Help Save A Sisters Sight

For: Jacqueline S. Homan
Organizer: Solidarity in Sisterhood
of $3,050 goal.
Raised by 70 donors
100% Complete
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The Story

A well known and active feminist writer and human trafficking survivor is destitute andneeds help to pay for her treatment of glaucoma. If it goes untreated irreversible loss of her sight and eventually total blindness will occur. She has zero income except for food stamps and $20 or so a month in book sale royalties. She is badly in need of new glasses and contacts both to properly see as well. Without her sight she has no chance of coming out of deep poverty that she has been struggling in without reprieve for many years since escaping the sex trade. At the moment she is taking a online computer course in the hope of being able to reenter the job market, after having been trafficked from age 13 to 17 when she escaped 28 years ago (she is now 45 and still struggling in extreme poverty). Fleeing exploitation is part of what she has been incorporating in to her feminist writing in her  just released self-published book, Without Apology, to uncover the truth about the sex industry and how poor and marginalized women are often shoved into a class of women slated for exploitation and abuse. Help out sister to make it out of the poverty trap and continue to tell the truth nobody wants to hear. Together we can change her life for the better. And give her a chance to live instead of merely survive with the odds stacked against her...

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 27, 2013 by Solidarity in Sisterhood
As a destitute human trafficking survivor who has been unable to build a life after escaping 28 years ago, no matter how hard I tried, with NO support network in my life at all, no job references, I had none of the things that middle class people take for granted as 'normal' to be able to have a chance. I have suffered without access to medical care for most of my life after escaping traffickers here in America, where NO ONE cared about poor, marginalized women like me. And now, at age 45, I am facing going blind because I am without any income or health insurance to get my glaucoma treated. I have only had ONE ophthalmologist visit since I was diagnosed three years ago. My fundraiser for desperately needed donations so I can save my sight and not have to end up blind too on top of everything else I've had to suffer, was started a month ago. I have only one month left. I did not even get half of what I desperately need as a bare minimum to get glaucoma treatments started so I can save my eyesight. This society threw me away once when I was 13, orphaned and destitute, straight into the arms of human traffickers. Please don't throw me away again. If you care about poor, marginalized trafficking survivors, then please extend some of your privileges to THIS survivor who has none.

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