So after suggestions from some fellow organizers and activists I decided to make another fundraiser because folx wouldn't donate to the other one because after having it up for over 6 months people thought I had a "stack of money" that is not the case. As of June 30, my account is in the negative, but I continue to try and do the work. I continue to try and support others whenever possible and make an impact. I'm still conducting Direct Action Trainings and now I'm helping to teach people (especially black/brown and queer) folx how to climb and deploy banners and take down oppressive flags. I'm rising to new heights (literally) but that still comes with shortfalls.
Metro fares are rising, family/friends need a little extra help to make it through sometimes, I don't have health insurance so end up paying out of pocket. I don't have a place to completely call my own. I don't always have enough money to eat, or even try and go out to socialize and be free, even if just for a brief moment.
I don't have a lot, but what I do have is hope, and community and the belief that I will be ok. Please share far and wide. I literally don't have a job and survive a lot on donations. Love ya