggles is knowing when to ask for help and what to ask for, and it’s especially difficult to ask directly for money, since that’s viewed rather badly. However, I could really use the help. I’m applying for disability right now, but until that’s granted (a months-long process which will probably involve at least one denial and appeal), I’m basically living off the generosity of friends.
Money you donate will go towards:
- Rent & Utilities
- Gas for rides
- Helping me save up for gender dysphoria/personal safety-related concerns such as legal name change, permanent facial hair removal, and vaginoplasty
I’d also appreciate if you could help me out by signal boosting this. :)
I don’t really like asking for help, but I kind of need it. The long story is: the insurance I’m supposed to be on isn’t accepting any of my name change information or recognizing my need for hormones (despite a bonafide GID diagnosis and recognition from not one but three different doctors and therapists). Also, Medicaid is being a pain in the ass and ignoring me.
Could you please donate, even a little? I’d really appreciate it and you’d make this girl very very happy. Mwahh.
Updated with fixed link.
I only need a few more donations <3
Donate, or boost the fuck out of this!
I expect all of my followers to boost.
Please boost or donate!!!
I just reblogged something similar for a white trans woman that has 2000 notes.
Why is this still only at 150 or so?
No. Really. You need to boost this. And help get her some donations.
I am trying to accomplish a lot of things right now—get out of my inlaws place, even though my job pays me inconsistently, help my dog find a permanent loving home, which may require gas money to drive her there, and… if I can accomplish these two great tasks… pay for getting to 221B Con (already have someone to stay with, and my membership-just need to get there now)
So I am going to try this.
I know when artists need money, they take commissions. I wonder if I could take commissions to write things. No academic papers, for reasons of your academic honesty and I work at a high school and would like to keep my job.
What I CAN offer:
1) Proofreading services for $1 a page. I used to teach freshman comp for five years at a university. I think you can trust my judgement on structure/grammar issues.
2) Fan fiction OR original fiction for $5 per 100 words. My now-rarely-used 100-word fiction blog: http://thetinytales.blogspot.com shows what I can do with 100 words. The later stories are 10 words a piece, and I update it now and again when I get on a kick. I’ve also been published on several fiction websites, and in multiple print anthologies. I know how to write writey-things.
My username on AO3 and whofic is spastasmagoria if you want to look at my fanfic. Can be for yourself or a prezzy for someone else. Come on, indulge :)
We can negotiate something hand-written on pretty paper, or on the back of an old card catalogue card, or something cool like that, if you are looking for a unique present for someone.
3) Tutoring—soft sciences, history, literature, composition, writing… As a librarian I am a jack of many trades. Price negotiable on how much help you need.
4) Reference research. I’m a librarian. I do this for a living. Need help finding resources for your paper/thesis/dissertation/book you are writing? I can help. Price negotiable based on how in-depth the research needs to be.
5) Tutoring in HOW to research. Overwhelmed and don’t know where to start on your paper? I can help. Price negotiable depending on length of session.
Does this sound reasonable? Does this sound like something anyone would be interested in? Maybe signal boost if you think this is worthy? I am a hard worker, and I am trying to work my way out of the bad circumstances I find myself in. My paypal e-mail is email@example.com
I know a lot of people ask for money on tumblr, etc. And I am not judging them, or their circumstances, but I am not comfortable doing that. But I am willing to work for it.
I’m gonna take this opportunity to seriously make a plug for Joyce Chng (aka J. Damask, aka @jolantru on twitter), who is a kick-ass fantasy author from Singapore. her cat’s been really sick so she could really use some help right now in the form of buying some e-books!
let me tell you
- badass WOC Singaporean werewolf mom named Jan Xu
- the fact that she is a mom doesn’t make her any less badass, and in fact, makes her MORE badass because she’s got her kids to protect, which is one of my favorite parts about the books (the first one is called Wolf at the Door and the second one is Obsidian Moon, Obsidian Eye)
- she’s friends with dragons and fox spirits and fairies and other shapeshifters all kinds of other awesome Asian fantasy folk (you know what a naga is? okay, how about an ourang bunian? anyways. there is a crazy awesome pantheon of non-western supernatural creatures she draws from that make appearances in the Jan Xu books!)
- SINGAPOREAN WEREWOLVES. CHINESE WEREWOLVES. BADASS CHINESE WEREWOLVES. did I mention this already? well it stands to be mentioned again!
- romance takes a backburner cause guess what Jan is married and though she loves her husband very much protecting her family and her friends is what’s most important in the novels
- not gonna lie it is so freaking refreshing to read a novel in which a white imperialist male is the antagonist and not sympathized with in any way
- THEY ARE LIKE $4.50 EACH SO THERE’S NO EXCUSE NOT TO
I bought both Wolf at the Door and Obsidian Moon, Obsidian Eye over my holiday break for my iPhone though you can get them for your e-reader.
so yeah. badass WOC protagonist, werewolves, and magic. they’re probably like pg15+ rating? everything you want in a fantasy novel. fast reads, too!
feel free to signal boost this!
The engine cut out while driving, which is nice and panic inducing. And then when I ran out of momentum on an off ramp, I couldn’t start it up.
The tow cost around 130 (I had gotten paid on friday so I was able to sink it now) but there’s no telling how much it will cost to get repairs. I also had to call into my shift today since the bus schedules don’t align right for me to get there in time for any of it.
So I hate to ask for this but I really can’t afford a heavy repair bill (in my mind, heavy is like 300 bucks or more) cuz I have loan payments due this month, utilities and such and I don’t have much in the way of money (especially after paying that tow fee).
So if you can, please donate here and reblog.
Thank you, folks.
I’m looking at about $480 worth of age wear damage in parts (and labor) that need to be replaced.
Spark plugs, spark plug wiring, distributor cap and rotors. The only part of the ignition system that didn’t go went in the past and was replaced so… yeah. My car is old.
They told me I can get on a repayment plan thru a cred card that only works for them (with a no interest for like 6 months) so that should at least solve urgency and get me my car back quicker. I’m definitely going to need help though. I just do not have even close to this money right now.
So please donate and reblog. Thankies.
Update: It got worse. I got denied the credit card thing so now I actually need to work my way up to the 480 asap or I can’t get my car fixed in time for work tomorrow.
I only have something like a hundred dollars in my account right now. My Nana may be able to loan me some money but times are tight for them too, so I’ll probably need to pay it back soon.
I’ll keep you folks informed.
It’s rough and I am trying.
But I am exhausted and I had hoped to be doing more but it’s not working.
I’m working 40 hours with a 2 1/2 hour commute both ways most of the time with other traumatized folks. An express bus would be cheaper but it would add 300 dollars a month to my commute. One loan is on it’s way to default and will probably cost 200+ to START paying off and the other’s Disaster deferrement ends in January.
Planning meals /or budgeting has been ass because when you are out of your house 14 hours a day … well you eat out a lot. And it’s not good but having had one household member pass out already for weakness and exhaustion and another from food poisoning we do what we can.
My ADHD is all kinds of kerfluffed and I’m trying to be back in therapy as soon as posisble but all of this hahahaha
Happened during holiday time.
And now I have a cold after food poisoning during my period.
My cape has met her limit
I ‘ve lost about 6 days work time which i can’t get back not to mention lost reserves thanks to homelessness ( i was wonderfully put up but still not my house re buying basics etc etc).
So if you can please support an Amazon and because lord knows it’s hard out here and as much as it SUCKS I am aware I am not the worst off pass the message that we are accepting donations to the Amazonateria
I’d be ever so grateful
Please help and reblog!
Today my apartment caught on fire and I lost everything.
Well, I dont want to lie. My two favorite pieces of furniture (two end tables) and most of my books/dvds/music all managed to be salvageable. I think. Once the fire trucks left and I dealt with Red Cross, I had to dip. I just couldnt be there anymore.
Diva and I are ok.
But I lost everything. Every article of clothing. Every shoe. Every bag. Every piece of furniture besides the two that are remarkably untouched. Et-fucking-cetera.
The dog and I have some place to stay for the time being, but I no longer have a place to live. At least for now.
Im not quite sure what Im going to do or what Im supposed to do. Im pretty sure Im still in shock and Im definitely numb.
To add a little something the madness when I was washing the smoke out of Diva’s coat, my phone fell into the toilet. I dont even know how that happened. But it did. I should have a phone within 24 hours though.
I say this sob story to say that I have a donate button on my page. It has never been used before, but it would certainly be helpful if it could be used right now.
I know there are a million people who need a million different things, but I figured asking cant hurt.
So if you have something to spare, dope. If not, that’s understandable. A kind word would also be appreciated.
Thank you for reading.
SIGNAL FUCKING BOOST.
I have a friend who lives in an abusive household, and she needs to get out. Like, last week.
She lives in the NYC area and is a trans woman and needs some kind of housing, temporary, anything. She just needs out.
Does anybody know of places that offer community/temporary housing that isn’t problematic to its trans youth? Or would preferentially hire a trans woman? If she can’t find community/temp housing, then having the finances to get a place of her own would be absolutely necessary.
It won’t turn on, and no one seems to be able to tell me if I’ll even be able to fix it, or access any of the information I have on it. I have comic scripts, thumbnails, plotlines, sketches, character pages, comic pages, and stories saved on it, and it’s honestly starting to look like all of that is gone.
As a lot of you know (or will know now) my fiancee and I are in pretty dire financial straights. We don’t have enough money to put anything away to save at the end of the month, and to be quite honest, there are days when we don’t eat anything at all, because we can’t afford groceries. Lately I’ve been bridging that gap by doing commissions, and trying to get my webcomic started. Unfortunately, now my current lack of computer throws a huge wrench into that plan. We’re trying to save up what little money we do earn to go towards moving out of our shitty little town, so there’s no way we can afford to drop any money on a computer, not with our bills.
So I’m asking for help. I’m not asking you to donate hundreds of dollars, because I know many of you are struggling like me. But if you have two or three bucks to swing my way? Please. I can still do uncolored lineart commissions, they’d just take a little bit longer, and have to be scanned onto my boyfriend’s computer. I don’t charge much, and all my prices are negotiable. You can ask me about them here.
Please boost this along, I’d greatly appreciate it.
now that I’m home, I can do digital painting on my boyfriend’s computer, so I can actively take commissions. Please help.