Help for Mia and Cy

For: Mia and Cy
Mornington, VIC, Australia
Organizer: Ronni Phillips
$1,765
of $1,600 goal.
Raised by 47 donors
100% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Mia (Likhain) and Cy (Sable_Fable) are a queer couple living in regional Australia. Mia is an artist and poet (see some of her work here) whose work has appeared in publications including Strange Horizons, Uncanny Magazine, Stone Telling, and Lackington's Magazine, and Cy creates games, webcomics, animations and more. They are going through some difficult times and could really use your help.

Cy recently had to leave her job due to a toxic work environment and deteriorating mental health. This job had been a major part of Mia and Cy's income, and although both are applying for all the jobs they can, funds are sorely needed to provide financial stability during this stressful time. Mia's art brings in some income, but it is not enough to cover all their living expenses, and family support is not an option. On top of financial insecurity, the pair are dealing with significant ongoing health problems which are only partly covered by Medicare.

Mia and Cy have always been very generous with their time and energy and have supported the SFF and fannish communities in many ways, and it would be great if these communities could help in whatever way possible.

Funds raised would cover rent, food, bills, and ongoing medical expenses, and will be going directly to Mia and Cy.

Please contribute what you can - any donations will be gratefully received. Please also share this fundraiser as widely as possible.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on May 23, 2016

Posted on May 23, 2016

Dear friends and supporters, thank you once again for your kindness and generosity. Thanks to your support in donating, sharing and signal-boosting this fundraiser, we've reached the initial target.

This will give Mia and Cy some much needed breathing space, and means that they can face the next month without having to worry where to find the money to cover their rent, bills, and other living expenses. However, their need is still great, and so the fundraiser will remain open — any donations above the target will be used to help Mia and Cy, giving them more time, and more space to breathe. The money goes straight to them, in real time, so they don't need to wait until the fundraiser closes to get it.

Your support is still very much needed, so please do donate if you can, and share this fundraiser widely.

Posted on May 20, 2016

Posted on May 20, 2016

Dear friends and supporters, thank you so much for your generosity. In less than twenty-four hours we made it over the halfway mark of the fundraiser goal. Your donations, retweets and signal-boosting are greatly appreciated, and it's heartwarming to see the community rally round and show support to Mia and Cy.

There have been several kind offers to donate rewards for backers. I (Ronni) am working on ways to implement this, and in the meantime, if you would like to donate anything, please get in touch.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @ronnidolorosa

Thanks once again for your kindness and generosity. Please do continue to share this fundraiser widely, and donate if you can.

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